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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
Holden Fine Arts Center, Room 3116


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 equipment 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


Thorough knowledge 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 with minimum 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 not limited 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 measurement tools,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 to troubleshoot 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


This is position is in pay range 06-15 with a starting salary of $39,784, plus excellent benefits. This is an FLSA non-exempt, non-represented position (not represented by a bargaining agreement). A six month probationary period may be required. For fringe benefit eligibility and information visit http://www.wisconsin.edu/hr/benefits/cben.pdf


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


You must apply online. (If you are unable to complete the materials due to a disability or system problem contact us at (715)394-8041.) If you have a www.Wisc.Jobs account: 1. Click "Log In to Apply" at the top of the job announcement and log into your account. When you have logged in, find and view job announcement 1204272. 2. Click "Apply Now" at the top of the job announcement. 3. Review your Job Application and make any necessary updates and click "Continue." 4. Complete the Job Preferences screen and click "Continue." 5. A résumé is required to apply for this position, follow the prompts to create a résumé or to upload an existing résumé and click "Continue." 6. You will be taken to the first page of the exam. Follow the exam instructions and click "save and continue" at the bottom of every page. When you have answered all of the questions, click "Finalize Exam" to submit your application for this job. Your responses to the questions are considered an examination and will be used to determine the eligibility for this vacancy.
If you do not have a www.Wisc.Jobs account: 1. Click "Log In" at the top of the webpage. 2. Click the "Create New Account" button and follow the steps to create a new account. 3. Click "Apply Now" at the top of screen and complete steps 3 - 6 from above. Your exam responses will be evaluated and the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next phase of the recruitment process. If you have questions or problems accessing the exam, please contact Laura Dahl, Human Resources Assistant, at 715.394.8041 or email ldahl9@uwsuper.eduPlease include in your on-line resume' contact information for three professional references.The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 15, 2012.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s leading 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 Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a very personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has launched a significant campus-wide Liberal Arts Initiative that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, 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.

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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

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