Broadcast Maintenance Engineer

Job Number: R50013806

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Engineering

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Posting Date: March 30, 2021

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Fox TV Stations

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.


KCPQ/KZJO the Fox O&O in Seattle, WA, is searching for a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer to join our team. This candidate must be versatile and have basic network troubleshooting abilities. Must be able to adapt to the diverse and changing hardware/software systems utilized for the stations’ Air, Production, and News gathering operations. This includes but is not limited to: Production systems, Ross switchers and Overdrive, SSL audio boards, Sony 320 and 400 ENG cameras, Vinten robotics, Clearcom intercom, Master Control automation systems, Evertz, News gathering and production systems, solid state transmitters, microwave, satellite, and IP signal acquisition systems, NLE editing, Newsroom video ingest and playout, fundamental computer, server and network knowledge as it applies to broadcast engineering.


  • Maintain, operate and repair equipment. Read and understand drawings and technical manuals as reference documents to insure optimum operation and performance of equipment.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment and facilities as needed to insure optimum operation and performance of the equipment. Review preventative maintenance and inspection schedules and make adjustments as needed.

  • Proactively monitor systems for issues and report/repair as necessary.

  • Read and understand station drawings, station signal paths, utilize test equipment (oscilloscope, phabrix, spectrum analyzers), terminate wires (coaxial and network), and troubleshoot fiber connections.

  • Diagnose and repair faulty equipment and/or systems down to the lowest practical level. Utilize test equipment, technical manuals and schematic diagrams as part of the diagnostic and troubleshooting process.

  • Effectively communicate with operational, news personnel and other staff and/or clients in order to address problems in a timely manner.

  • Accurately document projects, installations, daily repair, and work in progress to insure information is updated and accurate records are maintained.

  • Order and prioritize work assignments without supervision.

  • Contact vendors, suppliers, and manufacturers to obtain repair information and parts. 

  • Maintain competency with master control automation, TOC duties, and newsroom record/playout systems to provide coverage when required.


BS degree or equivalent certification in an information technology discipline, or equivalent work experience preferred. Two to three years’ job experience as a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer. Ability to work alone and without supervision, under deadline and time constraints. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours, shifts and shows; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required.  Ability to frequently lift weights up to 50 lbs., frequently bend, kneel, stoop, and reach. Ability to stand for long periods (greater than 1 hour). Ability to use tools, manipulate small parts and make minute adjustments to controls requiring fine finger movements.  High visual acuity. Valid Washington driver’s license.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.