Asst Chief Engineer

Memphis, Tennessee

Posted in Media
29 days ago

Job Info

Job Summary

The primary responsibility as Asst. Chief Engineer is to assist the Director of Engineering in maintaining on-air facilities and assisting in off-air emergencies. Responsibilities include installation, maintenance and repair of equipment, broadcast systems and technologies in all technical areas of a modern television station. Build out projects as assigned, and work as part of a team with minimal supervision. Oversees staff that maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance. Supervisory skills to efficiently schedule and manage engineering maintenance team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be capable of managing the engineering maintenance staff.
    • High power RF systems (directional AM, FM, HD, STL.)
    • Studio Systems (radio automation, consoles, production, and remotes.)
    • Power and electrical support systems (generators, UPS, etc.)
    • Monitoring and remote-control systems.
    • Digital content delivery systems (streaming audio, datacasting.)
    • Business continuity planning, understanding and implementation.
    • FCC rules and knowledge of compliance and weekly log review process.
    • IT/Networking, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance is also required.

What we look for
  • Associates or technical degree in related field or equivalent level of experience
  • Qualified candidates should have at least 5 years of broadcast television engineering experience.
  • Must be capable of managing engineering maintenance staff
    • Must have experience in the installation, troubleshooting, and repair of transmitters, and associated RF equipment.
    • Quick response to technical issues with a customer service and solutions-based approach is required. After hours and weekend work required as needed.
    • SBE certifications a plus
  • Strong communication skills and excellent documentation skills are required.
    • Experience with the budgeting process a plus.

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