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Class Code: 592F
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Perform journey-level media maintenance work troubleshooting, maintaining, repairing, installing, constructing, and testing media and/or multi-media equipment and systems.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, independently perform a variety of troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, construction, testing, and installation activities on media equipment and systems varying from the routine test, maintenance and repair of media equipment to the assembly and installation of audio-visual control, telecommunication, or satellite reception systems.

Typical Work

Troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, installs, constructs, and tests various media equipment and systems such as television monitors, amplifiers, video and security cameras, 24 channel mixing consoles, video tape machines, satellite reception systems, audio mixing consoles, audio/video distribution systems, cassette recorders, projectors, slide-sync audio recorders, audio recording/processing equipment, theater lighting systems;

Uses electronic test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, sweep generators, oscilloscopes, ohmmeters, multimeters, logic probes, function generators, distortion meters, counters, waveform monitors, and bridge capacitance meters to troubleshoot malfunction(s) to system, board, or component level using diagnostic software as needed; uses hand and power tools such as drill presses, lathes, soldering guns, grinders, etc.;

Performs mechanical, or electronic repair(s) to system, board, or component level; calibrates and/or tests for proper operation;

Performs preventive maintenance on media equipment; cleans, repairs, adjusts, and calibrates;

Assembles and installs media equipment and systems such as updated audio-visual control systems in auditoria, closed circuit TV, public address, or antenna cable systems;

Uses hand and power tools to construct parts and assemblies to meet sound and picture reproduction requirements; modifies projection, audio and electronic equipment and builds special parts or equipment to meet specific requirements;

Maintains service manuals and records;

Confers with faculty, staff, clients, vendors, students, and/or supervisors in determining equipment problems or fulfilling service requirements;

May set up media equipment for special events; may assist with studio booth operation;

May direct and/or coordinate the activities of equipment operators and other department personnel in the construction, distribution, installation, maintenance, and operation of audio-visual equipment;

May perform limited maintenance and repair on computers;

Perform other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

One year of experience as a Media Maintenance Technician 1 


Three years of experience as media maintenance technician


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class adopted March 7, 1973.
Class revision; adopted September 19, 1975.
Class revision, title change; adopted October 6, 1989.
Revise class.  Revises class code, title (formerly 3530 Media Maintenance Technician II), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revised typical work; adopted June 13, 2019; effective July 1, 2019; from range 41 to 43.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.