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Broadcast Engineer

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Information Technology, Staff

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Job Summary

The Broadcast Engineer designs, installs, operates, maintains and repairs all types of audiovisual and broadcasting equipment and provides operational support for live events. The Broadcast Engineer also trains members of the Media Operations team on the correct use and troubleshooting of equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in electronics or electronic technology along with four (4) or more years of experience in multimedia installation and repair.

• Valid US Driver’s License 

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

• SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers) and or CTS certification (Certified Technology Specialist)

Preferred Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

• Requires ability to read schematic diagrams and troubleshoot problems to the component or module level.
• Requires knowledge and proficiency in the following:
o Audio technology
o Video technology
o Projection systems
o Control systems, i.e. Extron / AMX
o Public Address systems
o Videoconferencing/streaming setup and operations for live productions and special events
o Microsoft Office, Outlook E-mail, Ethernet, and Microsoft Exchange
o Various hardware, software and networking equipment and topologies
• Requires planning, organizing and effective time management skills
• Requires a strong commitment to quality and excellent customer service
• Requires ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
• Willingness to work in a team environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Local travel between campus locations only


Driving a Rensselaer vehicle for non-passenger use

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $25.00 - 27.00 per hour

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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