Maintenance Engineer (CMU)

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in both Radio and Television Broadcast Systems, Electrical Power Distribution Systems, Air Conditioning Systems, Fiber Optics, Remote Control Systems, IT Network Infrastructure, and Plumbing Systems typically deployed for transmission equipment cooling.
Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge to the maintenance and repair of the current state of the art broadcast equipment, both analog and digital, at the component level.
Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, visitors, and work associates.
Hands-on proficiency at the operational and support levels for all types of IP based broadcast systems.
Ability to design, install, and perform the necessary maintenance on, digital, analog, audio, video, RF, network systems and data technologies with extremely strong troubleshooting skills.
Strong computer and networking skills with a good understanding of various and current operating systems, networking, and software applications.
Proficiency in basic computer AutoCAD or an equivalent drafting and print workup software package.
Familiarity with applicable SMPTEIEEEATSC and ITU standards and the standards bodies’ processes.

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining and providing a high degree of proficiency in the maintenance of networking equipment, IP STL and TSL codecs, digital video and audio recording/playback systems, and video/audio automation.
Evaluates systems in place to ensure their correct performance in supplying correct video/audio channels playout for multicast television and radio broadcast.
Provides firmware upgrades, software updates, and repairs to various systems; this includes such equipment as cameras, computers, managed Ethernet switches, automation systems, video server/storage systems, archiving systems, routing/distribution/switching equipment, IP based audio networks, telephone hybrids, and video/audio monitoring systems.
Works with other departments and equipment vendors to solve workflow issues and/or problems with the various interconnected systems.
Ensures correct operation, repair, and upgrade of all HD video and audio production equipment including but not limited to remote production technologies, field test equipment, and equipment based at studios.
Assists transmission supervisor in maintaining, upgrading software and firmware for video 7 GHz and IP based STL’s/TSL’s plus 950 MHz digital aural STL/TSL systems; this includes the Ethernet links established on them.
Programs and updates remote control systems to ensure FCC compliance with transmitter control and logging.
Supports broadcast automation /server/storage/transmission, and production activities of CMU educational departments.
Provides shift and vacation relief for on-air operations.
Travel, evening and weekend work will be required.

Supervision Exercised


Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters.

The position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Employee GroupPublic Broadcasting - Hourly
Staff Pay Level<br><br><a href=3
Pay Range$15.64 - $34.06
DivisionGovernment and External Relations
DepartmentPublic Broadcasting
Position StatusRegular
Position End Date
Employment StatusFull-Time
Position Type12 month
Weekly Work ScheduleMonday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm Evenings and Weekends as required
LocationMount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science, and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 18 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland, and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement

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Posting Begins04/05/2020
Posting Ends
Open Until FilledYes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn of this vacancy?
    • CMU Website
    • Other website
    • Newspaper
    • Word of Mouth
  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Police
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * Do you have an education equivalent to at least 2 years of broadcast-related maintenance and repair training at the college or trade school level?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least 3 years of regular broadcast repair experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you possess a valid general class FCC Radiotelephone Operator's License, valid SBE Certification or equivalent knowledge and/or experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you possess a valid Michigan driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have the ability to travel evenings and weekends?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Recommendation Letters