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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.


Electronic Technician-Media, Senior, KUWS Radio, 100%




University of Wisconsin-Superior
KUWS-FM Engineering Department


This Media Technician position is in the KUWS-FM Engineering department and reports directly to the Northern Regional Manager for Wisconsin Public Radio. This position provides construction, maintenance, and repair support for a wide range of electronic studio and transmitter equipment, including high power RF-based electronic transmitter quipment and systems involved in broadcast of the KUWS signal.This position serves as Chief Engineer and Designated Chief Operator for KUWS and is also responsible for maintenance and repair of various audio and network equipment used at the KUWS studios.The position operates independently with general supervision.Occasional use of a personal vehicle is required. A valid driver's license is also required.Occasional Standby or on-call status is required.Light lifting (up to 25 lbs) may be required.

Position Description


Thoroughknowledge of telecommunications principles and practices. Knowledge of DWD and OSHA safety standards.Demonstrate high mechanical aptitude skills.Installation and maintenance of broadcast equipment and related systems. Knowledge of electronics, electronic equipment, and electro-mechanical equipment.Knowledge of FCC standards.Evaluation techniques for purchase of new equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates, other agencies, contractors, and the general public.Ability to train staff and/or personnel. Ability to work independently,prioritize and manage workload withminimum supervision and direction. Verbal and written communication skills to present and simplify technical/complex information and procedures in an understandable manner.Personal computer skills including but notlimited to:installing and removing operating systems and software, configuring drivers, performing updates to operating systems and software, configuring and using serial and Ethernet ports and virtual ports, hard drive backup and replication,  maintaining PC security software and firewall services, and minor trouble shooting and mechanical repairs.Computer networking skills including:thorough knowledge of network fundamentals and IP concepts, routing fundamentals, safety and security, layer 2 and 3 switching and routing.Knowledge in the use and configuration of network analysis tools and software.Responsible for the repair, maintenance,installation, and trouble shooting of transmission alarm and control systems.Knowledge in the use and operation of electronic and RF test equipment including:DVM,analog and digital level meters, oscilloscopes, inline and clamp-on amp meters,power meters, RF power meters, RF network analyzers, spectrum measurementtools,  and other complex test and measurement equipment. Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating manuals, instructions, procedures schematic diagrams, ladder logic, Boolean logic. Ability to maintain and test existing telecommunication systems.  Ability totroubleshoot telecommunications equipment problems.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Strong organizational and management skills.  Ability to work effectively in team environments with strong interpersonal, coaching, and supervisory skills. Ability to multi-task and remain calm in urgent situations.Ability and willingness to provide or arrange for 24-hour on-call support that includes weekends and all holidays to ensure 24 x 7 system availability.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be able to climb, squat, bend, reach and sit for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to maintain safe work environment by following codes, standards, and legal regulations.Knowledge of equipment and techniques for remote production. Knowledge of equipment and techniques for field audio/sound recording.


Employment may require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant.  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.  For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see http://www.uwsuper.edu/safety/clery or contact Campus Safety at 715.394.8114 for a printed copy.


Pay will be based on the rules that apply tocompensation upon transfer, reinstatement, or voluntary demotion transactions.  Starting pay will be no less than the minimum salary for pay range 06-15 (currently $19.054 per hour).  


Normal work hours are Monday through Friday,7:45 AM - 4:30 PM (40 hrs per week), but may require some evening/weekend hours.


Persons who now hold this classification or are in a counterpart or higher pay range and are interested in this position are requested to submit a letter of interest addressing the qualifications and experience listed above, a resume', and current contact information for three professional references.  Materials should be submitted by mail, fax or email to Laura Dahl in the Office of HumanResources, UW-Superior, PO Box 2000, Superior, WI  54880, FAX 715/394-8171 or ldahl9@uwsuper.edu.  Materials must be received no later than 4:30PM, October 8, 2012.  Questions maybe directed to Laura Dahl at 715/394-8041.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,600 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

UW-Superior maintains its foundational teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered. The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to campus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, and a Senior Year Experience.

At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of “final candidates” must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, “final candidates” under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report, see http://www.uwsuper.edu/safety/clery or contact the Office of Campus Safety at (715) 394-8114 for a printed copy.

UW-Superior is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

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