Assistant Engineer in Modesto/Stockton, CA at Cumulus Media

Date Posted: 1/6/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

CUMULUS MEDIA | (INSERT MARKET) is searching for an Assistant Engineer.  The Assistant 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.

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

Qualifications:

  • 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

For immediate consideration, please visit https://www.cumulusmedia.com/careers/

For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at:  https://www.cumulusmedia.com/

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