Engineering Technician II
Bring Your Talent to a Culture of Excellence!
The College of Journalism and Communications at the University of
Florida is seeking an Engineering Technician to join the Technology
Advancement Group (TAG). This position will be responsible for
assisting with installation, operation, and maintenance of all
WUFT/WRUF broadcast equipment.
WUFT/WRUF operates an impressive compliment of studios and local
news operation at the University of Florida, a Top-5 public
institution in America and home to one of the country’s largest
college’s of journalism and communications. WUFT also serves as the
founder and home of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network
(“FPREN”), which provides multiplatform hurricane and other public
safety information to each public television and radio station
throughout the state of Florida. The Engineering Technician plays a
key role in ensuring that this critical content reaches more than
20,000,000 Floridians during times of crisis.
About the Opportunity:
The Engineering Technician will assist with installation and
maintenance of television and radio broadcast equipment and systems
both on and off site. As well as assist with troubleshooting studio
and control room problems. The Engineering Technician will work
with other Technology Advancement Group (TAG) personnel on the
installation and maintenance of IT-related hardware and software.
Another key aspect of this position is maintaining accurate records
of changes or repairs made to equipment.
This is a highly unique opportunity for an engineering professional
with experience working with complicated broadcast systems and
equipment. The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 50
pounds, climb ladders and crawl on floors in order to access
broadcast equipment and systems.
Our Commitment to Diversity:
The College of Journalism and Communications is committed to
creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal
opportunity employer. We attribute our success to a work force that
embraces the contributions of people of all backgrounds and ability
About the College of Journalism and Communications:
The College of Journalism and Communications is accredited by the
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass
Communications (ACEJMC) and is home to four departments –
Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication.
The college provides hands-on learning immersion experiences
through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, Frank gatherings,
the Division of Multimedia Properties, the Summer Media Institute,
undergraduate research, various extracurricular groups and
activities, etc. To learn more: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/this-is-cjc/
About the Division of Media Properties:
The College of Journalism’s Division of Media Properties, includes
seven broadcast stations, allowing students from throughout the
College to gain experience in a competitive broadcast and
multimedia environment. More than 200 students work in news,
sports, production, management positions, web design, promotions
and advertising for the radio and television stations each
Division of Media Properties: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/home/main-immersion/mediaproperties/
Innovation News Center: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/home/main-immersion/inc/
About the City of Gainesville:
Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is home to Florida's
largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers
of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics.
Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional
airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its
preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural
surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes
provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its
beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the
most attractive cities in Florida. Explore Gainesville in 60
$21.55 - $26.34 per hour
High school diploma or equivalent and three years of relevant
experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical
training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required
Experience in the broadcast industry.
Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software issues.
Understanding of IP based equipment (video and audio).
Enjoys working with new technologies in the broadcast
Demonstrated ability to work constructively with colleagues and
deliver results with high standards.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including the
ability to work well with diverse personalities and varying levels
of engineering and technological knowledge/experience.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and must be able to climb ladders
and crawl on floors in order to access broadcast equipment and
Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel to remote
broadcast transmission sites.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are
claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214
Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our
Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.
Monday - Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm.
Emergency equipment failures may require work hours outside of
Ability to be on Call.
Please upload cover letter and resume for consideration.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end
Health Assessment Required: