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Engineering Technician II

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Media Studies, Other Communications, Professional Fields, Journalism, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
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Classification Title:

Engineering Technician II

Job Description:

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 levels.

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:

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 semester.

Division of Media Properties:
Innovation News Center:

About the City of Gainesville:

Gainesville ( 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 Seconds:

Expected Salary:

$21.55 - $26.34 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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 industry.

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 systems.

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 specified range.

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 date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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