Maintenance Technician

January 8, 2018



NBC5, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington/Plattsburgh market, has an opening for a full-time Maintenance Technician. The person in this role maintains the station’s equipment and systems from acquisition to distribution. This position supports all station efforts in-house and in remote locations within our market.

Job Responsibilities

This employee will help maintain:

• Transmitter sites, microwave relay sites, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems, monitoring devices, and other systems.

• Production equipment including camera systems, production switcher, play out servers, graphics devices, lighting systems, audio consoles, microphones, and tracks inventory.

• News-gathering equipment including ENG cameras, field gear, satellite and microwave trucks, editing systems, and support devices.

• Support equipment including Master Control equipment, video switchers, monitors, videotape machines, microphones, and intercoms.

• Addtionally, they will conduct troubleshooting, equipment installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks.

Required Skills

• Some electrical component level and board level troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with the ability to repair and test equipment for operation. Will train on specific systems.

• Basic knowledge of computers, and some basic networking skills.

• Able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces.

• Flexible schedule to occasionally work various days and shifts as assigned.

• Able to be on-call, on a shared rotational on call schedule.

• Ability to work independently as well as effectively with other team members.

• Capable of following instructions, verbal and written.

• Able to work with minimal supervision as experience dictates.

• Able to sit or stand for long periods of time.

• Good vision (with or without corrective lenses) with ability to read and distinguish colors.

• Valid driver’s license; position requires travel to remote transmitter and microwave sites within our region.


• Experience or on-the-job training in the troubleshooting and repair of equipment that would provide basis that can be built upon with training. (Subject to our assessment)

• Associates degree in Electronics Technology a plus.

• Military Broadcast Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course a plus.

• Graduates of Electronics Technical programs (credit and non-credit) encouraged to apply.

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