Broadcast – Chief Engineer

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  • Full Time
  • Minnesota

The Mink Company has a client in MN who is looking for a broadcast chief engineer to provide traditional broadcast engineering leadership and engineering tasks.  This person will have at least 5 years of engineering experience.  A relocation package may be available with competitive salary and benefits.  You must be a U.S. citizen and work visas will not be considered.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Repair and troubleshoot technical equipment and systems.
-Responsible for station Engineering budget and project budgets.
-Able to work with other Department Heads well in planning and executing station projects.
-Integration, maintenance and operation of new and existing equipment including towers, transmitters, microwave and satellite gear and tenant installations
-Manage all engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio support, post editing systems, field production support and transmission of live/taped events & programs
-Have expert knowledge regarding equipment, technology, and systems and be able to step in an assist in emergency situations
-Oversight and maintenance of all station physical assets including buildings and grounds
-Oversight of all broadcast and IT systems
-Understanding and compliance of EAS standards and practices
-Setup remote broadcasts on location
-Perform other tasks as assigned

 Requirements:

-Experience in television broadcast engineering is required.
-Management experience is a plus.
-Must possess good interpersonal communications skills, both oral and written, and be fully computer literate.
-Comprehensive knowledge of core broadcast systems, on-air automation, television studio equipment, IOT transmitters as well knowledge of IT networks, computer maintenance and repair.
-Must be familiar with FCC rules and broadcast standards and with network routing and IP addressing.
-Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks based on station needs.
-Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds, with occasional work on ladders.
-Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing.
-Be available “on call” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency engineering problems.
-Work in cooperation with all departments to achieve technical excellence and station profitability.