Maintenance Engineer II (WKBW)

Key Activities

  • Perform preventative maintenance and emergency repairs of video, audio, and radio frequency (RF) systems. Emphasis on News equipment including camcorders, VTRs, wireless gear, and monitors.
  • Install video, audio, IT, HD, and RF equipment. Update technical plan documentation when installations are completed to include changes that are made.
  • Administer computer-based audio/video/control systems and may be required to configure software applications 
  • Document and maintain records of equipment repairs.
  • Research part numbers and pricing to determine where to purchase and the cost of repairs
  • Perform IT operations, assistance, and installations as needed. May run cables and connectors 
  • Participate in the weekly on-call engineer schedule. This is an after-hours duty that may be assisted by phone or require a return trip to the facility. This will also include the analog/digital transmitters and translators as part of the responsibility.
  • Perform live truck repairs in confined spaces and on top of the vehicle with the use of mobile work platform.
  • Perform other duties as needed and directed.


Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a two-year electronic technical degree or equivalent. Four-year degree preferred.
  • Must have three to five years of Broadcast TV maintenance and two years of News equipment maintenance and IT Mac and PC or equivalent.

Skills & Abilities

  • Familiarity with various test instruments, alignment apparatuses, and knowledge of personal computers.
  • Operational knowledge of television station equipment.
  • Must be self-motivated and have good time management skills.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to effectively identify basic problems as they occur and take appropriate steps to solve them.
  • Must have the ability to comprehend schematics, mechanical drawings, and technical manuals.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship for the company.