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Broadcast Engineer - McMurdo, Antartica

at GHG Corporation

Posted: 6/2/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 977384

Job Description

  • ASC
  • McMurdo Station, ATA
  • Other
  • Contract

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Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to broadcast facilities in repair, maintenance, installation and modification of technical broadcasting equipment. 
  • Travel to remote locations for equipment repair, work under pressure in order to meet broadcast deadlines, make decisions and take corrective action with supervision and are required to work various shifts within any 24 hour period of the week.
  • Operates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs complex electronic, computer based, optical and mechanical broadcasting systems. Repairs and maintains equipment in emergency and preventative situations.
  • Sets up and operates various broadcasting equipment such as recording, video and editing equipment; checks equipment for operational readiness; provides operational assistance/instruction to others as needed.
  • Prepare and maintain various technical records and engineering logs pertaining to broadcast equipment performance and discrepancies according to regulations.
  • Participate in all aspects of video postproduction, including audio mixing, technical direction, C.G. operation, computer editing, videotape operation and editing.
  • Set up, maintain and operate remote production facilities, to include all engineering activities associated with remote television productions.
  • Test and align new equipment prior to installation in broadcast facility.
  • Setup and maintain transmission equipment for broadcast and point-to-point microwave links.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree in Electronics, Broadcasting or related field AND two yrs experience in broadcast engineering which included equipment, repair and installation; OR, Four yrs experience in broadcast engineering which included equipment, repair and installation; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Knowledge of broadcast rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge in maintenance, usage, and design of technical broadcast equipment.
  • Skill in responding to operational/technical equipment problems.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in repair of digital and computer systems.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required.


  • Performance Management
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Thoroughness

Physical requirements

  • Deployment will be required in this position. The individual in this position must successfully complete physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. 
  • Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedures. 
  • Must be able to work in possibly a stressful and cold environment with 6 months of darkness and 6 months of light
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Direct reports

Program Manager

Position Expectations

  • This is a full-time, seasonal, position located in Antarctica.
  • All expenses paid while on-ice; meals, lodging, medical, gear, travel to and from Antarctica.
  • Performance Period: October 2019 - February 2020


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled