Maintenance Engineer

Date Posted: 9/8/2020

Job Description

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? KREM TV is looking for a Maintenance Engineer with basic knowledge of electronic systems and computer technology to work with our Engineering staff to provide technical support to KREM TV and KSKN TV. This individual will be responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing TV/Digital production, transmitter, and broadcast systems. This individual will also repair equipment in support of news-gathering, production and on-air operations and provide support of network-based equipment in conjunction with the IT Department. This role is a full-time, hourly, union position.


• Provide technical support to operational users.
• Provide Transmitter maintenance.
• Maintain and/or repair satellite receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, monitors, and display systems.
• Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required.
• Provide specific engineering signal flow diagrams for CAD documentation on all work performed on technical systems.
• Perform all technical work to engineering standards and practices.
• Provide PC/Mac hardware/software support, on-site installation, servicing and repair of computer workstations.
• Provide light building maintenance.
• Assist with LAN and WAN related hardware and software maintenance.
• Develop knowledge of facility specific IT needs and assist in supporting these systems.
• Other duties may be assigned.

Job Requirements

• Associate degree (AA) in electronics, related field or work experience in lieu of degree.
• Ability to install and maintain computer systems and network equipment.
• Self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision.
• Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings if necessary.
• Must possess strong personal interaction skills, good communication skills, ability to work under pressure and deadlines, and ability to prioritize multiple projects.
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work on ladders/lifts up to 15 ft., a valid driver’s license, and work varied shifts including holidays and weekends if necessary.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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About Us

Where you choose to live and work are some of the most important decisions in life.  If you are looking to align yourself with a company culture that promotes career advancement of top performers, this is home.  Whether you are seeking a career as a journalist, a sales/marketing executive or a social media/digital guru, KREM 2 offers a career launch pad through TEGNA’s family of media and digital properties in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.  Inviting smart, creative and diverse professionals to develop innovative content, marketing strategies and new technologies is our recruiting priority

Taking care of you, your spouse or partner and your dependents is important and supported by KREM 2’s benefit plans for qualified employees.  Options include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability insurance and long-term disability insurance.   We also offer paid vacation and holidays, sick leave and a generous 401K Savings Plan and other benefits.  

KREM 2 is the CBS affiliate serving the Inland Northwest.  Located in Spokane, the station has a rich history of interactive service with the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene region for over 60 years.  It is our privilege and promise to serve this extraordinary community through our partnerships with numerous non-profit organizations and social service agencies.   To give you a better feel for our news market, Spokane is the second largest city in Washington State and enjoys four distinct weather seasons for outdoor enthusiasts.   Spokane is home to the largest medical hub between Seattle and Minneapolis, Fairchild Air Force Base, a significant higher education, high-tech and agriculture base.