Broadcast Engineer

Wayne State College   Wayne, NE   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on November 22, 2022

Job Title:

Broadcast Engineer

Nature of Work :

This is skilled technical work repairing and maintaining radio and television broadcasting equipment and cable systems on campus.

Performs varied tasks such as repairing and adjusting broadcast equipment associated with an FM radio and cable television station and operating and maintaining television, video and audio/visual and related computer editing and production equipment. An employee of this classification exercises independent judgment and discretion in planning and coordinating work tasks. General supervision is provided by an administrative or technical superior with work reviewed in the form of equipment performance and results achieved.

Examples of Work Performed:

Repairs and adjusts the broadcasting machinery of an AM/FM radio and cable television station, including equipment used in a production studio and in remote locations; operates and maintains television studio and electronic video production equipment, audio/visual equipment and related computer editing equipment.

Performs preventative maintenance on television cameras, transmitting and reproduction equipment and related video, television and audio equipment; assists in the setup and operation of equipment for remote broadcasts and other productions requiring technical expertise.

Installs or replaces broadcast equipment and cable at various locations including broadcast towers, radio and television stations and campus facilities; maintains equipment purchasing and repair records.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from Senior High School or equivalent supplemented by two years of experience as a television engineer or any combination of skills, knowledge and abilities that meet these requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor degree
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of media production and broadcast equipment and applications.
  • Knowledge of television, video and audio production and broadcasting processes and techniques.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal and State statues and requlations related to the operation and maintenance of broadcasting facilities including FDD regulations and requirements.
  • Ability to operate, assess problems and maintain a variety of television, video and audio production and broadcast equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with faculty, department heads, students and the general public.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain equipment scheduling, usage and repair records.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple activities within short periods of time.
  • Skill in the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of television, video and audio production and broadcast equipment.

Other Requirements:

Criminal Background Check

Salary Information:

Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive and comprehensive benefit package. Minimum starting salary $3,490.83/month or as determined by the NAPE Agreement.

General Information:

Wayne State College has been educating students for more than 100 years. Located in Northeast Nebraska, close to Sioux City, Iowa, and within a two-hour drive to Sioux Falls, Omaha and Lincoln, the College is one of the most dynamic, regional public colleges in the Midwest. One of three members of the Nebraska State College System, the College distinguishes itself by providing educational excellence in a small, personalized setting. The beautiful 128-acre campus serves over 3,900 students who have a choice of more than 130 programs of study. In fall 2020, the College welcomed the second largest freshmen class in its history, driven by new academic programs and partnerships, updated and new facilities, and a continuing focus on supporting students with generous scholarships in their academic and co-curricular experiences. Wayne State has been the recipient of a number of awards, honors, and distinctions due to its commitment to service, student success, and providing an exceptional education at an affordable cost. The entire community is focused on making Wayne State a great place for students to thrive and advance their futures, and there is a collective sense of excitement about the future of the College.

EEO Statement:

The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.