FLOODstream is currently seeking a part-time (full time within 3-6 months) staff Engineer / EIC to support our remote production trucks based in Phoenix, Arizona. Engineer / EIC is responsible for operating and maintaining one or more of our three broadcast production trucks, overseeing load-in, set and strike of broadcast equipment, and providing support before, during and after to ensure a smooth broadcast. May also include transporting trucks and small production trailers as needed.
Our goal is to transition the ideal candidate to a full-time position.
• Operate and maintain a mobile production unit (trailer or box truck configuration) in support of sports and event broadcasts and webcast productions.
• Maintain, repair and upgrade mobile units and equipment inventory at our Phoenix area headquarters to ensure they are fully operational.
• Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair or replace equipment in the field as necessary.
• Supervise load-in, set and strike of broadcast equipment at a wide range of venues, ranging from hotel ballrooms and high schools to large college and professional sports venues.
• Provide support and assistance to production crew during events.
• Maintain an inventory of expendable items for mobile units.
• Serve as primary technical contact for clients, vendors and venues prior to and during events.
• Conduct site surveys ahead of events to assess technical requirements for each broadcast.
• Coordinate with broadcast partners to configure, test, monitor and support broadcast and live stream transmission systems.
Experience / Skills
• Experienced in the world of broadcast video, especially live sports.
• A thorough understanding of audio, video and network signal flows in a broadcast environment.
• Working knowledge of setup, operation and troubleshooting of Newtek devices, including the Tricaster and 3Play.
• Working knowledge of BlackMagic Design video routers and related equipment.
• Working knowledge of NDI video in a production environment, including basic network theory. Familiarity with Ubiquiti network equipment and BirdDog Studio NDI encoders a plus.
• Working knowledge of common sports scoreboard and stats systems, and interfacing with those systems to obtain score / clock / stats data. Direct experience with solutions such as the Sportzcast Scorebot, Daktronics All Sport CG and Graphics Outfitters' products is a plus.
• Working knowledge of various transmission methods and protocols, including various IP encoders, LiveU, fiber transmission methods and satellite uplinks.
• Thorough understanding of streaming via systems like the LiveU Solo, and RTMP streams via a variety of encoders.
• Preferably have - or be willing to obtain and maintain - a USDOT medical certificate (no CDL required).
• Must be a safe driver, able to safely operate and drive a box truck, pickup truck and other vehicles, and tow a trailer 20 feet in length or more.
• Must know or be willing to learn and follow rules and regulations related to commercial driving, including all rest, break and logging requirements. Familiarity with the KeepTruckin platform a plus.
• Able to work long shifts, as dictated by the needs of a production.
• Must be able to lift, carry and move heavy broadcast equipment, walk or stand for extended periods, and safely use ladders and other common equipment.
FLOODstream is a leading producer of televised and webcast coverage of sports, conferences and events nationwide. We own and operate a remote (REMI) Master Control facility in Mesa, Arizona, and three mobile HD production trucks.
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, FLOODstream has facilities in Las Vegas and Northern California, as well as a pool of talented broadcast crewmembers in cities around the country. We provide services and facilities nationwide, with local service available in the Phoenix, Las Vegas and Northern California markets
From the most condensed corporate events to major international conferences, and from small sports webcasts to major broadcast productions, FLOODstream’s production approach is the same: Cost-effective and consistent coverage of live events.