Engineering Technician

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WGME CBS 13/WPFO FOX 23 in Portland, Maine is a trusted brand providing Maine families with local news, weather, sports, entertainment, and social media content. We help grow the most talented people in television. You have the opportunity to work with a team filled with spirit, passion and imagination. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced full time Engineering Technician to support the Engineering Department on its daily computer and network operations. This individual will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. Equipment types that this role would be responsible for, include server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, data networks, and broadcast transmission equipment. Other responsibilities include Master Control coverage Saturday and Sunday evenings and filling for MC Operators. Must be available to work overnights, weekends and holidays.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and/or repair satellite receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, monitors and display systems
  • Experience operating master control switcher and associated equipment. Fill in vacation relief for master control operators
  • Provide technical support to operational users
  • Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required
  • Perform all technical work to engineering standards and practices
  • Provide PC/Mac hardware/software support, on-site installation, servicing and repair of computer workstations
  • Provide support for the technical needs of the news department
  • Assist with video equipment set-up and maintenance
  • Assist with Transmitter, Master Control, LAN and WAN related hardware/software maintenance
  • Develop knowledge of facility specific IT needs and assist in supporting these systems
  • Perform physical inventory of equipment and other duties as assigned
  • This position reports to Chief Engineer

Required Skills
Required Skills:
  • Self-starter, multi-tasked and able to work efficiently without direct supervision
  • A great team-oriented attitude and dedication to quality
  • Be able to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via telephone, e-mail, or in person
  • Be able to read and understand technical materials
  • Able to set priorities under pressure of deadlines and concentrate for long periods of time
  • Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours
  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings
  • Working knowledge of broadcast station operation
  • Familiarity with Microsoft, Mac, AVID software/hardware and Linux operating systems and a PLUS
  • Knowledge and competency in core hardware and computer system technologies
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting problems, responding quickly under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent experience in IT, Electronics, or computer related field a PLUS
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Location Portland, Maine, United States
Company Location HR.WGME.Portland ME.Portland.ME
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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