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RF Broadcast Engineer or Technician

Install, operate and maintain all broadcast-related equipment to keep the gospel on the airwaves!
Africa, Americas, Africa - West & Central, Americas - Caribbean, Bonaire, Engineering, Featured, Long-term (1+ years), Short-term (3-12 mo.), Missionary
RF Broadcast Engineer or Technician
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Role Summary
Are you an engineer or technician with RF experience and a heart to get the Gospel to the peoples of West Africa or Central and South America? How about considering joining our TWR family to keep broadcasting God's Word and love in West Africa or the Caribbean? If you are an engineer or technician with RF experience, then this may be the place for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: This position is a supported/sponsored missionary role (not a direct hire opportunity), so you would develop a team of partners who provide financially for your full salary and benefits as a part of this role. We do provide training, resources, and coaching to help missionaries reach these financial support goals!

For more information about short-term opportunities like this, visit our Embark page!

RF Broadcast Engineer or Technician Role Summary: West Africa or Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Oversee radio broadcasts through installing, operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing all equipment related to the broadcasts (including studios, RF and AF). Design and implement equipment modifications and improvements and train others to do the same.

Core Competencies:
  • Commitment to Jesus Christ evidenced by a personal relationship
  • Excitement about being involved in full-time missions and willingness to develop a team of prayer and financial partners
  • Strong people skills; ability to communicate in a friendly and winning way
  • Cultural sensitivity within international teams and a team spirit
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow with attention to detail

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise site technicians in installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repairing all equipment related to broadcast (towers, rigging equipment, tuning equipment, transmitters, audio processing, computers, remote control, computer networks, generators, studio equipment, and other broadcast equipment)
  • Maintain oversight of stock of spare parts, apply scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, fault isolation, troubleshooting, repairs, and applying creative approaches when normal solutions are not possible or practical
  • Assist TWR’s partner offices in installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing equipment related to broadcasting, training their personnel and providing consulting advice
  • Evaluate broadcast systems of the transmitting station, TWR national offices and TWR partners in the region and make suggestions for changes, modifications and improvements

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in electrical/computer engineering or a two-year degree in electronics or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a broadcasting environment
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and intermediate French (Benin site)
  • Ability/willingness to travel occasionally
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