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Maintenance Technician

Hearst Television Inc
Colchester, VT
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Maintenance Technician - Hearst Television Careers

Maintenance Technician

🔍 Colchester, Vermont, United States

1701919 Requisition #
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NBC5, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington/Plattsburgh market, has an opening for a full-time Maintenance Technician. The person in this role maintains the station’s equipment and systems from acquisition to distribution. This position supports all station efforts in-house and in remote locations within our market.     


Job Responsibilities

This employee will help maintain:

  • Transmitter sites, microwave relay sites, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems, monitoring devices, and other systems.
  • Production equipment including camera systems, production switcher, play out servers, graphics devices, lighting systems, audio consoles, microphones, and tracks inventory.
  • News-gathering equipment including ENG cameras, field gear, satellite and microwave trucks, editing systems, and support devices.
  • Support equipment including Master Control equipment, video switchers, monitors, videotape machines, microphones, and intercoms.
  • Addtionally, they will conduct troubleshooting, equipment installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks.

Required Skills

  • Some electrical component level and board level troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with the ability to repair and test equipment for operation. Will train on specific systems. 
  • Basic knowledge of computers, and some basic networking skills.
  • Able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces.
  • Flexible schedule to occasionally work various days and shifts as assigned.
  • Able to be on-call, on a shared rotational on call schedule.
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively with other team members.
  • Capable of following instructions, verbal and written.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision as experience dictates.
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Good vision (with or without corrective lenses) with ability to read and distinguish colors.
  • Valid driver’s license; position requires travel to remote transmitter and microwave sites within our region.


  • Experience or on-the-job training in the troubleshooting and repair of equipment that would provide basis that can be built upon with training. (Subject to our assessment) 
  • Associates degree in Electronics Technology a plus.
  • Military Broadcast Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course a plus.
  • Graduates of Electronics Technical programs (credit and non-credit) encouraged to apply.

About Hearst Television

We are Hearst Television, a national multimedia company. We own and operate 30 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 26 television markets across 39 states, reaching approximately 21 million US television households. Our mission is to be No. 1 in broadcasting, achieving that status with integrity, respect and community spirit.

That’s the bigger picture. But there’s another story here too. A story of an award-winning, diverse, stable, supportive employer, guided by strong principles and engaged, involved professionals who believe in what they do.


Television is a high profile medium, and most people will recognize the Hearst name. But, within Hearst, Hearst Television has a distinctive culture of our own and a track record to be proud of in our own right. Our success is built on how we support our people, support our communities and always place integrity at the center of every action we take.

Because Hearst Television is an established, stable organization with real history and heritage, we have values, a vision and a leadership style that are firmly embedded in our operations. There’s definitely an identifiable ‘Hearst Way’ of doing things: supporting your colleagues, acting with integrity, and always thinking about the bigger picture when making decisions.


Our Leadership Values set a code of standards for our employees in their relationships with colleagues, customers, audiences and the communities we serve. Our values include:

Set the highest standards of integrity, character, honesty and fairness. Articulate a clear vision of what is to be accomplished. Communicate effectively. Help others succeed. Respect and trust your colleagues. Value different skills, talent and ideas. Recognize good performances. Be customer focused. Be passionate and take pride in what you do. Have fun and WIN!


We recently conducted focus groups with employees from more than 50% of our stations – with the objective of better understanding our culture, our shared ways of working and the features of Hearst Television that people prized the most. The findings were genuinely fascinating. People who work here love the way that they have a voice and opportunities to express themselves. While we may be part of the wider Hearst Corporation, we still have a family feel and a collaborative, supportive environment. There’s a sense of community, and an appreciation of the stability that comes with life in a big organization. At the same time, everybody recognizes that we’re ambitious too. We’re established, but not set in our ways. Big, but never slow to move. Above all, it’s our integrity that counts the most. We’re renowned for bringing the news to our communities with sincerity and transparency. People trust us – and that makes our employees proud to work here.

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