Chief Engineer

Cumulus Media

CUMULUS MEDIA | LAKE CHARLES is looking for a Chief Engineer.  The Chief Engineer manages the installation, maintenance and repair of studio, transmitting and ancillary equipment in order to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Includes responsibility for telecommunications, computer and networking systems.    

Key Responsibilities:

Oversees staff that maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
Establishes routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
Oversees and assist with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
Works with local management to coordinate remote broadcasts as needed
Responsibilities include compliance with FCC rules and regulations, budgeting
Travel to other markets or towers and stations may be required
Manages a staff of one or more people
24/7 on call





Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task, delegate and handle pressures and deadlines
Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations
Advanced experience with cluster-wide audio routing, digital audio delivery, EAS, Studio Telephone and engineering IT systems
Computer literacy in applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.)
Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level
Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities
IT skills including local area and wide area networking
Knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators and record keeping 
Knowledge of telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required
Minimum 5+ years as Chief Engineer
Education and Licensing:

Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
SBE CBRE Certification a plus
Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance
What we offer:

Competitive pay
Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
401K with company match to plan for the long-term
Paid Vacation & Holidays
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CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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