Chief Technician

  • Engineering
  • Fremont

Website BAS Broadcasting

Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description

The Broadcast Chief Technician is responsible for ensuring a radio station (or a number of stations in network) remain on-air continuously, without technical hiccups that could affect programming, production or transmission. This involves working in studios, equipment rooms, and transmission sites to perform maintenance, upgrades and the occasional new studio.

The Broadcast Chief Technician is on-call, expected to receive and follow-up system alarms and calls for help from the stations. This can happen at any time during the day or night, weekends or public holidays.

The Broadcast Chief Technician will often spend most of their time working on IT systems, as most modern radio facilities rely heavily on IT.

The Broadcast Chief reports to the BAS Director of Operations.

Broadcast Chief Technician: Required Skills
• Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Electrical Engineering and/or Radio Frequency experience
• IT Experience – System Administration, Networking, Virtualization & Desktop Support
• Ability to prioritize issues and solve complex problems on the fly
• Possibly training more junior staff members

Broadcast Chief Technician: Desirable Skills
• Software Development & Database Administration skills
• FM & AM Transmission experience
• DAB+ Encoding & Transmission experience
• Satellite technology experience
• Project Management skills
• Experience with live event production

There are also a number of qualities this candidate needs to display:
• A technical, logical thought process
• Problem solving skills
• An ability to stick to strict deadlines
• An ability to prioritize and delegate
• A keen eye for detail
• This job does require physical activity that often includes lifting and carrying heavy equipment
• Good Communication Skills
• Be able to collaborate and work well with other team members
• Be a positive representation of BAS Broadcasting.

How to Apply

Send resume to jobs@basbroadcasting.com.

BAS Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.