MCR Operator

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MCR Operator

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Our client runs the National Operation Centre for broadcast network distribution of over 30 channels and they are looking for an MCR Operator to assist in the smooth running of the operations at their Midlands based Playout Centre.

This is a 24/7 broadcast operation on air with circa 34 channels, broadcasting on the UK DTT platform. Hence 100% availability of its services is the ultimate aim. You will work 12-hours rotating shifts, from 08:00 until 20:00 and from 20:00 until 8:00 including weekends and public holidays.

You will monitor and provide 1st line support of service contribution, coding & multiplex.

Check and where appropriate edit EPG schedules.

Log issues and incidents.

Fault-find and escalate to appropriate levels for all technical facilities at the centre.

Provide first line fault identification and resolution as necessary.

Ensure technical compliance of all material to Ofcom requirements.

Skills required

Computing skills including a general understanding of operational and IP networking.

Must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of broadcast systems.

Must be able to demonstrate technical knowledge of contribution and distribution circuits, coding & mux processes, routers, automation, asset management and broadcast servers.

Ability to prioritise workload and work well under pressure.

Previous experience in MCR operations essential.


Degree or HND in Broadcast Engineering/Technology.

Knowledge of DVB-T distribution.

Adrian Thomas
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