Broadcast Engineer
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 9/27/2020

Job Description

KMPH/KFRE in Fresno, California is seeking a Broadcast Engineer! This individual will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, data networks, and broadcast transmission equipment.  They will also be directly responsible for building maintenance, grounds maintenance, hands-on support of office equipment, as well as maintaining the station vehicle fleet.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide the engineering support for the building and installation of electronic systems/equipment as assigned

  • Maintain and repair transmitters (AM, FM, TV, Microwave, Fiber, satellite, etc.), receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, video tape systems, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, two-way radios, monitors and display systems

  • Support of on-site installation, service and repair of workstations for PC/Mac hardware/software

  • Provide technical support to operational users

  • Consult and communicate with engineering management and associate engineers on technical issues and project progress as required

  • Provide Specific Engineering Signal Flow Diagrams for CAD documentation on all work performed on technical systems

  • Perform all work to engineering standards and practices

  • Coordinate with the Chief Engineer to properly maintain all facilities and grounds

  • Perform tasks associated with daily building upkeep

  • Assist with video equipment (what video equipment? Changes in studio setup? Or something else) set-up and maintenance

  • Perform monthly building safety inspections

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Some travel to transmitter may be required

Other Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree (AA) in electronics preferred

  • Minimum of five years general broadcast experience.  Engineering experience preferred. 

  • Self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision

  • Working knowledge of broadcast station operations

  • Be able to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via telephone or in person

  • Be able to read and understand technical materials

  • Able to set priorities under pressure of deadlines

  • Able to concentrate for long periods of time

  • Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings

  • Basic knowledge of plumbing and carpentry

  • Basic knowledge of basic electrical systems

  • Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance

  • Proficiency in troubleshooting problems and responding quickly under pressure

  • A great team-oriented attitude and dedication to quality

  • Hold and maintain a valid driver's license

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule

  • On-call duty, including weekends and holidays

  • The ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Able to work at elevated heights

  • The ability to work in all outdoor weather conditions

  • Perform building repairs as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/27/2020

About Us

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…