Chief Engineer

Posted January 16, 2015

Full-time, exempt
Family Life Communications
Department:  Engineering
Tucson, Arizona


We have a great engineering team here in sunny Tucson! As Chief Engineer you can use your passion for engineering and your passion for Christ to spread the gospel message across our nation.  If this is you, we want you as part of our  team! The Chief Engineer is responsible for the installation, maintenance repairs and upgrades of broadcast equipment systems utilized at the FLC Broadcast Center and at FLC AM and FM transmission sites in compliance with applicable FCC regulations and good engineering practice.


  • Serves as On-Call Engineer on a rotating basis; responds to FLC technical emergency problems with FLC stations at any of our locations; may require overnight, weekend and holiday work, as needed
  • Coordinates with the Director of Engineering, Engineering staff and FLC contract engineers to ensure stations’ technical emergencies are quickly resolved
  • Shares the duties of FCC Designated Chief Operator to insure compliance with FCC requirements
  • Investigates and implements recommendations for interference issues
  • Performs and documents preventive maintenance of the Tucson Broadcast Center systems and all AM/ FM transmitter and translator sites


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field; or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum five (5) years successfully maintaining multiple high power AM and FM transmission systems, including directional AM arrays, resulting in legal and stable technical performance meeting good engineering practices
  • Minimum three (3) years with network or station group experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of satellite uplink experience
  • SBE Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer™ – (CBRE™) or ability to obtain within 12 months
  • SBE Certified AM Directional Specialist™ – (AMD™) or ability to obtain within 12 months
  • SBE Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer™ (CBNE™) or ability to obtain within 12 months


  • Proven ability to troubleshoot audio, and RF circuits
  • Proven ability to perform RF and/or audio proof of an AM and/or FM audio transmission system
  • Knowledge of AM and FM RF directional and non-directional transmission systems
  • Highly skilled in configuring, troubleshooting and maintaining radio studio systems including on-air telephone systems, microphone processors, digital audio routing and console systems
  • Knowledge of configuration and troubleshooting satellite uplink systems including encoders
  • Solid knowledge of radio station recording, storage and playback systems
  • Ability to lead and supervise engineering contractors
  • Current knowledge of FCC rules
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and work at heights from ladders or similar equipment
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in varying weather conditions


  • Valid state driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • Dependable vehicle and proof of auto insurance
  • Requires in-state travel; requires out-of-state travel on an as-needed basis

Our cutting-edge team provides a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If you would like to use your gifts and talents to serve Christ, please complete the application below and send with cover letter and resume to:



Family Life Communications Incorporated
Attn: Human Resources Department
PO Box 35300
Tucson, AZ 85740

Fax Number: 520-469-7314

*No submissions will be considered without a completed/signed employment application.

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