CBS Corporation Maintenance Technician 403(g) - IBEW in Studio City, California

Maintenance Technician 403(g) - IBEW

REF#: 27646

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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.).


KCBS2/KCAL9 TV, the CBS Owned & Operated Duopoly in Los Angeles, is seeking a forward-looking, experienced ENG maintenance engineer to become part of the Stations’ Engineering and Operations team. This is a staff IBEW union engineering position reporting directly to Engineering and Operations Management.

Job duties include:

  • Troubleshooting electronic equipment to a component (hardware/software) level

  • Working with equipment makers and vendors to correct problems, including ordering parts/services

  • Reviewing discrepancy reports and addressing issues with minimal supervision

This position may require overtime as job schedules warrant, and, in emergency situations, call-in on nights or weekends.



Candidates must have:

  • A sound engineering foundation and the ability to troubleshoot and repair complex television broadcast systems

  • Knowledge of modern Electronic News Gathering (ENG) systems and field operations

  • Strong project supervision and coordination skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with other members of the engineering staff, station employees and management, and outside vendors.


  • Understanding of and experience with the following types of ENG field equipment and supporting systems:

  • Sony XDCam and EX series cameras and supporting recording devices

  • Grass Valley video servers and editors

  • Motorola commercial 2-way radio systems, MRC (Vislink) microwave radio systems

  • Lectrosonics wireless microphone & IFB systems

  • Non-linear edit systems (such as AVID, Apple FCP 7 and Grass Valley "Edius")

  • Evertz up/down/cross conversion, Harris routing/encoding, Telestream transcoding systems

  • Analog and digital test equipment to validate/troubleshoot audio and video signals

  • Knowledge of and understanding of FCC rules and regulations as they govern the broadcast industry

  • Knowledge of 2-way communications service monitor, spectrum analyzer and network analyzer

  • Broad IT knowledge

Minimum Education Level:

Four-year engineering degree or two year engineering technology ASET related to electronics or radio/television.

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


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