Maintenance Technician

Date Posted: 10/6/2019

Job Description

KARE-11 is looking for a full time Maintenance Technician who's responsibilities include day-to-day hands on maintenance of all technical equipment across all departments. This includes traditional broadcast hardware and software as well as general electrical-mechanical maintenance and repair. 

Maintenance technician is responsible for the day-to-day hands-on maintenance of all the station’s technical equipment. This includes traditional broadcast hardware as well as industry-centric software and content production tools used by KARE. Duties may also include maintenance at the transmitter location, microwave sites, and remote broadcast equipment outside of the studio. Maintenance technician responds quickly to provide technical support as needed for news and other content production operations. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of basic television broadcast and news operations and work flow 
  • Represents KARE in a positive manner with the public, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse staff
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities 
  • Strong organization/coordinating skills 
  • Takes direction from technical manager for installation and maintenance of all technical equipment automation systems, master control and production equipment, newsroom computer systems, transmitters, microwave sites, ENG equipment and other support equipment
  • Work in a manner that ensures maximum productivity, quality, and timely completion of assigned projects
  • Assist operations staff when necessary
  • RF experience is a plus 
  • Computer networking knowledge is a plus
  • Contributes to maintaining up-to-date technical documentation that accurately represents the installed equipment at KARE
  • Able to handle general building repairs 

Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • This position requires a solid understanding of electronics, electrical - mechanical, and computer technologies used by KARE
  • Candidate must be a self starter who can work with limited supervision and have strong interpersonal skills
  • This position requires a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in a technical maintenance role​. 


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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

KARE is more than a TV station; KARE is a news and information center reaching more than 85% of the Twin Cities each week through broadcast, social media, online, mobile apps and events.

All of us are here for something greater than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of our communities. Day in and day out, you will find people dedicated to improving our communities with passion in advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism. And this excellence transcends our on-air coverage.