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Cheif Engineer

Cadillac, MI


Posted on August 18, 2018

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About Cheif Engineer

WWTV/WWUP-TV Heritage Broadcasting Company of Michigan is looking for a Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer is the point person for the installation, maintenance and repair of studio, transmitting and ancillary equipment that maintains our signals in compliance with FCC technical requirements. Includes responsibility for telecommunications, computer and networking systems.

The Heritage Broadcasting family focuses on delivering relevant content, fostering a connection between our communities in which we live and serve both inside and outside the borders of Northern Michigan. We accomplish this through our guided principles that lead us to be pioneering, comprehensive, and a passionate community organization.

Since 1954, when we first went on the air, we have been committed to serving the communities we reach, providing up to date news, weather, and information that matters to our viewers. In addition, we are committed to the employees that make our company great by not only offering competitive wages and benefits, but also by providing an innovative and positive work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages engineering staff that maintain station operations through preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Determines and reinforces routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
  • Oversees and assists with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, A/V routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
  • Maintains compliance with all FCC rules and regulations
  • Creates and maintains budgeting for department
  • Travel to towers and facilities is required
  • 24/7 on call


  • Minimum 5+ years as Chief Engineer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task, delegate and handle pressures and deadlines
  • Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations
  • Advanced experience a/v routing, digital a/v delivery, EAS, Studio and engineering IT systems
  • Computer literacy in applicable software
  • Utilization of analytical skills to troubleshoot broadcast equipment at the component level
  • Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power television transmitting facilities
  • Working Knowledge of IT networking
  • Knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required

Education and Licensing:

  • Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, or military training in electronics or equivalent experience
  • SBE Certification a preferred
  • Valid state driver’s license required

What we offer:

Heritage Broadcasting, owners of 9&10 News, Mane Content and Northern Michigan Digital also operators of Local 32 News, offers a competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, life insurance benefits, vacation, sick, holiday pay and 401K retirement plan. To learn more about our company, please visit


Heritage Broadcasting Company of Michigan is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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