Broadcast And Sound Engineering Technician in United States

at a Confidential Company

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician Job Description

*Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators maintain electrical equipment.

*Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators monitor signals and transmitters.

*They repair electronic equipment.

*They regulate contrast and volume of television broadcasts.

*Broadcast technicians operate equipment that manages sound and color.

*They select the source of material used on television broadcasts by managing the control panel.

*Sound engineering technicians record sound effects.

*Audio and video equipment technicians maintain audio equipment such as speakers.

*They also maintain video equipment such as video screens.

*They manage mixing boards and electrical equipment used for sporting events, conventions, and conferences.

*They design lighting.

*They install and upgrade equipment for large institutions.

*Radio operators repair electronic equipment using testing tools.

*All broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators work in television, broadcast, and radio production.

*The field of broadcast and sound engineering and radio operators is growing.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators typically work a forty-hour work week.

*They may work overtime to include twenty-four hour days.

*They are expected to work holidays.

*Technicians may work at a small station or at a large broadcasting station, indoors and outdoors.

*They are expected to lift heavy equipment and may perform maintenance on antenna towers.

*Technicians may work on a film set.

*They are always on-call.

Training and Education Requirements

*Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators learn through on-the-job training tasks.

*They are not required to have a formal four-year degree.

*Audio and video equipment technicians complete technical training.

*They typically have an associate’s degree in the field or they may enter the industry with a bachelor’s degree. However, a bachelor’s degree is not required. Participation in secondary school and university clubs may substitute for a lack of full-time experience.

*Broadcast technicians are expected to have some form of education beyond secondary school. Enrollment in an associate’s program of study such as electronics or broadcast technology is recommended. Most employers require a degree beyond the associate’s level.

*Sound engineering technicians typically enroll in a one-year vocational program. Courses in math, electronics, and computers are required.

*To continue their education, broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators should enroll in technology coursework and learn how to record, edit, and broadcast on computers.

*All technicians must have a work attitude that prepares them for challenging tasks associated with operating and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment.
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