AT&T Specialist, Broadcast Technical Services Technician in Tucson, Arizona

Specialist, Broadcast Technical Services Technician-Tucson, AZ

AT&T- is more than entertainment – we are a technology company. Our Southwest Uplink Facility Technical Services Department is seeking a Specialist level technician to work at the uplink facility located in Tucson, AZ.

Within the first 6 months, you will be working toward mastering the core competencies of our technicians. You will work closely with the Technical Operations Center to identify problems in specific markets/channels and restore the broadcast. Our customer satisfaction relies on keeping programming on-air and this can’t be done without you.

Our environment offers the best of both worlds – we are a strong team and rely on each other, but much of the work is performed independently.


  • Ensure consistent, high quality digital television signal transports and satellite transmissions.

  • Installation, diagnosis and maintenance of critical on-air video, audio, RF, baseband, signal processing, transport and transmission equipment. This responsibility includes DirecTV’s Mpeg 2 and Mpeg 4 Broadcast transmissions streams and all associated Local Collection Facilities, Broadcast Centers, Ground station Equipment, and associated Monitor and Control hardware.

  • Configure and troubleshoot a variety of television broadcast, transport, and transmission equipment.

  • Perform routine maintenance on various subsystems.

  • Summarize and Present Technical information in both verbal and written form

  • Assist in project research, design, planning, implementation, procedure documentation and training.

  • Training and development of new employees

  • Develop a base knowledge of site facility systems and assist with emergency building system repairs as needed.

Special Requirements:

• Must have a valid state driver’s license with no restrictions.

• All candidates must be willing to carry a company provided on-call phone, participate in a cyclic on-call rotation, and must reside less than 45 minute drive time from the main uplink facility.

• Must have a negative pre-employment drug test.

• Criminal and MVR background must meet company hiring criteria.

• The uplink facility is a 24x7 facility and requires the ability to work various shifts, including holidays and overtime as necessary to support the on-air mission.

• Minimal travel via commercial airline required on occasion (<25% travel)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree, certificate or equivalent military training in electronics and/or related systems is preferred.

  • 3-5 years of field experience in Satellite Communications and video compression systems.

  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills, good oral and written communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with changing priorities.

  • Physical requirements:

  • Must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

  • Ability to climb external antenna system ladders and work at heights up to 30 ft.

  • Dexterity to work in confined spaces down to 16 cubic ft.

  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree, certificate or equivalent military experience with electronics, communication, television broadcast or Earth Station processes and equipment.

  • Demonstrate knowledge in either RF Ground Station Antenna systems or MPEG Video Compression systems.

  • Previous experience with VMWare, V-Sphere, v-Center Virtualized environments or willingness to learn