CBS Corporation Assistant Chief Engineer in Farmington, Connecticut

Assistant Chief Engineer

REF#: 27430


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Farmington, CT


CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets - including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio - as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information, please visit


  • Maintain integrity of on-air product for 100% reliability of on-air product when assigned; must be on call 24/7 to aid in emergency issues.

  • Maintain, troubleshoot & repair an entire broadcast technical plant, equipment and systems.

  • Install technical equipment & systems at studio, transmitter, STL, in company vehicles, remotes, promotions and at two-way sites in keeping with good engineering practice.

  • Document, using a computerized database, word processor & drawing program, plus manual drafting; equipment & wiring of systems & equipment.

  • Assist in planning & development of all aspects of AM & FM radio technical facilities, including telephone, satellite, STL, two-way systems and vehicles, computers and networks.

  • Support station & field operations, as necessary, especially during major studio & field efforts involving complex technical operations..

  • Create instructional materials and train others on proper operation of new technical equipment.

  • Perform facility & vehicle industrial health & safety inspections under direction of the Chief Engineer/Industrial Health & Safety Officer.

  • Some supervisorial duties will be required.

  • Back up Chief Engineer as necessary for weekly review of logs for correct and complete entries, EAS tests and tower lighting requirements.

  • Specifies orders and coordinates common carrier phone services as part of field operations.

  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned


2 years experience in broadcast facilities with minimum 2 years Associates degree in electronics or 5 years hands-on maintenance experience with AM and/or FM analog and HD transmission systems, two-way, STL & studio audio at a professional radio or television facility. Basic knowledge of personal computers is a must. Knowledge of digital audio, AudioVault and logic techniques & systems is highly desirable. SBE Certification preferred; knowledge of CAD systems & techniques desirable. Valid state driver’s license for operation of company vehicles is required. Personal vehicle is required for 24hr. response for emergencies. Management experience and/or training desirable: excellent customer service skills are required.


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