The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. NASCAR is a company driven by technology and innovation, both of which are central to competition and are at the core of our sport. The sport’s impact is demonstrated with a strong corporate and media footprint. In 2017, more than 1 in 4 (28%) FORTUNE 500 companies continue to invest in NASCAR; while 58 million unique TV viewers, 55 million unique visitors to NASCAR’s in-house operated digital properties and 12 million followers on social platforms consume the sport at home. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
NASCAR Event Management seeks a professional for the role of Competition Technology Technician I. This position is responsible for the complete setup and breakdown of computerized timing & scoring system and the collection, distribution and verification of scoring documentation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs routine maintenance on systems.
Operates the systems to provide the most accurate information to the end users.
Sets-up Multi-Detection System by unloading and transporting to the scoring stand.
Sets-up, installs and connects Multi-Detection System to servers.
Ensures system is installed and functioning properly.
Monitors system during testing, practice sessions, qualifying and races.
Monitors, diagnoses and troubleshoots connectivity between NASCAR Technology Center (NTC) and Race Control.
Ensures equipment is properly disassemble and packed after each race and transported to the next location.
Keeps detailed and accurate records of situations, problems, repair items, etc. and routes to the appropriate level or person to be handled as archived. Must follow-up on submittals to ensure action is taken.
Communicates and transfers information via each email, Internet and/or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) on a regular basis.
Monitors main and backup scoring systems simultaneously to ensure all systems are in sync.
Repairs cables and other related equipment as needed.
Assists technicians with troubleshooting and repairs.
Diligently monitors multiple systems, maintains radio communication, and provides information as requested by the Chief Scorer or tower.
Uses a logical approach to solve technical issues.
Drive Company vehicles as needed.
Approximate travel required: 90%, including weekends.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two years of experience in information technology and telecommunications. An A.S. degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical Technology or similar discipline is desired but not required.
Must have formalized training and/or experience in networking and computer technology.
Must be able to:
- Use hand tools of the trade correctly and safely, including multi-meters, screwdrivers, wire cutters and soldering irons.
- Read and follow SOPs, flow charts and technical drawings or schematics.
Experience desired, but not required, with:
- AMB electronic timing systems.
- Any programming languages.
- Network administration.
- Signal distribution.
- Wired, RF and fiber optic cable.
Experience with or ability to use more complicated electronic test equipment, test programs and specialty tools such as coaxial crimpers, phone plug crimpers, pin & de-pinning tools, etc.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Proficient on Company provided hardware and software, email, Internet FTP usage. Must be able to use current Microsoft Operating Systems. Must have advanced proficiency in EXCEL. VISIO or other drawing program experience desired but not required. Will have to learn the timing & scoring/AMB-specific hardware.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 135 pounds, sometimes with the help of another individual. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.