Transmissions System Site Manager

Position works independently to test, configure, calibrate, install, operate, update, repair and perform systems and transmitter preventative maintenance to television and radio transmitters and associated equipment. The Site Manager will also maintain and repair low TV and radio translators and NOAA regional National Weather Service transmission equipment. The position will assist with other broadcast related equipment installation and maintenance in Lincoln main NET facility.

Job location is North Platte/Sutherland area.

Commensurate with education and experience, if approved.

Examples of Work

Install, operate and repair digital television and radio transmitters, translators, NOAA National Weather Service transmitters and related equipment in assigned geographical service area/region, with regular trips to other Nebraska sites. Operate and repair ancillary equipment to translator and transmitter systems in Nebraska. Perform regular preventative maintenance activities of television and radio transmitters, translators, NOAA National Weather Service transmitters to ensure proper and efficient functioning of all transmission equipment. Provide supervision of tower crews and other contracted personnel doing maintenance at regional NET transmitter sites. Order and install equipment, work with vendors, and work with local land owners to ensure compliance with agreements. Supervise or install new equipment and antennas as required. Interprets CAD mechanical drawings, wiring diagrams, and detailed electronic schematic diagrams. Responsible for the upkeep of the buildings and grounds of transmitter locations. Operate and oversee maintenance of a State-provided vehicle. Make recommendations to supervisor for equipment replacement, system modifications and general operations requirements to enhance the function of the transmission sites. Operate and repair ancillary equipment to translator and transmitter systems in Nebraska. Maintain files of operation, program logs, and tower inspections, etc. and reports tower lighting failures as required by the FCC and FAA. Assist with Radio and/or TV broadcast related equipment installation and maintenance in Lincoln main NET facility.

Experience / Skills


Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: An associate's or similar two-year technical degree in communications/electronic equipment or related discipline of study OR equivalent work experience (3 years) using, maintaining, repairing, modifying, and testing communications/electronic equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Position requires ability to climb ladders, lift, carry, push and pull up to 75 pounds. Will use various hand tools and power tools, electronic test equipment including multimeters, oscilliscopes, spectrum analyzers, and RF service monitors in order to maintain and repair equipment. Ability to work independently in the performance of duties. Ability to work irregular hours and be accessible by phone in cases of emergency. Must be a self-starter, well organized, able to manage urgent situations and adjust priorities appropriately with minimal supervision.