Full Time Job

Maintenance Technician

CBS Television Stations

Chicago, IL 08-31-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV's satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

WBBM-TV, the CBS Owned & Operated Station in Chicago, is seeking an experienced maintenance engineer to become part of the Engineering and Operations team. This is a staff IBEW union engineering position that reports directly to the Manager, Technical Operations.

• Day to day maintenance and support of station's core infrastructure, not limited to news editing systems, control room automation and components, local news channel and streaming systems, transmitter operations, studio equipment as well as field operations equipment and vehicles.
• Install, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment to a component (hardware/software) level.
• Work collaboratively in the design, construction and execution of station engineering projects and initiatives.
• Perform station operations roles on an as-needed basis, including TOC, field and studio operations support.
• Work with equipment manufacturers and vendors to resolve issues, including ordering parts/services.
• Review discrepancy reports and address issues with minimal supervision.
• Other duties, as assigned by Broadcast Operations & Engineering management.

• A sound engineering foundation and the ability to troubleshoot and repair complex television broadcast systems.
• Strong technical background in video transmission and transmitters, newsroom systems, ingest, wireless and cellular bonded technologies, automation systems, microwave, master control, satellite, streaming, control room, IT, studio and field operations and IP technology.
• Expertise and background in RF transmission and technology.
• Candidate must be a self-starter and highly organized.
• Strong project execution and coordination skills.
• Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively communicate and work with other members of the engineering staff, station employees and management, and outside vendors in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
• Ability to train fellow engineers in new systems, technologies, procedures and techniques.
• Must be able to work weekends, holidays, overtime or varying shifts when necessary to meet station needs, sometimes with little notice.

• College degree in Engineering or SBE Certification.
• 3-5 years of experience in broadcast engineering or technical operations.
• Must join the IBEW 1220 union if not a current member. Work rules, compensation and vacation time are dictated by the master agreement.
• Knowledge and experience working with Sony automation, cameras and recording devices, Grass Valley non-linear editing systems, Telestream transcoding products, Harris routers and encoders and Harmonic video servers.
• Knowledge of and understanding of FCC rules and regulations.
• Experience in IT, including an understanding of networking, software, and operating systems.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, Visio, and AutoCAD.
• Ability to write/edit automation scripts for graphics a plus.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpb1ex-3-236-146-28-42 in your application.

Company Profile
CBS Television Stations

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.