ChicagoRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Chicago jobs

WLS Maintenance Engineer

Company: Disney
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Job Description:

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 experiences.Responsibilities

  • 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 management
  • Adhere to Disney policies and best practices in a broadcast environment
  • All other duties as assignedBasic QualificationsThe ideal candidate must:
    • 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 skills.
    • Have experience with RF equipment such as broadcast transmitters, microwave equipment, etc.
    • Demonstrate excellence in documentation and system drawing.
    • 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 team.
    • 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 or Visio
      • 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

Keywords: Disney, Chicago , WLS Maintenance Engineer, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Illinois jobs by following @recnetIL on Twitter!

Chicago RSS job feeds