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Assistant to Chief Engineer -

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: Communications and Marketing
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Spotsylvania, Virginia
Categories: Engineering, Facilities / Skilled Trades, Other, Program/Project Management

Job Description

Responsible for working with the Chief Engineer on all technical operations and to be ready, willing and capable of assuming all of those duties in his/her absence. Will be in charge of all remote transmitter (9), translator (13), and STL repeater sites (5) include maintaining all station assets and equipment at these sites, including all electronics, emergency power plants, HVAC systems, and physical structures. Assists with maintenance of the main WVTF studio equipment and facilities, including all terrestrial, internet, and radio reading service broadcast functions. Consults with and provides training to the radio station's personnel about the station's technical operation. Monitors daily operations to ensure legal compliance with the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.

Required Qualifications

Good working knowledge of broadcast electronics at the component level

Strong understanding of and working experience with Radio Frequency (RF) systems and high-power broadcast transmitters utilizing both solid state and high-power tetrode amplifiers

Understanding of HD Radio and "multicasting" technology

Ability to work with test equipment for both analog and digital systems

Experience with computers and computer-based audio systems in a broadcast environment

Working knowledge of computer systems and networks, internet and websites, plus computer software programs and hardware maintenance

Strong troubleshooting skills

Knowledgeable of current FCC rules and regulations and radio station operations

Good interpersonal skills for dealing with coworkers and the general public

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in radio broadcast working directly with high power broadcast transmitters

Ability to operate a 4wheel drive vehicle in mountainous terrain in normal and adverse weather conditions

FCC General Class License or SBE Certification preferred but not required

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Commensurate with Experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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