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Midco has been blazing trails since 1931, bringing innovation to the world of telecommunications and delighting customers with exceptional service. Through ambition, imagination and a genuine commitment to each other, Midco proudly serves more than 385,000 residential and business customers in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. We’re also dedicated to making our communities better places to live, work and play. Ready to work at Midco? We thought so. Here are a few more reasons why Midco is one of the best places to work:

-Free and discounted Midco services
-Tuition reimbursement
-Support of employee involvement in the communities we serve
-Employee referral program
-Wellness programs
-Visit MidcoCareers.com to learn about employment opportunities and apply today.

JOB PURPOSE:

Successfully operate, monitor and repair broadcast equipment systems.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

-Responsible for the engineering, technology and troubleshooting of live and tape-delay, remote broadcasts using various video and networking equipment from on-site venues.
-Determine cause of broadcast system failures and coordinate repair in a timely manner.
-Monitor and maintain the performance of all broadcasting systems to ensure their continuous operation.
-Set up, operate and maintain professional video equipment.
-Encode, monitor and upload video files.
-Troubleshoot and repair all cable and broadcast systems in the control room and at locations, over the phone, or from a remote computer.
-Understand cable, broadcast and advertising insertion system performance specifications, perform tests, and repair equipment with minimal supervision.
-Understand the reception and broadcast of all programming types including satellite, broadcast, and local origination.
-Knowledge of automation, traffic and billing systems and their relation to the broadcast and cable systems.
-Ability to manipulate connectors, fasteners and wire, and use hand tools and customary CATV power tools.
-Work closely with the appropriate internal departments.
-Produce timely and accurate reports.
-Be willing and able to travel in accordance with Midco's "Use of Vehicle for Company Business" policy.
-Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers.
-Adhere to Midco’s privacy guidelines to ensure each customer’s privacy.
-Maintain regular attendance as required by your position.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Function as an effective team member while supporting the efforts and concepts of other departments.
-Support the mission, vision, and values of Midco.
-Apply personal ethics, honesty, initiative, flexibility, responsibility and confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
-Possess an enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated and detail oriented approach towards work and all work projects.
-Possess strong problem solving and decision making skills while using good judgment.
-Multitask and change from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
-Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, coworkers and management.
-Identify opportunities for improvement while creating and implementing viable solutions
-Actively follow Midco policies and procedures.
-Perform other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

-High school diploma or GED required. Some college or vocational training preferred.
-Minimum two years’ experience in cable or broadcast television preferred.
-Knowledge of the National Electrical Codes.
-Strong computer skills in XP/7/10.
-Know and understand all NTSC video/audio standards.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

-The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry loads of up to 70 lbs.
-The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
-Employees may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and other than normal business hours, such as holidays, evenings and weekends as business demands.

Midco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Experience / Skills


EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

-High school diploma or GED required. Some college or vocational training preferred.
-Minimum two years’ experience in cable or broadcast television preferred.
-Knowledge of the National Electrical Codes.
-Strong computer skills in XP/7/10.
-Know and understand all NTSC video/audio standards.

About Midco


Midco has been blazing trails since 1931, bringing innovation to the world of telecommunications and delighting customers with exceptional service. Through ambition, imagination and a genuine commitment to each other, Midco proudly serves more than 385,000 residential and business customers in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. We’re also dedicated to making our communities better places to live, work and play.