Generics and Special Effects Technician

About Us


Our love of creating an amazing visual spectacle and being part of something special, drives who we are, and what we do, every day.

At Neg Earth Lights, we are at the top of the game. Voted favourite lighting rental company in the UK for the last 5 out of 7 years. We deliver quality and innovation on time, every time.

We believe that everything is possible. Whatever we do, we do with respect and passion within an exciting and inspiring community where everyone can excel. Using our collective creativity and resourcefulness, we truly believe that we can turn challenges into opportunities. The show must go on!

Come and experience the show from the best seat in the house. Get your hands on the latest and best quality equipment on the market and work with world renowned Lighting Designers. Set your career goals and follow your career development path while being part of a fun, inviting and diverse company culture



About You & The Role:


Our team is rapidly expanding and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Generics and Special Effects Technician. The Purpose of the role is to promote Neg Earth Lights’ reputation as a trusted provider of excellent quality hire stock of Generics, Strobes and Smoke Machines.


Are you a great communicator and collaborative problem solver? Is building and maintaining strong relationships really important to you, even in challenging times? Are you a resilient self-starter who prioritises like a “pro” to stay ahead of the game? Can you respond calmly and maintain focus when faced with the challenges of last minute changes? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge whilst adding to your own skill base?



You’ll play an essential part in your team and company success story by:


  • Demonstrating strong technical skills



  • Preparing, cleaning and testing smoke machines and fans for hire. Our stock includes Cirro CS6, Look Solutions Unique Hazer, MDG The One, Jem AF-1.
  • Maintaining, fault finding and repairing smoke machines.
  • PAT testing smoke machines and fans and ensuring that all relevant certificates are provided.



  • Preparing, cleaning and testing Generic fixtures for hire. Our stock includes Molefays, ETC Source 4s, Arri Fresnel’s, Patt 2013s, Svobodas, Parcans.
  • Maintaining, fault finding and repairing generic fixtures in accordance with company standards.
  • PAT testing generic fixtures and ensuring that all relevant certificates are provided.
  • Cutting gel and address relevant fixtures as part of the job prep.



  • Preparing, cleaning and testing test strobes for hire. Our stock includes Martin Atomic LED, GLP JDC1s and Solaris Flares.
  • Maintaining, fault finding and repairing strobes in accordance with company standards.
  • PAT testing strobes and ensuring that all relevant certificates are provided.


  • Communicating effectively
    • Complying with internal checking in procedures, as well as reporting missing and damaged units in.
    • Organising and planning work activities to ensure all tasks are completed effectively.
    • Maintaining great working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ensuring systems and documentation are accurately maintained. Cross referencing plots and patches against prep sheets.
    • Maintaining stock levels through liaison with other internal departments
    • The ability to maintain records and to be able to spot trends in equipment failure.
    • Providing technical support to Neg Earth colleagues, freelance crew and production crew


Your Skills, Qualifications and Experience


We can’t live without your:

  • Great technical skills and enthusiasm for technology and entertainment / lighting industry.
  • Basic working knowledge of electricity and wiring.
  • Basic working knowledge of Molefay, Source Four Profiles, Pars, gels and their function.
  • Knowledge of Smoke Machines and Strobes.
  • Autonomy and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability.
  • Customer focused mentality and exemplary attention to detail.
  • Problem solving skills, adaptability and flexibility.  
  • Great communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Your ability to plan ahead, organize and prioritise workload.
  • The show must go on so providing a 7 day operation/service is key. Therefore the ability to work paid overtime on occasions, including weekends is essential.


Nice to have, but we’ll be happy to offer additional training and support in:

  • Proven experience within a similar role or within the lighting / entertainment industry.
  • Basic fault finding capabilities.


We are also curious about:

  • Your education and training within Entertainment Lighting Industry.



What’s in it for you?


  • Working with exceptional people, the latest technologies and being a part of a team making remarkable events happen.
  • The opportunity to continue to grow and develop whilst working alongside a skilled team in a supportive culture.
  • We’ll take care of your physical and mental wellbeing with our Private Health Insurance and Pension Scheme, our Internal Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness training scheme and onsite company gym.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • As you’ll be a star employee, you’ll have the opportunity to be considered for an annual bonus.


Does this sound like you? Do you love challenge and are ready for an amazing career in a vibrant industry?


Get in touch! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Click apply, or email

Closing Date: 08 February 2019


Equal Opportunities:

We are an Equal Opportunities employer. We’ll be happy to help with any specialist arrangements in order for you to apply or interview for this role. Let us know and we’ll do our best to make all possible adjustments.



We really appreciate you taking the time to read more about Neg Earth Lights and the role. We try very hard to reply to each applicant. If you haven’t heard from us within 10 working days past the mentioned closing date, feel free to give us a nudge!




London, North Acton


Permanent, Full Time, 40 hrs per week


Band D (£22,175 - £28,875 per annum).


Posted: 17th January 2019


Manager: Warehouse Manager


Dept: Generics, Strobes and Smokes