Educational Media Foundation

  • Field Engineer II - Kentucky

    Job Locations US-Eastern Timezone
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/24/2018 7:42 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    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


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

    • Evaluate the overall technical operation of facilities within the Kentucky market, and take corrective action as needed, to ensure equipment is functioning.
    • Install, maintain, and repair broadcast equipment (such as audio processors and mixers).
    • 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.
    • Analyze and fix technical faults on equipment and systems to the module level.
    • Manage and partner with contract engineers to resolve technical problems. 
    • Occasionally, 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).


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


    • 3+ years’ experience troubleshooting and repairing failures in broadcast electronic equipment, or similar relevant experience
    • Thorough understanding of the components necessary in a broadcast air-chain
    • Proven ability to deal with multiple, simultaneous problems in a systematic, logical manner
    • Ability to read and understand electronic schematics, electrical drawings, and construction drawings, making appropriate modifications when necessary
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to carry out calculations in common broadcast-related formulae such as transmitter efficiency, transmitter power output, wavelengths, and antenna system gain
    • Intermediate understanding of satellite technology
    • Thorough understanding of radio frequency emissions
    • Ability to solder and desolder electronic components without causing damage to the components or PC board
    • Knowledge of broadcast-related FCC rules and regulations
    • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in oral, written or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situation.  Ability to think logically from problem to solution.
    • Proficiency with standard broadcast test equipment, such as VOMs, Oscilloscopes, and Spectrum Analyzers
    • Proficiency with MS Office products and other common software (internet browsers, etc.)
    • 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 licence and an acceptable motor vehicle report. 


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