Date: July 6, 2016
Position Title: Maintenance Engineer
Reports to: Director of Operations & Engineering
The technical equipment and physical plant of the station requires routine maintenance and repair to keep it in correct operating condition. Situations also arise that require emergency or short notice conditions and station maintenance staffs are available to meet those needs. Keeping the station on the air and operating properly is the responsibility of the Maintenance Engineers.
1. Responsible for mechanical, electrical, and electronic maintenance and repair of all station technical equipment at both studio and transmitter sites. Verifiable experience in RF transmission, experience with TV transmitter, microwave and radio equipment.
2. Responsible for mechanical, electrical, and electronic maintenance and repair of building and physical plant equipment: heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; lawn and grounds equipment; towers; vehicles; and other equipment as assigned.
3. Responsible for equipment installation, construction, renovation, and record keeping. Must be able to read and interpret technical drawings, instruction manuals, and other technical information.
4. Must be able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
Minimum Skills and Knowledge
The person who fills this job must have an understanding of television station operations and must be able to function as an operator as required... Additional experience in equipment maintenance or verifiable training in equipment maintenance, computer systems, and mechanical maintenance desired. Must have ability to work with hands and must be able to use tools, test equipment, and problem solving skills in maintenance and repair of equipment. Must have ability to analyze the situation for the course of action needed. Position does require standing, lifting, manual dexterity, full vision, color perception, speaking, and hearing. Some responsibilities will require lifting, climbing, standing, walking, reaching, and balancing. Position requires a valid driver’s license.
High School Diploma or equivalency required. College degree in Electrical or Broadcast Engineering preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience in broadcast operations, and at least two years of maintenance experience required.
Please submit your resume to Troy Hollmer Chief Engineer, WQAD-TV 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265 Troy.Hollmer@WQAD.com 309-764-8888 309-736-3235