52112 – Broadcast technicians

Broad Occupation Category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport


2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major Group

52 – Technical occupations in art, culture and sport

Broad Occupation Category

521 – Technical occupations in art and culture

Broad Occupation Category

5211 – Technical occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

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.

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Example Titles

  • Broadcast technician

  • Broadcast transmitter operator

  • Broadcasting switcher

  • Master control room (MCR) equipment operator - broadcasting

  • Master control room (MCR) technician - broadcasting

  • Mobile broadcasting equipment operator

  • Regional transmitter technician

  • Short-wave receiving station technician

  • Video transmission operator

Main Duties

This group performs 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.