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     Date Submitted:19-10-2011
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     Current job:Satellite Communications Field Service Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsRF Technician RF Engineer Satellite Communications Technician Telemetry Monitoring Spacecraft Payload Control Fixed Satellite Systems Technician X Ku Ka L C Bands
    CV

    Clearance:  Current TS/SCI Expires  June 2010

    Qualifications

    8 Years of Experience:

    • Using signal flow diagrams wiring schematics of various system equipment, ground equipment, antenna group equipment and spacecraft equipment.
    • SATCOM/Network Control and Coordination experience in IF/RF Communications on X, C, L, S, Ku and Ka band systems.
    • Fault isolation, system restoral, system installation and initialization, equipment testing of strategic and tactical satellite communications systems.
    • Analyzing system and network performance and designing solutions to improve performance, user technical proficiency and network efficiency.
    • Troubleshooting network problems, data, voice, IP equipment issues to component and circuit card level and correcting those faults.
    • Performing routine preventive maintenance and using various Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment to improve component operating efficiency.
    • Providing technical support and training on site and remotely in mobile and fixed satellite systems.

    Career Achievements

    • Resolved satellite network interferenceof a high priority mission in support of OIF, receiving unit Joint Chief of Staff recognition for excellence.
    • Mobile SATCOM Subject Matter Expert, Managing 50+ personnel and increasing site Mobile Satellite Systems proficiency and broadening technical proficiency on TDMA system theory and troubleshooting.
    • Recognition for technical expertisefrom 4th Space, providing training to unit soldiers and increasing technical ability significantly on a new geolocation system.
    • Recognition of a grave satellite failure, requiring coordination of immediate and unplanned cutovers to 30+ terminals to an adjacent satellite, resulting in 100% communications restoral.
    • Developed troubleshooting proceduresfor a TDMA network cutting troubleshooting time in half and increasing overall network usage by vastly minimizing downtimes.

    Technical Competancies

    Space Vehicle Control/Maintenence          Telemetry Monitoring           Payload Configurations    Fault Isolation and Resolution     SATCOM Ground Facility Management      RF Test Equipment              Fixed Satellite Systems             L,C,X,S,Ku,Ka             Network Control analysis             Basic IT Support/troubleshooting   LAN/WAN   IP Modems Direct/Remote Customer Service Support
    Windows/Familiar with Unix and server support

     Professional Experience

    Rockwell Collins SatCom Field Engineer Kabul, Afghanistan   February 2011 – July 2011

    • Field Customer Service Engineer in support of US Army warfighter communications using Deployable Ka/Ku band Earth Terminal FDMA Equipment.
    • Monitored and maintained multiple satellite FDMA links and TDMA networks and their equipment with downtimes of less than 60 minutes per month.
    • Proficient in troubleshooting data level and cryptographic level outages
    • Advised distant ends troubleshooting SATCOM equipment over phone and VoIP to restore communications.
    • Worked successfully in hostile and austere conditions with minimal to immediate deadlines.
    • Experience maintaining TDMA networks as the Hub for the Kabul Region with over 50 terminals.
    • Ability to bring a TDMA/FDMA system online from the ground up in order to perform accurately and reliably.
    • Maintained our TDMA database of over 50 terminals on our Linux based Sun Server by full server installation, configuration and periodic system maintenance
    • Performed routine maintenance, hardware configurations, upgrading and replacing hardware components.

    A Co. 53rd Signal BNFort Detrick, MD                                                          Sep 2007 – Nov 2010

    • Shift supervisor and senior technical lead to a SATCOM shift of 12 other soldiers and NCOs, responsible for operation of an Satellite Network Operations Center and reviewing and assessing equipment configurations and upgrades.
    • Primary technical lead of Ground Mobile Forces SATCOM (GMFSC), in charge of developing technical procedures, technical training certification and 24/7 on-call support for a company of 50+ personnel.
    •  Coordinated and performed multiple satellite cutovers and complete satellite configuration and communications restoral of 30+ FDMA, TDMA and SSMA SATCOM links and terminals.
    • Monitored multiple satellites simultaneously, responsible for spacecraft health and welfare 24/7/365 in normal conditions and satellite eclipse conditions.
    • Maintained total spacecraft frequency integrity by making necessary on-board adjustments to the frequency standard through analysis trending.
    • Using the Replacement Satellite Configuration Control Element, maintained telemetry and control link to multiple satellites. Certified with this system from Lockheed Martin and ITT.
    • Wideband Global Satcom (BUS 702) spacecraft systems, payload and capability course.
    • Global Satellite Configuration Control Element operation and maintenance certification from Boeing.
    • Use of Geolocation equipment, gathering intelligence, maintaining and resolving threats of possible communications jammers.

    C Co. 1st Satcon BN (53rd SIG BN)Landstuhl, Germany                                Sep 2004 - Sep 2007

    • Presided over 300 missions and up to 30 Fixed Satellite and Mobile Satellite terminals at any given time to users in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
    • Supported Naval Operations SHF users In the Atlantic and Indian Oceans During OIF and OEF.
    • Maintained links for and technically advised users on multiple, high priority National Airborne Operations Center, Presidential and Departmental missions.
    • Provided user communications in support of the 2004 Humanitarian Tsunami Relief in Sumatra.

    Satellite Network Coordinator CourseFort Gordon, GA                            Apr 2004 – Sep 2004

    • Trained on satellite link engineering, satellite orbital mechanics, satellite network control theory and technique in FDMA, TDMA and SSMA/CDMA networks.
    • Graduated with Honors with a grade of 94% qualifying as first in class.

    Satellite Operations/Maintainer CourseFort Gordon, GA                         Aug 2003 – Apr 2004

    • Study of basic electrical circuitry and satellite systems.
    • Trained on multiplexing, converter theory, signal processing theory, modulation, FEC, signal amplification theory, fiber optics theory, antenna theory.
    • Instructed and tested on maintenance and troubleshooting on converters, muxes, modems and amplifiers.

    Education

    • 21 Credit hours with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
    • Army Warrior Leaders’ Course
    • Basic Satellite Communications Operator/Maintainer Course
    • Satellite Network Coordinator/Controller Course (Honor Graduate)
    • Space Vehicle operator and control courses (DSCS III and WGS 702 Bus)
    • Working on acquiring a Network+ and CCNA certification.

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