Director of Engineering

Director of Engineering

  • Full Time
  • Medford

Website KOBI-TV NBC5


DESCRIPTION/DUTIES: California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc. (COBi) has an opening
for a full-time Director of Engineering in the Corporate Engineering Department.

This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the Redtronix Division of COBi, including direct project management, assigning daily priorities and jobs, administrative tasks, such as time cards, tracked hours, overtime, and budget.

Collaborate with management and engineering staff of other COBI companies; identify
problems that Redtronix may help resolve quicker or more efficiently or help resolve
with consultation to assist with local resolution.

Identify equipment that needs replacement.

Work with company managers and corporate finance to develop a capital
equipment plan for the current year and future years.

Seek opportunities for the Company to save money, time, and become more efficient in

FCC correspondence and matters such as licensing, regulations and requirements that
may apply to all COBi operations.

Track license renewals, changes and annual regulatory fees.

Coordination with COBi FCC attorneys in Washington, DC.

Lease negotiations, management and communication for mountaintop communications sites, real estate and other corporate matters.

Coordinate with COBi corporate attorneys.

Annual Communications Site reports to government agencies (BLM/USF/OR).
COBi building management and tenant communications.

Keep abreast of OSHA, Oregon State, county and city safety rules and regulations to
assure all operations meet these requirements.

Manage safety and security of COBi operations, including coordination with local law

Other responsibilities as assigned by Manager or President.

Our full-time benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, prescription drug plan, 401K retirement plan, flex spending account, life insurance, short-term disability, paid sick leave, paid vacation, paid holidays, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, sex, religion, age, or
national origin.
California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc., Medford, Oregon. Established in 1933



EXPERIENCE: Must have working knowledge of desktop computers, servers, IT networks, microwave transmission systems, television transmitters, test equipment, and construction tools. The ideal candidate will be successful in working well with staff, thinking clearly under pressure, and applying creative solutions in a timely manner. Must be flexible to accommodate 24/7 on-call response to consult with station engineering staff on critical technical issues. Broadcast engineering experience preferred. A technical school or college degree in engineering is a plus. A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. COBi holds licenses issued by the FCC; therefore, we must follow federal guidelines. Since marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, if offered a position, a candidate would be required to pass a 10-panel drug screen, which does include marijuana. A 3-yr driving record check and a 7-yr criminal background check are also pre-employment requirements. We require all new hires to be COVID-19 vaccinated and up-to-date, which does include booster(s.


Kris Clarke
If you meet the qualifications above, send your Cover Letter and Resume via one of the options below. You will be sent an application to complete. You are not considered an “applicant” until an application is returned to us. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 1. Email to: Please include the following in your email message: • The Job Title in the Subject Line • Resume and Cover Letter in Word or PDF format only 2. Mail to the physical address below: KOBI-TV NBC5 Kris Clarke Director of HR 125 South Fir Street Medford, OR 97501 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer KOBI-TV NBC5/KOTI-TV NBC2, owned by California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc., is the longest continuously independent broadcast group in the West, and one of the two oldest in the country. The founder of our company, Bill Smullin, often said “most people work 50 weeks a year in order to spend two weeks’ vacation in the beauty of Northern California and Oregon – the area we are fortunate enough to live, work, and play in every day.” It is the mission of COBi to provide an environment that encourages our staff to enthusiastically join with our viewers and clients in the fun of creativity, service, and work that serves all individuals with quality broadcast. COBi is continually looking for individuals who embrace our culture and possess skills that will complement our company.

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