Human Resources

Title: TV Equipment Operator
Classification: T1
Department: WGVU

Job Summary:
Operates television and computer equipment necessary for monitoring, recording, transmission of "live" and/or taped PBS, National, International or locally produced programming material.

Primary Duties & Global Responsibilities:

  • Operates television equipment used in the creation of television programming, both live and prerecorded.
  • Record satellite feeds for future playback.
  • Monitors the operation of television equipment and systems.
  • Dub various formats of material for business related jobs.
  • Performs quality control for various tape stock.
  • Performs minor equipment adjustments and repairs.
  • Assists in studio setups, tear-downs and related work.
  • Keep operational logs as required by the FCC and WGVU.
  • Operates remote control and monitoring equipment.
  • Supervise student employees.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with equipment in Master Control for live productions.
  • Involved in the training of students, temporary employees and newv employees.
  • Communicate with clients and greet guests.
  • Explain concepts of broadcast operations for tour.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduate.
  • Minimum of one or more years of related experience and/or training.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully operate office equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully provide quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance records.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work independently, organize own work and coordinate work activities of others.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully coordinate facility equipment usage between engineering and production.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain a knowledge of appropriate rules and regulations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to adapt to television systems operations.
  • Willingness to work any shift, weekends, holidays and overtime.
  • Ability to work under inclement weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Two to four year degree in Television Production or related field.
  • Supervisory experience.

Supervision Received:
Supervised by a designated supervisor, but is expected to work independently and apply appropriate policies and procedures within the assigned area of responsibility.

Supervision Exercised:
Hire, train, supervise, schedule and coordinate the work of student employees and may act as lead worker to other COT staff members within the department/unit/division.

Revised Date: September 1997 For questions regarding employment, email Human Resources Employment Information. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.