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Director of Engineering

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Position Information

Position Details

Posting Number 18-00035-UP/FA Post
Position Title Director of Engineering
Position Number 995177
Full-Time/Part-Time? Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities

Keep station operation in compliance with FCC regulations. Technical maintenance of radio station equipment and computer systems at KMUW studio facilities and transmitter site. Support users of equipment.

Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree with engineering background, or at least four years of demonstrated work experience in an engineering position within the broadcasting field by hire date.
Minimum Experience
  • Technical skills in the areas of troubleshooting, maintenance, installation and operation of broadcast and production equipment, including computing, audio processing, STL, Internet and RF transmission equipment.
  • Computer set up and installation experience, digital audio skills including an understanding of digital sound file acquisition, delivery and storage, computer networking, configuration and setup.
  • Knowledge of analog and digital FM RF plants, including planning, building, maintenance and testing, and strong working knowledge of basic analog and digital circuit design.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • FM Transmitter maintenance, knowledge of high voltage maintenance practices
  • Facility maintenance skills (including but not limited to coordinating contractors)
  • Satellite downlink repair and maintenance
  • Windows and Mac configuration and repair
  • IP and baseband audio setup and troubleshooting
  • Equipment repair to component level
  • Ability to plan, determine costs for and direct a project, including planning and appropriate and complete documentation, delegating assignments, directing contractors and follow-up.
Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations
  • Valid Driver’s License
Additional Information
Location WSU Old Town

Salary Information

Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate Commensurate with experience
Eligible for Shift Differential? No
Benefits Eligible? Yes

Position Description Information

Preferred Education
Preferred Experience
  • AOIP configuration / maintenance (Axia and STL gear)
  • ENCO automation operation / configuration
  • Some basic programming skills in: JavaScript, PHP, HTML, batch files
  • Server and network switch configuration and maintenance
Regular Hours of Work 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F, some evening and weekend work as required to maintain operations and make emergency repairs; on-call 24/7
Environmental Factors

High Voltage in transmitters, loud environment in transmitter building and at concerts, temperature extremes during outside work for maintenance or concert recording. Safely work in the dark during power outages.

Proposed Job Duties

Responsibility / Duty

Maintain and repair radio transmitters and associated equipment

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 15
Responsibility / Duty

Maintain and repair radio studio equipment, satellite downlink, audio editing, and automation systems for nine broadcast studios.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 40
Responsibility / Duty

IT support for audio production, office, traffic system, automation, web services, and fundraising software.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 20
Responsibility / Duty

Design and implement new technology for support of station and represent KMUW at the national level for technical matters.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 15
Responsibility / Duty

Record, mix, and edit live events, including concerts and panel discussions.

Importance (M) Minimal
Percentage 10

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements - Physical Activity

Activity Walking
Frequency Daily
Activity Running
Frequency Periodically
Activity Jumping
Frequency Periodically
Activity Standing
Frequency Daily
Activity Squatting
Frequency Periodically
Activity Vocal Ability
Frequency Daily
Activity Crawling
Frequency Periodically
Activity Kneeling
Frequency Periodically
Activity Grasping
Frequency Daily
Activity Vision - Straight Ahead
Frequency Daily
Activity Vision - Peripheral
Frequency Periodically
Activity Vision - Color
Frequency Daily
Activity Stooping
Frequency Periodically
Activity Visual Acuity - Far
Frequency Periodically
Activity Visual Acuity - Near
Frequency Daily
Activity Climbing
Frequency Periodically
Activity Climbing Stairs
Frequency Weekly
Activity Body Coordination
Frequency Periodically
Activity Balancing at Heights
Frequency Periodically
Activity Handling/Feeling
Frequency Periodically
Activity Repetitive Movement
Frequency Periodically
Activity Hearing
Frequency Daily
Activity Driving
Frequency Weekly

Physical Requirements - Weight Activity

Activity (weight) Lifting
Frequency Periodically


Activity (weight) Sliding
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Activity (weight) Carrying
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Activity (weight) Pulling
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Activity (weight) Pushing
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Other Physical Requirements

Other Physical Requirements
Explain Physical Job Requirements

Be able to lift 60lbs to shoulder height. Comfortable on ladders and roof tops. Able to climb onto satellite dishes.


Requisition Details



Posting date 02/09/2018
Closing Date 03/03/2018
Open Until Filled? No
Proposed Start Date 03/25/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

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    • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Wichita Eagle
    • WSU Employee
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    • Other
  2. * I have a valid Driver’s License.
    • True
    • False

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. References
  4. VMET (Military Education & Training)