Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer

The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for all engineering functions supporting live studio production, live broadcast events, pre and post-production, as well as equipment maintenance and capital planning. Operating within a state-of-the-art Broadcast and Production facility, the Maintenance Engineer provides complete, professional engineering leadership coordination with the primary Master Control Operations hub. Please note this position is represented by IBEW Local 1212. If not already a member of Local 1212, the successful applicant will have to join Local 1212 or pay the dues necessary for representation by Local 1212.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Support of Production and Post Production facilities and equipment including cameras, production switchers, character generators, audio mixers, non-linear edit systems, intercom system and others;
• Supervise live and near live studio production events;
• Supervision of remote broadcasts and production;
• Provide software upgrades and support of television production equipment;
• Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Qualified candidates will possess strong troubleshooting skills, the ability to work on concurrent tasks, meet deadlines and perform successfully under pressure. Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently will be needed; strong analytical and communication skills are required. Additional qualifications include:
• A minimum of five (5) years of experience in television engineering and operations;
• Proficiency with Windows Server/Client platforms, high performance storage systems and video encoding/delivery systems;
• Experience with Evertz server and broadcast automation and play out systems; VistaLINK Pro experience is highly desired;
• Experience with Interra Systems Baton Automated File-based QC and Telestream Vantage Media Processing Systems;
• Knowledge of broadcast equipment, such as waveform monitors, VTR’s, Video Servers;
• Knowledge of and experience with industry standard video file formats and manipulation;
• Experience with all digital and tape-based video formats;
• Ability to read and understand video test equipment including waveform monitor and vector scope;
• Adaptable to change in new technology and environment;
• Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Candidates with previous experience in a supervisory role are preferred.

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WNET New York Public Media
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New York, NY 10019-7435

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