WLS Maintenance Engineer
Posted on: September 22, 2023
WLS Broadcast Maintenance EngineerWLS TV, the ABC/Disney-owned
station in Chicago, IL is and has been the market's top local news
station for over 74 years. Producing over 45 hours of live news,
weather, sports, and local programming each week using cutting-edge
technology.WLS-TV seeks a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer. The
successful candidate must be a skilled individual adept at the
latest technologies used in live broadcasts to provide seamless,
uninterrupted maintenance of equipment in order to ensure quality
broadcasts. Candidate must exhibit an aptitude for an ever-changing
news environment, problem-solving, ability to adjust to meet
deadlines and work collaboratively with other departments to
maintain and improve our broadcast infrastructure and user workflow
- Installation, configuration, and daily
maintenance/troubleshooting of broadcast systems
- Provide operational support for end-users; respond to help desk
tickets and calls.
- Interface with third-party vendors and support technicians
- Lead, execute, and complete projects as directed by
- Adhere to Disney policies and best practices in a broadcast
- All other duties as assignedBasic QualificationsThe ideal
- Minimum of 3 years of experience working with broadcast audio,
video and control systems, video servers, graphics & IT systems.
- Possess strong engineering, IT/networking, and troubleshooting
- Have experience with RF equipment such as broadcast
transmitters, microwave equipment, etc.
- Demonstrate excellence in documentation and system
- Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Be a self-starter and able to learn quickly in a fast-paced
environment, working both independently and as a part of a diverse
- Be project-oriented, organized, and able to show a list of
previously executed projects from concept to completion.
- Demonstrate the ability to pivot and manage changing priorities
and tight deadlines.
- Be willing to expand their knowledge with emerging broadcast
industry concepts/technologies.WLS-TV is a 24/7 operation, and the
candidate may be required to work non-traditional shifts,
weekends/holidays, and be willing to be on call and/or work extra
hours as needed. Candidate should be able to lift and carry
equipment as necessary.Preferred ExperienceExperience with the
following is preferred:
- IP video standards such as SMPTE ST-2110
- Audio formats such as AES, MADI, DANTE and AES67
- System design, integration and drawing systems such as AutoCAD
- Master Control automation systems
- RF and transmission protocols such as ATSC, DVB-T/S, MPEG,
PSIP, COFDMRequired Education: - -High school diploma or equivalent
- -Preferred Education/TrainingA degree in Engineering or other
technical-related field, appropriate certifications, and/or
equivalent experience. FCC license and/or SBE certification is
desirable.This position is covered under the Company's collective
bargaining agreement with NABET-CWA.#OTVSMedia
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