Assistant Chief Engineer

Website Cumulus Media

Cumulus Media | Amarillo is searching for an Assistant Chief Engineer. The Assistant Chief Engineer assists the Chief Engineer in installation, maintenance and repair of studio, transmitter and ancillary equipment in order to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Includes responsibility for telecommunications, computer and networking systems.

Who We Are:

Amarillo currently features 6 stations in the Amarillo area and surrounding counties. Our stations include: KQIZ-FM, KZRK-FM, KARX FM, KPUR-FM/AM, KNSH-AM. The cluster of 6 stations reaches thousands of listeners on a daily basis.

Key Responsibilities:

Assists in maintaining station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
Follows routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
Installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
Works with programming/promotion departments to coordinate and maintain remote broadcasts as needed
Responsibilities include compliance with FCC rules and regulations
Travel to other markets or towers and stations may be required
24/7 on call


Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task and handle pressures and deadlines
Problem-solving ability and skill in prioritizing
Experience with cluster-wide audio routing, digital audio delivery, EAS, Studio Telephone, engineering IT and back office systems
Computer literacy in applicable software packages (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.)
Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities
Advanced IT skills including local area and wide area networking
Knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators and record keeping
Knowledge of telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits
May be required to lift 50 pounds
Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required
Minimum 3+ years in broadcast engineer or related field preferred

Education and Licensing:

Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
SBE CBT and/or CBNT Certification a plus
Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance

What we offer:

Competitive pay
Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
401K with company match to plan for the long-term
Paid Vacation & Holidays

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