RFa€Broadcast Transport Technician

Winchester, VA
Jul 12, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Accountant, IT
Specialty Trades
Full Time
AT&T- is more than entertainment - we are a technology company. Our East Coast Uplink Facility Technical Services Department is seeking an Associate-Technical Services to work at the uplink facility located in Winchester, VA 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. Responsibilities * 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 written form * 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. Additional Information: Minimum Qualifications * Associates degree, certificate or equivalent military training in electronics and/or related systems is preferred. * 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 Qualifications * 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. Special 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.