Job Description:
Position Summary

Responsible for installation, repair, programming, and preventive maintenance of University-owned broadcast and networking equipment. Systems include managed Ethernet switches, audio over IP networks, video over IP networks, file servers, digital routing gear, and automation systems.

Required Qualifications
  • Education equivalent to 2 years of broadcast, network administration, electronics repair, or related maintenance and repair training at the college or trade school level.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to travel and engage in evening and weekend work as needed.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years traditional broadcast or new media experience.
  • Experience in both radio and television broadcast systems, air conditioning systems, fiber optics, remote control systems, IP network infrastructure, and plumbing systems typically deployed for transmission equipment cooling.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge to the maintenance and repair of current state of the art broadcast equipment, both analog and digital, at the component level.
  • Ability to design, install, and perform the necessary maintenance on, digital, analog, audio, video, RF, network systems and data technologies with extremely strong trouble-shooting skills.
  • Strong computer and networking skills with a good understanding of various and current operating systems, networking, and software applications.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for maintaining and providing a high degree of proficiency in the maintenance of networking equipment, IP STL and TSL codecs, digital video and audio recording/playback systems, and video/audio automation.
  • Evaluates systems in place to ensure their correct performance in supplying correct video/audio channel play out for multicast television and radio broadcast.
  • Provides firmware upgrades, software updates, and repairs to various systems; this includes such equipment as cameras, computers, managed.
  • Ethernet switches, automation systems, video server/storage systems, routing/distribution/switching equipment, IP based audio networks, video networks, and video/audio monitoring systems.
  • Works with other departments and equipment vendors to solve work-flow issues and/or problems with the various interconnected systems.
  • Ensures correct operation, repair, and upgrade of all HD video and audio production equipment including but not limited to remote production technologies, field test equipment, and equipment based at studios.
  • Supports broadcast automation server, storage, transmission, and production activities of CMU educational departments.
  • Travel, evening and weekend work will be required on occasion.
Supervision Exercised


Message to Applicants

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters.

Employee Group Public Broadcasting - Hourly
Staff Pay Level 3
Pay Range $25.00 - $34.00 per hour
Division Government and External Relations
Department Public Broadcasting
Position Status Regular
Position End Date  
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as needed
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department  
About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and change-makers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards

Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see


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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.


Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.


CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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United States
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