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     Date Submitted:02-05-2011
     Last Modified:06-05-2011 (05:28)
    Job information
     Current job:Satcom Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsI have more than three year Experience in Satcom Field in the area of Installation,Servicing,Maintenance and Support. Good Knowledge in different ground equipments installation and configuration and also experience in RF test equipments. Proficient knowle
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    Objective:

       

                I would like to achieve success as Technical Development and consulting professional in Telecom Industry. To constantly work on newer technologies and upgrade myself to face challenges in the techno commercial domain. Would prefer to have a rotation in job responsibility to enable overall professional growth.

     

    Work Experience 

         

    Company: Grintex India Ltd, Bangalore, India is a well established high-end Technology and Systems company providing Technical Solutions and Services in areas like Defense, Marine, Aviation, Space, Satcom Networks, SBAS, Bio-metrics and Homeland Security to large organizations in India as well as abroad. Supporting RAYTHEON USA,HITT,ND SATCOM in India

     

    Designation:Senior Engineer

     

    Job Profile:

    Ø  Managing projects in the south Indian region.

    Ø  Installation and Maintenance of GAGAN project.

    Ø  Coordinating AAI and Raytheon  Engineers In GAGAN Project.

    Ø  Get Involved in NDSatcom Projects.

    Ø  To maintain and troubleshoot on networking and LAN related problems in intranet and internet at company premises

     

    Clients: ISRO, BEL, AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA, ECIL etc

     

    Company:ELTEL (Leading Satcom equipment Distributors in India) Bangalore, India. That offers Satellite Communication solutions to several media companies &VSAT providers. The company deals with the distribution and servicing of satellite equipments such as Amplifiers, Satellite Modem, LNA and Upconverters which are extensively used in the field of Earth Stations, DSNG,VSAT. We offers support for various products of leading companies such as COMTECH XICOM,PARADISE DATACOM,TERRASAT,ETL,SOLAR etc

     

    Designation:Service Engineer

     

    Duration:Dec 2007 to June 2010

    Job Profile: 

    Ø  Installation, repairing and maintenance of Satcom  equipments through the coordination of maintenance teams.

    Ø  Get involved in organizing Demonstration to the Customers for Field Trial prior to the actual Implementation of Turn-Key Projects

    Ø  Providing solutions to Customers related to Broadcast & Media segments for DSNG systems along with various components (Up-Converters, Down-Converters, Modem, SSPA, TWTAs and Redundancy Switches etc

    Ø  Debugging Circuits and developing solutions.

    Ø  Upgrading system firware and softwares.

    Ø  Utilizing experience and skills to perform warranty and service contract repairs.

    Ø  Provide back up support for field engineers through telephone and email support to customers when needed.

    Ø  Provide training of operational and maintenance procedures to customers.

    Ø  Organize and schedule regional service visits.

    Ø  Demonstration and Servicing of EMI/EMC Test Equipments.

     

    Clients: BEL,ISRO,HUGHES,RELIANCE,BHARTI AIRTEL,ESSEL SHYAM,PRASAR BHARATHI,ITI,VISUAL TECHNOLOGIES,CNBC TV18,SUN NETWORK etc.

    Task includes support to senior  technicians and engineers in troubleshooting, operation and maintenance of various satcom equipments.

     

     

    Professional Synopsis

     

    Technical experience includes

    Ø  Installation, integration and maintenance functions of hardware, software and operational systems.

    Ø  Exceptional customer interaction and problem resolution skills.

    Ø  Ananalytical mind with the ability to think clearly and logically.

    Ø  Holds the distinction of managing. 

    Ø  To lead a team to achieve the goals.

     

    Qualifications

     

    Ø  Excellent aptitude and capabilities to adapt quickly.

    Ø  Good knowledge in Component level circuit analyzing.

    Ø  Knowledge in EMI/EMC Testing.

    Ø  Experience in MIL STD 461.

    Ø  Willingness to extensive travel, national or International.

    Ø  Hands of experience on spectrum analyzer ,power meter, sweep generator and other testing equipments used in RF field

    Ø  Link Budget Calculation.

    Ø  Hands of experience in the broadcasting field DSNG,EARTHSTATION and Compression Techniques

    Ø  Experience in High Voltage Equipments Servicing and Testing.

    Ø  Proficient use of multi-meters, soldering equipment, hand and power tools.

    Ø  Good computer proficiency.

    Ø  Experience in Computer Network Technologies.

    Ø  Hands of Experience in RACK and Heavy Equipment Installations.

    Ø  Experience in Satellite Modem Configuration(Paradise Datacom, Comtech CDM series)

     

     

    Academic Credentials

     

    Ø  B. Tech in Electronics and Communication from Institute of Engineering & Technology, University of Calicut, 2007

    Ø  Diploma in Electronics from SSM Poly technic College, Tirur,2003

    Ø  High School from Govt. Higher Secondary School, Edappal,2000

     

    Major Projects Undertaken

     

    Ø  GAGAN: GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation system (GAGAN) is a planned implementation of a regional Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) by the Indian government. It is a system to improve the accuracy of a GNSS receiver by providing reference signals. The Rs. 7.74 billion project is being implemented  by the Airport Authority of India with the help of the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) technology and space support and Raytheon USA with their  indian partner Grintex India Ltd. The goal is to provide navigation system for all phases of flight over the Indian airspace and in the adjoining area.

     

    ·         Installation of  Second INMCC in Bangalore for the FOP

    ·         Installation of  INLUS West in Bangalore for the FOP.

    ·         Interlinking the  INMCC Sites.

    ·         Installation and Testing of  4 INRES sites in various part of INDIA for the FOP of GAGAN.

    ·         Testing  the INLUS site.

    ·         Installation of  Different application servers at INMCC Console.

    ·         Circuit Monitoring.

    ·         Software and firware Upgradation.

    ·         GPS antenna Installation

     

     

     

    Ø  Installation and Configuration of seven 125W Ku Band 1:1 SSPA system and Fifty five 40W Ku Band IBUC at BEL Bangalore For their MCT project for defense.

    Ø  Installation of  750W C Band 1:1 TWTA Rack at Visual Technologies new Earth station located at Noida.

    Ø  Installation and Commissioning of  400W Antenna mount  Ku band TWTA at MCF Hassan.

    Ø  Installation and Commissioning  200W SSPA antenna mount System for Visual Technologies to their DSNG vehicle for Doordarshan.

    Ø  Installation and testing of seven 750W 1:1 C Band TWTA Rack for ITI Bangalore.

     

    Personal Details

     

      Gender                        Male

      Date Of Birth              11/05/1985

      Marital Status             Single

      Nationality                  Indian

    Ø  Holds Passport

    Ø  Languages Known             :           English, Malayalam, Tamil.

     

    References

     

    Mr. Srinivas Naidu                                                                   Mr. Chandran P.M

    Manager Customer Support                                                     JTO BSNL

    ELTEL SYSTEMS Bangalore                                                   Kerala

     

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