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Assistant Chief Engineer


Location: Dallas, TX

Contact Name: Urban One Inc.


Job Description

Assistant Chief Engineer
Location:    TX – Dallas


Assistant Chief Engineer

Assists the Chief Engineer with installation, maintenance, or modification of studio broadcasting equipment and transmitter site infrastructure in accordance with FCC compliance.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:  Repairs, installs, and maintains all station equipment including, transmitters, studio equipment, remote equipment, telephones, and computers, and other duties may be assigned.

•    Procurement of equipment and supplies as approved by the Chief Engineer for the station(s).
•    Available to work weekends
•    Available for calls after standard work hours

Objectives (by Responsibility)
•    Maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
•    Establishes and follows routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
•    Performs necessary measurements of equipment performance
•    Installs and performs maintenance on control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
•    Provides maintenance and support of computer networks and related systems
•    Provides regular performance feedback to management
•    Works with promotions department to coordinate and maintain remote broadcasts as needed
•    Administer safety plan and train employees to meet or exceed OSHA safety standards

To ensure that appropriate Self-Management is exercised at all times, as it applies to the overall function and specifically as it relates to:
•    Overall Professionalism
•    Judgement
•    Propriety
•    Dress code (should be consistent with your job function, including appropriate grooming)
•    Confidentiality (at all times)
•    Managing Emotions ( Emotional Maturity and control in all situations)
•    Taking Initiative (may include taking risks)
•    Being self-directed
•    Accepting responsibility
•    Being accountable
•    Self-critiquing
•    Accepting and growing with others Critique
•    Being objective (issue relevant)
•    Building and maintaining workable relationships
•    Suspending judgment (when relevant)
•    Not discriminating
•    Being accepting rather than judgmental (when appropriate)
•    Allowing others their feelings
•    Extending common courtesies
•    Behaving out of a sense of urgency (when appropriate)
•    Striving for Balance
•    Appropriately delegating
•    Evolving self-awareness
•    Problem Solving and Decision Making (within scope of the function)

Professional Development
•    To attend all relevant skill building workshops as requested.
•    To stay current with all relevant industry information as it applies to the overall job responsibility.
•    To drive your own Performance Appraisal every six months.

•    Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations
•    Computer literacy in applicable software packages (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Scott Studios/Wide Orbit automation, etc.)
•    Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level
•    Ability to work independently to troubleshoot and repair AM transmitting facility and class C FM transmitting facilities
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Problem-solving ability and skill in prioritizing
•    Knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators, record keeping and level 1 maintenance
•    Knowledge of telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits
•    Interact with management and staff at all levels
•    Ability to multi-task and handle pressures and deadlines

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each main responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/ or Experience
Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Broadcasting Technology or related field; or equivalent level of experience. Must possess valid state driver’s license. Must provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Mandatory Vaccination Requirement:
Urban One, Inc. and its divisions (collectively “Urban One” or the “Company”) have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy pursuant to which all employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment to safeguard their health and well-being, as well as that of their families and the community at large, from the risks associated with COVID-19. Candidates should be aware that new employees will be required to be vaccinated by their start date, meaning they have received all of the recommended doses for either a one dose or two dose COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of vaccination status, which will be kept confidential. Urban One is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely-held religious belief or a medical disability where it does not pose an undue hardship on the Company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer