Sinclair Broadcast Group
Chief Engineer
At a glance
Location: US-CA-Eureka Map
Posted: 11/13/2021
Closing: 12/12/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Job description

Our team at KAEF - Eureka, CA is seeking a Chief Engineer to oversee all engineering functions of the station. A qualified candidate will coordinate or perform maintenance of computer and broadcast equipment of the television broadcasting station. 


  • Oversee all engineering functions of the station, including, planning of future equipment installations, requirements, and budgetary recommendations

  • Supervise maintenance of computer software, hardware, and local area network applications

  • Ensure software license compliance and all software versions are up to date

  • Supervise preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting of broadcast electronical equipment, including but not limited to, cameras, audio and video equipment, microwave transmitters and receivers, satellite receivers, and computing equipment

  • Supervise and/or perform transmitter maintenance

  • Provide assistance in building maintenance, hands-on support of office equipment, as well as maintaining the station vehicle fleet

  • Work with Corporate leadership to ensure security and FCC compliance

What skills do you need to be successful in our role?

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in broadcast electrical system and equipment maintenance

  • Experience training and managing technicians with a positive and constructive attitude

  • Proficiency in evaluating, troubleshooting, installing, and maintaining broadcast equipment and IT systems

  • Dedication to quality and time management while upholding to all FCC regulations

  • Hold a valid driver's license

  • Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings

  • Ability to work on ladders, stand for long periods of time, and lift computers or equipment up to 50 lbs.

  • Technical degree in electronics or a related field, or an equivalent of work and educational experience

  • SBE certification and A+ certification is preferred

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Chief Engineer