Broadcast Field Engineer - ND/SD

US-Central Timezone | US-Central Timezone | US-ND | US-SD
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1153
# of Openings
1
Category
Engineering
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Our Field Engineers are the behind-the-scenes heroes of the ministry.

 

They are on the road a lot, working tirelessly, in remote locations, facing challenges in weather & terrain to make sure that our broadcast facilities are up and running.

 

Thanks to them, millions of our listeners are able to get the hope & encouragement that they need from K-LOVE & Air1.

 

 

Satelite dish

Responsibilities

As a Field Engineer, here's what you will be doing...

  • Evaluate the overall technical operation of facilities, and takes corrective action as necessary to ensure equipment is functioning to the highest level of quality.
  • Install, maintain, and repair broadcast equipment (such as audio processors and mixers) used in preparing and transmitting EMF’s programming.
  • Install and maintain microwave and satellite equipment.
  • Regularly operate equipment that regulates the signal strength, clarity, and sound.
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable FCC rules and regulations and ensure all equipment within area of responsibility is operating safely and legally.
  • Pro-actively analyze and fix technical faults on equipment and systems to the module level.
  • Partner and communicate with contract engineers to resolve technical problems. 
  • From time to time, carry out work on non-broadcast equipment (such as electrical generators, air conditioning units, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, etc.) as conditions dictate.
  • Make trips to sites to perform installations or repairs; and EMF headquarters for training or special projects. The length of these trips varies depending on the specific needs.
  • If assigned, serve as Chief Operator/Engineer for one or more broadcast station(s).

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, here's what you'll need....

  • 2+ years experience troubleshooting and repairing radio broadcast electronic equipment
  • Good understanding of the components necessary in a broadcast air-chain
  • Elementary understanding of satellite technology
  • Basic understanding of radio frequency emissions
  • Ability to solder and desolder electronic components 
  • Knowledge of applicable, broadcast-related FCC rules and regulations
  • Proficiency using standard broadcast test equipment, such as VOMs, oscilloscopes, and RF spectrum analyzers.
  • SBE Certification highly desirable
  • Candidates currently residing in North Dakota or South Dakota preferred.
  • Willingness to travel.  Our Field Engineers are on the road about 75% of the time. 

 

Employment Requirements:

  • Must pass a pre-employment background & reference check.
  • Must provide proof of legal authorization to work in the US.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable motor vehicle report. 

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