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Chief Engineer

WGXA is looking for a Chief Engineer to oversee all engineering functions of the station. A qualified candidate will coordinate or perform maintenance of computer and broadcast equipment of the television broadcasting station.

- Oversee all engineering functions of the station, including, planning of future equipment installations, requirements, and budgetary recommendations
- Manage training and hiring processes for engineering staff
- Supervise maintenance of computer software, hardware, and local area network applications
- Ensure software license compliance and all software versions are up to date
- Supervise preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting of broadcast electronical equipment, including but not limited to, cameras, audio and video equipment, microwave transmitters and receivers, satellite receivers, and computing equipment
- Supervise and/or perform transmitter maintenance
- Work with Co rporate leadership to ensure security and FCC compliance
What skills do you need to be successful in our role?
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in broadcast electrical system and equipment maintenance
- Experience training and managing technicians with a positive and constructive attitude
- Proficiency in evaluating, troubleshooting, installing, and maintaining broadcast equipment and IT systems
- Dedication to quality and time management while upholding to all FCC regulations
- Hold a valid driver's license
- Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings
- Ability to work on ladders, stand for long periods of time, and lift computers or equipment up to 50 lbs.
- Technical degree in electronics or a related field, or an equivalent of work and educational experience
- SBE certification and A+ certification is preferred
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