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RF Engineering/Technician

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Colchester, VT
Date:
08/21/2017
2017-08-212017-09-19
Job Code:
2176
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RF Engineering/Technician Jobs in Colchester, VT

RF Engineering/Technician

   
Job ID:
2176
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
Technical
Location: Colchester, VT US
Station Name:
WPTZ/WNNE-TV

Job Description

NBC5, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market has an opening for a full-time RF Engineer to join our team of professionals. The person in this role supports all station, in-house and remote locations.

The person in this role will primarily be responsible for installation, troubleshooting and maintaining high power television transmission and microwave equipment. 

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain microwave and satellite trucks and equipment upgrades.
  • Be involved in studio maintenance and installation of television broadcast and IT equipment.
  • Travel to remote sites within our market to install, troubleshoot and maintain equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of electrical power, IT and light HVAC.
  • Must have valid driver's license and clean driving record.
  • A working knowledge of television equipment and integrated systems.
  • Skilled in electronic maintenance involving high powered transmitters is a plus.
  • Ability to understand and maintain technical documentation and drawings.
  • Demonstrate professional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, computer skills, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Successful applicant will be a strong self-starter, team player and goal oriented.
  • The ability to rapidly respond properly to issues that unexpectedly arise is necessary.
  • Be able to operate off-road vehicles during all seasons and weather conditions.

Education:

  • Military training with emphasis on high power transmitters, college or technical school degree preferred with specific training in Electronic Technology or equivalent work experience in Broadcast Maintenance and Operations. 

Required Experience

  • 3 years of experience in maintenance in a commercial broadcast television station preferred. 
  • Knowledge of encoders, IRDs and a clear understanding of transport streams such as ASI and SMPTE 310.
  • SBE certification is a plus.

 

   

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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