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Media Systems Engineer

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Department: Information Technology
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Information Technology

Department: Office of Information Technology

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

As a member of the Media Technology Services team, the Media Systems Engineer is responsible for planning, designing, procurement, installation, programming, implementation, maintenance, support, and periodic operation of University media technology systems. The systems include Crestron and Extron controlled audio/visual systems, video streaming systems, IP video production facilities, digital signage systems and DSP enabled audio systems in classrooms, conference rooms, entertainment venues and research facilities. You will become part of a culture that empowers employees, treats them with respect, and encourages innovation and open communication.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

● Create A/V designs (to include control, video, audio, and networking schematics) as part of engineering design packages that include blended learning facilities as well as advanced multimedia enabled research, large venue, and presentation facilities
● Provide hands-on installation and technical support during the installation and maintenance of these facilities as necessary
● Generate list of materials, budgets, and requests for proposals/quotations
● Communicate media and A/V design and support concepts with campus representatives
● Actively engage in professional development and maintain a high level of technical expertise
● Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in university continuous improvement initiatives
● Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

● Associate degree in electronics technology, computer networking and system administration or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● One year demonstrated experience in A/V or broadcast media system design, installation and maintenance or comparable experience

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Experience with blended learning technologies such as Echo360, Mediasite, Panopto, Zoom or similar technologies
● Experience with A/V control systems
● Experience working in higher education
● Working knowledge of IT networking and security principles
● Experience creating system documentation with AutoCAD, Visio or similar products
● Familiarity with SaaS system i.e., digital signage, streaming CDNs
● ICIA CTS-I, CTS-D, QSC, BIAMP certifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Strong interpersonal communication skills, connect with coworkers and customers, and convey complex concepts to general audiences
● Be passionate about what you do! Enjoy finding creative solutions to problems.
● Demonstrable audio-visual troubleshooting skills
● Be accountable for the work you do and the services you provide
● Ability to complete the Crestron Core Track and Programmer Commercial Certification Track training and demonstrate proficiency within 9 months of start date
● Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff
● Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Working knowledge of QSYS, Biamp, ClearOne, Atlas IED, Dante, or similar audio DSP products. Ability to self-teach multiple software tools.
● Experience with NDI video transport
● Experience with VMIX Production Software and live television production

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:
● Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, bend, stoop, and twist, work in an equipment rack from a sitting position
● Occasionally lifting of equipment and boxes for installations (up to 50 pounds)
● Occasionally, the employee may be required to work from a ladder or scaffolds, in manholes, in telecommunications rooms, or outdoors in various weather conditions
● The employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel an object
● Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
● The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.

As of January 10, 2022, Michigan Tech is requiring all faculty, staff, temporary and student employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 due to the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate or have an approved exemption for a religious or medical reason.  This includes those working remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the mtu flex website.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable based on education and experience.

Title of Position Supervisor

Director Media Technology Services

Posting Type

Internal & External Posting

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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