KAKE, the ABC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas, has an opening for an Assistant Chief Engineer.  This position is responsible for performing and supervising maintenance of all broadcast equipment in the KAKE/KUPK/KLBY transmission systems.  Duties also include serving as the designated FCC Chief Operator.


  • Perform maintenance of all RF transmission equipment, including troubleshooting and repair of electronic broadcast equipment to component level.
  • Serve as the designated FCC Chief Operator for KAKE.  Responsible for compliance with FCC technical rules including EAS and transmitter remote control systems.
  • Supervise KUPK Chief Engineer in maintenance of all transmission equipment at the KUPK and KLBY broadcast facilities.
  • Assist with maintenance of KAKE’s RF, IP and Bonded Cellular equipment.  Also includes assistance with maintenance of various switcher, remote control, monitoring/test equipment, and DTV equipment.
  • Assist Chief Engineer with planning and design of new and replacement broadcast electronic and computer systems.
  • Install new equipment into existing plan systems.  Perform equipment tests for technical compliance after installation is complete.
  • Must be available for on-call emergencies.


  • Minimum of two-year trade or technical school or some degree in the specialized study of electronics theory and maintenance of electronics-based system or computer science/networking or equivalent work experience.
  • At least one-year prior experience in broadcast operations (Master Control or Production).
  • At least eight years’ experience in maintaining broadcast RF transmission systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of all broadcast systems and knowledge of FCC regulations.
  • Good eyesight and hearing, and ability to lift equipment that may exceed 50 pounds.
  • Position involves working with high AC, DC, and RF voltages in transmission equipment.
  • General knowledge and experience with mechanical based equipment, as well as experience with computers, servers, and networking equipment.

Interested candidates can apply to:
Lori Johnson, Business Manager
1500 N. West Street
Wichita, KS 67203
Or by e-mail to
[email protected]
No telephone calls please

Lockwood Broadcast Group and KAKE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  Pre-employment drug test is required as well as a background screen as allowed by federal, state, and local laws and regulations.