Position number 989546
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Install, maintain, modify, operate and support complex broadcast systems and equipment at a variety of transmission sites and studios.
Assist in planning equipment and facility maintenance, expansion, and improvements; coordinate facility maintenance with the department of University Facilities Management.
Responsible for the installation and construction of broadcast facilities and associated projects.
Facilitate compliance with FCC and FAA rules and other relevant federal, state and local rules and regulations.
Supervise contract engineers, and outside vendors in periodic repair, maintenance, and operation of broadcast equipment and systems as and when needed.
Assist in providing support material for development purposes; assess needed technological changes.
Procure equipment and parts; ensure adherence to accepted engineering practices and standards.
Assist with the installation and maintenance of IT equipment and systems; aid IT staff in supporting broadcast computing and networking systems.
Supervise, train and provide technical direction to assigned staff; periodically oversee contract engineers and outside vendors in the installation and maintenance of broadcast equipment and systems..
Provide functional guidance of administrative/professional employees, including on-air, production, and news staff and/or direct supervision of support staff, contract engineers / outside vendors on an ongoing basis. May provide ongoing facilitation of consecutive projects.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in technology, electrical engineering, information technology or related field and two years experience in radio broadcast technical field.
Or an Associates/technical degree or equivalent experience which provides comparable knowledge, skills and abilities plus a minimum of four years of recent experience in a professional broadcast technology environment.
License/Certification: Valid driver's license and good driving record is required for regular travel to broadcast transmission sites and remote studios within Northeast Ohio and see Preferred Qualifications below.
Preferred Qualifications: Broadcast Engineer certification by Society of Broadcast Engineers preferred. Familiarity with audio over IP systems and consoles, broadcast automation systems preferred.
Solid state and tube-type FM transmitters, HD Radio systems, remote control systems, microwave and IP STL systems, audio processing equipment, satellite systems, microphones and other broadcast equipment.
FCC, FAA and other federal, state and local broadcasting regulations
Broadcast, sound, recording acoustics and associated technologies; personal computer applications (including hardware/ software literacy involving area networks; LAN / WAN).
Digital production and transmission systems.
Computer hardware, operating systems and applications including a basic understanding of TCP/IP networking
Current and developing trends in radio broadcast equipment and transmission systems
Radio station technical operations
Building systems and utilities, including electrical, HVAC, and other and building systems include generators and UPS power systems
Written and interpersonal communication.
Project planning, documentation and administrative-related skills.
Build and oversee large project budgets from creation to implementation / completion.
Skillfully operate high-tech broadcast engineering test equipment.
Interpret blueprints and electronics; manage people and projects.
Create and maintain technical documentation
Diagnose and troubleshoot highly complicated broadcast systems and equipment, including the ability to troubleshoot to the component level when appropriate
Maintain proper technical performance and operation meeting FCC, FAA, OSHA rules and regulations at multiple transmission plants and studio facilities throughout the area
Provide 24/7 on-call technical support for systems and equipment, and the staff operating them.
Valid driver's license and good driving record is required for regular travel to broadcast transmission sites and remote studios within Northeast Ohio and see Preferred Qualifications below.
Must pass a security check.
Physical Requirements Moderate work-Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to climb ladders and crawl on floors in order to access equipment and systems. Incumbent is required to regularly travel to broadcast transmission sites and remote studios within Northeast Ohio in all types of weather conditions.
Disclaimer The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Link to the Kent State University jobs site at www.wksu.org/broadcast-engineer/
All documents submitted to Kent State University for employment opportunities are public records and subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Law.
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