Chief Engineer - KWVE Radio
Job Details
Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa - Santa Ana, CA
Full Time
$75,000.00 - $85,000.00

KWAVE is a commercial radio station licensed with the FCC. Our mission is to faithfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ through solid Biblical teaching and preaching. Our goal is equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. We are a wholly owned ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.


Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (CCCM) is a Jesus Formed Community on Mission. Community, Formation and Mission are the three main ways that we believe we are to live out our discipleship to Jesus. Through Gospel teaching, training, and resources, Gods people are enabled to take their discipleship into their own hands by living out the listening, serving and helping posture of Jesus in our church community.


CCCM will be engaging in the mission of God to reach those who are far from God and his kingdom by engaging in spiritual formation, practicing the way of Jesus through the spiritual disciplines in community and putting the life of Jesus and the community of the spirit on display through non-threatening exposures to the Jesus community. Formation + Community = Mission


The ministry began with the church located in Costa Mesa, CA and has flourished and expanded into a multifaceted ministry, which includes Christian Schools, a Bible College, a School of Worship, Christian Radio Stations, Christian radio programs, Christian book distribution, and Christian bookstores. We are committed to Gods continued work through the ministry at CCCM




This position is responsible for the technical support and planning related to the broadcast environment for Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with radio broadcasting.

The Chief Engineer designs and develops documentation as well as analyzes systems during the development of computer based solutions for various departments throughout the station. This includes changing computer programs that control various systems which deliver media services to both the administrative as well as the operational offices supported by the Engineering Department.

This includes playout and record systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, encoders, decoders, automation, servers, network switches, broadcast transmission equipment, and other broadcast related equipment. The ideal candidate will be a minister of the Gospel in this position and will have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. Their relationship with Christ will be an example to all those come in contact with.




Responsible for the legal operation of the station(s) owned by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. This is a 24/7 On-Call position. This position is responsible for the technical operation of all over-the-air playout systems from the creation of audio assets to the transmission from the antenna. Maintains all RF systems at the studio and at the remote sites.

  • Maintains and supports all onair delivery systems
  • Maintains all transmitter sites
  • Respond to emergency issues that can cause off air situations
  • Performs site inspection and regular monitoring
  • Oversees or performs installations and upgrades of equipment at all sites
  • Maintains the audio operability of all on site studio and audio related equipment and wiring
  • Maintains the operability of all on site video and video related equipment and wiring
  • Performs upgrades and installations regarding on site studios
  • Supports, maintains, and performs Livewire programming
  • Supports studio operations in all other ways required
  • Is also the Chief Operator for all stations
    • Keeps the station in legal compliance with all FCCs rules and regulations
    • Is listed on the required documentation for the station license
    • Maintains the stations weekly operating logs
    • Signs and dates the stations weekly operating logs
  • Is responsible for the proper installation, maintenance, and upgrades of all networking infrastructure and equipment
  • Is responsible for the proper installation, maintenance, and upgrades of all servers
  • Is responsible for all data backups
  • Responsible for the physical and data security for all broadcast sites
  • Work with and supervise vendors to provide services related to the items above
  • Agree with and live out the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of CCCM as outlined on
  • Understand that it is a privilege to serve the Lord in vocational ministry and that those who serve God on staff at CCCM are expected to embrace a high biblical, Christ-like standard of conduct and lifestyle, both public and personal.
  • Be an example to those who you come in contact and serve with by exuding the love of Christ.





  • 3-5 years broadcasting or IT experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of current FCC rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Compelling detail orientation with strong attention to accuracy and problem solving, following up until issues are resolved
  • Ability to function in a team environment yet be able to work as an individual contributor.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Available to work with short notice including early mornings, late evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment
  • Significant experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; stand; bend; kneel; climb; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Specific hearing abilities required include soft and loud sounds.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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