P/T Weekend Broadcast Maintenance Engineer (A.M.)


JOB TITLE: P/T Weekend Broadcast Maintenance Engineer (A.M.)

DATE: 6/13/11

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

REPORTS TO: Director of Broadcast Engineering

ROLE: Acts as a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer for WTIC/WCCT - TV


  • 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, waveform 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
  • Support users with INTERNET usage social media sites


  • AS ET or certificate from an electronics technical school preferred
  • FCC license or SBE certification desired
  • Ability to program in PHP, Perl, C++ using and understanding of MySQL preferred
  • 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


  • None


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


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