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TV Production Engineer

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Provo, UT
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About the Job

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of BYU Broadcasting’s production studios and remote video production trucks. This includes, but is not limited to the following: engineer in charge (EIC) of remote production trucks; supervising, training and mentoring students that work in support of BYU Broadcasting production events; inspections of production equipment and production facilities; studio engineering; coordinating with other departments at BYU Broadcasting, other departments of BYU, and external entities. This position is also called upon to assist with other maintenance and operational activities of BYU Broadcasting as needed.

Essential Functions

Acts as the Engineer in Charge of multi-camera production shoots.

Responsible for supervising the operation and technical maintenance of production studios and remote production trucks.
Ensures that production crews and student engineers properly set-up and operate various production systems
Ensures that all systems on the assigned production facilities and vehicles are kept in proper working condition.
Trains other staff and students to ensure they are familiar with various production systems.
Coordinates and performs preventative maintenance.
Maintenance of production technical infrastructures.

Ensures all production equipment’s operational integrity.
Performs routine and emergency maintenance.
Coordinates and performs preventative maintenance.
In addition to being solely responsible for specific BYUB production facilities, this position assists other production engineers as needed with other BYUB engineering tasks
Supervision and mentoring of up to four student engineers.

Trains and mentors student engineers who directly report to this position.
Collaborates with Manager of Engineering on recommendations for improvement and discipline of student engineers.
Trains operators on correct operation of equipment.

Provides technical training for equipment operators.
Helps develop best practices and usage procedures for all production equipment.
Maintains an awareness of new techniques and equipment developments

Attends conventions, seminars and workshops as assigned.
Studies technical manuals, periodical literature, and uses on line resources to keep up to date with the newest technology.
Provides information to and assists the Manager of Engineering.

Advises the Manager of Engineering on new equipment purchases.
Provides maintenance history and recommends maintenance procedures.
Provides preventative maintenance plan.
Coordinates division wide maintenance support as assigned.
Performs maintenance of various broadcast equipment as needed.


Minimum education/experience required:

3 years minimum experience which includes:

Engineering in charge of production facilities and events.
Maintenance and repair of electronic equipment to the board level. Work from and update schematic/flow drawings.
Operating and maintaining of various production systems and the sub-systems that comprise them.
Understanding of analog and digital video and audio signals, to include, ASI, IP, SDI, AES, etc. Candidates with greater understanding of audio standards preferred.

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering discipline. 5 or more years of experience that includes:

Engineering in charge of production facilities and events.
Maintenance and repair of electronic equipment to the board level. Work from and update schematic/flow drawings.
Operating and maintaining of various production systems and the sub-systems that comprise them.
Understanding of analog and digital video and audio signals, to include, ASI, IP, SDI, AES, etc. Candidates with greater understanding of audio standards.

Skills, abilities, knowledge, licenses, certifications

Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex projects and communicate the technical implications to others.
Demonstrated ability to train and teach technical requirements and techniques to students and full-time staff of various production and broadcast systems.
Demonstrated understanding of the standards associated with analog and digital video and audio signals required.
Demonstrated ability to perform maintenance of equipment to the board level.
Demonstrated ability to configure/operate equipment via web browsers or other configuration tools.
Demonstrated understanding of basic IT concepts including networks, switches, and routers.
Demonstrated understanding of overall signal flow and basic workflow in broadcast and media distribution outlets.
Demonstrated understanding of troubleshooting techniques and repair of complex electronic systems.
Ability to prioritize tasks according to urgency, handle multiple tasks concurrently, work with others to accomplish complex technical goals and be able to interact and contribute in a team environment.
Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain a commercial driver’s license, within the first six months of employment.
This position requires the ability to lift up to 60 pounds over long distances and up and down stairs, with occasional lifting beyond 60 pounds required.

Additional Comments

This position is responsible for maintaining and developing the technical viability of BYU Broadcasting’s studio and mobile production units. This position coordinates production engineering needs with all BYUB departments. It is also responsible for assisting with the training of production crews in support of multi-camera events. The technical viability of these facilities has impact upon live productions that are available to over 50 million viewers in the United States and millions more throughout the World. This position frequently works irregular hours, as production schedules require, in addition to maintaining a consistent work schedule in the office.

Travel may be required late at night and during inclement weather as well as having to set up and protect equipment in support of live events during those times. Working conditions may be limited in space, and the noise and temperature will not always be conducive to a comfortable environment. Must be able to deal with high demands and stresses from pressure of deadlines associated with the broadcasting industry. Position must be able to work in an electrical and mechanical hazardous environment.

Television and Radio stations operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. This position frequently works irregular work hours to meet production needs.

Travel between facilities is often required during evening hours, weekends, and bad weather.

Rapidly changing broadcast industry requires ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and procedures. There are stringent federal, state and local regulations relating to production operations.

Employee Class: Administrative
Work Location: Provo Campus
Environment: Periodic exposure to unfavorable conditions. Need to be in variable temperatures or wet environments, etc.

Physical Exam Required: Y
Physical Exam Details: This position requires lifting heavy of expensive production equipment in and out of the production truck, up and down multiple flights of stairs, and in and out of buildings, and over long distances. Use of a solder iron, A/V test equipment, production cameras and microphones, high quality video decks, and other production equipment is extensive and sometimes in close quarters where movement is limited. The production facilities have limited space for movement and equipment. Production shoots happen at all times during the year including mid-summer and winter; in the sun and the snow. Because of the mobile nature of the truck, there are fumes and noise that can make productions difficult. Extra care of equipment should be taken in cases where dirt and moisture could potentially damage equipment.

Desired Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Close Date: 12/11/2020

Pay Level: 52
Approximate Starting Salary: $55,470 to $72,039 depending on qualifications and experience.

Documents Required at time of Application:
Required: Cover Letter, Resume
Optional: Letter of Recommendation 1

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

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