Maintenance Technician

Location US-NC-High Point
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 3:37 PM)
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Maintenance Technician

WGHP/FOX is recruiting for a skilled maintenance technician to join our team.  This position is an integral part of our engineering staff. 








The essential functions of this position are:

  • Install, maintain and repair television equipment, systems and installations, including but not limited to routing and switching systems, studio equipment, receivers and links, recorders and players, edit systems, live vehicles, RF and ENG/SNG equipment.  A working knowledge of high powered TV transmitters is a plus.
  • Understand and use technical manuals to complete maintenance duties.
  • Use diagnostic equipment and test and measurement equipment, as required, to complete maintenance duties.
  • Work effectively and courteously with other departments to solve equipment and operational problems.  Ascertain and satisfy other departments’ needs for service.
  • Order parts as required and approved for repair and maintenance of broadcast equipment.
  • Provide documentation, as required.  Documentation may include, but is not limited to, technical drawings, databases, repair logs, procedures, purchase orders and parts account reconciliation.
  • Moves throughout the station and the department to ascertain and coordinate other departments’ needs.
  • Required to ensure timely repair of equipment.
  • Regularly set up, adjust, assemble, control, test and operate station equipment to meet engineering department requirements. Much of today’s technical equipment is computer based.  Therefore all applicants must have a thorough knowledge of computer systems. 
  • Required to keep skill sets and knowledge current in existing and emerging technologies.
  • Must be proficient with word processing software and job specific software such as databases, terminal and control programs. Most of the WGHP drawings are done on AutoCAD.  The applicant must be proficient with this program.
  • Must be able to push a cart with equipment on it.
  • Must notify the Manager of Engineering or VP, Engineering and Operations of any accident involving personal injury or station vehicles, no matter how minor. 
  • Must respond to all pages and phone calls as required by supervisor or schedule.
  • Attend and participate in department meetings, safety meetings and training.
  • Regularly bends, stoops and crouches to arrange, lift and transport engineering related equipment. 
  • Occasionally drives automobile for long periods of time to perform job-related activities.
  • Regularly receives and gives information and instruction via telephone and e-mail to station personnel or outside vendors.

Any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager of Engineering or VP, Engineering and Operations.


Must have a high school diploma or equivalent education.  One to three years experience required; broadcast television experience preferred.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including overtime and varied hours, holidays and weekends as required.  Must be prepared to occasionally work outside in adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow and extreme heat or cold. Must be able to lift and carry eighty (80) pounds (using hand truck or pushcart) and with hands lift and carry equipment, traverse walking distances, stairs and rough terrain to complete essential job functions


Travel as required to remote production site, translator and transmitter sites.

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

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