Broadcast Support Technician
Thistle Communication is currently interviewing candidates for a full time broadcast technician position to support our day to day production operations.
The Broadcast Support Technician will support the day to day operation of our broadcast production needs in the office and in the field. This technician will train with our broadcast team to master our production trucks, satellite trucks and mobil production flypacks. The ideal candidate already has experience working in a broadcast facility or studio and is familiar with HD production workflow. The Broadcast Support Technician will proactively identify potential issues and work collaboratively with the IT/Operations/Production teams and be willing to assist other engineering team members on projects, troubleshooting and repairing technical problems. The Broadcast Support Technician will be available on-call 24/7 on a rotating basis, must be able to read and understand schematic drawings and have a good understanding of video/audio signal formats as well as computers and network systems. Experience with transmission via satellite and fiber optics are a plus.
Train in the field with current engineering staff to master our production trucks, satellite trucks and flypacks with the ultimate goal of becoming a lead broadcast engineer
Troubleshoot computer and hardware issues
Identify potential threats to PC/MAC hardware, rectify issues and educate end users on detection and prevention
Engineer our production trucks/mobil flypacks and support day to day show demands
Provide exemplary customer service to clients, staff and freelancers
Respond to engineering emergencies as needed
Work weekends, days and evenings as our production schedule dictates
Communicate effectively with excellent speaking & writing skills
Must be able to earn and maintain a class B CDL and be able to drive company vehicles as needed
Have flexibility with schedule and be able to travel for meetings, jobs & projects
Report day to day to our field shop in Dracut, MA
Clean driving record
Knowledge & experience with various technologies including, but not limited to:
Technical/Associates/Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Video/Audio Production, or related field.
Experience with networking hardware, routers, switches, access points is a plus
Physical job requirements
Driving a CDL class B vehicle, maintaining a medical card, passing random drug screens
Working long shifts as needed
Salary & benefits
Thistle Communications offers a competitive salary based on skills, prior experience and achieving milestones as set forth by supervisors. We offer health insurance & paid time off (including vacation and holidays.)
Thistle Communications is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer