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Maintenance Engineer, Central Region

Position Details

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

The Maintenance Engineer for OPB’s Central and Eastern regions assists the Bend-based Chief Engineer in the design, configuration, installation, updating, emergency repair, preventative maintenance, and operation of the technology that supports OPB’s content delivery systems. This includes television and radio transmission facilities, television and radio translators, microwave and fiber optic distribution systems, two-way radio systems, and traditional IT infrastructure such as switches, servers, and LAN/WAN equipment. This position also safely performs routine maintenance on the facilities and infrastructure supporting these systems. Maintenance Engineers will also occasionally travel to aid Chief Engineers in the other regions of OPB’s state-wide broadcast network.

Working Conditions:

This work is primarily based out of the Bend offices and works throughout the Central and Eastern Oregon regions, but may require work in other OPB regions. Much of this work will be at transmission facilities and involves varying shifts to respond to technical emergencies including evenings, weekends and holidays with possible callbacks and periods of being on-call for 24 hours. Travel and work at remote sites will require the operation of (and possibly the need to perform, in the field, basic emergency mechanical repairs to) 4-wheel drive vehicles and tracked snow vehicles. On occasion, operation of forklift, boom lift, or other heavy equipment will be required. The work will require the use of hand tools, electronic test equipment, power tools, and may involve working alone.

Exposure to very high voltages and RF non-ionizing radiation is possible at most sites. The work may require challenging physical activity, including lifting up to 50 pounds and moving up to 75 pounds, working in inclement weather, walking or hiking around 2 miles (possibly in snowshoes), and possible tower climbing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, administrative and planning work that would typically be completed at OPB’s Bend facility may take place remotely.

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

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Application Deadline

Position open until filled.

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