A broadcast engineer is responsible for the technology necessary
to put the station's broadcast on the air. The engineering staff works to maintain broadcasting
capabilities and provide quick solutions to problems that may arise with the transmitter, tower,
satellite receiver and other related equipment. The chief engineer is the head of the technical staff.
More often than not, a technical background, including education is required for this position. The
Society of Broadcast Engineers
offer classes and certification programs that would suffice for many engineering positions.