Broadcast Engineer Apprentice – NEP Group – Pittsburgh, PA

NEP Group

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For over 30 years, NEP has been the leading worldwide technical production partner for content producers of live sports, entertainment and corporate events. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions include centralized and remote production, specialty capture, wireless video and audio, virtual and live studio production, AV and lighting services, host broadcast support, postproduction, connectivity and transmission, premium playout, software-based products and integrated managed services. With operations in 25 countries and 4,000+ employees, we have supported productions in 88 countries on all seven continents.
Anywhere, anytime, on any platform—we help our clients make, manage and show the world their content.

What You Will Do:

NEP’s Mobile Unit Engineering Apprenticeship Program is a hands-on curriculum for highly talented and motivated individuals interested in gaining the experience needed to become a part of the best team of broadcast engineers in the business. The program will start you on an exciting and challenging career path that will help you learn how to set up outside broadcast units for live productions, maintain and troubleshoot broadcasting equipment and handle site logistics and coordination.

Throughout our structured, two-year program you will have the opportunity to learn our business, think and act on your feet, work in a flexible and fast-paced environment, travel to event locations and learn how NEP assembles and maintains our fleet of state-of-the-art mobile units. Graduates of our apprenticeship program are found at all levels of NEP; you will be prepared for a variety of roles to kick start your career with us. The program is divided into the following phases, the length of each can vary based on your experience and education:

Field Shop

Copper Maintenance

Fiber Optics

Systems Integration

Systems Support

The first year of the apprentice program is based in Pittsburgh, PA.


  • An associates or Technical Degree in Broadcast Communications, Electronics or Engineering school is preferred
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of networking basics
  • Ability to travel up to 100% upon graduation from the program
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

Due to the requirements of this position, NEP requires as a condition of employment for this position that a candidate be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If a candidate is offered this position with NEP, such offer is contingent on the candidate providing proof of full vaccination status by his or her start date. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, NEP will consider reasonable accommodations to a candidate’s inability to vaccinate due to disability or religious belief, but NEP’s consideration of potential reasonable accommodations does not guarantee commencement of employment.


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