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Set Builder


Set Builder

• Intermediate Level
Skills: Carpenter


Telemundo Enterprises: The Set Builder is responsible for ensuring the timely assembling and disassembling of all structural elements and components of scenery, sets or any other project requiring their trade.

Category Stagehand 
Location Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jul 27, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The set builder will be required to execute various tasks covering multiple trades to complete the required project.

Job Duties
  • Assembles and disassembles sets and scenery elements as instructed by the Set Builder Foreman, Shop Scripted Specialist, or any other recognized supervisor.
  • Notifies the Set Builder Foreman, Shop Scripted Specialist, Fab Shop Manager if there is a lack of materials and/or if there are issues with the set / scenery elements.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • If assigned to a location / task / project other than a scripted production the Set Builder will be responsible of completing any other tasks assigned to them by this location’s leader (Carpenter Foreman, Fab Shop Manager, Set Builder Foreman, Carpenter Supervisor or any other recognized supervisor.)
  • Will notify the Set Builder Foreman, Shop Scripted Specialist of discrepancies in measurements and finishes.
  • Utilizes hand & power tools as needed to help support the erection of forms, framework, scaffolds, to make bolt holes in timber and/or concrete, and to assemble and fasten material together.
  • Operates aerial platforms & material handling equipment as required and permitted subject to certifications and qualifications.
  • Assists the Set Builder Foreman, Shop Scripted Specialist in managing the inventory of sets and notifies when additional items, equipment & tools are required.
  • Erects scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level.
  • Ensures that all work is done under the technical guidelines and operations procedures of Telemundo and adheres to EHS/OSHA regulations and procedures.
  • Follows policies, applicable laws, and regulations to protect his/her own health and safety as well as that of other workers, the public, and the environment
  • Presents ideas that support EHS goals and policies to your business or EHS leaders.
  • Raises concerns about possible violations of EHS policies to manager, business and EHS Leaders.
  • Works under the direct supervision of the Set Builder Foreman, Shop Scripted Specialist or any other recognized supervisor and is responsible for completing any tasks assigned by these.
  • The Set Builder is not tied only to the set, stage and / or location of the final project and could be required to work in multiple locations including the Fabrication Shop, within the business campus and / or any other place where their abilities and trade may be required.
  • The Set Builder is not limited to this specific trade and if his / her abilities and knowledge allow movement thru other trades to provide support this is expected.
  • Works under the direct supervision of the Shop Operations Manager and is responsible for completing any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Basic Qualifications
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in construction or related field.
• Able to read and effectively utilize measuring instruments, such as tape measures and rulers.
• Ability to use hand tools, power tools and stationary carpentry and millwork equipment.
• Exhibits an understanding of creating and assembling sets and other requests as instructed.
• Ability to lift over 50 lbs of item(s) used in the creation of sets.
• Must be able to perform physical activities required of this position which includes, but is not limited to, climbing, lifting, balancing stooping, and handling of materials.
• Fluent in Spanish and English (written and oral).
• Must be able to perform job at various locations interior and outside work environment with varying weather conditions.

Additional Job Requirements
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
• Must be willing to work in Miami, Florida
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
• Must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Desired Qualifications
• Previous experience in Carpentry trade within the entertainment industry.
• Team player.
• Results oriented, self-motivated, and able to lead and motivate others.
• Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced, dead-line driven environment.
• Excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently.
• Fluent English and Spanish (both written & verbal) preferred
• Ability to effectively be flexible in approach, and respond well to pressure
• Change agent; creative and adaptable when facing challenges

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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