Chief Radio-TV Engineer Duties
This is highly skilled technical and supervisory work in the
installation, operation, maintenance, and modification of
equipment utilized in radio and television studios and closed
circuit television systems.
An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for
the management and direction of electronics personnel engaged in
the operation and maintenance of closed circuit television
systems, TV and radio studios, and related TV film and radio
equipment. Work also involves directing the maintenance and
repair of audio visual equipment and computer controlled
security access equipment. Work is performed independently under
the general direction of a faculty member and is reviewed by
observation of results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises the installation, maintenance, repair, and operation
of equipment utilized in TV studios, radio studios, and closed
circuit TV systems, including color.
Advises and assists less experience engineers in the repair of
Inspects equipment and conducts performance checks to insure
proper operation and conformity with FCC regulations.
Schedules studio and screening room usage; maintains log of
Designs and constructs electronic components and equipment;
prepares printed circuit negatives.
Serves as chief engineer of WUOG-FM campus radio station
including maintenance of transmission and studio equipment.
Supervises the repair and maintenance of audio tape records,
video tape recorders, video cameras, film cameras, sound
recording equipment, color, black and white television sets,
sound and film projection equipment, and various electronic
Initiates orders for repair and replacement items; recommends
new equipment purchases.
Maintains parts and supply inventory; trains new personnel in
the repair and maintenance of equipment.
Consults with instructional faculty on classroom applications.
Instructs students on equipment usage and operation.
Maintains records for billing purposes and assesses charges.
Manages the unit budget; prepares periodic reports and budget
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university major course
work in electronics or electrical engineering and considerable
experience in broadcast radio and television operations
including supervisory experience as a chief engineer; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
Possession of a first class radio telephone operators license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of television circuitry, maintenance, and the
types of equipment utilized in the production and transmission
of television programs.
Thorough knowledge of radio engineering operations including the
installation, testing, operation, and maintenance of radio
Considerable knowledge of FCC rules and regulations pertaining
to radio and television engineering operations.
Considerable knowledge of color and monochrome TV cameras,
recorders, and related equipment.
Considerable knowledge of the design and operation of RF
distribution systems and two way VHF communications equipment.
Knowledge of radio-television safety standards.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the maintenance and repair
of radio and television equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with others.
Ability to read and interpret electronic schematics and wiring
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Skill in the use of specialized equipment commonly used in
Skill in the design of electronic equipment.