MIDCO Video Systems Engineer-Associate in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Video Systems Engineer-Associate


Sioux Falls




Midco has been blazing trails since 1931, bringing innovation to the world of telecommunications

and delighting customers with exceptional service. Through ambition, imagination and a genuine commitment to each other, Midco proudly serves more than 385,000 residential and business customers in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South

Dakota, and Wisconsin. We’re also dedicated to making our communities better places to live, work and play. Ready to work at Midco? We thought so. Here are a few more reasons why Midco is one of the best places to work:

  • Free and discounted Midco services

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Support of employee involvement in the communities we serve

  • Employee referral program

  • Wellness programs


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Apply fundamental knowledge of the latest technologies to build, maintain, and support Midco’s digital video distribution systems.


  • Provide support of the Midco Video and RF product distribution system by engaging fundamental knowledge of the analog and digital Video, VOD, ad insertion and conditionalaccess systems, to build and maintain the video product distribution system.

  • Ensure that video systems are in compliance with company, departmental, FCC, and FAA, regulations, policies and procedures, and conduct technical audits as necessary to monitorcompliance.

  • Assist in managing internal projects and processes directed toward promoting the health of the overall network; including but is not limited to: Preventive maintenance, EAS,and status monitoring.

  • Ensure that services are operated and maintained in a manner consistent with the requirements of the services carried on the systems.

  • Possess a fundamental knowledge of QAM modulation, conditional access, content acquisition, encoding, rate shaping, multiplexing, encryption / DRM, MPEG-2 & 4, and ad insertion.

  • Possess a basic knowledge of network system fundamentals including: IP addressing, basic IP routing, and IP multicast as they pertain to video delivery.

  • Keep Management up-to-date of engineering activities, issues and progress.

  • Serve as a liaison between the Technology Group and Field Operations; build and maintain strong, productive working relationships.

  • Possess a fundamental working knowledge of satellite video transport and server-based systems.

  • Resolve problems and questions for Field Operations, while providing optimal internal customer service.

  • Install system components as necessary.

  • Assist in developing specifications and parameters for the design of cable network.

  • Coordinate effective testing programs with the Technology Group and Field Operations.

  • Compile timely, comprehensive, and accurate reports as requested.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers.

  • Adhere to Midco privacy guidelines to ensure each customer’s privacy.

  • Maintain regular attendance as required by your position.


  • Mentor new hires as required.

  • Function as an effective team member while supporting the efforts and concepts of other departments.

  • Support the mission, vision, and values of Midco.

  • Apply personal ethics, honesty, initiative, flexibility, responsibility and confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.

  • Possess an enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented approach towards work and all work projects.

  • Possess strong problem solving and decision making skills while using good judgment.

  • Multi-task and change from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement while creating and implementing viable solutions

  • All employees are required to actively follow Midco policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Associate’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent technical experience required.

  • One to three years engineering experience required. Experience in cable telecommunications industry preferred.

  • Working knowledge of CATV Networks, OSHA regulations, federal, state and local regulations, general safety standards, and the entire telecommunications system configurationrequired.


  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry loads of up to 70 lbs.

  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

  • May be required to climb ladders and other structures as necessary.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, radiation,and vibration.

  • Employees may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and other than normal business hours, such as holidays, evenings and weekends as business demands.

Midco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual

orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm .

  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosureis (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41CFR 60-1.35(c)