TV Engineering Technician III

Columbia, SC
Posted: 2017-11-30

Description:

SC Educational Television is searching for a TV Engineering Technician III.

 

Responsibilities:

Responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting, transmissions and communications of a Multi-Channel Television Broadcast Schedule consisting of an 11 Station Digital Television Network and 8 FM radio returns.  Provides technical engineering assistance as needed for the Broadcast Operations Supervisor.

Serves as an operator in Master Control Broadcast Operations. Maintains all aspects of operations during assigned shift to minimize on-air malfunctions. Responsible for multi-channel circuits, returns and feeds, and frequent use of computers to remotely control satellite systems.  As a member of the essential personnel team (Broadcast Operations Tech) works shifts during statewide emergencies and communicates effectively with Emergency Preparedness Division and other State agencies as needed.

Reports malfunctioning equipment through Maintenance Trouble Report system. Reports detailed discrepancies as they relate to noticeable on-air malfunctions or switching anomalies through Broadcast Discrepancy Report system.

Works with other studios for live Legislative sessions (State House) and joining regularly scheduled programs in progress. Works with Production department to facilitate and communicate during fast-paced, live productions.  Assists Engineering department with broadcast operations for various news live shots, studio productions and/or unscheduled breaking news updates.  Frequently communicates with State Government agencies and outside agencies as it pertains to: Television, Radio, Satellite and Streaming media.

Provides technical analysis for TV and FM transmitter operations.  Communicates with engineering field operators and/or transmitter supervisors. Frequently monitors telemetry for TV and FM returns in Master Control through the use of computer applications.

Performs other related duties as assigned to include providing technical analysis of ongoing communications with various departments such as: production faxes, schedule times.

Requirements:

MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Associate degree in a related area; or high school diploma and experience in the repair and maintenance of electronic broadcasting equipment.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate degree in a related area and 5 years of experience in related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
 
PREFERRED, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of television signal flow and basic audio/video levels.  Knowledge of High and Standard Definition broadcast regulations per FCC.  Familiar with aspect-ratio terminology 16:9, 4:3, wide-screen, pillar-box, letter-box etc. Knowledge of digital transmissions, microwave transmissions, fiber transmissions, satellite transmissions, complex satellite uplink remote technology equipment, streaming audio and video technology, and multiple sources routing.  Full knowledge and understanding of routing, automation and recovery, to facilitate in minimal on-air problems. Ability to monitor multiple sources at once.  Ability to handle problem events and productions in order to efficiently return to nominal broadcast operations. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Knowledge of computer applications, server applications, data streaming and various email platforms such as Outlook.

Contact:

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.jobs.sc.gov 
OR
1041 George Rogers Boulevard 
Columbia, SC 29201
Job #71907 TV ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III

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