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AM830 KLAA Radio - Full Time Assistant Chief Engineer with AM830 KLAA Radio in Anaheim, CA

AM830 KLAA Radio jobs
Sports Jobs in Anaheim, CA
Technical Services: Technical/Engineering
AM830 KLAA is the flagship station for The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The Assistant Chief Engineer will assist the Chief Engineer with overseeing the day to day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station and transmitter remote sites. The position requires not only extensive experience in engineering but also proven experience in the ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical broadcast staff.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists in managing all aspects of the Engineering Department
  • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station and transmitter sites
  • Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal, laws
  • Works closely with Chief Engineer to implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station
  • Assists with managing engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets
  • Assists with managing and coordinating fiber connectivity, production setups, audio routing and patching, audio equipment, on air systems and editing systems
  • Installs, services and maintains station equipment and broadcast information technology systems
  • Repairs and maintains station building infrastructures or works with Stadium Facilities Department
  • Assists in maintaining station vehicle fleet
  • Communicates with and coordinates equipment maintenance and training with vendors/contractors
  • Responsible for providing timely/urgent response in resolving technical and operational problems including but not limited to on an off air situations, equipment and transmitter issues 24/7.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, install and repair broadcast technical plant, equipment and systems, including transmitters, related equipment, remote control, studio equipment, telephone, digital transmission of a multi-site facility as well as station equipment in station vehicles with little or no supervision
  • Use Radio Frequency engineering knowledge to maintain and repair all RF technical equipment in studio and transmitter facilities, including digital AM transmitting equipment, AM directional antenna system, Studio to Transmitter Links and satellite uplinks/downlinks and microwave transmission systems
  • Use working knowledge of PC's, networking, routers, switches, operating systems, network security and Microsoft applications software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Access Database and PowerPoint
  • Use comprehensive knowledge of basic electronic theory for troubleshooting to the system and boards to the component level where applicable
  • Implement new engineering projects assigned
  • Employ working knowledge of plumbing, HVAC and basic construction techniques when needed
  • Support station & field operations, as necessary, especially during major studio & field efforts involving complex technical operations for remote broadcasts, including IP CODEC delivery platforms
  • Forward thinking contributor for the Engineering department. Anticipates and communicates future needs
  • Assist in the maintenance of all aspects of 38 acre AM transmitter site, towers and facility
  • Help document equipment and wiring systems, using software as well as manual drafting
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of the equipment at the station, transmitter sites, and remote vehicles
  • Attend Emergency Alert System committee meetings and follow local, state and national discussions about public warnings
  • Work closely with programming, promotions and sales departments in a productive, communicative way, in order to help achieve their needs and goals
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of: Broadcast systems configurations, workflows and multiplatform distributions
  • FCC rules and regulations
  • PC skills including proficiency with Microsoft offices; IT & Network skills on broadcast related, IP based applications
  •  Ability to work on both IP based broadcast equipment and legacy broadcast equipment
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong computer skills are a must including networking, hardware maintenance and some programming
  • Candidate must be highly motivated and passionate about the Radio Broadcast industry
  • Tests faulty electronic components and circuits to locate defects and applies knowledge of electronic systems to diagnose causes of malfunction
  • Aligns, adjusts, and calibrates equipment according to specifications
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload under deadlines in a fast-paced environment; can escalate appropriately 
  • Ability to read and Interpret technical documentation 
  • Associate Degree in Electronics, Communications, or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred
  • Minimum five years' experience with a radio broadcasting environment
  • Fluency in English; clear and concise communication, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational skills, and willingness to assist others
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in all aspects of the position
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work extended hours, as needed i.e. weekend, evening and holidays
  • Available for emergency response 24/7, as needed
  • Act as responder for station disaster recovery
  • Have valid state driver’s license. Acceptable driving record. Background check for driving record is required
 Physical Demands & Work Environment
  • Must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions
  • Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 75 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required
  • Assist in the maintenance of all aspects of 38 acre AM transmitter site, towers and facility
  • Help document equipment and wiring systems, using software as well as manual drafting

LAA1, LLC dba KLAA AM830 is an equal opportunity employer. 

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