Full Time Job

Sr. Broadcast Engineer


Sacramento, CA 10-29-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

KTXL/FOX40 is looking for a Senior Broadcast Engineer to be a part of our Engineering Department. This opportunity allows the qualified applicant to expand their career in the field of broadcast television including network and infrastructure support in the operations of KTXL/FOX40.

MAJOR PURPOSE: To maintain and repair technical equipment and computer based systems associated with the operation of KTXL to the standards of the management of KTXL.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Troubleshoot and repair of electronic and mechanical equipment that is required for the operation of KTXL
• To work with the Engineering Staff to ensure proper operation of the station with optimum quality and conform with all FCC and FAA rules and regulations
• To work closely with the other departments in the maintenance and operation of their associated equipment
• To prioritize the repair and replacement of equipment
• Have in-depth knowledge of computer networking, cabling, software installation, and repairs
• Assist in troubleshooting and repairs of our computer/server based operations
• To update and install various software and hardware packages in computer based equipment
• Additional duties as assigned

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to understand the operation of the KTXL broadcast air-chain and production control workflow
• General knowledge and understanding of UHF transmitter, ENG, SNG and RF microwave systems
• General knowledge of the rules and regulations of the FCC
• Use and knowledge of specialized and standard test equipment
• Advanced computer skills to include familiarity with Active Directory, LAN/WAN, PHP, HTML, Windows, Mac, Linux
• This position requires an ''on call'' status when emergencies or breakdown of critical equipment occurs to the operation of KTXL
• Maintain and update the spare parts inventory and ordering of replacement parts as needed
• Must have the ability to make decisions and take prompt action independently
• Must be able to work alone and unsupervised when necessary
• Must have attention to detail with great accuracy
• Ability to understand and teach the operation of some technical equipment to persons in other departments of KTXL
• Operation of company vehicles must be done with the safety of the operator, other personnel and general public in mind, according to the guidelines of KTXL
• Valid California Driver's license

Working Relationships
• Must have good people skills in order to work with end-users , other engineers, and other departments

Specialized Requirements
• General Safety
• Knowledge of OSHA Lock Out/Tag Out procedures
• Knowledge and understanding of Hazardous Material Handling (MSDS) Procedures

Work Environment
• Work performed primarily in Engineering shop, studio, outside premises, transmitter, and office environment
• May be exposed to the following conditions: heat/cold, dust, moving machinery, loud noises, height, confined spaces, electrical equipment

Education and Experience
• Minimum 3-5 year experience in broadcast engineering. Technical degree in electronics or broadcast related field preferred.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.