Field Engineer II

Educational Media Foundation

Overview

Our Field Engineers are the behind-the-scenes heroes of the ministry.

They are on the road a lot, working tirelessly, in remote locations, facing challenges in weather & terrain to make sure that our broadcast facilities are up and running.

Thanks to them, millions of our listeners are able to get the hope & encouragement that they need from K-LOVE & Air1.

 

Location: support Phoenix and New Mexico with 75% travel in those areas. Home base preferred in surrounding area of Phoenix, AZ.

Responsibilities

As a Field Engineer, here’s what you will be doing…

  • Evaluates the overall technical operation of facilities within area of responsibility, and takes corrective action as necessary to ensure equipment is functioning to the highest level of quality.
  • Install, maintain, and repair broadcast equipment (such as audio processors, mixers, microwave and satellite equipment) used in preparing and transmitting EMF’s programming to the highest possible level of quality.
  • Regularly operate equipment that regulates the signal strength, clarity, and sound of EMF’s broadcasts.
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable FCC rules and regulations and ensure all equipment within area of responsibility is operating safely and legally.
  • Proactively analyze and fix technical faults on equipment and systems to the component level.
  • Partner and communicate with contract engineers to resolve technical problems. Evaluate work quality from contract engineers and assist in coordinating and reviewing contract engineer projects.
  • Proactively communicate and work with other staff to resolve technical problems.
  • From time to time, carry out work on non-broadcast equipment (such as electrical generators, air conditioning units, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, etc.) as conditions dictate.
  • Make trips to sites, as required, performing installations or repairs; or company headquarters as needed for training or special projects. The length of these trips varies depending on the specific needs.
  • Maintain professional competency, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively perform job duties by taking personal responsibility for professional development and training.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, here’s what you’ll need….

  • 3+ years’ experience troubleshooting and repairing failures in broadcast electronic equipment, or similar relevant experience.
  • Thorough understanding of the components necessary in a broadcast air-chain.
  • Proven ability to deal with multiple, simultaneous problems in a systematic, logical manner.
  • Ability to read and understand electronic schematics, electrical drawings, and construction drawings, making appropriate modifications when necessary.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to carry out calculations in common broadcast-related formulae such as transmitter efficiency, transmitter power output, wavelengths, and antenna system gain.
  • Intermediate understanding of satellite technology.
  • Thorough understanding of radio frequency emissions.
  • Ability to solder and desolder electronic components without causing damage to the components or PC board.
  • Knowledge of broadcast-related FCC rules and regulations.
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in oral, written or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situation.  Ability to think logically from problem to solution.
  • Proficiency with standard broadcast test equipment, such as VOMs, Oscilloscopes, and Spectrum Analyzers.
  • Proficiency with MS Office products and other common software (internet browsers, etc.).
  • Must pass a pre-employment background & reference check.
  • Must provide proof of legal authorization to work in the US.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and an acceptable motor vehicle report.

Employment Requirements:

  • Must pass a pre-employment background & reference check.
  • Must provide proof of legal authorization to work in the US.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable motor vehicle report.
This position is non-exempt and we offer a rich benefits package including medical, dental, vision, matching 401K, generous paid vacation, sick and holiday. In addition, you will enjoy the ability to pray openly, development and advancement opportunities, free access to LinkedIn Learning platform, a mentor, meaningful work relationships and more.

To apply for this job please visit careers-kloveair1.icims.com.

To apply for this job please visit careers-kloveair1.icims.com.

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Educational Media Foundation

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