Full Time Job

Broadcast Engineer

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Fresno, CA 01-04-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

KMPH/KFRE in Fresno, California is seeking a Broadcast Engineer! This individual will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, data networks, and broadcast transmission equipment. They will also be directly responsible for building maintenance, grounds maintenance, hands-on support of office equipment, as well as maintaining the station vehicle fleet.

Responsibilities include:
• Provide the engineering support for the building and installation of electronic systems/equipment as assigned
• Maintain and repair transmitters (AM, FM, TV, Microwave, Fiber, satellite, etc.), receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, video tape systems, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, two-way radios, monitors and display systems
• Support of on-site installation, service and repair of workstations for PC/Mac hardware/software
• Provide technical support to operational users
• Consult and communicate with engineering management and associate engineers on technical issues and project progress as required
• Provide Specific Engineering Signal Flow Diagrams for CAD documentation on all work performed on technical systems
• Perform all work to engineering standards and practices
• Coordinate with the Chief Engineer to properly maintain all facilities and grounds
• Perform tasks associated with daily building upkeep
• Assist with video equipment (what video equipment? Changes in studio setup? Or something else) set-up and maintenance
• Perform monthly building safety inspections
• Other duties as assigned
• Some travel to transmitter may be required

Other Qualifications and Requirements:
• Associate's degree (AA) in electronics preferred
• Minimum of five years general broadcast experience. Engineering experience preferred.
• Self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision
• Working knowledge of broadcast station operations
• Be able to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via telephone or in person
• Be able to read and understand technical materials
• Able to set priorities under pressure of deadlines
• Able to concentrate for long periods of time
• Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings
• Basic knowledge of plumbing and carpentry
• Basic knowledge of basic electrical systems
• Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance
• Proficiency in troubleshooting problems and responding quickly under pressure
• A great team-oriented attitude and dedication to quality
• Hold and maintain a valid driver's license

Physical Demands/Work Environment:
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule
• On-call duty, including weekends and holidays
• The ability to lift 50 pounds
• Able to work at elevated heights
• The ability to work in all outdoor weather conditions
• Perform building repairs as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!