CBS Corporation Engineering Manager in West Sacramento, California
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
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.).
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
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