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Television RF/Transmitter Engineer

Posted: 02/21/2024

About Us

Nestled between two beautiful mountain ranges lies the capital of New York State and the heart of the Capital Region. We are very proud of our diverse culture, our gorgeous landscape, and the world class entertainment we enjoy every day. We are 3 short hours away from Boston or New York City -- in fact, you can take in a Broadway show or a professional sports game and get back home in time to visit one of our many craft breweries! When you join the community of the Capital Region and #TEAM13, you join a family of talented, diverse, smart, and welcoming professionals. At WNYT, we work as a team every single day. A team where collaboration is at the forefront and every opinion is valued. At NewsChannel 13, our mission is to serve the greater good of our communities and clients with local, authentic, solution-based content. We are coverage you can trust.

  • Must Possess excellent communication skills
  • Practical experience with high power RF systems, components, and safety requirements, and strong computer skills with ability to use basic office applications needed
  • Previous experience working with television transmitters
  • Proven ability to function effectively under deadlines and in high-pressure situations 
  • Knowledge of current FCC and OSHA rules and regulations
  • Must be able to lift 75lbs
  • Must be able to work various hours (evenings and weekends) as required
  • Ability to crawl, stoop, bend, lift overhead, walk, and work in tight spaces
  • Must have good vision and hearing.  Be able to read a map as well as instructions, schematics, and service manuals.
  • Must be able to work in extreme weather environments including frigid cold, heat and humidity, snow, rain, high winds, etc.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have a clean driving record (as determined by the company)

Diversity Statement

Hubbard Broadcasting has been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding over 100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.

Job Overview

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintenance and installation of equipment at 2 DTV high power transmission facilities and 5 translator sites.

Job Responsibilities
  • Maintenance and installation of High and Low Power Television Transmission Systems
  • Maintenance and installation of Microwave Communications Equipment including 2-13Ghz Systems
  • Maintenance of Remote Transmitter Sites to include: Structures, HVAC, Tower and Antenna, Facility Control Systems, IP and Dial up
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems or issues related to RF systems (transmitters, translators and microwaves) in a timely and effective manner.  Ensures the station stays on air at all times-does whatever is necessary to keep station on the air. Travels to remote transmitter and translator locations for routine and emergency work.  Provides input and direction to others on solutions.
  • Ensures that stations are compliant with FCC and FAA rules and regulations at all times including but not limited to: maintaining station transmitters within authorized licensed parameters, overseeing documents in the Public File, assisting in the preparation of license renewal applications.
  • Other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits

When extending an offer, the company considers a variety of factors such as (but not limited to) the candidate's work experience, education/training & key skills as well as internal peer equity and other market and business considerations.
The range for this position is $26.44-$33.65 per hour. ($55,000-$70,000 per year)
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EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.

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