5224- Broadcast technicians

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Broadcast technicians

Job Description: 

Broadcast technicians install, set up, test, operate and repair electronic equipment used to record and transmit live and taped radio and television programs and to produce audio and video streaming broadcasts for the Internet. They are employed by radio and television broadcasting networks and stations, by broadcast equipment companies and by Internet-based communication providers.

Main Duties: 

Broadcast technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

Monitor broadcast quality of live and taped radio and television programs
Operate and monitor radio and television broadcasting systems to broadcast, receive signals and to regulate clarity and range of sounds and colours of recordings or broadcasts
Operate broadcast equipment to produce audio and video streaming broadcasts for the Internet
Make emergency repairs to equipment and substitute programs in case of signal failure
Maintain, install and troubleshoot a wide variety of broadcast hardware and software
Set up and operate consoles to pick up and select feed sources from different locations and to air radio or television programs and commercials
May supervise other broadcast technicians.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of a college program in broadcast technology or electronics is usually required.
Senior and supervisory positions in this unit group require experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Audio and video recording technicians (5225)
Film and video camera operators (5222)
Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts (5226)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X