Broadcast Operator
DIRECTV - Long Beach, CA

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DIRECTV, the nation’s leading and fastest growing digital television service provider is looking for a talented, energetic and motivated senior technician to join their Broadcast Center team.
Essential Duties:
  • Monitoring of multiple HD & SD signals, simultaneous events and managing incidents related to broadcast or data delivery systems, base band, signal processing and transmission equipment concerning any observed or reported impairments.
  • Immediately restore services using all available instrumentation, processes or resources & isolate problem area.
  • Oversee daily broadcast processes using various computer applications and modifying/troubleshooting configurations, compression equipment, network connectivity, DTMF, automation and monitoring
  • Managing team escalations and incident management whenever necessary.
  • Create and maintain chronological trouble tickets concerning on-air issues and maintenance activities.
  • Perform daily systems checks and routine error monitoring checks.
  • Continuously assess the health of monitoring and control systems and broadcast systems and alerting appropriate parties when such equipment needs maintenance, upgrades and/or replacement.
  • Collaborate with DIRECTV employees and external vendors to resolve equipment and software issues.
  • Take direction from Operations Chief or Supervisors and provide input whenever possible.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.
  • Provide and receive detailed shift handoff notes to Operations team, creating & maintaining accurate incident entries in DBOSS regarding shift activities.
  • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of the company's broadcast control system and the ability to use complex electronic measurement and test instruments, and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Follow procedures to validate, troubleshoot, and restore broadcast reception.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Associates degree or higher and minimum of 2 years of direct or related experience in television or broadcast environment, master control, electronics or communications.
  • Customer oriented with excellent oral, written and strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to quickly analyze relationships between problem components using signal flow as primary reference.
  • Ability to quickly learn usage of broadcast monitoring & control applications and general functionality of various equipment including but not limited to automation, traffic systems, conditional access processing, analog/digital receivers, encoders, decoders, signal processors, video/audio/IP routers, patch panels, converters, video servers, switchers, multiplexers, modulators, power amplifiers and antennas.
  • Experience in using MS Office suite of applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A good understanding of computer and networking concepts is a plus.
  • Understand basic troubleshooting of RF, fiber networks, and signal flow.
  • Work occasional extended hours and perform other tasks as required.
  • As a 24x7 facility may be required to work any shift, overtime & holidays.
  • Spanish Language highly desirable

Job Broadcast Operations / Technical Services
Primary Location CA-Long Beach

Schedule Full-time

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