About the Role
We are looking for a Graduate Vision Engineer, who will work primarily at Ealing Studios and Ealing Broadcast Centre with occasional work at other Timeline locations as necessary to cover programme and maintenance needs. The Graduate Vision Engineer is expected to achieve high level skills in the maintaining, aligning, modifying and operating the wide range of broadcast equipment in both the remote production and OB’s. The Engineer is required to work at the highest level of technical complexity under programme and/or operational pressures.
This is an 18 month’ development programme including secondments to various engineering departments, giving you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and develop practical skills for an exciting and rewarding career in vision engineering. As a Graduate Trainee, you can expect to put all the theory you have learnt at university into practice within an innovative organisation that will put you at the forefront of new and exciting developments in broadcast technology.
Our Graduate Vision Engineer role could be right for you if you are interested in pursuing one of the following careers in both Remote Production and Outside Broadcast:
- Vision Engineer
- Vision Guarantee Engineer
- Broadcast Engineer
Responsibilities and learning objectives
Learning and developing your skills whilst participating in our Graduate Programme will also involve:
- Supporting the development of innovative solutions
- Maintenance and operation of equipment used at the Ealing based facilities with opportunities to work on OB Trucks, Flyaway’s and other Timeline installations
- Working collaboratively with production teams and Timeline colleagues to ensure that operational and production needs are effectively and efficiently met
- Fault finding and potentially creating alternative ways of meeting requirements
- Accurate line-up of vision monitoring facilities
- Rigging and operating equipment as required
- Operating vision equipment such as SAM Vision Mixers, Grass Valley Multiviewers, SONY CCU’s & RCP’s and AXON routing software and hardware
- Involvement with build and refurbishment projects
- Familiarisation with video routers and routing software
- Developing the fundamental skills and knowledge you will need to thrive within the broadcast industry
Following appropriate training and as required, performing general operational duties including:
- Rigging between production control rooms and data centres
- Dealing with mains power feeds, ensuring for safe operation
- Operating and managing RF systems
- Sound, camera and vision systems rigging, movement and de-rigging
- Rigging and de-rigging of monitors, and a wide range of ancillary OB equipment
You will hit the ground running, working directly alongside our skilled engineers, getting hands-on experience on projects in outside broadcasts and studio productions for our major broadcast clients. After a full induction, we will also offer you a mix of internal and external training, and you will have access to your own mentor to support your career development.
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:
- Up to Degree/BTEC level or equivalent
- Basic knowledge and experience of vision, sound, routing, communication, RF, IP and computer systems as they relate to Outside Broadcast technologies
- Knowledge of UHD and HD vision systems, coupled with an interest and desire to learn about emerging technologies including IP distribution formats such as SMPTE 2110 and 2022-6
- The ability to make critical assessment of television pictures and waveforms as necessary
- A positive, enthusiastic manner with an ability to react tactfully and sympathetically to requests from clients and colleagues is essential
- Customer awareness and good interpersonal & communication skills
- Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
- Good problem-solving skills
- Good fundamental knowledge of IT and TCIP networking infrastructure
- Good knowledge of the principles of safety at work as applied in the TV industry
- Ability to work as part of a team and remain calm under pressure
- An awareness of the need to gain and retain the confidence of the customer to ensure an ongoing business relationship
- Willing to work within all Timeline policies, working practices and Health and Safety guidelines
- Willing to work away from home for extended periods and travel extensively if required
- A willingness to be contactable and available at short notice on off-duty days to respond to incoming work or to assist colleagues
- Clean UK driving licence
Previous experience in an operational role in Studio facilities and or Outside Broadcasting is desirable.
Please note that this is a shift-based role and involves unsociable hours and weekend work.
Why Join Timeline?
In addition to being part of a company that is at the forefront of cutting-edge broadcast technology, we offer a range of perks and benefits such as the Cycle to Work scheme, private health care, a medical cashback scheme and a ‘legendary’ Christmas party!
You will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects that really matter, and we offer a variety of training and development opportunities.
You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.