RF Maintenance Engineer

KSTP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking an RF Maintenance Engineer.

KSTP 5 Eyewitness News is the award-winning ABC network affiliate for the Twin Cities. Part of Hubbard Broadcasting, KSTP-TV is a longtime market leader, and is committed to excellence in all that it does-broadcast news with hyper-local coverage, important public service that deals powerfully with today's issues, and now, more than ever, top-notch digital content, to reach our viewers and followers with information the way they want to receive it. When you work for KSTP, or our other local, independently operated station KSTC, Channel 45, you will find yourself among dedicated, passionate people who work hard every day to improve our product and our community. If you have the qualifications, and you are a person of talent and integrity, we invite you to apply!


  • Engineering maintenance background preferred (UHF transmission systems, microwave, and satellite communications
  • 5 or more years in a broadcast environment preferred.
  • Ability to solve unusual or unexpected problems.
  • Strong computer skills with familiarity with MS Access, Excel Spreadsheets, etc.
  • Ability to read and comprehend CAD drawings, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • High level of organization
  • Technical background that provides a working knowledge of broadcast audio and video design and theory, IT networking and signal transmission.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills & must be able to communicate effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.
  • Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed. Be on call on a rotating schedule.
  • Valid driver license and clean driving record as determined by the Company. Driving record will be checked.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Must be able to climb ladders up to 24' tall
    • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs
    • High level of organization
    • Ability to crawl, stoop, bend, lift overhead, and walk to reach equipment for evaluation, repair, and adjustment.
    • Must be able to work for extended periods of time in a confined area.
    • Read, hear and speak clearly.
    • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
    • Must be able to read and interpret instructions, schematics, and service manuals.
    • Ability to drive/operate a vehicle in a safe manner.
    • Must be able to read and interpret instructions, schematics, and service manuals.
    • Manipulate computer and general office equipment, including telephone.

The Company may make reasonable accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

Job Overview

The Broadcast RF Systems Engineer's primary responsibility is to install, test, configure and commission Broadcast & Broadcast related IT RF systems, bringing projects to completion while ensuring quality in both, transmitter/translator sites with specialization in audio, video, digital, remote control, and computer-based engineering in a studio setting as well as in remote location.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operate, diagnose and make repairs and adjustments to transmitter, satellite and microwave and ancillary electronic and electrical equipment associated with the production and broadcasting television. understand Broadcast system designs and demonstrate installation techniques.
  • Assist other RF Engineers on more complex equipment issues, site installations, diagnoses and repairs.
  • Verify day-to-day compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations applicable to transmitter/translator facilities; maintains required records for the FCC and FAA.
  • Maintain records as they pertain to equipment and transmission site operations and repairs. This includes transmitters, tower inspections, tower lights, emergency power generators, etc.
  • Troubleshoot and repair technical issues on a wide variety of broadcast equipment.
  • Operate diagnose and make minor adjustments and repairs to high powered UHF television transmitters.
  • Operate, diagnose, and make minor adjustments and repairs to low powered UHF television translators.
  • Install and integrate new equipment at transmitter and translator sites associated with the production and broadcasting of educational radio/television equipment.\
  • Communicate status updates. Discuss issues and provide suggestions in a clear manner.
  • Identify integration inefficiencies and propose solutions.
  • Work with on-site tech team to identify and finalize punch list items.
  • Work closely with the Engineering Managers to provide both general and specific recommendations on installation standards, technologies, personnel, job specifics and implementation.
  • Ability to work established hours. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • All other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.

Compensation and Benefits

When extending an offer, the company considers a variety of factors such as (but not limited to) the candidate's work experience, education/training & key skills as well as internal peer equity and other market and business considerations.

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EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.

Diversity Statement

Hubbard Broadcasting has been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding nearly 100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.

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