Positions at JML

Equipment Tamer

We are looking for a part-time employee to help us with taming our sprawling inventory and help with the film equipment rental operations in our warehouse.

This is initially a 2 day/week position with a regular schedule: 9AM – 5PM Mondays & Fridays.  There is a possibility of picking-up additional shifts if you are interested.

You will mainly be responsible for organizing the warehouse, labeling & putting asset tags on equipment, adding equipment in our computerized inventory system and doing light maintenance & repairs.

Since we’re a small company, you will also be asked to lend a hand wherever it’s needed, whether it’s taking out the trash, cleaning the bathroom (we do have a rotating schedule), cutting theatrical gel or repairing equipment.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Employee will systematically inspect & label our equipment.
  • Employee will update the equipment inventory using our computerized system.
  • Employee will improve the organization of equipment in the warehouse: Consolidating equipment, improving storage organization, gathering outdated/unused equipment and putting in cold storage, adding additional pallet racking, etc…
  • Employee will perform light mechanical maintenance on stands & grip equipment
  • Employee will occasionally help with equipment prep and returns
  • Employee must be confident in providing basic customer service to walk-in clients and delivery clients and welcoming them to the warehouse.
  • Employee may be asked to diagnose, troubleshoot, and maintain various issues with light equipment, and other rental items under advisement and guidance from Warehouse Manager.
  • Employee might occasionally perform pick-ups and deliveries using company vehicles.

In order to be successful at this job, we believe the following are helpful:

  • Detail Oriented – Gear needs to be checked thoroughly and insure that the labeling is consistent and all handles and nuts are present. If you miss something, that might lead to an unhappy customer!  Strong and consistent attention to detail for quality control and checking inventory is necessary.
  • Strong Spatial Organization Skills – We have tons of gear that needs to be stowed away, spare parts, repairs, etc.. This is something that needs to continually be organized, labeled, tracked in inventory.
  • Ability to lift up to 70lbs – Some days, you’ll need to move pairs of 35lbs sandbags, or 50’ of banded cable. That’s just part of the job. But let’s be clear, it does not happen every day!
  • Ability to learn lots of new things – there are hundreds of different items in the warehouse and you will need to become familiar with them. We use specific software to manage the inventory. You’re expected to learn that stuff.  It’s helpful if you can remember it.
  • You need a valid driver’s license as you will be occasionally driving the company vehicles.
  • Be Trustworthy – You will have a key to the shop, sometimes you’ll be by yourself. If you can’t be trusted to do work (and there is always work to do) without someone looking over your shoulder, this isn’t for you.  Don’t be like the guy that stuffed a bluetooth speaker in his backpack and when caught was “I was going to tell you and trade it for my camera”.
  • Be a self-starter – We don’t like to micro-manage. The Equipment Tamer’s job by definition is a never ending series of small things: label equipment, check equipment, label the shelf, find storage for gear, clean-up, label milk crates & bins (did we mention there is lots of labelling…) etc…

The following will be helpful (bonus points):

  • Familiarity with computers in general (who isn’t…) – gmail, sheets, Docs
  • Have a smartphone that supports QR Codes & slack  – We use them extensively! 
  • Your own reliable transportation – The bus route is not great where we’re located.
  • Mechanical Aptitude – You will be occasionally fixing stands or other grip gear and some light fixtures. It’s helpful if you can work an allen key.
  • Looking for things to improve – We are always trying to improve. We appreciate ideas for improvements, big or small. It doesn’t mean we’ll go with it, but we like the suggestions!

If the following apply to you, we’re probably not a good fit:

  • Having an issue taking directions from someone younger than you
  • Having an issue taking directions from someone older than you
  • Having an issue taking directions from someone of the opposite gender.
  • Being uncomfortable around People with Blue/Pink/Purple hair, black/yellow/red/white (or any color) skin, piercings, gauges, tattoos… you get the picture 
  • “That’s not my job” is a saying you take to heart.

You do not have to be familiar with the film & television industry. We can teach you the equipment. We care more about a good attitude, attention to details & positive behavior.

TO APPLY

Email the following items to job@jmlrental.com

  • A Resume with your work history and skills
  • A Cover letter that discusses what you’re looking for in a career
  • 2 References with Name, Phone, and Email (must be at least 1 previous employer)

Hours, Salary, and Benefits

This is initially a Part-Time position (Mon and Fri 9:00 to 5:00), and is hourly with a starting salary of $13/hr.

There are usually additional shifts available if you are interested.  As the business grows, this could become a full-time position.

This position offers performance-based bonuses and raises.

Company Description

JML Rental is the only locally owned full service film & television equipment rental company. We provide grip equipment & lights to productions ranging from feature film to student project.  We offer an easy going environment. We’re open to new ideas. Like all jobs, there are stressful moments – turning around 12 kits in a day is lots of work! We trust our employees to be independent and get the job done.