ION Media Networks, Inc.

  • Broadcast Project Engineer

    Job Locations US-FL-Clearwater
    Posted Date 7 months ago(5/10/2019 3:40 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1140
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    The Broadcast Project Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day support and integration of technology at all broadcast stations of ION Media nationwide. We are searching for a focused, detail-oriented, and dynamic technical professional to ensure that ION has a high quality, consistent transmission in each DMA and a distribution platform that conforms or exceeds FCC and company requirements. This hands-on position places a very heavy emphasis on project management and requires a complete understanding of the technical operation of a television network and station. The position will work with a team and have the opportunity to manage field staff in execution of relocation of broadcast facilities, station acquisitions and technology upgrades.

    Responsibilities

    • Experienced broadcast engineer skilled in transmission system design and broadcast facility construction;
    • Experience with signal mapping and interference study software;
    • Ability to perform electrical and mechanical calculations such as electrical loads and distribution, power factors, heat loads, transmitter TPO and ERP;
    • Antenna system design and FCC knowledge would be a plus;
    • Propose and create system designs, specifications and illustrations to align the broadcast model with ION strategies and visions;
    • Interact with vendors, contractors, landlords, local municipalities and other staff to design, implement and execute broadcast system construction related projects;
    • Upgrade and/or maintain broadcast related equipment at all ION stations;
    • Operate and troubleshoot broadcast related equipment standard to the industry;
    • Analyze information and data to problem solve and make decisions;
    • Travel required to complete requirements gathering, ensure project progression and overall completion;
    • Other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training or work experience;
    • 5 years of experience in television broadcast engineering;
    • Experienced in project management in a technical environment;
    • Knowledge and/or familiarity of IOT and solid state transmitters (UHF and VHF), transmission systems including combiners, filters, antennas and line, high voltage, tower structures, and microwave STL equipment;
    • Must be able to configure IP network devices and perform basic connectivity troubleshooting;
    • Ability to perform transmitter proofs, line sweeps and other electrical measurements a plus;
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team setting;
    • Must be detail-oriented with excellent communication skills;
    • Ability to communicate highly technical concepts in a non-technical manner;
    • Ability to remain focused and multi-task during multiple emergency off-air situations;
    • Proficient with standard office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Outlook);
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business and technical publications, instructional manuals, schematics and technical procedures;
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.

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