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Chief Engineer

Posted: 11/10/2020

Category: Engineering
Position/Title: CHIEF ENGINEER

Details:
Working in radio, Broadcast Engineers are responsible for the installation, maintenance, and operation of all broadcast-related equipment. They also provide technical support in the arenas of live events, remotes, concerts, and voice recording, ensuring the quality production and transmission of audio. Knowing video helpful. Broadcast Engineers typically work within broadcast or recording studios, although they also may work in event spaces, such as hotels, entertainment venues and arenas.  
We have a cluster of 21 signals. We have a mountain separating our group. This position in for the 9 stations, and 4 translators on the west side of the Big Horn Mountains. From Cody to Worland Wyoming. If you love the outdoors, hunt and/or fish we would love to talk to you. We have the best back yard maybe you have heard of it “Yellowstone National Park.”
 
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/11/2020
Closing Date: 1/1/2021
City: CODY - 82414
State: Wyoming
 
Experience:
Working in radio, Broadcast Engineers are responsible for the installation, maintenance, and operation of all broadcast-related equipment. They also provide technical support in the arenas of live events, remotes, concerts, and voice recording, ensuring the quality production and transmission of audio. Knowing video helpful. Broadcast Engineers typically work within broadcast or recording studios, although they also may work in event spaces, such as hotels, entertainment venues and arenas.  

Broadcast Engineer Duties and Responsibilities

Install Broadcast Equipment  
The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for receiving and installing all new audio and visual equipment. They must be capable of reading and understanding schematics and technical manuals in order to effectively follow installation instructions.

Maintain Broadcast Equipment 
The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for performing regular maintenance on all broadcast equipment as well as preventative maintenance. This includes performing regular software and hardware updates. Broadcast Engineers must be extremely knowledgeable regarding all broadcast technology to effectively care for equipment and ensure that it does not fail.

Troubleshoot Problems 
Often working within time-sensitive environments or for live broadcasts, the Broadcast Engineer must be able to quickly troubleshoot and diagnose video and audio issues. This includes performing extensive testing before a recording or transmission, as well as solving any problems that arise once a broadcast has begun. They may also have to communicate with third parties, such as the equipment vendors, to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.

Repair Broadcast Equipment 
Once a problem is diagnosed, the Broadcast Engineer, sometimes in conjunction with other team members, is responsible for finding a solution and completing repairs to the equipment until it is functioning well again. Often these repairs must be completed in a timely manner. The Broadcast Engineer is also responsible for identifying when repairs are not possible and new equipment must be ordered.

Recommend Enhancements 
To stay updated with changing technologies and maintain excellent broadcast quality, the Broadcast Engineer must come up with solutions for continual broadcast improvement. This includes providing the company or studio with recommendations for equipment updates, enhancements, and modifications, and then performing them. Broadcast Engineers also make suggestions for new technology and equipment when necessary.
 
Requirements:
Broadcast Engineers must be able to solve complex problems in a timely manner. Often working on strict deadlines or within live production environments, Broadcast Engineers must be calm under pressure, have excellent time management skills and the ability to recall extensive technical knowledge quickly. They must be detail-oriented to identify and prevent potential technical issues. They must be able to prioritize and shift work priorities quickly, maintaining flexibility and quick response time.

Core skills: 
Having broadcast or IT experience
Obtaining some technical education
Becoming proficient in Windows, Apple, and Linux operating systems
Possessing computer network or network security knowledge and training
Exhibiting experience in maintaining and operating transmission equipment
Having knowledge of audio and video software and applications
Demonstrating an ability to interface with clients and other departments

Advanced skills: 
Flexible schedule and ability to support a 24/7 operation
Project management experience
Experience in live production environments
 
Additional Information:
Salary DOE, we offer Medical, Dental, Paid time off and the best group of employees to work with. Job open until filled. Legend Communications of WY is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact:
 
If interested, please send your resume to jhogan@bhrnwy.com

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