AL | AK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DC | DE | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS

KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC

ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY

You are here: The Job Explorer > Job Description > Broadcast Engineer Senior

Broadcast Engineer Senior Duties and Responsibilities

Job Search
job title, keywords, company, location jobs by job search

Purpose of Classification:

Provides technical support in broadcast station in repair, maintenance, installation and modification of technical broadcasting equipment in studio and at remote sites. Incumbents in this classification travel to remote locations for equipment repair, work under pressure in order to meet broadcast deadlines make decisions and take corrective action without supervision and are required to work various shifts within any 24-hour period of the week.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of four classifications and is distinguished from the Broadcast Engineer in that incumbents work under less supervision and perform high level maintenance on the most complex equipment and assist Broadcast Engineer Supervisor in leading and the training of Broadcast Engineers and others.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates the activities of subordinates.
  • Operates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs complex electronic, computer based, optical and mechanical broadcasting systems; repairs and maintains equipment in emergency and preventative situations.
  • Designs facility changes required to accommodate new broadcasting equipment; evaluates costs and specifications required and installs new equipment.
  • Sets up and operates various broadcasting equipment in studio and on location; checks equipment for operational readiness; provides operational assistance/instruction to others as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains various technical records and engineering logs pertaining to broadcast equipment performance and discrepancies according to regulations.
  • Participates in all aspects of video postproduction, including audio mixing, technical direction, C.G. operation, computer editing, videotape operation and editing.
  • Develops product documentation as needed.
  • Assists in review and analysis of new and revised system specifications for completeness and compatibility with present software applications and system capabilities.
  • Performs modifications according to engineering specifications and decides priority or repair, maintenance and modification.
  • Tests and evaluates new equipment for possible purchase by station or department; recommends equipment for purchase.
  • Monitors inventory of replacement parts and other engineering supplies; orders equipment according to departmental procedures.
  • Sets up and maintains transmission equipment for broadcast and point-to-point microwave links.
  • Fabricates, tests and installs experimental circuitry or complete prototype model according to engineering instructions and technical manuals.
  • Coordinates with department managers and engineering staff to plan special facilities and projects. Directs the development of custom software for special broadcast projects.
  • Analyzes the needs and oversees the creation and implementation of custom software as required by engineering or other department.
  • Evaluates remote sites to determine broadcast feasibility, with direction from supervisor. Specify facility/site changes to accommodate broadcast requirements.
  • Assists in the planning, development and presentation of training programs for staff in use of new broadcast systems and equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of broadcast rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge in maintenance, usage and design of technical broadcast equipment.
  • Skill in responding to operational/technical equipment problems.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in repair of digital and computer systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree in Electronics, Broadcasting or related field AND four years experience in broadcast engineering which includes equipment repair and installation; OR, Six years experience in broadcast engineering which includes equipment repair and installation; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge


Next: Broadcast Engineering Supervisor Job Description



Cover Letter

Sample Resume

Job Interview

Business Letter
Job Description

Job Description: Administrative - Agriculture - Animal Care - Building - Business - Development - Environmental - Equipment - Facilities - Food - Health - HR

Research - IT - Library - Media - Medical - Outreach - Parking - Police - Postal - Printing - PR - Lab - Retail - Student Services - Supplies - Trades - Transit - A-Z

Copyright 2011 The Job - Home | Contact Us | Recommend Us | Colleges and Universities | Find Jobs by County