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Broadcast Field Engineer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Program essential broadcast gear (includes: routers, switchers, mixers, CG, networks, tally, intercom etc.)
• Test systems at defined milestones, including, in-house rack build, on-site build, and substantial completion.
• Make corrective changes in the field as necessary for optimal system functionality.
• Complete systems:
o Test video, audio, and control for physical installation quality and accuracy.
o Calibrate systems for optimized performance.
o Review system functionality for effectiveness.
o Provide commissioning reports.
• Work with on-site tech team to identify and finalize punch list items.
• Create and assemble closeout documentation including: required bound contractor documents, drawings, system notes, and manuals.
• Create general and client specific training documentation, including agendas and cheat sheets, and perform client training.
• Review and update CAD drawings (Red Line) as needed for accurate system documentation.
• Assist with creation and maintenance of operating procedures relating to installation, testing, and project closeout.
• Complete quality control assessments on projects. Provide direct feedback, guidance, and training. Generate cumulative logs detailing and tracking issues.
• Evaluate performances and project positives and negatives.
• Communicate with Engineers, Programmers, PM’s and Field Manager on a consistent basis.
• Recommend, and in some cases provide training on technical theory and installation best practices.
• Attend manufacturer training.
• Provide project status reports.
• Pull and terminate all types of video, audio and control cabling.
• Work with sales, engineering and consultants on the front end design phase of projects.
• See past the system drawings and understand end-user functional requirements, Install and configure systems in a way that reflects the intended system design, but also is in the client’s best interest, communicating with sales, engineering, and project management as appropriate.
• Attend drawing reviews as required.
• Work with PM or Lead Installer to create or delegate task lists as appropriate to other technicians on a specific job.
• Proactively identify areas of concern with system design, equipment integration and end-user functionality needs.
• Communicate with the client, project manager, sales person and engineer on status updates, issues and suggestions.
• Serve as a role model for other technicians by exhibiting a high quality of work, an excellent work ethic, and a positive attitude.
• Compile system commissioning reports and perform system tests to verify proper functionality.
• Perform employee and client training.
• Work with subcontractors and/or third parties as necessary.
• Identify inefficiencies and propose solutions.
• Provide technical support to Alpha Video employees and clients in any areas of expertise.
• Work with on-site tech team to identify and finalize punch list items.
• All other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.

Job Requirements:
• Up to 60% travel, occasionally on a last-minute basis
• Occasional evening and weekend work
• Must be able to climb ladders up to 24’ tall and lift up to 50 lbs.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• High level of organization
• High level of job site familiarity i.e. construction and corporate atmosphere
• Must be able to communicate effectively in a team
• Technical background
• Knowledge of broadcast A/V theory and IT networking
• Some engineering background preferred (Production Truck, Video or Television
• SBE, CTS-I, CTS-D preferred
• Ability to read and comprehend CAD drawings, blue prints and technical drawings
• Hands on experience with audio/video switching, connectivity, routing, terminations and signal flow
• Excellent soldering skills
• Must have excellent computer skills
• Solid knowledge of system configurations
• Broadcast systems programming/configuration ability
• Audio design and theory
• Video design and theory
• Self-motivated
• Resourceful
• Ability to solve unusual or unexpected problems
• 5 or more years in a broadcast environment preferred.
• Some CAD experience preferred
• OSHA 10 / 30 preferred