Maintenance Technician

WCCO-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Maintenance Technician.

Overview / Role Details:

This role maintains, repairs and installs all technical equipment.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Installs, maintains and helps detail all technical facilities, equipment and related software.
  • Satellite, microwave, fiber optic and MPEG 2/4 transport, UHF and VHF ATSC digital transmission systems, studio and operations automation systems, control room and routing switchers, IT systems and networks, file based media systems and facility HVAC, electrical and security systems.
  • Will interface closely with technology users to identify, trouble shoot and accurate problems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Two-year degree or higher, or certificate in Electronics, Engineering, IT or equivalent electronics
  • 5+ years' experience in television broadcast and television equipment maintenance and repair
  • Valid Driver’s License

Additional Qualifications:

  • IT training and experience strongly preferred
  • A proven “hands on” maintenance background is required
  • Proven ability to assist and/or lead engineering projects as assigned, including implementation of new technologies
  • SBE certification is a plus
  • Must be innovative and demonstrate leadership
  • Must understand and abide by EHS safety rules and procedures that pertain to related job functions
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and push 75 pounds
  • Candidate must be able to optimally multi-task and access priorities in a fast-paced winning team culture.
  • Candidate is required to join IBEW Local 292 Union.

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Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

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