DESCRIPTION/DUTIES: California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc. (COBi) has an opening for a full-time Engineer in the Corporate Engineering Department. This position is responsible for assisting the Senior Project Engineer with broadcast television maintenance and repair in addition to installing new and replacement equipment. Knowledge of electronic circuits and troubleshooting, RF transmission systems and basic knowledge of IP networks is required. Knowledge of power systems, generators and solar power is a plus.
SPECIFIC REPSONSIBILITIES: Install, remove, test and repair electronic equipment at various studio and field sites. Troubleshoot problems and failures at various studio and field sites. Modify and repair microwave transmission equipment. Install, maintain and repair UHF and VHF transmitters. Build up various electronic and mechanical devices as required. Determine the test equipment and packing list for the installation, or repair at sites. Work with field crews and in making sure the jobs are done correctly and are complete. Maintain the studio and communications sites CAD drawings. Maintain the site generators and charging systems. May be required to work extended hours and weekends to repair outages. Overnight stay may be required to complete field projects. Other duties as assigned by the Senior Project Engineer.
EXPERIENCE: Must have working knowledge of desktop computers, servers, IT networks, microwave transmission systems, television transmitters, test equipment, and construction tools. The ideal candidate will be successful in working well with staff, thinking clearly under pressure, and applying creative solutions in a timely manner. Must be flexible to accommodate 24/7 on-call response to consult with station engineering staff on critical technical issues. Broadcast engineering experience preferred. A technical school or college degree in engineering is a plus.
REQUIREMENTS: A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. COBi holds licenses issued by the FCC; therefore, we must follow federal guidelines. Since marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, if offered a position, a candidate would be required to pass a 10-panel drug screen, which does include marijuana. A 3-yr driving record check and a 7-yr criminal background check are also pre-employment requirements. We also require all hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Our benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, 401K retirement plan, health care spending account, life insurance, short-term disability, employee assistant program, paid sick leave, paid vacations, and paid holidays.