Maintenance Technician 403(g) - IBEW

Ref#: 33898
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Studio City, 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.).
KCBS/KCAL, one of the nation’s largest duopoly station groups, is seeking a forward-looking, experienced ENG maintenance engineer to become part of the KCBS/KCAL Engineering and Operations team.  This is a staff IBEW union engineering position reporting directly to Engineering and Operations Management.

This individual must have a sound engineering foundation and the ability to troubleshoot and repair complex television broadcast systems. Knowledge of modern ENG (Electronic News Gathering) systems and an understanding of ENG field operations is a must. Also required is an understanding of the following types of commonly used ENG field equipment: Sony EX series cameras and supporting recording devices, 2 GHz microwave radio systems built by Vislink and Nucomm, Motorola commercial 2-way radio systems and Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems.  Additionally, the successful candidate must have understanding and experience with the various electro-mechanical support equipment commonly used in ENG: such as motorized cable reels, pneumatic masts and compressed air systems, gasoline-powered generators and safety inter-lock systems.

IT knowledge is a plus. Familiarity with the support of computer-based commonly used non-linear edit systems such as Grass Valley Edius required. Understanding of analog and digital test equipment to validate and troubleshoot audio and video signals is required. Knowledge of the use of a 2-way communications service monitor, spectrum analyzer and network analyzer a plus.

This individual must have the ability to work synergistically and communicate well with the other members of the engineering staff and supervisors. Must have knowledge of and understand FCC rules and regulations as they govern the broadcast industry.  Project and supervision/coordination skills are also required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoots electronic equipment to a component (hardware/software) level, works with equipment maker to correct problems.
  • Order all necessary required parts for repair of all equipment and communicates effectively with vendors, station management, and staff.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to review discrepancy reports and address problems with minimal supervision.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  • Can be called to work on weekends and nights if needed for emergency situations. 
  • The ability to work over time if job schedules require it. 

Minimum Education:
  • 4-year related engineering degree or two year engineering technology ASET related to electronics or radio and television preferred.

Referral Instructions:

All qualified candidates must apply to the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System: (internal applicants) and (external applicants). This is the only method in which applications will be accepted for open positions.

NO PHONE CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE.  Only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted for an interview.  We regret that we cannot accept phone calls or respond to individual inquiries. CBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of CBS to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, marital status, or height or weight and to conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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