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Broadcast Engineer Trainee, KENW

Position Summary
Under the general direction of the KENW professional engineer staff, the Broadcast Engineer Assistant is responsible for learning to maintain the transmitters, microwave networks, and studio equipment that supports the radio and TV broadcasting activities of Eastern New Mexico University.
Requirements:Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides exceptional customer service in all interactions with students, staff, and the general public.
Under the supervision of the KENW professional engineers, this position is to study and learn the engineering needs of the Broadcast Center and assist the professional engineers.
Learn to maintain broadcast equipment which includes analog and digital radio frequency (RF) FM and television transmitters, receivers, and antenna systems.
Learn to maintain transmission equipment which includes fiber optics, transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP), and microwave transmitters and receivers.
Learn remote control systems which include micro-processor-based status, telemetry, control, and logging systems.
Learn to provide maintenance for all broadcast equipment used by the Broadcast Center to ensure the station meets all required technical standards.
Verbally communicate and write reports of maintenance activities.
Assist in providing on-call service during nights and university holidays in accordance with a mutually agreed upon rotating schedule among the professional engineers..
Keeps abreast of new technology and best practices in the field of technical broadcasting.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Associate Degree or better in electronics or related field or equivalent amount of education and/or experience in electronics, broadcasting, or other applicable area. A valid New Mexico driver's license with a good driving record is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A desire to learn both the theoretical and practical technical side of radio/TV broadcasting.
A willingness to learn state and federal requirements dealing with radio and television broadcasting.
A willingness to learn knowledge of University policies and procedures and structures
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to maintain friendly customer service and professional demeanor with all constituencies.
Project coordination and organizational skills and the ability to work as a team player.
Ability to present a professional, pleasant and cooperative attitude in coordinating communication between staff and the general public.
Working Conditions:Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
Duties require a flexible work schedule that requires in-state or out-of-state travel, evening and weekend work, in benign and hazardous conditions, including working with high voltages and high power RF systems. Work is performed both indoors and out-of-doors in a non-smoking facility.
Work is often performed in the field, as well as in the Broadcast Center, and at remote electronic sites around the state. Work requires the use of arms, legs, hands, fingers, hearing, talking, and balance, including the ability to frequently lift or carry a maximum weight of up to 50 pounds, excellent manual dexterity, climbing ladders to a maximum height of 12 feet or climbing towers to a maximum height of 30 feet, and working on rooftops or platforms above ground level.
Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing. Vision, hearing, and touch sensibilities are required as is the ability and licensure to drive a motor vehicle.
Additional Information:Application Deadline Date: Open Until Filled
Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.
Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:
Required Documents:
Letter of interest
ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University's non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer Jessica Small at (575) 562-2218. Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115. For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail ENMU.HRrecruiter@enmu.edu



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