Assistant Chief Engineer

Assists the Chief Engineer with installation, maintenance, or modification of studio broadcasting equipment and transmitter site infrastructure in accordance with FCC compliance.


  • One year certificate from college or technical school; three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Able to lift 50 lbs;
  • Multitask and work long hours
  • Excellent communication skills and able to interact effectively with the station clients and listeners;
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Systems and Equipment
  • Self-Management
  • Professional Development

OBJECTIVES (by Responsibility):

Systems and Equipment

1. To routinely and competently perform maintenance of all the technical systems and equipment that include:

  •  IT Systems installation, maintenance and support
  • Transmitter equipment installation and maintenance
  • Studio technical maintenance
  • Work with other department staff members on common technical matters such as remote broadcasts and special events.
  • All other technical facets in broadcast engineering

2. To competently assist in the design and installation of new equipment on a project basis as assigned by the Chief Engineer.


1. To ensure that appropriate Self-Management is exercised at all times, as it applies to the overall function and specifically as it relates to:


  • Overall Professionalism
  • Judgement
  • Propriety
  • Dress code (should be consistent with your job function, includes appropriate grooming)
  • Confidentiality (at all times)
  • Managing Emotions (Emotional Maturity and control in all situations)
  • Taking Initiative (may include taking risks)
  • Being self-directed
  • Accepting responsibility
  • Being accountable
  • Self-critiquing
  • Accepting and growing with others Critique


  • Being objective (issue relevant)
  • Building and maintaining workable relationships
  • Suspending judgment (when relevant)
  • Not discriminating
  • Being accepting rather than judgmental (when appropriate)
  • Allowing others their feelings
  • Extending common courtesies
  • Behaving out of a sense of urgency (when appropriate)
  • Striving for Balance
  • Appropriately delegating
  • Evolving self-awareness
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making (within scope of the function)

Professional Development

1. To participate in relevant skill building workshops as it applies to the ongoing development of the function.

2. To stay current with all relevant industry information as it applies to the overall job responsibility.

3. To drive your own Performance Appraisal every six months.

*Professionalism is described as being consistently appropriate in all situations and at all times

*Competence is defined as using “effectiveness and efficiency” in equal measure at all times

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and vets.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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