Broadcast Engineer – Systems Integration

Main Responsibilities

As a Broadcast Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of broadcasting equipment and systems. Your role involves troubleshooting technical issues, implementing upgrades, and providing technical support to ensure uninterrupted broadcasting services. You will work closely with production teams, IT specialists, and other technical staff to ensure the highest quality transmission of audio and video content. This position requires a strong understanding of broadcast technologies, signal flow, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance and Repair: Perform routine maintenance, repairs, and upgrades on broadcasting equipment such as cameras, microphones, video switchers, audio mixers, and transmission systems.
  • Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve technical issues related to audio/video signal quality, transmission problems, and equipment failures to minimize downtime.
  • System Integration: Assist in the integration of new equipment and technologies into existing broadcasting systems, ensuring compatibility and optimal performance.
  • Quality Assurance: Conduct regular tests and inspections to ensure the quality and reliability of broadcast signals, making adjustments as necessary to maintain high standards.
  • Emergency Response: Respond promptly to technical emergencies and equipment failures, implementing backup solutions to minimize disruptions to live broadcasts.
  • On Call Duties: As part of the broadcast engineering team, you will be responsible for supporting live broadcast systems for CT’s clients who hold relevant support contracts. While on call you will receive additional compensation towards your package.
  • Documentation: Maintain detailed records of maintenance activities, equipment configurations, and troubleshooting procedures to facilitate future repairs and upgrades.
  • Training and Support: Provide training and technical support to broadcasting staff on the proper operation and maintenance of equipment, as well as best practices for optimizing performance.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and safety protocols related to broadcasting equipment and operations.
  • Stay Updated: Keep abreast of advancements in broadcast technology and industry trends, recommending upgrades and improvements to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments, including production, IT, and engineering teams, to coordinate projects and resolve cross-functional issues.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Broadcasting, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Proven experience working in a broadcasting environment, with expertise in broadcast equipment and systems.
  • Strong technical knowledge of audio/video production and transmission technologies, including digital signal processing, codecs, and IP networking.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting complex technical issues and implementing effective solutions under pressure.
  • Experience with media-over-IP systems such as AES67, ST2110 and PTP
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations, such as SMPTE, AES etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality and reliability.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, to support live broadcasts and respond to emergencies.
  • Must have full Irish drivers license.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role and is not exhaustive. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may change or be supplemented as business needs evolve.

Quality Management System Responsibilities

  • Comply with Company’s Quality Management System requirements i.e., perform your work according to your process documents, procedures and maintaining document information/completing department forms/records as required.
  • Understand and apply our quality policy statements in all aspects of your work.
  • Contribute towards achieving company objectives
  • Ensure that the needs and requirements of company’s internal staff and customers are understood and delivered.
  • Help develop and improve the company’s internal processes and management system by reporting corrective actions, updates, and improvement ideas.