Maintenance Technician

Engineer for WJRT/TV
Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan

posted on September 17, 2019


job posting:

ABOUT GRAY TELEVISION: Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business. ABOUT STATION: For more than 60 years, ABC12 has been part of the Mid-Michigan community. Being called a leader in the industry is a responsibility and commitment we take seriously. Providing breaking news of the day and keeping our viewers informed before, during and after severe weather is our commitment day in and day out. Reaching beyond the traditional news of the day, ABC12 is humbled to be the media partner for several events throughout the year benefiting the community we call home. If you are looking for a place to grow your career, find an opportunity to make a change or challenge your skills, the award winning team of ABC12 could be the perfect home for you too. WJRT-TV/abc12, the Gray Television owned, ABC-affiliate in Flint, Michigan is seeking a Broadcast Maintenance Technician with TV/Broadcasting experience. Candidate should be familiar with maintaining studio, control room, ENG, and transmission equipment. Proficiency in the repair of digital & analog audio, video and server equipment. Knowledge of Broadcast systems installation and maintenance. Ability to perform regular maintenance tasks including repair, replacement, and supplies. Remote broadcast experience is a plus. Duties include troubleshooting, maintaining and installing studio, transmission and editing equipment. Computer skills and college degree in electronics or equivalent required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. Key Responsibilities • Assist in engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio equipment support, transmitter maintenance, editing systems, field production support and transmission of live/recorded events & programs • Have expert knowledge regarding equipment, technology, and systems and be able to step in and assist in emergency situations • Performs regular maintenance tasks including repairs, equipment replacement, supplies, etc. • Documents and executes necessary corrective actions • Ensures all transmission equipment is operating correctly before and during live event telecasts - corrects and documents technical problems and reports them to the managers • Maintains station live vehicles, including satellite trucks • Maintains building needs • Have working knowledge of the latest operating systems software, including server and desktop operating systems • Familiar with networking routing and IP addressing • Must be available to work during breaking news situations, severe weather, new system integrations and updates. • Display and maintain professional appearance, based on station standards and professional demeanor • Must have a background / previous working experience in engineering Qualifications and Skills • 2-3 years of professional or broadcast experience. Strong leadership skills and ability to operate in high pressure situations • A Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related is preferred, but is not required • Commanding knowledge of broadcast video equipment and techniques • Ability to learn and adapt quickly to all work situations • Professional, communicative, highly self-motivated, detail oriented, and focused individual traits • Must have & maintain a clean driving record This is a full time position. The position includes a highly competitive compensation and benefit package which includes Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, and life insurance. The company also offers a 401k plan with company match to plan for the long term. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. Must have a reliable source of transportation and be flexible on hours. Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and key responsibilities and essential duties of work performance by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job. The job description is not an employment contract. Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. Additional Info: Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray Television’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


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expires on 11/16/2019