Full Time Job

Maintenance Or Satellite Technician

PBS

Alexandria, VA 11-08-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Maintenance OR Satellite Technician (Broadcast Television)

Department: Distribution Infrastructure and Operations

Status: Full-Time/Non-Exempt

Position Overview:

The Standby Technician will provide technical support of various PBS systems located at the PBS Technology Center in Alexandria, Virginia on an as needed basis.

Job duties in one or both of the following areas:

1. TECHNICAL MAINTENANCE POSITION
• Perform periodic maintenance on broadcast video and transmission equipment.

• Troubleshoot, resolve, and escalate system issues as needed.

• Equipment installation and configuration.

• Monitor PBS discussion boards and respond/escalate as needed.

• Coordinate and monitor outside contractors working on technical equipment.

• Write, review and update maintenance SOP's.

• Perform fault isolation and maintain systems using evaluation and test equipment.

• Adjust and repair modules and system components to maintain system reliability at optimum levels.

• Utilize spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, power meters, signal generators, and audio- and video-switchers to perform job duties.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Minimum three years of prior experience in a broadcast or cable television environment.

• Must be competent in operations, troubleshooting, general repairs, calibration, and installation of state-of-the-art broadcast equipment including digital and analog signal monitoring, processing and distribution equipment.

• Knowledge of digital television, video, audio, control, automation, video servers, switchers, and other television equipment.

• Strong computers skills with a good understanding of IP based LAN, WAN and Internet- and cloud-based systems with extensive experience in configuration and troubleshooting of routers, switches and similar equipment.

• Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

• Ability to work independently on assignments and report back on progress.

• Excellent stress and crisis management skills – must be able to make informed and appropriate decisions under pressure.

• Strong interpersonal and communications skills – must be able to work comfortably in highly diverse, cross-departmental teams and interact effectively with member station representatives.

• Familiarity with AutoCAD and/or other high-end drafting software.

• Perform ''hands on'' work such as pulling cables, installing equipment, and related activities.

• This position requires standing, and the ability to lift physical equipment.

• This position is shift based and may require evening, overnight, and weekend work.

• Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.

2. SATELLITE OPERATIONS POSITION
• Configure and operate PBS owned earth station equipment to access satellite transponders and to provide uplink and turn-around services at primary and emergency earth stations.

• Monitor satellite feeds to PBS member stations.

• Operate PBS transponder management systems to ensure proper satellite transponder loading and power balancing.

• Respond to customer problems relating to satellite interference and ground equipment failures.

• Maintain FCC master station logs for RF transmitters.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Prior experience in a broadcast or cable television environment.

• • Knowledge of digital television, video, audio, control, automation, video servers, switchers, and other television equipment.

• Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

• Excellent stress and crisis management skills – must be able to make informed and appropriate decisions under pressure.

• Strong interpersonal and communications skills – must be able to work comfortably in highly diverse, cross-departmental teams and interact effectively with member station representatives.

• This position is shift based and may require evening, overnight, and weekend work.

• Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the EEOC and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rvoj80-34-207-247-69-42 in your application.

Company Profile
PBS

PBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.