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Broadcast Engineer (#BDCTENCPR6) CPR6
$28.07-$44.90 Hourly / $4,865.47-$7,782.67 Monthly / $58,385.60-$93,392.00 Yearly


Performs operational control and maintenance duties for cable television equipment and broadcasting systems.


  • Associate's degree in Electrical or Electronics Technology; AND       
  • One year of experience in broadcast engineering;       
  • OR        
  • An equivalent combination of education (not less than possession of a High School diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted above; AND
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


  • Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.        J
  • Job tasks involve frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping; unassisted lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects up to 50 pounds.       
  • Ability to differentiate between colors or shades of color.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below. Measures television video and audio signals to ensure compliance with industry standards and Federal, State & local laws and regulations.       

  • Plans and coordinates the setup of equipment for television productions.      
  • Installs, calibrates, synchronizes and maintains audiovisual production equipment for studio based live and taped telecasts.        
  • Installs, modifies and repairs electronic equipment used to transmit cable television signals.       
  • Monitors cable television broadcast system performance and recommends improvements as necessary.       
  • Prepares technical bid specifications for the acquisition of radio frequency transmission, video, and audio equipment.       
  • Coordinates the maintenance and repair of cable television production and broadcast equipment with manufacturers and service agencies, and monitors contractor performance.      
  • Sets up and operates remote production vehicle and microwave system for live television broadcasts.        
  • Services and operates test equipment such as waveform monitors, oscilloscopes, radio frequency signal meters, radio test sets, digital multi-meter guides, volt/ohmmeters and vector scopes.        
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the technical aspects of cable television industry by attending seminars and conferences, and reading technical publications and journals. Performs other related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of audiovisual production and editing systems.       
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of cable television production and broadcast engineering.       
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and regulations governing broadcast television.       
  • Knowledge of standard symbols used in electronic diagrams and schematics.       
  • Skill in the diagnosis of equipment malfunctions.        
  • Skill in identifying discrepancies between engineering drawings and specifications. 
  • Ability to apply the principles, practices and techniques of cable television production and broadcast engineering to audiovisual production and editing systems.       
  • Ability to analyze equipment needs and prepare detailed technical specifications. ·        Ability to interpret results of testing procedures.        
  • Ability to design, maintain, operate, install and repair broadcast and broadband radio frequency equipment.       
  • Ability to work effectively with others.        
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Willingness to work nights and weekends.

CLASS: BDCTENCPR6; EST: 1/7/2018; REV: 9/15/2019;