Engineering Manager

Ref#: 29069
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: West Sacramento, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

Daily Tasks

  • Mentor members of engineering staff

  • Assign projects to staff

  • Assist staff with troubleshooting systems

  • Plan, manage, train, and oversee projects and staff

  • Assist and advise in planning future equipment and budget

  • Strive for continuing improvements to systems and operations

  • Be hands-on with a "no task too big, no task too small" mentality

  • Create wire lists and signal flow diagrams for new equipment installation

  • Maintain a solid line of communication with other departments

  • Oversee building maintenance


Required Skills

  • Strong organizational and management skills

  • Advanced PC and networking skills – programming/scripting ability a plus

  • Expert knowledge of all equipment required for studio and remote operations

  • Ability to stay calm under pressure

  • Ability to handle multiple high-priority projects simultaneously

  • In depth understanding of complex systems including: On-Air system, Studios, Control Rooms, Communication technologies and Internet technologies

  • “Hands on Engineer” capable of managing and coaching a diverse staff of engineers

  •  Ability to analyze and interpret various system logs to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve technical broadcast issues.

  • Ability to read and follow system schematics as well as frequently produce workflow documents, signal flow schematics and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Strong leadership, analytical and decision-making skills with ability to stay abreast of latest technologies

  • Knowledge of FCC rules and standards relating to broadcast equipment and operation.

  • Knowledge of equipment installation and removal as it pertains to maintenance and servicing broadcast equipment

  • Strong technical understanding of digital broadcast technology, digital video and audio signal types, media formats, CODEC’s, wrappers, sync, time code and signal flow

  • Knowledge of production control technology including large format switchers, digital audio consoles, video servers, studio equipment, digital video distribution, etc. required

  • Multi-tasking and on-the-fly prioritization skills are essential. Must frequently complete time-critical assigned tasks under stressful situations with minimal or no supervision.

  • Identify training needs, motivate and develop staff to meet the on-going and future technological needs of the station.

  • Strong RF knowledge as it relates to high power transmitters, microwave and mobile radio equipment

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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