Chief Engineer


Public Media - Television with a Purpose

Basin PBS, located in Midland, Texas is seeking a Chief Engineer to join our terrific team.

Basin PBS is the only Public Television Station in West Texas serving 11 counties throughout our area.

Midland and Odessa are in west Texas, about 350 miles east of Dallas/Ft. Worth. Odessa is known for its cowboy culture, and Friday Night Lights, a book and film based on one of the town’s high school football teams. Yet there’s more to this West Texas town than meets the eye. The Midland-Odessa area also has a thriving arts scene with top-class performers and a world-class performing arts center. All of these elements combine to make Odessa a top-class vacation destination. Although Midland-Odessa are truly modern cities, they still retains their cowboy spirit with  rodeos, livestock shows, competitive horse shows, and plenty of live country music. Other events include a craft beer festival, a car show, and a regional fair.


The person we are looking for MUST be a team player, collaborative and has the desire to work in television with a purpose.

Duties are (but not limited to)

–        Maintain, repair and operate all equipment located at both Master Control and Transmitter site

–        Contact all cable and satellite providers in case of signal loss

–        Be the contact person for after-hour station emergencies

–        Provide any and all FCC reports as related to Transmitters and Master Control

–        Provide assistance to viewers if they are having issues receiving our signal

–        Build and Maintain the Engineering budget year to year reporting expenditures in a timely manner

–        Maintain and be the contact person for all vendors in place.  Compare pricing where necessary in getting the best deals on building equipment and maintenance

–        Assist in all live programming events and special events held by Basin PBS

–        Perform repair and maintenance on all IT issues

–        Maintain, inspect and ensure that all studio equipment (and production equipment) is in working order

–        Other duties as assigned

This position is essential to Basin PBS’s success.  This individual will have a minimum of 3 years as a broadcast engineer and college degree is preferred.  Basin PBS offers a competitive salary, 100% employee paid Health Insurance for employee only, life insurance and a liberal vacation and sick leave policy.

Please submit your resume to Laura Wolf, CEO at [email protected].  No phone calls please.

Basin PBS is an equal opportunity employer and minorities are encouraged  to apply.

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