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

Maintenance Technician 403(g) - IBEW

REF#: 33882

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Studio City, CA

ABOUT 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.).

DESCRIPTION:

KCBS/KCAL, one of the nation’s largest duopoly station groups, is seeking a forward-looking experienced studio maintenance engineer to become part of the KCBS/KCAL Engineering and Operations team. Reporting directly to Engineering and Operations Management, this individual must have good general knowledge of common HD television station equipment. Specific knowledge of Grass Valley Stratus/K2 servers, AVID iNews, communications equipment (Bosch/RTS), robotic camera pedestals, Sony studio cameras, digital production switchers and core HD/IP routers a plus. IT knowledge is required with daily IT dept. interaction. The successful candidate will be required to do all set-ups of incoming live sporting events, including communications with transmission provider and truck. Understanding of analog and digital test equipment to validate and troubleshoot audio and video signals is required. The ability to work independently at times and collaboratively with other engineering team members is critical. The position requires good communication, writing and documentation skills. Must have knowledge of and understand FCC rules and regulations as they apply to television station operations. Project and supervision/coordination skills are also required.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshoots electronic equipment to a component (hardware/software) level, works with equipment maker to correct problems.

  • Order all necessary required parts for repair of all equipment and communicates effectively with vendors, station management, and staff.

  • Sets up events, NBA, NFL, and other high profile programming on a regular basis.

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

  • Can be called to work on weekends and nights if needed for emergency situations.

  • The ability to work over time if job schedules require it.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 5-10 years of experience as a television broadcast engineer, or equivalent.

  • Engineering degree or two-year technical school related to Radio and Television transmission systems preferred.

REFERRAL INSTRUCTIONS:

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES PLEASE APPLY TO THE CBS TELEVISION STATIONS ONLINE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM: WWW.CBSLA.COM

THIS IS THE ONLY METHOD IN WHICH APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR OPEN POSITIONS.

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.

CBS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IT IS THE CONTINUING POLICY OF CBS TO AFFORD EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS REGARDLESS OF THEIR RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, OR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, VETERAN’S STATUS, MARITAL STATUS, OR HEIGHT OR WEIGHT AND TO CONFORM TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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