Render Wrangler / Production Operations Assistant

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

MR. X is composed of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual storytelling. Our talented staff, committed to quality above all else, has achieved some of the most original and photo-realistic visual effects and animation seen on film to date. If you have imagination, talent, and drive, then MR. X is looking for you.

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Head of Technology, the Render Wrangler / Production Operation Assistant is responsible for overseeing the activities on the render farm and assisting artists with render issues, as well as managing the digital resources for the current roster of shows, monitoring of renders, image processes, and global data management.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Render queue management, following operating procedures
  • Check errors and troubleshoot a wide variety of technical problems
  • Communicate with Production, Systems and Render Engineers
  • Create and distribute daily render reports
  • Script tools to automate common tasks and improve workflow
  • Manage farm resources based on forecasted allocation and production deadlines
  • Provide global farm support, at times providing coverage for other MPC Film sites after-hours and on weekends


Data Responsibilities:

  • Manage data to ensure storage resources are used efficiently
  • Archive and restore data when needed
  • Perform data format conversion to ensure MPC standards are adhered to
  • Coordinate with artists, Production and Editorial to make sure they have the data they need
  • Monitor tracking and reporting data usage for each project
  • Liaise with TDs responsible for data removal
  • Deliver data to clients


  • Basic experience with Linux is a must
  • 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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