Job Description:
Job Title Assistant Director of Engineering/Sound Technician
Department Campus Radio - 12010
Pay Grade 10
Job Category Administrative
Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Engineering/Sound Technician is responsible for installing, maintaining, operating, and documenting all broadcast-related systems and equipment to meet Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rules and regulations and any other applicable regulations to also include standards set by WETS. Equipment to maintain includes but is not limited to audio routers, PC systems, digital audio recorders, audio consoles, network switches, satellite reception systems, and any other broadcast-related equipment used in the routine operation of WETS. Performs other duties as assigned.

The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. The official workday is 7.5 hours, which includes a one-hour lunch/meal break. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services, and programs including:


  • Paid time off & leave
  • 17 paid holidays
  • Educational Assistance 
  • Health and life insurance
  • Retirement
  • Access to University facilities and services and much more! 

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ETSU is committed to ensuring that our students, faculty, and staff are valued and work in an environment of openness and acceptance. ETSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to understand instructions and underlying principles of the broadcast and IT industries including the installation, operation, and maintenance of broadcast-related computer devices and server systems.
  • Ability to visually distinguish colors.
  • Ability to stay stationary for long periods of time.
  • Advanced electronics experience including the ability to solder and terminate a variety of connectors.
  • Ability to read and interpret electronic schematics and service manuals.
  • Knowledge of electronic principles, HD-SDI, SDI, AES, analog component, analog composite, ISDN, IP, POTS, and analog audio signal systems standards.
  • Strong organizational, time management, multi-tasking, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to evaluate and resolve or bypass equipment malfunctions during stressful situations.
  • Basic knowledge of single and three-phase power systems.
  • Ability to change priorities and handle last-minute changes as the need dictates.
  • Knowledge of analog and digital production technology, satellite RF technology and reception methods, data networks, servers, archive systems, distribution systems, and analog-digital audio standards including streaming formats.
  • Ability to lift and move equipment up to 50 lbs.
Required Qualifications
  • AAS degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology or a closely related field.
  • 2-5 years experience in broadcast radio maintenance or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications
  • BS in Electrical Engineering.
  • General Class Radio/Telephone FCC License.
Job Location: 
Johnson City, TN
United States
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