Chief Engineer

Engineering|   West Coast

A family-owned radio group on the West Coast is looking for a Chief Engineer for their 3-station cluster plus their LOCAL website. These stations have been owned by the family for 34 years and are the only commercial radio stations broadcasting in surrounding counties and are well equipped with redundancy throughout.

Within minutes after a hard day’s work, you can be skiing in the winter and swimming, boating, and fishing in the warm summer.  If golf is your sport, then you’ll be in heaven because there is a varied selection of challenging golf courses in the vicinity.  Or you can explore America’s most visited National Park, Yosemite.  For the large city experience, 2 major cities are within 2 hours. 

This is a terrific opportunity for someone who may have left the business or been downsized out of it, but who still wants to be part of radio the way it should be. Reliability is of primary importance as all aspects of the physical plant will come under your purview.  Position reports directly to the GM.

All levels of experience are encouraged to apply.  Part time could be a consideration for the right candidate.

Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Maintain all F.C.C. required documents up to date, including program, E.A.S. and technical logs
  • Trouble shoot, repair and maintain all broadcast equipment in studio and tower site
  • Assure reliability of both generators at studio and tower site and execute stated exercise and maintenance program
  • Make request of any capital expense to GM before purchase
  • Act as liaison for any F.C.C. type inspections requested
  • Work to improve the facility through diligent pre-planning and inspection


  • Minimum five years’ experience as chief or assistant to the chief
  • Knowledge of analog and digital audio equipment and associated wiring
  • Knowledge of digital microwave transmission systems for broadcasting
  • Knowledge of radio transmitter maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair
  • Knowledge of tower site and structure maintenance
  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot electronic circuits and perform component level repair
  • Basic knowledge of radio automation systems and operation
  • Basic knowledge of office telephone systems and troubleshooting
  • Basic knowledge of generator maintenance and operation
  • Ability to be on call 24/7/365 and available to respond to emergencies at all times
  • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds

All interested parties should submit their resume to Kate Glenn, EOE