Human Resources

Title: TV Maintenance Engineer
Classification: E2
Department: WGVU

Job Summary:
Maintains and operates audio, video, broadcast and satellite equipment for television and radio. Maintains television and radio transmitters, satellite, microwave and fiber optic system.

Primary Duties & Global Responsibilities:

  • Maintains and operates audio, video, STL and transmitter equipment for WGVU/WGVK-TV.
  • Maintains studio, transmitter and related equipment for WGVU-AM and FM.
  • Maintains and operates satellite communication equipment.
  • Designs video, audio, and control systems and circuits.
  • Installs equipment and systems.
  • Maintains knowledge of FCC rules, SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • Maintains maintenance logs and other required records.
  • Performs engineer-in-charge duties for broadcast productions and business television events.
  • Supervise student employees.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:
Coordinate activities with clients and vendors to ensure timely completion of projects.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduate supplemented by two years of technical training, appropriate degree or certification.
  • Minimum of four years of broadcast equipment operation and maintenance experience and/or additional relevant technical training.
  • Knowledge and experience working with FCC rules, SMPTE and ANSI standards.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • 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 experience to successfully design systems and circuits.
  • Willingness to work any shift, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
    Ability to work under inclement weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Four year technical or engineering degree.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of a satellite communication equipment.
  • Knowledge of computer operating systems, applications and computer networks.

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

Supervision Exercised:
Hire, train, supervise, schedule and coordinate the work of student employees and may act as lead worker to other COT staff members within the department/unit/division.

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