Maintenance Technician

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Location: Plattsburgh, NY US
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Job Description

NBC 5, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington/Plattsburgh market, has an opening for a full-time Maintenance Technician. The person in this role maintains the station’s equipment and systems from acquisition to distribution. This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote locations.         

Job Responsibilities

This employee will help maintain:

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

Required Skills

  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with the ability to repair equipment down to the circuit level.
  • Basic knowledge of computers, computer systems, and networking.
  • Able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces.
  • Flexible to occasionally work various days and non-standard shifts as assigned.
  • Able to be on call at times, on a shared rotational schedule.
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively with other team members.
  • Capable of following instructions, verbal and written.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Good vision (with or without corrective lenses) with ability to read and distinguish colors.
  • Valid driver’s license; position requires travel to remote transmitter and microwave sites within our region.

Required Experience

  • Experience or on-the-job training in the troubleshooting and repair of equipment that would provide basis that can be built upon with training. (Subject to our assessment) Associates degree in Electronics Technology a plus.
  • Military Broadcast Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course a plus.
  • Graduates of Electronics technical programs (credit and non-credit) encouraged to apply.
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