Assistant Engineer in Modesto/Stockton, CA at Cumulus Media

Date Posted: 9/10/2022

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Job Description


The Power of Radio is hiring!  Our people work with state-of-the-art tools, resources and facilities.  We take pride in our communities and value teamwork. If you can be focused, multi-task and love digital & radio, we should talk. We offer a unique career opportunity: one where you are given a challenging mission, world-class tools to help you succeed, and the chance to realize your full potential as a Sales professional. 

CUMULUS MEDIA | Modesto & Stockton is seeking a talented and dynamic Assistant Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced working environment.  We are looking for a passionate, motivated, goal-oriented and highly competitive individual with a proven track record of over-achieving technical goals.  We hire driven, resourceful, organized, customer-focused problem solvers who have great communication skills and the ability to cultivate relationships. In return, we offer a unique career opportunity:  one where you are given a challenging mission, world-class tools to help you succeed, and the chance to realize your full potential as an engineering/IT professional. 

CUMULUS | Modesto & Stockton CA currently features 8 stations in the area and surrounding counties.  Our market leading stations include:  Country 103.3 KATM; Classic Rock KDJK 103.9; Classic Rock KHKK 104.1; Sports KESP 970; Hot AC KHOP 95.1; Adult Contemporary KJOY 99.3; and Rhythmic CHR KWIN 97.7 and Rhythmic CHR KWNN 98.3.  The cluster of 8 stations reaches hundreds of thousands of listeners every day.  In addition, we reach the entire country with a suite of digital products.    

The assistant engineer assists the Engineering Managers with the installation, maintenance/repair of studio equipment, transmitting and ancillary equipment in order to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Includes; assisting with telecommunications, computer and networking systems.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Reports directly to Engineering Manager.
    • Follows routine maintenance procedures and schedules for 10 broadcast sites
    • Maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
    • Installs and performs maintenance on broadcast consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
    • Assists with maintenance and support of computer networks and related systems
    • Facility HVAC troubleshooting and operational maintenance
    • Provide “on call” coverage in the absence of other engineering staff


Job Requirements


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations preferred
  • Computer literacy in or the desire to learn applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, OpX automation, etc.)
  • Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level preferred
  • Ability to assist in troubleshooting and repairing AM and FM transmitting facilities
  • Knowledge of electrical systems and the UPS and standby generators
  • Troubleshoot HVAC systems problems and minor maintenance as needed
  • Knowledge of telephone systems including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits, and VOIP
  • Interact with management and staff at all levels
  • Ability to multi-task and handle pressures and deadlines.
  • Must work in an organized fashion and be able to prioritize.
  • Must be willing to travel and assist in projects for other Cumulus markets.
  • May be required to lift 50 pounds
  • Minimum 2+ years in broadcast engineering or related field
  • Degree in Information Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience.
  • SBE Certification a plus
  • CCNA certifications a plus
  • Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations

What we offer:

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

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CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


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