Maintenance Engineer 403(g)

Ref#: 31825
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, 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.).
CBS 2 / WLNY-TV is looking for an experienced television maintenance technician/desktop server administrator.  This is a fast-paced environment that requires fast accurate thinking during times of high pressure.  The ability to learn and understand broadcast television expected.

The successful candidate will be expected to troubleshoot, isolate and fix problems with server applications as well as handle server administration, configuration and updates.  Knowledge of audio and video media file formats is a necessity.  The ability to interface with vendors and manufacturers to research and address support issues required.

Must be familiar with active directory, software deployment such as bigfix and basic linux/unix commands.  Familiar with newsroom server systems, such as iNews and ENPS, is beneficial.

Additional familiarity with all forms of TV signal propagation, including baseband analog NTSC, SDi and HDSDi, ASI, IP and ATSC transport streams.

Methodical troubleshooting techniques are required as is the ability to design and construct video/audio/computer subsystems.

Live TV is a 24/7 environment and all candidates must be able to work all shifts and overtime as required.  Individual must also be very customer support driven to support all different levels of personalities.


Computer networking is a requirement; Cisco certification is a big plus.

Candidate should be very familiar with the following equipment as it will need to be maintained and/or interconnected; Non-linear editing (GVG Aurora), Newsroom production (iNews), Production control (Sony ELC), Switchers, Audio consoles, Graphics equipment (Chyron, Apple, Dell), Routing switcher (Harris Platinum), Satellite/microwave ingest (Sencore, Harris), Intercom/IFB (Adam).

EEO Statement:
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