The Sound Technician, or Audio Technician, installs, operates, and maintains sound and internal communication systems.
Reports to the Engineering Manager. Works with other audio and video technicians.
A high school diploma or GED is required; one or more years of vocational training are preferred. Technical certification (e.g., CAE) is desired. This position requires good hearing, good listening skills, and the ability to make decisions quickly and reliably.
Ability to communicate orally with management, on-air talent, and coworkers is important Regular use of audio, video, telephone and e-mail for communication is essential. Sitting for extended periods is common. Unimpaired hearing and vision within normal ranges is essential for conversations, to ensure broadcast sound properties are within acceptable ranges, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents.
No very heavy lifting is expected. Exertion of up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally may be required. Good manual dexterity for the use of common office and broadcast equipment such as computer terminals, audio machines, mixers, panels, and other boards.
Good reasoning ability is important. Ability to understand and utilize engineering reports and equipment operating manuals to conduct business.
The job is performed indoors in a studio office setting. Activities include extended periods of sitting at computers and/or audio equipment.