Maintenance Engineer III, WCPO


WCPO, the Scripps ABC station in Cincinnati, OH is hiring a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer III. The Maintenance Engineer provides preventative maintenance and emergency repairs of video, audio and radio frequency (RF) systems, including satellite and microwave equipment. #LI-NS1


  • Responsible for preventative maintenance and emergency repairs of video, audio and radio frequency (RF) systems, including satellite and microwave equipment.

  • Drive, set up and operation of a Satellite IP truck.

  • Maintain logs and records as required by law.

  • Maintain logs and reports as per FCC Rules and Regulations.

  • Install and maintain video, audio, RF and computer equipment. These systems include digital transmitter system, microwave systems and of all broadcast equipment including, but are not limited to studio camera and switching systems, video monitors and technical measurement devices, video file servers and automation systems, electronic graphic systems.

  • Maintain and operate all studio electronic equipment.

  • Install new equipment.

  • Maintain and repair news bureau equipment, ENG equipment, IP truck, satellite dishes and related equipment.

  • Assist in the design of any improvements to our operation.


  • 5+ years of broadcast TV maintenance experience preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge of computer networking and broadcast automation systems.

  • 3-5 years of studio and transmitter maintenance experience preferred.

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.


  • Must be able to use a variety of equipment including but not limited to: Sony switchers, SSL audio consoles, Sony cameras, Sony ELC, Final Cut editing systems, Crispin automation and Harmonic video servers. RF and transmitter experience a plus. CAD experience a plus.

  • Must be a senior technician or paraprofessional highly experienced with a similar level of responsibility.

  • Ability to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently.

  • Must have knowledge of FCC rules. The use of test equipment and soldering skills required.

  • Ability to guide and coach colleagues.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with departmental and station personnel as required.

  • Ability to work independently under timeline to achieve departmental and station goals.

  • Must be able to comprehend schematics, mechanical drawings and technical manuals.

  • Ability to prioritize.

  • Must be able to work with microwave, transmitters and satellites.

  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with others.


  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including able to work multiple days, holidays, evenings, weekends, and possible overtime hours as needed. Availability to travel over multiple days is essential.

  • Must be able to work in changing weather conditions.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

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