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Maintenance Engineer

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Kansas City, MO
Date:
06/26/2017
2017-06-262017-07-25
Job Code:
2009
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Maintenance Engineer Jobs in Kansas City, MO

Maintenance Engineer

   
Job ID:
2009
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
Technical
Location: Kansas City, MO US
Station Name:
KMBC/KCWE-TV

Job Description

KMBC-TV, the Hearst owned ABC affiliate in Kansas City, has an opening for an experienced broadcast Maintenance Engineer. The 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.
  • Coordinate live shots for newscasts.
  • Operational shift will be assigned.

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 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
   

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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