Broadcast Maintenance Engineer

Job Number: R50018649

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Engineering

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Posting Date: May 6, 2022

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FOX 13 and FOX 13+, the Fox O&O duopoly in Seattle, Washington has an opening for a maintenance engineer to join our technology team. Our maintenance engineers have a unique mix of solid IT skills as well as television broadcast systems experience due to the variety of systems we use. Troubleshooting ability in IT and video/audio/ASI is a key skill to get systems back online quickly. In this role you will work closely with our news and other departments to keep all news production and broadcast operations running smoothly. Our maintenance engineers maintain everything from transmitter sites, building systems, networking systems, computer systems, IT security, and signal creation and distribution. The is a job with good variety, you will not be bored. If you match these requirements, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • Perform regular software updates to broadcast systems to keep them up to date.

  • Regular health checks of virtual systems in a VMWare environment.

  • Network monitoring and scanning of networks to proactively identify problems.

  • Maintain, operate and repair equipment. Read and understand line 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. Reviews preventative maintenance schedules and performs maintenance, inspections and adjustments as needed.

  • Be proactive in identifying underlying problems in the plant and fixing those problems.

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

  • Ability to efficiently troubleshoot, analyze, and correct malfunctioning equipment and systems. 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. Affect repairs to return the systems or equipment to service.

  • Effectively communicate with and listen to operators, producers, writers, directors, other KCPQ staff and/or clients in order to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in a timely manner.

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

  • Orders and prioritizes work assignments without supervision to insure smooth operation of the facility.

  • Contact vendors, suppliers, and manufacturers as necessary to obtain repair documentation, information and parts as needed. 

Qualifications

Minimum 3 years IT experience and two to three years’ job experience as a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer. IT certifications desired.

Physical

            Ability to lift weights up to 50 lbs., frequently bend, kneel, stoop, and reach. Ability to stand for long periods (greater than 1 hr.). Ability to use tools, manipulate small parts and make minute adjustments to controls requiring fine finger movements. High visual acuity.

Other

            Ability to work alone and without supervision. Ability to work under deadline and time constraint. Ability to work various hours including nights and weekends.

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.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands. 

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