CBS Corporation Engineering Manager in West Sacramento, California

Engineering Manager

REF#: 29069

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: West Sacramento, CA, 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.).


Daily Tasks

Mentor members of engineering staff

Assign projects to staff

Assist staff with troubleshooting systems

Plan, manage, train, and oversee projects and staff

Assist and advise in planning future equipment and budget

Strive for continuing improvements to systems and operations

Be hands-on with a "no task too big, no task too small" mentality

Create wire lists and signal flow diagrams for new equipment installation

Maintain a solid line of communication with other departments

Oversee building maintenance


Required Skills

Strong organizational and management skills

Advanced PC and networking skills - programming/scripting ability a plus

Expert knowledge of all equipment required for studio and remote operations

Ability to stay calm under pressure

Ability to handle multiple high-priority projects simultaneously

In depth understanding of complex systems including: On-Air system, Studios, Control Rooms, Communication technologies and Internet technologies

"Hands on Engineer" capable of managing and coaching a diverse staff of engineers

Ability to analyze and interpret various system logs to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve technical broadcast issues.

Ability to read and follow system schematics as well as frequently produce workflow documents, signal flow schematics and Standard Operating Procedures.

Strong leadership, analytical and decision-making skills with ability to stay abreast of latest technologies

Knowledge of FCC rules and standards relating to broadcast equipment and operation.

Knowledge of equipment installation and removal as it pertains to maintenance and servicing broadcast equipment

Strong technical understanding of digital broadcast technology, digital video and audio signal types, media formats, CODEC’s, wrappers, sync, time code and signal flow

Knowledge of production control technology including large format switchers, digital audio consoles, video servers, studio equipment, digital video distribution, etc. required

Multi-tasking and on-the-fly prioritization skills are essential. Must frequently complete time-critical assigned tasks under stressful situations with minimal or no supervision.

Identify training needs, motivate and develop staff to meet the on-going and future technological needs of the station.

Strong RF knowledge as it relates to high power transmitters, microwave and mobile radio equipment


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled