Installation Technician (Union)

New York, NY
Full Time
Requisition ID: 168905BR

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The Installation Technician will implement HBO’s Engineering department drawings, from environment preparation through final cable dress as directed by supervisory personnel at HBO.


  • Terminate, test and install an assortment of broadcast, data, control and fiber optic cable. Install cabling in overhead and below floor cable trays.

  • Connect the cabling on prescribed equipment/locations following schematic drawings and dress the cables in racks and channels using cable management tools to the department’s standards and specifications.

  • Install fiber optic cable using prescribed industry standard techniques for handling and installation in the field. Fusion splice fiber optic cable ends onto backbone fiber installations, prepare and install enclosures, properly protect and distribute fiber into enclosures. Install local fiber optic patch cable from servers and/or storage devices to fiber optic patch panel interfaces. Install electronic equipment in racks using rack elevation drawings.

  • Install (lift, carry and put into proper place) racks, bases and cable channels into controlled on-air environments using floor plan drawings.

  • Follow shop drawings to fabricate interface and chassis panels, read and understand schematic drawings to fabricate user-interface components for alarm monitoring and take back-up switches.

  • Maintain shop inventory of electronic, electrical and mechanical parts and supplies.


  • At least 5 years professional experience in a similar capacity

  • Experience with:

    • Read floor plans and schematic drawings as they relate to rack and cable placement, signal flow, equipment elevation and interconnects.

    • Terminate and troubleshoot broadcast and data communication connectors and cable including but not limited to, RJ-45, BNC, VGA, DVI, Display Port, Category 5/5e/6 Ethernet

    • Fluke Electronics Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer including the skill set required to fusion splice fiber optic connectors (LC/MTP) onto backbone fiber installations

    • H&S IANOS and LISA fiber management cabinet

  • Must be a motivated self-starter with problem solving skills able to work unsupervised in somewhat constrained areas. Must be willing to learn new skills and stay current with broadcast technology trends.

  • Familiarity with several common broadcast equipment types and manufacturers like Cisco, Evertz, HP, Dell and more.

  • Ability to lift, carry and put into place, racks, consoles, and heavy equipment up to 50 lbs. unassisted.

  • Familiarity and facility with hand and power tools and the ability to use heavy duty power tools including the band saw, drill press, and grinder safely and effectively.

  • Candidates must possess excellent written/verbal communication, organizational skills and be detail oriented.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Visio, CAD, Adept is required.

  • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing requirements and schedules and work independently with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal skills and adeptness at building relationships with all technical and operational areas across HBO.

  • This is a Union position


America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.