Production Operations Assistant

Location: Vancouver
Job Code: 11392


Position Summary

Manage usage and allocation of MPC Film digital resources, render and data storage, and perform associated administrative tasks to ensure the resource needs of production are met.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Dynamic management of farm resources based on forecasted allocation and production deadlines
  • Promptly responding to incoming issues and requests from artists and production
  • Error checking and troubleshooting a technical problems related to render and data management
  • Coordinating communication between Production, Systems and Render TDs for render issues
  • Coordinating communication between artists, Production and Editorial to make sure data issues and needs are addressed
  • Creating and distributing regular reports
  • Scripting tools to automate common tasks and improve workflow
  • Dynamic management of farm resources based on forecasted allocation and production deadlines
  • Global support, at times providing coverage for other MPC Film sites after-hours and on weekends.
  • Coordinating the data transfers between MPC sites around the world
  • Managing data to ensure storage resources are used efficiently and safety limits are not exceeded
  • Archiving and restoring data
  • Data format conversions to ensure MPC standards are adhered to
  • Following standard operating procedures
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be required.

Technical Knowledge/Skills:

  • Basic experience with Linux

Bonus Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of lighting and rendering
  • Experience with Maya, Prman, Nuke, or Houdini
  • Experience with Python or shell scripting
  • A basic understanding of VFX and computer graphics concepts and terminology


  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Capability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Ability to take directions
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to manage a time-sensitive workload with an urgent and extremely organized manner

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