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Chief Engineer

Company: Sinclair Broadcast Group
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

KGAN is has an excellent opportunity for a Chief Engineer to join our team! -This position plays an imperative role overseeing our engineering team and master control operators along with overseeing our entire broadcast network.

  • 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 Corporate 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

      We offer an excellent benefit package which includes medical, dental & vision, 401(k), employee discounts, wellness program, three weeks vacation for new hires and much more!
      Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Keywords: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Cedar Rapids , Chief Engineer, Engineering , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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