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Broadcast Engineer Old Westbury

Exton, PA
April 22, 2022

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Thomas R. Downes 610-***-****

*** ****** ***** ****, ******* Springs, PA 19425


A multi-faceted Maintenance Engineer with expert skills in troubleshooting down to the component level. Experience includes the maintenance and repair of consumer and broadcast electronic equipment, pneumatic systems in microwave uplink production vehicles, broadcast transmitters with air and glycol cooling systems, robotic camera systems and pedestals.


CBS3, KYW-TV & CW Philly 57 WPSG-TV, Philadelphia, PA March 2016 – December 2021

Broadcast Maintenance Engineer

Supported the needs of the live broadcast.

Maintained, repaired and resolved issues with the live studio, trucks, Ross robotic pedestals, remotely operated cameras, stadium equipment, fiber and IP encoders/decoders, downlink equipment such as dish controllers,LNBs and IRDs, microwave transmission and receive sites, as well as terrestrial transmitter sites.

Maintained and repaired all equipment down to component level.

Installed, configured and documented new systems.

Maintained solid-state OTA transmitters.

Performed weekly and monthly maintenance reboots of critical systems.

QVC, West Chester, PA June 2000 – February 2016

Broadcast Engineer

Provided technical support for a live television broadcast.

Peaked satellite dishes, set IRDs, and adjusted video and audio delays.

Monitored the quality and integrity of broadcasting transport streams.

Designed and built custom circuits to add functionality.

Integrated new systems into a live broadcast environment.

Produced system drawings and as-built documentation.

Developed standard operating procedures for new and existing systems.

Component level troubleshooting of video switchers, cameras, decks, video monitors, camera robotics, etc.

Supported and troubleshot a Dalet MAM system with Super User privileges.

Trained less experienced engineers.

New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY March 1992 – June 2000

Studio Maintenance Engineer

Engineered a daily cable news broadcast, LI News Tonight.

Maintained and repaired all equipment in two television studios, a mobile video production vehicle, eight video editing systems, five ENG outfits, three flatbed film editing suites, three radio production labs and a multi-track recording studio.

News 12 Long Island, Woodbury, NY 1998-1999

Broadcast Engineer

Maintained and repaired ENG and video editing equipment on a part-time basis.

Assisted with cut-over from Beta SP to DVC Pro.

Dealer Service Company, Huntington, NY 1986 – 1998

Electronic Technician

Troubleshot and repaired all Panasonic, Pioneer, Mitsubishi and Hitachi consumer electronics down to component level.


Suffolk County Community College, New York

Applied Science in Electronic Technology

Associate Degree, 1987


Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing

Automotive restoration

Mid-level MAC and PC repair

Small engine repair and maintenance

MIG welding and metal work


SONY Certified – HDC – 1500 Maintenance and setup, BVM/HDM/BVM-D Video Monitor Maintenance, DVW-500/A500 Digital Betacam Recorder Maintenance, BVW-60/65/70/75/95/96 Betacam SP Studio Transports Maintenance

Vinten – Pedestals Overhaul, Quattro, Fulmar and Turn Pedestals.

Avid ISIS – Media storage maintenance.

Dalet MAM System – File System Management and System Architecture.

AutoCAD – Introduction to AutoCAD.

Leader Training – LV-5700, LV-7700 setup and operation.

Crispin Training – File Management and Automation.

PC Board Training – Lead Soldering rework training.

Matsushita Services Company – Technical training and troubleshooting updated microprocessors.

Matsushita Services Company – Advanced technical training in theory and maintenance of telephones.


Bronze Telly Award, The Muppets Most Wanted-QVC Highlight Reel, 2015

Bronze Telly Award, Summer Fun Fashion: Float Life, 2011

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