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Chief Engineer

logo Location:  Kansas City MO
Control #:  110672T

WDAF-TV/Fox4 in Kansas City is seeking a Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer oversee the day to day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station.

  • Maintain broadcast and IT technology, facilities, and all equipment
  • Ensure compliance with FCC rules, standards and guidelines
  • Repair and troubleshoot technical equipment and systems
  • Responsible for station Engineering budget and project budgets
  • Able to work with other Department Heads well in planning and executing station projects
  • Integration, maintenance and operation of new and existing equipment including towers, transmitters, microwave and satellite gear and tenant installations
  • Manage all engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio support, post editing systems, field production support and transmission of live/taped events & programs
  • Have expert knowledge regarding equipment, technology, and systems and be able to lead in emergency situations
  • Oversight and maintenance of all station physical assets including buildings and grounds
  • Oversight of all broadcast and IT systems
  • Understanding and compliance of EAS standards and practices
  • Setup remote broadcasts on location
  • Perform other tasks as assigned


  • Must possess good interpersonal communications skills, both oral and written
  • Comprehensive knowledge of core broadcast systems, on-air automation, television studio equipment, transmitters as well knowledge of IT networks, computer maintenance and repair
  • Must be familiar with FCC rules and broadcast standards and with network routing and IP addressing
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks based on station needs
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Be available “on call” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency engineering problems

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    EOE. Posted 12/14/21.

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