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Maintenance Engineer

Tribune Company
Richmond, VA
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Maintenance Engineer in Richmond, Virginia | Careers at VA-Richmond;3301 W Broad Street (WTVR)
  • Maintenance Engineer

    Location US-VA-Richmond
    Posted Date 6 months ago(1/22/2019 6:14 PM)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    WTVR is recruiting for a Maintenance Engineer to join its team.


    The primary focus of the Broadcast Engineer is to maintain “anything with a plug” in the TV studio. Broadcast television engineering has become a very IT-centric field, so we need candidates with strong IT backgrounds.



    • Install new broadcast gear & network equipment in racks and workstations. Run and terminate network, video, RF and control cabling as necessary.
    • Troubleshoot problems in IT-based broadcast production and commercial playback automation systems. Be able to dig through server logs and work with vendors, software developers, corporate engineering, and end users to find causes and remedies for misconfigured or defective systems.
    • Assist in day-to-day broadcast operations as necessary to troubleshoot news editing and producing gear, align satellite and microwave feeds, and perform repairs on damaged equipment.
    • Assist transmitter engineer on maintenance of high-power UHF DTV transmitter as necessary. Understand FCC regulations and help station operators keep WTVR in compliance thereof.
    • Install and maintain computers to specifications of local IT manager and Tribune corporate IT department. Attend to 150 local users in both a traditional office environment and stressful real-time broadcast news environment, within the same building. Be able to troubleshoot Windows and Mac OS X workstations, e-mail & printing, and network connectivity, along with Windows and Linux servers.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. Participate in on-call rotation with other staff engineers.


    Knowledge of basic electronics, the electronic theory present in television broadcast equipment, and basic troubleshooting ability required. Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking is pred. Work experience in TV, cable or radio pred but not required.  Must possess a valid State Driver's License (or be able to get one). 


    Education Requirements: 
    Associates or bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science pred. At least two years’ work experience pred.




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    Posted: 2019-07-18 Expires: 2019-08-17

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