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Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 43690
Type of Recruitment External
Position Summary

Responsible for installation, repair, and preventive maintenance of University-owned broadcast apparatus as well as occasional engineering support for CMU video and audio production activities. This position provides repair and maintenance support for several TV and radio transmitter sites in Northern Michigan.

Required Qualifications

Education equivalent to 2 years of broadcast related maintenance and repair training at the college or trade school level.
At least 3 years regular broadcast repair experience.
Possession of a valid general class FCC Radiotelephone Operator’s License, valid SBE Certification, or equivalent knowledge and/or experience required.
Possession of a valid Michigan Driver’s License
Considerable travel and weekend work required.
Ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in both Radio and Television Broadcast Systems, Electrical Power Distribution Systems, Air Conditioning Systems, Fiber Optics, Remote Control Systems, IT Network Infrastructure, and Plumbing Systems typically deployed for transmission equipment cooling.
Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge to the maintenance and repair of current state of the art broadcast equipment, both analog and digital, at the component level.
Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, visitors, and work associates.
Hands-on proficiency at the operational and support levels for all types of IP based broadcast systems.
Ability to design, install, and perform the necessary maintenance on, digital, analog, audio, video, RF, network systems and data technologies with extremely strong trouble-shooting skills.
Strong computer and networking skills with a good understanding of various and current operating systems, networking, and software applications.
Proficiency in basic computer AutoCAD or an equivalent drafting and print workup software package.
Familiarity with applicable SMPTE, IEEE, ATSC and ITU standards and the standards bodies’ processes.

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining and providing a high degree of proficiency in the maintenance of digital television plus analog and digital radio transmission systems, networking equipment, digital video and audio systems, computers, STL and TSL systems, plus uplink & downlink satellite systems.
Responsible for maintaining a high degree of proficiency in the operation of television and radio broadcast equipment within parameters rigidly established by the FCC and FAA.
Considerable travel plus weekend and night work will be required.
65% effort evaluating systems in place to ensure their correct performance in supplying RF broadcast of multicast television plus analog and HD radio broadcast. Provide firmware upgrades, software updates, and repairs to various RF systems; this includes such equipment as computers, managed Ethernet switches, HD radio and television transmitters, generators, ATS switches, UPS systems, and various test and monitoring equipment items. Work with other departments, supervisors, and equipment vendors to solve broadcast issues and/or problems with CMU’s various interconnected systems.
20 % effort assisting transmission supervisor in maintaining and upgrading software and firmware, video 7 GHz and IP based fiber optic STL’s and TSL’s, plus 950 MHz digital aural STL/TSL systems; this to include the Ethernet links established on them. Program and update remote control systems to ensure FCC compliance with transmitter control.
10 % effort assisting transmission supervisor in the construction, maintenance, and preventative maintenance activities for all television and radio RF transmission systems within parameters rigidly established by the FCC and FAA. Travel, weekend, and night work will be required.
5% effort supporting CMU audio or video productions plus automation, server, storage, and playback systems.

Supervision Exercised


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Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Employee Group Public Broadcasting - Hourly
Staff Pay Level<br><br><a href= 3
Pay Range $15.26-33.23
Division Government and External Relations
Department Public Broadcasting
Position Status Regular
Position End Date
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule M-F, 8a-5p; evenings and weekends as needed
At Will? No
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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Posting Begins 03/04/2018
Posting Ends 04/01/2018
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate specific source (i.e., CMU website, Lansing State Journal, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the <a href="">university's definition</a>?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Police
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * Do you have education equivalent to at least 2 years of broadcast related maintenance and repair training at the college or trade school level?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least 3 years of regular broadcast repair experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you possess a valid general class FCC Radiotelephone Operator's License, valid SBE Certification or equivalent knowledge and/or experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you possess a valid Michigan driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Recommendation Letters