Electronics Maintenance Engineer Duties
This is skilled and complex technical work in the operation,
maintenance, and repair of educational television and radio
Work involves the responsibility for installing, inspecting,
adjusting, testing, maintaining, repairing, and operating of a
variety of electronic equipment and circuitry necessary for
television and radio broadcasts. Work is performed under general
direction of an administrative superior.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Checks and aligns television cameras and videotape recorders to
obtain optimum performance.
Operates videotape recorders to record programs for rebroadcast.
Operates camera control units to maintain proper contrast and
density in the video picture.
Operates and supervises the operation of transmitters to
broadcast both live and taped programs.
Operates a master control unit which feeds live or taped
programs into broadcast transmitters according to a schedule.
Monitors color test equipment.
Operates radio broadcasting equipment.
Performs and supervises repairs to cameras, monitors,
projectors, distribution amplifiers, switches, consoles,
videotape recorders, television, and FM transmitters.
Performs daily, weekly, and monthly preventive maintenance in
master control room, replacing weak components, worn parts, and
Records and logs periodically various meter readings which
indicate transmitter operation.
Adjust control equipment as necessary to maintain station
operating specifications required by the Federal Communications
Uses signal generator; vacuum tube voltmeter, multi meter,
oscilloscope, frequency meter, tube tester, color bar test
generator, transistor tester, soldering iron, and various hand
tools and gauges.
Performs related work as required.
May supervise subordinate technical personnel engaged in
electronic maintenance activities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school,
including considerable training in basic electronics and radio
and considerable experience in television and radio broadcast
engineering; or any equivalent combination of training and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of operating equipment, components, and
circuitry involved in radio and television broadcasting.
Considerable knowledge of test instruments and their repair.
Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions
involved in the work.
Considerable knowledge of the Federal Communications Commission
regulations for broadcast procedures and equipment.
Ability to think and act quickly and with good judgement.
Ability to work cooperatively with other technicians and
Skill in electronic troubleshooting.
Skill in the use of electronic repair and test equipment and