Digital Broadcast Engineer

Hawaii Public Television dba PBS Hawaii   Honolulu, HI   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on September 8, 2022
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Hawaii Public Television Foundation, dba PBS Hawaii
Job Description
Position Title: Digital Broadcast Engineer
Reports to: Chief Engineer
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Position Summary:
Perform day-to-day operations and maintenance of station broadcast infrastructure and enterprise network.
Essential Functions:
Maintain Oahu transmitter and antenna system and perform preventative maintenance visits. Assist contractors in maintaining transmitter systems on Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii Island.
Monitor and troubleshoot ATSC transport stream issues to insure broadcast quality.
Coordinate installation, set-up and troubleshooting of station’s broadcast and network equipment.
Operate master control automation and collaborate with remote partners to insure station playlists are broadcast properly.
Assist with implementation of online and livestreaming events.
Operate television broadcast equipment including but not limited to video servers, digital recorders, studio cameras, switchers, mixers and monitors and use test gear to perform maintenance on equipment as necessary.
Coordinate with Producer/Director during studio or remote productions; verify technical quality of all recordings, reporting any deviation to the Producer/Director; perform necessary electronic editing and duplication of media.
Scout remote locations for engineering setup. Coordinate the assembly, disassembly of television broadcast equipment for remote productions.
Additional Responsibilities:
Maintain station network, including servers, printers, PC and Apple workstations.
Install computer upgrades and updates and perform Help Desk functions as required.
Coordinate with other departments to provide engineering services as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
Knowledge of RF and antenna systems.
Ability to use CAD programs.
Knowledge of Cisco commands.
Knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and Office suite.
Ability to read, comprehend and apply information contained within technical manuals for application to station’s broadcast equipment.
Ability to prepare complete written reports, operation logs and forms with the aid of a computer utilizing standard and custom programs required.
A high level of attention to detail is required in completing tasks.
Must be able to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Ability to distinguish between different shades of colors required.
Ability to distinguish abnormal audio/video patterns from legitimate program audio/video.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Must possess a valid Hawaii Driver’s license (Type 3).
Certifications preferred: Cisco CCNA/CCNP, Society of Broadcast Engineers CBTE, Microsoft Administrator.
Americans with Disabilities Specifications:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and position responsibilities. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.