Broadcast Maintenance Engineer


JOB TITLE:    Broadcast Maintenance Engineer   

DEPARTMENT:        Engineering

REPORTS TO:        Director of Broadcast Engineering

ROLE:            Acts as a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer for WTIC/WCCT – TV in Hartford, CT.

•    Ensure that the News studio and Television station are operating at peak efficiency at all times, all redundant systems are operational and both stations are on the air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
•    Monitor and repair, switchers, routers, monitors, satellite receivers, cameras, disk-based broadcast equipment, computer operated broadcast equipment and other electronic equipment.  Perform routine diagnostics on equipment so that it remains in peak performance.
•    Repair and align field and studio cameras.  Understand the Operation of all news studio equipment and be ready to step in and assist studio personal as required.
•    Ensure that parts are requested so that equipment repairs are made as soon as possible.
•    Notify Managers, Engineering staff, and Director of Broadcast Engineering of any maintenance problems that may affect the operation of the technical plant.
•    Install new equipment, run and terminate cables, and document the installation using a wire-list database and CAD type programs.
•    Answer questions by staff about the correct operation of all broadcast equipment located within the technical plant.
•    Ability to think forward, working outside of the standardized broadcast model finding and creating cost effective solutions to challenges as they arise.
•    Provide PC and MAC Desktop support, provide basic TCP/IP and INTERNET support.
•    Other duties as assigned.

•    AS ET or certificate from an electronics technical school preferred
•    FCC license or SBE certification desired
•    Ability to program in PHP, Perl, JavaScript using and understanding of MySQL preferred
•    Work with WAMP and LAMP Technology
•    Linux experience and understanding preferred
•    2-5 years of studio broadcast TV electronic repair experience
•    Ability to troubleshoot electronic problems to component level
•    Experience with RF transmission systems preferred
•    Knowledge of computer information systems preferred


An organizational chart illustrating the reporting relationships of this position supplied upon request


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