KARE-11 is looking for a full time Maintenance Technician who's responsibilities include day-to-day hands on maintenance of all technical equipment across all departments. This includes traditional broadcast hardware and software as well as general electrical-mechanical maintenance and repair.
Maintenance technician is responsible for the day-to-day hands-on maintenance of all the stations technical equipment. This includes traditional broadcast hardware as well as industry-centric software and content production tools used by KARE. Duties may also include maintenance at the transmitter location, microwave sites, and remote broadcast equipment outside of the studio. Maintenance technician responds quickly to provide technical support as needed for news and other content production operations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of basic television broadcast and news operations and work flow
Represents KARE in a positive manner with the public, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse staff
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities
Strong organization/coordinating skills
Takes direction from technical manager for installation and maintenance of all technical equipment automation systems, master control and production equipment, newsroom computer systems, transmitters, microwave sites, ENG equipment and other support equipment
Work in a manner that ensures maximum productivity, quality, and timely completion of assigned projects
Assist operations staff when necessary
RF experience is a plus
Computer networking knowledge is a plus
Contributes to maintaining up-to-date technical documentation that accurately represents the installed equipment at KARE
Able to handle general building repairs
This position requires a solid understanding of electronics, electrical - mechanical, and computer technologies used by KARE
Candidate must be a self starter who can work with limited supervision and have strong interpersonal skills
This position requires a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in a technical maintenance role.