Broadcast Careers: KMTV Omaha, Maintenance Engineer
Scripps currently has an amazing opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer at our local media TV station, KMTV in Omaha, NE. The Maintenance Engineer works under the direction of the Director of Engineering. This position will primarily provide preventative maintenance and emergency repairs of video, audio, IT and HD equipment and radio frequency (RF) systems.
- Assist in the design, planning, construction and maintenance of equipment, machinery, buildings and other facilities items.
- Responsible for a wide range of technical repairs on the facility and associated various systems including heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, and irrigation systems.
- Help to ensure that all facility equipment is maintained properly through daily, weekly, and monthly preventive maintenance in order that optimum performance can be achieved.
- Assist with inspections of all construction and installation projects while updating all necessary company managers or directors through progress reports.
- Participate in monthly departmental safety meetings. Helps to implement preventive measures and recommendations of the company Safety Committee.
- Keep facilities and departmental areas safe, clean, and organized.
- Install video, audio, IT, HD and RF equipment.
- Document and maintain records of equipment repairs.
- Research equipment to determine where to purchase and the cost of repairs
- Perform basic broadcast and IT operations, assist with installations as needed. This includes running and terminating cables.
- Perform live truck repairs in confined spaces and on top of vehicles.
- Perform other duties as needed and directed.
- Must be a team player.
- Ability to effectively identify basic problems as they occur and take appropriate steps to solve them.
- Must have the ability to comprehend schematics, mechanical drawings, and technical manuals.
- Assist in supervising general facility cleaning, waste removal, floor maintenance, exterior and grounds maintenance, as well as company recycling programs.
Education & Experience/Certifications
- 3+ years of experience preferred
Skills & Abilities
- Excellent problem-solving skills.
- Excellent people skills. Must be able to work well and consistently communicate (both written and verbally) with employees as well as middle and upper management.
- Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet all deadlines.
- Must have strong mathematical skills, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Must have solid organizational and computer skills including working knowledge of software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Must be familiar with building codes and maintenance trades.
- Must have familiarity with OSHA requirements applicable facility-wide and have experience with safety programs.
- Must be ready to learn new skills.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule including able to work multiple days, holidays, evenings, weekends, and possible overtime hours as needed. Availability to travel over multiple days is possible.
- Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds
- Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
If you are interested in launching your career with Scripps, please visit our website http://www.scripps.com/careers and search for requisition #JR021129.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 52 television stations in 36 markets, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Stitcher; the fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape, Laff and Court TV; and Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
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