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Maintenance Technician – Hearst Media Services – Cincinnati, OH


Company: Hearst Media Services

Address: Cincinnati, OH


  • Full Time

Hearst Media Services

WLWT-TV , Hearst Television station in Cincinnati, is looking for an experienced broadcast maintenance technician. The maintenance technician preserves 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 locations.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Works closely with engineering and IT management and staff to support critical on-air systems and workflows including news, production, and broadcast systems and equipment.
  • Provides user support in a Windows workstation environment for custom and standard software applications.
  • Administers, maintains, and troubleshoots newsroom automation and streaming systems including field gear.
  • Handles hardware configuration, imaging, and deployment, performs back-ups, and supports LAN infrastructure.
  • Assist users with installing and using new software and features.
  • Applies software, updates services, and executes OS upgrades.
  • 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, computer systems, microphones, intercoms, and archive videotape machines and XDCAM decks.
  • Conducts troubleshooting , installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks.
Experience Requirements:
  • Must have 2+ years of experience working as a maintenance technician or an IT support specialist at a commercial television station with extensive experience in maintaining and troubleshooting a wide variety of broadcast equipment or 5+ years of experience in a related military occupation specialty
Qualification Requirements:
  • Must have proficiency with computers, computer systems, and networking
  • Must have a solid background in broadcast television systems, transmission, and satellite communications
  • Must have basic skill with video production, microwave systems, IT infrastructure, and station automation systems
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with the ability to repair equipment down to the circuit level
  • Must be able to read and understand technical manuals, diagrams and schematics
  • Desire to have experience maintaining and troubleshooting digital broadcast transmitters,
  • Desire 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, and
  • Must have excellent vision (with or without corrective lenses) with the ability to read and distinguish colors.
Education:
  • Associates degree in electronic engineering, IT networks and systems administration, or a minimum of two-years of an accredited IT and electronics school equivalent.
  • Military training and experience in electronics, avionics, or related fields will be considered.
  • SBE CPBE (or better) certification a plus.
  • Military Broadcast Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course from Defense Information School (DINFOS) a plus.

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