Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Medford
  • December 31, 2021




POSITION TITLE:      Principal Engineer                STATUS:                     Full Time

DATE OPEN:               Immediately                           SALARY RANGE:        DOE

LOCATION:                 Medford, Oregon                   REPORTS TO:             Director of Engineering

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years’ experience in a broadcast engineering environment. 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. A technical school or college degree in engineering is a plus.

California Oregon Broadcasting, lnc. 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.


DESCRIPTION/DUTIES: California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc. (COBi) has an opening for a full time Principal Engineer in the Corporate Engineering Department. This position is responsible for covering all technical and operational aspects of digital broadcast studios and multiple transmitter sites in support of COBi’s broadcast televisions stations. The candidate must have skills managing projects related to broadcast systems design and implementation including system design, identifying, analyzing and recommending suitable equipment, procurement, documentation, installation, and maintenance. Additional skills in mechanical layout, power control system design (solar and generator), IP system design and configuration. Knowledge of television of transmitters and RF transmission system design are required. Works closely with Corporate management, station General Managers and station Engineering staff.  


REQUIREMENTS: 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. As well, we require all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Chelsea Valdez
Please send your cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format via email or to the physical address below: California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc. Human Resources 125 S. Fir Street Medford OR 97501

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