Specialist, Broadcast Technical Services Engineer
Posted on: November 22, 2021
This position is located in New Hampton, NH, Tucson, AZ, Yakima,
WA or Oakdale, MN. R elocation provided.
DIRECTV- is more than entertainment - we are a technology company.
Our Technical Services Department is seeking a Specialist level
technician to work at one of our Uplink Facilities!
Within the first 6 months, you will be working toward mastering the
core competencies of our technicians. You will work closely with
the Technical Operations Center to identify problems in specific
markets/channels and restore the broadcast. Our customer
satisfaction relies on keeping programming on-air and this can 't
be done without you.
Our environment offers the best of both worlds - we are a strong
team and rely on each other, but much of the work is performed
Ensure consistent, high quality digital television signal
transports and satellite transmissions.
Installation, diagnosis and maintenance of critical on-air video,
audio, RF, baseband, signal processing, transport and transmission
equipment. This responsibility includes DIRECTV 's Mpeg 2 and Mpeg
4 Broadcast transmissions streams and all associated Local
Collection Facilities, Broadcast Centers, Ground station Equipment,
and associated Monitor and Control hardware.
Configure and troubleshoot a variety of television broadcast,
transport, and transmission equipment.
Perform routine maintenance on various subsystems.
Summarize and Present Technical information in both verbal and
Assist in project research, design, planning, implementation,
procedure documentation and training.
Training and development of new employees
Develop a base knowledge of site facility systems and assist with
emergency building system repairs as needed.
- Must have a valid state driver 's license with no
- All candidates must be willing to carry a company provided
on-call phone, participate in a cyclic on-call rotation, and must
reside less than 45 minute drive time from the main uplink
- Must have a negative pre-employment drug test.
- Criminal and MVR background must meet company hiring
- The uplink facility is a 24x7 facility and requires the ability
to work various shifts, including holidays and overtime as
necessary to support the on-air mission.
- Minimal travel via commercial airline required on occasion (
Associates degree, certificate or equivalent military training in
electronics and/or related systems is preferred.
3-5 years of field experience in Satellite Communications and video
Solid analytical and problem solving skills, good oral and written
Must have the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
with changing priorities.
Physical requirements: Must have the ability to lift and/or move up
to 100 pounds.
Ability to climb external antenna system ladders and work at
heights up to 30 ft.
Dexterity to work in confined spaces down to 16 cubic ft.
Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.
Associates degree, certificate or equivalent military experience
with electronics, communication, television broadcast or Earth
Station processes and equipment.
Demonstrate knowledge in either RF Ground Station Antenna systems
or MPEG Video Compression systems.
Previous experience with VMWare, V-Sphere, v-Center Virtualized
environments or willingness to learn.
Job Posting: Nov 5, 2021, 10:41:32 AM
Other Locations: New Hampshire-NEW HAMPTON, United States,
Job Level: Associate/First Level Manager
Keywords: DIRECTV, Tucson , Specialist, Broadcast Technical Services Engineer, Engineering , Tucson, Arizona
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