Electronics Engineer

NPR   •  

Washington, DC

Industry: Media

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Not Specified years

Posted 42 days ago

NPR seeks a customer-service-focused and mission-driven Electronics Engineer to help build our technical support team. The incumbent maintains and repairs NPR’s broadcast technical equipment. S/he also designs, constructs, installs and tests said equipment and assists the Engineering Technology leadership determine Engineering Service’s purchasing requirements.

Essential Duties

  • Construct, install, test, maintain, repair, and provide technical support for broadcast and audio equipment, systems, studio facilities, and audio networks.
  • Ensure technical databases and documentation are current.
  • In partnership with Engineering Technology leadership, plan projects and/or execute project plans.
  • Take ownership of customer issues and follow through to resolution.
  • Respond to critical issues on a 24x7x365 basis as required.
  • Expand knowledge of current and emerging audio broadcast equipment, systems and workflow.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Two years college in computer science or electronic engineering required. Four year degree in related field or equivalent experience highly preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience in engineering maintenance at a broadcaster, production house, electronic equipment manufacturer or systems integrator preferred.
  • Experience in programming and installation of a multi-console facility, intercom, automation and router based digital audio system.
  • Familiarity with IP based audio systems and protocols.
  • Ability to utilize test equipment commonly used in broadcast related electronics and computer network servicing.
  • Experience with computer networking.
  • Demonstrated experience providing high level of professional, courteous, and consistent interactions with clients.
  • Troubleshooting experience at the systems level of broadcast and audio production-related equipment, computer hardware, and individual equipment to the component level.
  • Ability to read schematics and understand signal flow
  • Ability to use common hand and power tools
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under deadline pressure.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts as required. This includes weekends, overnights, and occasional holidays.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of audio, recording, and radio production theory and practice.
  • Must be able to work independently or with a team.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Hearing skills must ensure that NPR’s audio quality standards are maintained.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.
  • This is a union position.

What else?

  • Familiarity with MS Office suite and AutoCAD LT preferred.
  • Familiarity with AES 67, Ravenna, and other audio over IP transports preferred.
  • Familiarity with Lawo hardware preferred.
  • Audio Engineering Society (AES), Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) involvement preferred.
  • Network level TV/Radio experience a plus.
  • Public Radio experience a plus.

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