Chief Engineer - KLSR TV


Eugene, OR, US, 97408

Location: OR-Eugene

Job Title:  Chief Engineer - KLSR TV

Position Overview

The Chief Engineer is responsible for protecting the station’s FCC license, ensuring high-quality broadcast standards and maintaining the facility and its technologies. The Chief Engineer reports directly to the Station Manager for daily operations coordination with a dotted line report to the Senior Director of Engineering. The Chief Engineer is responsible for the technology necessary to put the station's broadcast "on-the-air" within the licensed range and DMA. The Chief Engineer works to maintain existing broadcasting capabilities, provides quick solutions to problems, implements new technologies, oversees IT operations, and maintains the studio and remote facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure high-reliability operations of the television station, including all technical equipment in the studio, transmitter facilities, satellite downlinks and microwave/IP transmission systems.
  • Ensure FCC compliance and safety of equipment at all sites.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of all mechanical, HVAC, power and other building systems.
  • Ensure rapid response and resolution to issues impacting on-air operations.
  • Provide oversight of master control operations and playback automation systems.
  • Coordinate with corporate IT for the maintenance and replacement of all computers and servers, including updating software, OS, and endpoint protection.
  • Act as IT Manager to oversee the telephone and IT infrastructure, troubleshoot desktop and printing issues.
  • Specify, plan, budget, and install technology projects to keep the station reliably on the air and competitive in the market.
  • Develop and prepare timely submission of project plans and capital budgets in coordination with the Station Manager.
  • Maintain the department operating budget and manage monthly operating expenses.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a minimum 5 years of related experience in television engineering systems and/or college degree in Electronics
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience accepted

Preferred Qualifications

  • SBE Certification is preferred

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