Engineer Level II
Location: West Coast
Position Summary: Responsible for the provision of content production support services for live and recorded programming which includes, project preparation the installation, programming and maintenance of production and broadcast equipment and related IT and IP hardware and crew assignments.
Perform installation, maintenance and repair of broadcast and IT equipment in outside broadcast facilities in a fast-paced production environment.
Perform varied tasks, document systems and processes, adapt to changing priorities, and the ability to solve complex technical and operational problems independently are essential to be successful in this position.
Work with Operations staff to ensure the proper execution and delivery of projects.
Program broadcast gear (includes routers, switchers, mixers, CG, GFX, communications, etc.)
Provide technical reports and general status for each project.
Serve as primary point of client contact in post-sale environment.
Maintain knowledge of technology trends, standards, and methodologies along with emerging technologies.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience / Skills
3-5 years in a remote TV production environment, preferably on remote events
Education or training in TV production or computer platforms, IP/IT technologies
Production support of live and recorded programming requires thorough systems knowledge of broadcast IT infrastructure which includes:
o Technical spaces (control rooms, studios, terminal gear/equipment/central apparatus/distribution riser rooms and data centers)
o Associated production systems (A/V and data routing, signal processing, cameras, switchers, audio mixers, intercom, encoders/encoding, feeds/edit systems, master control, automation, server-based playback and transmission systems, etc.)
Experience with TV associated transmission technologies and systems (encoder, decoder encryption)
Up to 70% travel, occasionally on a last-minute basis
Evening and weekend work
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Demonstrated familiarity with basic server, networking topology and operating systems (e.g., Windows, Unix, etc.)
Possess manufacturer-provided broadcast training from SONY, Calrec, Omneon/Harmonic, EVERTZ, Imagine, etc…
SBE CEV, CBTE and/or CEV certification(s)
Microsoft MCITP, CompTIA A+ or CCNA certification(s)
Familiarity with Autocad, Vizio and/or MS-Project desired
Familiarity with ITSM Service Management process desired
Superior communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with team members, non-technical persons and customers. He/she should be good at conveying concepts/ideas and explaining things in an easy to comprehend manner.
Excellent soldering skills
Self-motivated & Resourceful - Ability to solve unusual or unexpected problems
Ability to work all shifts associated with 24x7x365 production environments
Must be willing to be on call for coverage of critical technical systems
Ability to sit, reach outward or above the shoulder, stand, walk, handle with fingers, stand, bend, and stoop.
Ability to operate a keyboard, view a video display terminal screen, ability to use telephone equipment.
Must be able to climb ladders up to 24’ tall and lift up to 50 lbs.
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds and push or pull up to 30 pounds.