Broadcast Maintenance Engineer

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Job ID:
1763
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
Technical
Location: Rogers, AR US
Station Name:
KHBS/KHOG-TV

Job Description

KHBS/KHOG TV has an opening for an experienced Broadcast Maintenance Engineer. The Broadcast Maintenance Engineer maintains the technical integrity of the station’s on-air signals and its equipment from acquisition to distribution. This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote location.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains digital transmitters, microwave central receive sites, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems, processing systems, monitoring devices, and automation systems.
  • Maintains production equipment including robotic camera system, production switcher, play out servers, graphics devices, lighting systems, weather graphics and weather systems, audio consoles, microphones, and IFBs.
  • Maintains news-gathering equipment including ENG cameras, field gear, ENG, DSNG, and SNG trucks, editing systems, and support devices.
  • Maintains support equipment including master and sub switchers, monitors, videotape machines, XDCAM decks, computer systems, microphones, and intercoms.
  • Conducts troubleshooting, installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks.

Required Skills

  • Must have a solid background in broadcast television systems, transmission, and satellite communications
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with the ability to repair equipment down to the circuit level
  • Must have knowledge of computers, computer systems, and networking
  • Must have advanced skill with video production, microwave systems, IT infrastructure, and station automation
  • Desired to have experience maintaining and troubleshooting digital broadcast transmitters
  • Desired to have experience with Autocad for system design and layout
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces
  • Must be flexible to work various days and non-standard shifts as assigned
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with other team members and independently
  • Must be capable of following instructions, verbal and written
  • Must have the ability work with minimal supervision
  • Must have the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must have excellent vision (with or without corrective lenses) with ability to read and distinguish colors.

Education:      

  • Associates degree in electronic engineering or a minimum of two-years of an accredited technical electronics school equivalent or equivalent work experience.
  • SBE CPBE (or better) certification a plus.

Required Experience

  • Should have 2+ years of experience working as a maintenance technician at a commercial television station with extensive experience in maintaining and troubleshooting a wide variety of broadcast equipment
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