Maintenance Engineer

Website wcpo WCPO

Posted on: June 25, 2024

Job Description

The E.W. Scripps Company is hiring for a Maintenance Engineer at WCPO. They will provide preventive maintenance and emergency repairs of video, audio and radio frequency (RF) systems, including satellite and microwave equipment.

• Responsible for preventive maintenance and emergency repairs of video, audio and radio frequency (RF) systems, including satellite and microwave equipment.
• Drive, set up and operation of a Satellite IP truck.
• Maintain logs and records as required by laws and per FCC Rules and Regulations.
• Install and maintain video, audio, RF and computer equipment. These systems include digital transmitter system, microwave systems and of all broadcast equipment including, but are not limited to studio camera and switching systems, video monitors and technical measurement devices, video file servers and automation systems, electronic graphic systems.
• Install, maintain and operate all studio equipment.
• Maintain and repair news bureau equipment, ENG equipment, IP truck, satellite dishes and related equipment.
• Assist in the design of any improvements to our operation.

Associates degree in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred
• Specialized training/certification may be required
• Generally, 2+ years of experience in related field preferred

• Must be able to use a variety of equipment including but not limited to: Sony switchers, SSL audio consoles, Sony cameras, Sony ELC, Final Cut editing systems, Crispin automation and Harmonic video servers. RF and transmitter experience a plus. CAD experience a plus.
• Must be a senior technician or paraprofessional highly experienced with a similar level of responsibility
• Ability to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently
• Must have knowledge of FCC rules. The use of test equipment and soldering skills required.
• Ability to guide and coach colleagues
• Ability to effectively communicate with departmental and station personnel as required
• Ability to work independently under timeline to achieve departmental and station goals
• Must be able to comprehend schematics, mechanical drawings and technical manuals
• Ability to prioritize
• Must be able to work with microwave, transmitters and satellites
• Ability to effectively work and communicate with others

Ability to work a flexible schedule including able to work multiple days, holidays, evenings, weekends, and possible overtime hours as needed. Availability to travel over multiple days is essential
• Ability to work in changing weather conditions

• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

How to Apply

Apply online HERE.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.