TITLE Media Systems Engineer
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5062
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Coordinator, Classroom Instructional Technologies
The Media Systems Engineer designs and installs audio-visual, video conferencing, and streaming systems for classrooms, conference rooms, and auditoriums, plans the installation, coordinates with any involved construction or renovation contractors, Planning, Design & Construction, consultants. The Media Systems Engineer maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electronic equipment and advanced video/data projection systems used in support of academic programs across the Missouri State University-Springfield campus. The Media Systems Engineer assists in the integration of traditional audiovisual systems with new instructional technologies to ensure that the University keeps pace with the changing needs of higher educational instructional environments.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A high school diploma is required. An Associate’s degree in electronics, computer science, computer information systems, or a related field is preferred.
Experience: At least two years of supervision and technical work experience in designing, installing, servicing, maintaining, and troubleshooting digital and analog classroom electronic media equipment, specifically, Creston-controlled systems, in an educational or corporate environment is required. Experience in programming Crestron control systems is preferred.
Skills: Effective interpersonal and supervisory skills are required. The ability to read and interpret building plans, blueprints, and schematics to incorporate infrastructure and media systems into new and remodel projects is required. The ability to coordinate with architects engineers, skilled tradespersons, both in-house and contracted, is required. A demonstrated knowledge of the principles of advanced electronics, including digital/analog electronics, AV systems, and Crestron control systems, is required. The ability to maintain, trouble shoot, repair, calibrate, and install classroom instructional technology and Crestron control systems is required. The ability to engineer Crestron control systems that incorporate Biamp digital signal processors, lighting controls, screen and shade controllers, and other related peripherals, is required. Skills in the use of hand tools and test equipment as well as general mechanical aptitude are required. Knowledge of video distribution, computer interface, and display systems are required. Knowledge and practice of routine safety procedures and building and safety codes are required. Basic knowledge and understanding of microcomputer systems is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Basic metalworking and carpentry skills are preferred.
Certification: Crestron Digital Media Certification-Engineer (DMC-E-4K) and AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) is required.
Effort: This position installs electronic equipment and video/data projection systems which require carrying a tool kit weighing thirty-five pounds on a daily basis, lifting equipment and materials weighing up to sixty pounds several times a week. Some of the physical labor occurs while working from a ladder wearing a tool belt.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Supports academic programs and University activities by designing audio-visual, video conferencing, and streaming systems for classrooms, conference rooms, and auditoriums, planning the installation, coordinating with any involved construction or renovation contractors, Design & Construction, consultants, and supervising the Media Systems Technician during the installation.
2. Installs the wiring and racks, downloads the software and loads the code file from the programmer, and commissions the systems.
3. Maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electronic equipment and advanced video/data projection and streaming systems used in support of academic programs across the Missouri State University-Springfield campus.
4. Assists in the integration of traditional audiovisual systems with new instructional technologies.
5. Assists faculty, staff, and other end-users by demonstrating the proper operation and care of classroom instructional technology and works with Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) personnel to formulate and update operating instructions and training materials for the proper use of equipment.
6. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
7. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contact with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Coordinator, Classroom Instructional Technologies.
8. Contributes to the overall success of FCTL by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Media Systems Engineer is supervised by the Coordinator, Classroom Instructional Technologies and assigns work and supervises the Media Systems Technician at job sites and student workers.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED MAY 2021