Full Time: Uplink Engineer / Driver with IMS Productions in Indianapolis, IN

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IMS Productions is a premier, multi-faceted, multimedia production company located in Indianapolis, Indiana just across the street from the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We are comprised of two distinct divisions: our Content Group, who work closely with clients to bring multimedia visions of all sorts to life, and our Truck Department who supply remote broadcast solutions to network television and other clients.
The Uplink Engineer/Driver is responsible for the overall management, operation and quality of the Uplink mobile unit and will safely transport the unit to remote sites, with a focus on safety and professionalism.  Working independently and making independent decisions, while maintaining a detail-oriented approach are keys to success.
SPECIFIC DUTIES:                
  • Maintains interior and exterior Uplink mobile unit in good working order and is responsible for installation, maintenance and repair of all systems on the unit: 
    • Ability to read and understand a basic wiring diagram 
    • Understanding of advanced video signal flow 
    • Understanding of basic audio signal flow 
    • Understanding of simple IP Networking 
    • Fiber cleaning and maintenance experience 
    • Setting up and deploying Satellite uplink truck 
    • Ability to learn the basics of HVAC systems 
    • Maintain inventory of the assigned equipment to the mobile unit 
    • Design and implement complex transmission paths via 
    • Satellite 
    • IP 
    • Fiber 
    • ASI 
    • Bonded Cellular 
    • Combination of the above 
    • Basic understanding of power systems 
    • Understanding of Internet and Phone Systems including VOIP 
    • Basic soldering and cable repair to include replacing connectors of all types 
  • Provides Management and Director of Engineer with accurate tech reports on shows and equipment within twenty-four hours after the completion of the event.
  • Drive Uplink truck or other vehicle to deliver Equipment in which is required for Transmission 
  • Performs DOT pre-trip inspection for defects and submits reports indicating truck condition. This includes: 
    • Inspecting engine, maintaining fluid levels and servicing engine when necessary 
    • Mobile unit presentation – washed and in presentable order 
  • Perform DOT post-trip inspection truck for defects after trips and submits report indicating truck condition.
  • Perform the function of any inventory post-event to ensure all gear is returned to mobile unit and in working order.
  • Maintains driver log per DOT regulations.
  • Assist engineers and crew workers in loading and unloading truck. 
  • Maintains record of expenses and completes trip reports (miles driven in each state). 
  • Submits receipts and reports promptly as necessary for reimbursement. All trip reports and expenses associated with event needs to be turned in within 5 working days after conclusion of event. 
  • Proper credit card use & cell phone policies in place must be followed accordingly. 
  • Acts as a representative of IMSP while traveling and presents a professional, courteous image always.
  • Additional duties assigned by IMSP leadership.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.  Minimum requirement of an associate degree in Electronics or 2 plus years’ experience in a Remote Satellite Transmission 
  • Must have a valid CDL class B.
  • Experience with IP Networks is preferred.
  • Organizational skills as well as the ability to supervise crews.
  • Must be self-motivated and a good people person as well as a good problem solver.
  • High integrity and confidentiality.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Innovative thinker and self-starter.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills.
  • Embodies the values of The Hulman Way: Own Results. Take Initiative. Value Diversity. Stay Resilient & Solution-Oriented. Act with Integrity. Speak Plainly. Build Relationships. Nurture Talent.

Travel/Work Hours
  • 85% travel to events and any other client needs as required, the position requires flexibility due to be an event driven business. More than likely required to work extended hours, may frequently work at night, and weekends.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear.
  • The employee is constantly required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral
  • Must be able to see and hear in the normal range with or without correction and communicate verbally and in written form with great facility and must be able to be understood.
  • Must have the stamina to work long hours and must be willing to work an irregular schedule, which may include weekends or evenings.
  • Occasional work outdoors requires physical strength and stamina to endure extreme heat, cold, rain and other conditions. 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work is mainly performed indoors and at times in close proximity to other workers.
  • Work is also performed outdoors, which will expose the employee to various weather conditions.
  • The employee is faced with frequent interruptions and must meet with others on a regular basis.
  • The noise level in the work environment can be loud when in the field, due to professional racing and entertainment events. 

Hulman & Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities and/or events.

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