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.
Duties May Include
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.
Examples of Titles
Broadcast Transmitter Operator
Master Control Room (MCR) Technician
Mobile Broadcast Equipment Officer
Regional Transmitter Technician
Shortwave Receiving Station Technician
Video Transmission Officer
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.