Educational Media Foundation

  • Field Engineer I - Michigan area

    Job Locations US-Eastern Timezone
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/29/2018 8:21 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Field Engineer I provides technical and engineering support to a variety of broadcast facilities, ensuring EMF programming is broadcast successfully and to the highest level of quality. The work performed takes place in a range of locations and work situations.    

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    Here's what you will be doing!

    • Evaluate the overall technical operation of facilities within area of responsibility, 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 to the highest possible level of quality.
    • Install and maintain microwave and satellite equipment used in transmitting EMF’s programming.
    • Regularly operate equipment that regulates the signal strength, clarity, and sound of EMF’s broadcasts.
    • Maintain knowledge of applicable FCC rules and regulations and ensure all equipment within area of responsibility is operating safely and legally.
    • Proactively analyze and fix technical faults on equipment and systems to the module level.
    • Partner and communicate with contract engineers to resolve technical problems. Evaluate work quality from contract engineers and assist in coordinating and reviewing contract engineer projects.
    • Proactively communicate and work with other staff 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, as required, performing installations or repairs; or company headquarters as needed for training or special projects. The length of these trips varies depending on the specific needs.
    • Maintain professional competency, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively perform job duties by taking personal responsibility for professional development and training.
    • If assigned, serve as Chief Operator/Engineer for one or more broadcast station(s).
    • Support and contribute to a safe and healthy work environment. Specifically, follow EMF’s Injury Prevention and Safety program, support and maintain safety standards, and participate in safety training.
    • Carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    This is what we are looking for in your experience:

    • 2+ years experience troubleshooting and repairing failures in broadcast electronic equipment, or similar relevant experience
    • SBE Certification highly desirable
    • Good understanding of the components necessary in a broadcast air-chain
    • Proven ability to deal with multiple, simultaneous problems in a systematic and logical manner
    • Ability to read and understand basic 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
    • Elementary understanding of satellite technology
    • Basic understanding of radio frequency emissions
    • Ability to solder and desolder electronic components without causing damage to the components or PC board
    • Knowledge of applicable, 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 RF spectrum analyzers.
    • Associate’s degree or equivalent college or technical studies in electronics, communications, or related field(s), or two or more years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Proficiency with MS Office products and other common software (Internet browsers, etc.)



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