Human Resources

Title: TV Engineer
Classification: E1
Department: WGVU

Job Summary:
Operates and maintains audio, video and broadcast equipment for both Radio and Television.

Primary Duties & Global Responsibilities:

  • Operates a wide variety of television and radio broadcast equipment.
  • Operates and monitors television and radio equipment transmission to maintain correct audio and video signals.
  • Operates satellite uplink and downlink equipment.
  • Responsible for operational and maintenance logs as required by the FCC and WGVU.
  • Performs operational checks on broadcast equipment.
  • Assists with the installation of broadcasting equipment.
  • Maintains knowledge of FCC rules and SBE standards.
  • Supervise student employees.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides support for broadcast productions and business television events.
  • Trains students, interns and temporary employees in the set-up and operation of television broadcast equipment.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent; two year technical degree.
  • Minimum of three years experience in RF troubleshooting, operation and maintenance of television and radio production/broadcast equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully operate office equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully-provide quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance records.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work independently, organize own work and coordinate work activities of others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer operating systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FCC rules and industry standards.
  • Willingness to work any shift, weekends, holidays and overtime.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and prioritizing work assignments and maintaining work flow to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under inclement weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Four year degree.
  • Knowledge of satellite equipment.

Supervision Received: Supervised by a designated supervisor, but is expected to work independently and apply appropriate policies and procedures to assigned area of responsibility.

Supervision Exercised: Occasional supervision of Production Assistants, temporary employees and interns.

Revised Date: September 1997 For questions regarding employment, email Human Resources Employment Information. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.