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     Date Submitted:29-12-2010
     Last Modified:30-12-2010 (08:01)
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     Current job:Team Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsTerrestrial Systems Engineer, Operations Chief, Network Operations Project Engineer





                Select Staffing Team Lead Contractor for Okabashi


                Okabashi, Buford, GA October 2010 to present


    ·         Operation of Plastic Injection Molding Machinery.

    ·         Plastic mixing for specified machines and colors.

    ·         Troubleshooting anomalies of production runs.


                Thunder Roads West Virginia Magazine Advertising Sales


                Thunder Roads West Virginia, Masontown, WV September 2009 to September



    ·         Sell advertising for Thunder Roads WV statewide and nationally.

    ·         Wrote articles for magazine.

    ·         Photographer for magazine.



                Network Operations Project Engineer


                JPL, Pasadena, CA / ITT Systems, Monrovia, CA.  August 2004 to

                September 2009.


    ·         Wrote instructions for operation of the Deep Space Network (DSN) to support

          JPL projects: Cassini, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Reconnaissance

          Orbiter, Genesis, Stardust, Spitzer and Voyager 1&2. 

    ·         Tested compatibility of JPL project spacecraft with DSN equipment.

    ·         Arranged testing supports.

    ·         Performed link budget calculations and analysis to support various JPL missions.

    ·         Monitored Real-Time supports of critical events of JPL projects to provide instruction and trouble-shooting.

    ·         Wrote reports of tests results and critical event supports.

    ·         Worked with domestic and international DSN complexes.

    ·         Worked with multiple divisions to resolve cause of outages.

    ·         Worked with other international space agencies such as ESA and JAX.




               Operations Chief of NASA/JPL Deep Space Network


                JPL Pasadena, CA /Honeywell, June 2002 to August 2004.


    ·         Oversaw Real-Time operations of the DSN.

    ·         Allocated resources to restore services.

    ·         Responsible for transmission of predicts to DSN Complexes.

    ·         Oversaw crew operations and supervision and training.

    ·         Responsible for notification of supervisors in the event of outages, spacecraft emergencies and other priorities.

    ·         Kept daily logs and various reports.



    Satellite Truck Operator: 


    Coastal Satellite Inc. Agoura Hills, CA March 2002 to June 2002


    ·         Operated Satellite Uplink truck and associated Television Equipment in

           remote locations as a freelance operator.

    ·         Worked with reporters and producers to achieve best camera shots possible in

    Field Locations.



    Terrestrial Systems Engineer:


    SES Americom, Princeton, NJ / GE Americom, February 2000 to March 15 2002.


    ·         Designed and installed Foreign and Domestic satellite ground systems from start to completion.

    ·         Worked with Marketing, Sales and Customers on a daily basis.

    ·         Worked with vendors for pricing and delivery times.

    ·         Wrote Cost Proposals.

    ·         Wrote Technical Proposals.

    ·         Performed satellite link analysis.

    ·         Drew block diagrams of system designs.

    ·         Field Engineer on deployed systems.




    Senior Satellite Systems Technician:


    GE Americom, Woodbine, MD. September 1991 to February 2000.


    ·         Performed accesses of video and data transmissions to GE operated satellites.

    ·         Performed transponder maintenance, initiated dispatches to resolve uplink problems.

    ·         Performed RFI troubleshooting and assisted field technicians in resolving outages.

    ·         Developed procedures and training for transponder maintenance of data and video transmissions.

    ·         Uplink technician for NBC analog video transmissions.

    ·         Troubleshoot data transmission lines used in Access Center.



    Senior Network Controller:


    Contel ASC, Atlanta Earth Station Ellenwood, GA.  November 1989 to September 1991.


    ·         Performed network control for a wide variety of Contel / GE satellite systems.

    ·         Performed Tracking, Telemetry and Commanding of RCA three-axis satellite.

    ·         Remote monitoring of commercial and government systems.

    ·         Remote testing of video-teleconferencing sites.

    ·         Assisted field technicians in troubleshooting.

    ·         Maintained databases.



    Field Service Technician:


    Contel ASC, Atlanta, GA.  September 1987 to November 1989.


    ·         Converted Atlanta Central Office from analog to a DEX CS system.

    ·         Installed and disconnected circuits for local, national, and international telecommunications companies.

    ·         Performed routine and restoral maintenance to the Central Office for copper, fiber optic, microwave and satellite transmission systems.

    ·         Performed routine and restoral maintenance to satellite earth stations including; Government sites, International Broadcast Systems, newspaper reproduction, video teleconferencing and data.

    ·         Maintained station logs, diagrams and databases.




    Crew Chief USAF:


    USAF, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK.  July 1984 to August 1987.


    ·         Performed routine and restoral maintenance to an Air Traffic Control Radar Complex, which was composed of an Airport Surveillance radar as well as a phased array Precision Approach radar

    ·         Trained crew members and handled administrative duties.





    ·         GE Six Sigma training.  Green Belt Certified.

    ·         Satellite System Communications Engineering.

    ·         Dytel Call Center Gateway Technical Training, 36hrs.

    ·         Career Development Course; self-study advance technical training.  Received 96 on final exam.

    ·         USAF Technical School; basic electronics, radar and ancillary equipment theory and hands on training, 1806hrs.  Received Honor Graduate, highest grade ever achieved at that time.

    ·         Non-commissioned Officers Preparatory School; management skills and USAF policies.  Received Distinguished Graduate.

    ·         University of Northern Colorado, Greeley CO.  1977-1979.  General education courses.

    ·         Xavier High School, Middletown CT.  Graduate 1977.





    ·         NASA Honor Group Achievement Award for LCROSS Project Team.

    ·         NASA Group Achievement Award for DSN Service Preparation Subsystem Team, May 2008

    ·         NASA Group Achievement Award for Mars Exploration Rovers, June 2004.

    ·         Recognition of Excellence, GE Americom, July 2001.

    ·         “A” Team Award, GE Americom, December 1998.

    ·         Recognition of Excellence,

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