Maintenance Engineer

Portland , OR

Application Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 07, 2023


The Opportunity
OPB is hiring a Maintenance Engineer at our Network Operations Center. In this position you will support OPB’s mission by keeping our infrastructure running, enabling our content creators to keep our audience informed 24/7. This role performs a blend of IT and traditional broadcast tasks and as such we’re looking for someone with an agile mind, innate curiosity and priority for safety. The Network Operations Center (NOC) Maintenance Engineer is an integral part of the Engineering team and reports to the Chief Engineer.

The Northwest region consists of 17 sites reaching from Astoria to the Dalles. The majority of the time will be spent at the Macadam NOC.

It’s an exciting time for OPB as the technological landscape continually evolves. By maintaining uptime of our transmitters, your work enables our radios shows such as “Think Out Loud®” to broadcast to our hundreds of thousands of listeners, the airing of Sesame Street to children across the region, and access to important news around the clock.

Position Details
Maintenance Engineers are responsible for the installation, maintenance, and documentation of the technical infrastructure that supports OPB’s content creation, distribution, and broadcast. Works in conjunction with Engineering management, IT staff, equipment operators, and end users to ensure smooth technical operation throughout OPB’s media supply and distribution chain. Provides professional and friendly service to end users through a help desk and responds to outages or equipment malfunctions with emergency maintenance. Works with Engineering management and other Engineers to help design and implement new technology to enable the achievement of OPB’s goals.

Additional Information

  • This position reports to the Chief Engineer, is union represented and benefits eligible
  • The probable hiring range for this nonexempt position is between the hourly equivalent of $60,000 – 74,900 annually, depending on qualifications.
  • For the safety of our employees, the contractors/vendors we work with, and the public we serve, OPB has a mandatory COVID vaccination policy and all employees are required to show proof of vaccination.
  • This position has access to highly sensitive data and therefore must pass a background check.
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license and will require consent to OPB conducting a driving record check. Employees will not be allowed to use a company or personal vehicle for work purposes without completion and satisfactory results of this check.

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