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Demo Student
Brookings, South Dakota
Student Temporary

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Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.


Position located in Brookings, South Dakota. Candidates must be enrolled and registered as a full-time student. Preferred candidate should be available to work 15-20 hours per week during the academic year and at least 20 hours per week during the summer.

This position supports sales of products designed in the Live Events Business Unit and is focused on preparing and maintaining video based equipment used for demonstrations, conventions, tradeshows, and competitor shootouts. This position directly works with the design, setup, quality, and support of integrated control and display systems. A unique aspect of this position is not only being able to technically work with these systems but developing an eye for what looks good on a display.
  • Gain extensive knowledge of Daktronics video displays and control systems, hardware platforms and network designs.
  • Support sales efforts.
    • Design, setup, and test display systems with content at Daktronics prior to shipment.
    • Inspect the product with a critical eye to ensure the best possible product is being presented to potential customers.  
      • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair any hardware or software issues that arise during a product demonstration.
    • Assist with checking out, packing and loading of complete systems for shipment.
    • Work with customer service to send parts in for repair.
    • Calibrate and maintain display quality.
    • Provide technical sales support during the event both scheduled and unscheduled.
    • Manage the load out and shipping process post event.
  • Work scheduled and unscheduled time as needed to effectively support company goals and have the ability to maintain contact with coworkers outside normal business hours.
  • Competently represent Daktronics to customers. Become knowledgeable of and follow company procedures.
  • Perform other tasks or responsibilities as assigned.


Academic Requirements –

  • The preferred candidate will be a full-time student currently enrolled in accredited Bachelor’s degree program in Electronic Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Business degree with a demonstrated technical aptitude
  • The preferred candidate will be in their sophomore or junior year of school
  • Only strong academic performers will be considered
  • Must maintain an acceptable GPA
  • Unofficial transcripts or web transcripts must be submitted with application to be considered for this position.

Other Requirements –

  • Effectively participate as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision on a variety of tasks.
  • Desire to work with hardware, software, mechanical, and electrical systems. Experience with these systems preferred.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and resourcefulness. Demonstrated ability to take responsibility and learn quickly.
  • Regularly and reliably work scheduled hours. Be flexible to work nights and weekends as needed to support business needs.
  • Ability to work at heights, work from ladders, and ability to carry ladders and/or tools. Ability to lift 75 pounds. Ability to become a certified forklift and overhead crane operator. Steady hand/eye coordination.
  • Ability to travel by both air and ground transportation. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Motor Vehicle record will be checked.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, self-motivation.
  • Background check may be conducted.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.
  • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.

Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

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