Maintenance Engineer

Job Number: R50025736

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Engineering

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Job Posting Date: June 20, 2024

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in 14 of the top 15 largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce approximately 1,200 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network’s national content.

JOB DESCRIPTION

KSAZ/KUTP FOX Television Stations Owned and Operated in Sunny Phoenix, Arizona is looking for an experienced Maintenance Engineer. In this role you will employ your electro-mechanical and information systems skills in a customer service-based environment where we support our news broadcasting and digital streaming efforts.

SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Ensure that all technical equipment is operational and support the production department’s use of the equipment. Supported systems include, but are not limited to: HDSDI router and switchers, audio consoles and network, intercom system, digital asset management system, virtual set systems, cameras, multi-view monitor systems

  • Identify signal parameters and troubleshoot issues using test equipment including waveform monitors, vector monitors, audio metering, network and transport stream analyzers, and a variety of cable testers

  • Work daily with Engineers, Production, News, and Digital personnel to support live programming

  • Ensure all production systems are up-to-date and functioning as needed

  • Troubleshoot issues with broadcast systems, and work with vendors and open trouble tickets with customer support

  • Repair or replace equipment as needed

  • Work with Engineering Leadership Team to plan and implement projects on tasks including research and specification of vendor/hardware/software, installation and configuration of system or solution

  • Occasional facility maintenance level work will be assigned as required

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Knowledge of broadcast video routing systems, signal distribution and processing, and installation and repair

  • Knowledge of production systems including switchers, cameras, audio, multi-image displays, digital effects, graphics, and editing

  • Sony and NewTek switchers, SSL and audio consoles and BitCentral Core, iTX, Adobe CC, Telestream and Signiant products, RTS and ClearCom intercom, Evertz EQX, VIP with Magnum control.

  • Functional knowledge and demonstrated networking and IT skills

  • Proven Experience with internet streaming protocols and techniques

  • Knowledge of satellite and compression systems (receivers, dish control systems, encoders, multiplexers, encryption and decryption equipment)

  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to interact with all levels of people including management, peers, operators, and vendors

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, including Visio

  • Attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Ability to function in a dynamic environment and work independently

  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience as an engineer in live television or post-production environment preferred

  • Experience supporting cloud-based content management or OTT streaming preferred

  • VHF and UHF transmitter experience preferred

  • Weekend, holidays, and varied hours required

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.

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