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Specialist, Broadcast Technical Services Engineer

Company: DIRECTV
Location: Yakima
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

This position is located in New Hampton, NH, Tucson, AZ, Yakima, WA or Oakdale, MN. Relocation 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 independently.ResponsibilitiesEnsure 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 written formAssist in project research, design, planning, implementation, procedure documentation and training.Training and development of new employeesDevelop a base knowledge of site facility systems and assist with emergency building system repairs as needed.This is a remote position that can be located anywhere in the United States. #LI-RemoteSpecial Requirements:Must have a valid state driver's license with no restrictions.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 facility.Must have a negative pre-employment drug test.Criminal and MVR background must meet company hiring criteria.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 (Minimum QualificationsAssociates 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 compression systems.Solid analytical and problem solving skills, good oral and written communication skills.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.Preferred QualificationsAssociates 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 19, 2021, 12:33:42 PMOther Locations: United States, Arizona-Tucson, Minnesota-OAKDALE, Washington-YAKIMASchedule: Full-timeJob Level: Associate/First Level Manager

Keywords: DIRECTV, Yakima , Specialist, Broadcast Technical Services Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Yakima, Washington

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