Engineer - KVAL-TV
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 5/12/2021

Job Description


We are seeking a FullTime Engineer to provide assistance to the Chief Engineers at KMTR and KVAL located in Eugene, Oregon and assist with engineering duties at KPIC-TV located in Roseburg, Oregon and KCBY-TV in Coos Bay, Oregon. This individual will assist in installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes automation, news room computer systems, data networks, and broadcast transmission equipment. They will also provide assistance in building maintenance, grounds maintenance, hands-on support of office equipment, as well as maintaining the station vehicle fleet.


Responsibilities:



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

  • Help maintain computers and servers related to television transmission and video automation systems, as well as business-side work stations. 

  • Help 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

  • Assist in maintenance of computer software, hardware, and local area network applications

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

  • Assist with preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting of broadcast electronical equipment, including but not limited to, cameras, audio and video equipment, microwave transmitters and receivers, satellite receivers, and computing equipment

  • Perform tasks associated with daily building upkeep

  • Perform building and vehicle safety inspections

  • Provide support in the management of Servers, Network Security and Network Services

  • PC/Mac hardware/software support of on-site installing, servicing and repairing workstations

  • Provide support for the technical needs of the News Department

  • Assist with video equipment set-up and maintenance

  • Assist Engineering with Transmitter and Master Control maintenance

  • Assist with LAN and WAN related hardware and software maintenance

  • Develop knowledge of facility specific IT needs and assist in supporting these systems

  • Apply regular security updates

  • Perform physical inventory of equipment

  • Maintain digital telephone system

  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements:



  • Associates degree or higher in IT, electronics or computer related field

  • Broadcast experience preffered

  • A great team-oriented attitude and dedication to quality

  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft, Mac and Linux operating systems

  • Knowledge and competency in core hardware and computer system technologies, including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and LAN/WAN networking

  • Proficiency in troubleshooting problems and responding quickly under pressure

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Familiarity with Avid related software and hardware products a plus


Physical Demands/Work Environment:



  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule

  • On-call duty, including weekends and holidays

  • Ability to lift computers and equipment generally less than 50 pounds


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

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/12/2021

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…