Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States Full-time


Job Description


Reports to: SR MGR BROADBAND NETWORK              

FLSA Status: Exempt          

Department: Technical Operations

The Hub Engineer is responsible for the reception processing, and distribution of off-air, satellite, microwave and tape originated programming to the outside plant utilizing coaxial cable, microwave, and fiber optic transmission technologies. This includes the installation, construction, operation, and repair of all equipment associated with the Headend and signal distribution network. Hub Engineers are expected to assist the NOC and Technical Support organizations in isolating and repairing video, voice, and data services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install and Maintain Broadband Headend Systems
  • Assist in installation and maintenance of broadband data systems
  • Assist in provisioning of new and existing network elements
  • Assist in installing, operating and maintaining the Digital Broadband Delivery System (DBDS, Cisco DNCS, Arris DAC)
  • Perform FCC proof of performance testing and maintain associated documentation
  • Maintain Headend Emergency Alert Systems and documentation
  • Preparation of Test/Evaluation Procedures, Operation Guidelines, Reports etc
  • Configuring and maintaining HUB hardware including, RF combining networks, satellite receivers, modulators, edge qams, EAS equipment, RF transmitters/receivers and other associated Headend equipment including sparing
  • Working overnight maintenance windows and on-call as needed
  • Maintain professional appearance and behavior at all times
  • Maintain excellent attendance
  • Responsible for motor vehicle per company policy including equipment & tool inventory, vehicle security and vehicle maintenance



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.

  • Able to present technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to accurately measure distances using tapes and other measuring devices
  • Able to use assigned test equipment including but not limited to signal level meter (SLM), leakage detector, volt ohm meter, sweep receiver, underground locater and TDR
  • Able to prioritize and organize assignments and responsibilities
  • Able to accurately maintain records, logs, reports, work orders, etc.
  • Able to operate office equipment, fax, copier, etc.
  • Able to handle escalations and time-critical issues
  • Able to read street maps and system design prints.
  • Able to work flexible hours as required including evenings, weekends and on-call shifts
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record


Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. One to two years of experience in the broadband communication field preferred.

Computer Skills:

Basic computer skills are required including internet and e-mail.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work while standing most of the time
  • Ability to walk or work over all types of terrain, in all types of weather
  • Ability to carry tools and equipment including, ladders, tool belts
  • Ability to work in tight spaces while bending, twisting and reaching
  • Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder (approx. 28’ & 75lbs)
  • Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires
  • Ability to perform work in elevated places (i.e., roofs and utility poles)
  • Ability to use drills, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other hand tools
  • Ability to work with small components
  • Ability to use close vision, peripheral vision and adjust focus
  • Ability to work in poorly vented areas such as attics, in extreme temperatures
  • Ability to move, crawl, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, pull, push, and grasp
  • Ability to lift up to 90 pounds
  • Physically able to work computer equipment and test equipment
  • Ability to work in environments that may have dust, dirt, noise, insects and cleaning solutions
  • Ability to work safely near power lines and electrical equipment
  • Ability to drive Company vehicles in a safe manner
  • Must be able to meet the physical limit requirements of personal protective equipment, aerial lift equipment, ladders and/or gaffs that may be used in this position.



 Vast Broadband is an Equal Opportunity Employer.