Broadcast Maintenance Engineer

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 300200 - University Television Center
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:

14/ Minimum: 40,400

Department Profile:

Established in 1988, the University Television Center is a leader in providing high quality, cost effective production services to the university community and clients across the country.

With a wide range of field and studio production capabilities, the TV Center produces informative, engaging, and compelling content for a variety of educational, marketing, and research projects.

The Mississippi State University Television Center is a division of the MSU Office of Public Affairs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Maintain university television and radio production and playout equipment.
2.Assist in maintaining Federal Communications Commission (FCC) compliance for WMSV-
FM and the KU band satellite uplink system.
3.Install new production systems and components to meet future needs.
4.Assist in maintaining technical documentation for UTC and outside facilities and maintain
accurate records of all technical services performed.
5.Provide television technical support for Department of Communication production courses.
6.Operate the KU band satellite uplink system as needed.
7.Configure computer networking and operating systems and troubleshoot in a professional
video environment. Resolve software and/or hardware problems beginning at the lowest
level (user–tech-vendor).
8.Ensure data backup and disaster recovery methods and systems are operational and
9.Set up and configure video and technical production systems including audio, video and data
routing, signal processing, video cameras, production switchers, audio mixers, and intercom.
10.Set up, break down and troubleshoot video cameras, cables and production switchers on
remote field productions. Establish and maintain fiber optic, TCP/IP, MPEG and/or other
transmission links.
11.Troubleshoot equipment and recommend appropriate solutions including vendor repair, in-
house repair or equipment replacement. Coordinate repair of equipment with outside
12.Fabricate cables and small part modifications.
13.Maintain equipment storage area, workshop, tools, spare parts and technical supplies
inventories. Maintain accurate asset inventory and vehicle records.
14.Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree or higher in electronics, broadcast technology, communication, or related course of study or equivalent, relevant experience.

At least 1-3 years of experience maintaining and installing broadcast equipment or other similar media systems.

Substitution allowed for Education:
Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience approved by Human Resources Management and UTC.

Preferred Qualifications:

Society of Broadcast Engineers or similar certification is a plus but is not required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Ability to work long and irregular hours when required.
•Excellent organizational, task management, communication and interpersonal skills.
•A working knowledge of SMPTE Standards and FCC regulations would be a plus, but not a
•Take direction well and be able to work with vendor support to resolve issues.
•Attention to detail.
•Ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities. Ability to prioritize assigned tasks.
•Ability to make decisions and take corrective action without supervision.
•Knowledge of general electrical wiring techniques including use of UPS systems and circuit
•A working knowledge of television equipment and integrated systems as well as skills in high
level electronic maintenance.
•Hands-on experience with audio/video switching, connectivity, routing, terminations and signal
•Must have knowledge in the use of basic electrical and electronic test equipment.
•Ability to read, understand and maintain technical documentation and drawings.
•Knowledge of essential media-related IT concepts including (but not limited to); Microsoft
workstation and server operating systems, the MacOS operating system, IPV4 (IPV6 a plus),
SAN/NAS systems, backup systems, media systems IT architecture, system wiring and
system performance analysis.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

Frequent - Externally imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; irregular hours may be anticipated; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position.

Frequent - walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands. Good manual dexterity for soldering and use of hand or power tools.

Job requires standing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 50 pounds

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically

Hearing requirements: Heavy telephone contact requires ability to hear and respond to telephone conversations

Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc. with one to the point of being objectionable. May require the climbing of ladders and working on elevated surfaces.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online and submit a cover letter, and resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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