Broadcast Engineer #212-12
|Location:||Saint Paul, MN|
|Salary Range:||$62,918 - $94,377 |
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Business Group:||Minnesota Public Radio|
|Description:||As a member of the MPR Engineering Saint Paul Group this position is responsible for managing and administrating computer and network based audio systems while maintaining the broadcast and related facilities at the main MPR headquarters in Saint Paul, MN. Working both independently and as a team, this position requires a confident and well-organized individual with good communication and customer service skills in order to ensure a high amount of broadcast system up time and successful coordination with system users in other departments.|
Maintain and administer network and computer based systems used in the facility for managing, editing and routing of audio and related information.
Perform computer networking, configuration, and troubleshooting.
Lead other technical staff in planning for and implementing of new broadcast technologies. Through out this process the Broadcast Engineer will direct Engineering and IT staff in establishing guidelines for and maintaining a high Quality of Service on all work performed.
Identify needs, design courses, and lead classroom and hands on training for both engineering and non-technical staff on the broadcast systems, and write Standard Operating Procedures and guides to help others use the technical systems more efficiently.
Responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining equipment at high powered RF transmission sites. This includes remote control, monitoring, and transmission equipment, and acting as a secondary support resource for the Network Engineering Enco network.
Responsible for resolving Trouble Reports and providing the necessary follow-up to stakeholders.
This position will be required to be 24-hour on-call on a rotational basis with other members of the Saint Paul Engineering group.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree (preferred) or other relative education in computer/IT-related subjects and demonstrated application of that knowledge.
A minimum of five years of hands-on experience in a technical position related to radio broadcasting.
A minimum two years supporting or administrating IT computer systems and networks.
Confident technical skills in the areas of troubleshooting, maintenance and installation of computer-based and audio systems.
Experience and confidence with building and maintaining FM broadcast transmitter plants.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Understanding of analog audio wiring and systems (i.e., punch blocks, analog consoles, patch panels).
Analytical-based approach to problem solving and a confident understanding of how technical systems work and interface.
Ability to competently build and troubleshoot analog and digital systems without requiring a high degree of supervision or assistance.
Skilled at using electronic design (CAD), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), organizational (Visio) and presentation (Power Point) programs for design and documentation of work.
Effective and proven communication and organizational skills, both written and oral.
Demonstrated experience and training in a teaching/instructing capacity.
Reliable, competent and results-oriented working attitude, taking responsibility for own work.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of TCP/IP networking and IP based digital audio systems.
Ability to lead planning and implementation of broadcast related projects.
Background in managing Windows or Linux based servers and workstations.
Experience leading technical staff and contractors in the design and implementation of computer/network based systems.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Experience implementing and maintaining HD Radio transmission systems.
Familiarity with the following systems: Axia, Pathfinder, Enco DAD, Burk GCS-3000, D-CART, Netia, ENPS, Pro-Tools.
SBE Certification at the CBRE, CBNT or CBT level.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) status or higher.
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