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     Date Submitted:10-09-2012
     Last Modified:10-09-2012 (11:58)
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     Current job:Field Service Engineer Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsRF, VSAT, Satellite, Technician, Electronics, Airborne Sensors, Telecommunications,Engineer, Field
    CV

    QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY: Over 20 years of work experience in the military and federal government sectors with over 15 years combined experience in site surveying, management, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, implementation and operation of multichannel and single channel RF & tactical satellite communications (TACSAT, SATCOM) equipment, digital troposcatter operations, HF, FM, VHF, UHF, SHF radio systems: mounted, dismounted, and handheld. Implementing, installing, troubleshooting and maintaining Blue Force Tracker (BFT) systems, computers, local area networks (LAN), VSAT and BGAN/INMARSAT, and C4ISR systems and solutions. Excellent trainer; can carry out/delegate duties to create a formidable team; a self-starter, highly motivated, and very effective leader. Experienced airborne infantryman; conducted training and real world military operations in support of conventional and special operation forces through several theaters of operations during peace and war.

     

    SECURITY CLEARANCE:

    Top Secret Clearance- Effective date: Oct 2011

    US Passport: Expires 12 March 2018

     

    EXPERIENCE:

     

    2010-Present    Field Service Engineer Lead, Sierra Nevada Corporation – Integrated Mission Systems- MARSS Program

    • Performed mission essential technical support and field engineering services by conducting operational checks, troubleshooting, required maintenance, repairs and field modifications for aircraft installed communications, computer, and ISR telecommunications and sensor mission equipment.
    • Directly supported tactical radios, computers and software managing, Cisco routers and switches, KG-250s, SKLs, PacWin encoders and decoders, L3 Vortex and TCDL systems with Rovers, video switches, GPS receivers, L3 Wescam MX-15Di sensor/camera system, video monitors, ViaSat ArcLight and Axiom Ku BLOS Satellite Communications systems among other video, voice, and data communications systems, hardware, peripherals, and tools.
    • Used tools such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, soldering and crimping equipment, digital multi-meters, calibration kits, schematics, software programs, monitoring systems, tests of link and bandwidth capacities, user interfaces to interact with equipment, and other special purpose tools and equipment to test, calibrate, maintain, and repair the aircraft installed mission equipment.
    • Shift Lead, directly responsible and accountable for the maintenance and full 24/7 mission capability of four aircraft systems while supervising up to 5 mission essential personnel per shift. Represent the organization/program to the customer and other partner agencies and representatives.Responsible for the site’s technical and operational procedures and technical schematics database maintenance.

     

    2009- 2010       Satellite Communications Specialist, Field Support Representative, Site Lead, Rockwell Collins Satellite Communications Systems Inc. (Formerly DataPath Incorporated)

    • Provide and managed technical and logistical support for satellite communications equipment used by the United States Armed Forces in Afghanistan.
    • Directly interfaced with the customer and their chain of leaders, organization and government program managers, and other government representatives in order to ensure customer satisfaction and to provide status, reports, upgrades, input and advice in future operational needs.
    • Responsible for the operational management of over 30 off site satellite communications terminals and systems covering the entire western and southern regions of Afghanistan.
    • Provide detailed technical support in operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, programming, and logistics for the STT, DKET, SPOP, and Traffic Terminals satellite communications equipment using TDMA (Linkway satellite modems) and FDMA technology over Ku Band to transmit and receive SIPR and NIPR data and voice in support of the United States Armed Forces and their mission in the US and overseas.
    • Use test equipment such as multi-meters, spectrum analyzers and FireBerds among others, to troubleshoot and perform maintenance on RF, digital, and electronic equipment. Read system schematics and perform tests to ensure proper input/output of circuits.
    • Coordinate satellite access with satellite controllers and other personnel or equipment involved to gain access to satellite transponders, tune, and maximize the signal quality and obtained the best transmit and receive signal possible.
    • Conduct logistics and maintenance procedures using Remedy system and conducting on-site troubleshooting and testing.
    • Troubleshoot and maintain MCL HPA (High Power Amplifier)  and SSPAs (Solid State Power Amps) and BUCs (Block Up Converters) range from 0 to 367 watts
    • Operate and troubleshoot Vertex ACU (Antenna Control Unit) for a 2.4 M dish.
    • Troubleshot RX (receive) and TX (transmit) sides of SATCOM terminals and equipment.
    • Troubleshot and operate ViaSat Linkway satellite modems (2100 series and S2s). These modems are used in the military TDMA network. Installed S2s, amplifiers, and feed tray assemblies for Military upgrade to Ku and Ka Band on WGS Satellites
    • Built all cables associated with CPN and JNN SATCOM terminals. (RG-59,Ethernet, CAT 5, electrical wiring)
    • Troubleshot antenna motors and components for functionality.
    • Accessed Linkway TDMA satellite modems and routers via hyperterminal in order to check systems, conduct troubleshooting, configuration, and maintenance.
    • Understanding of basic configurations for routers.

     

    2008-2009        Communications Technician, Department of State Air Wing, Patrick Support Division, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Kabul, Afghanistan

    • Provide all aspects of LMR and ELMR radio frequency communications to support ground to ground and ground to air operations utilizing commercially available technologies and those available and regulated by the International Trade Agreement Regulations (ITAR).
    • Conduct site and equipment surveys, evaluation, needs, installation, inspection, maintenance, programming, logistical and operational support to all communications needs.
    • Conduct systems and equipment troubleshooting and repairs as needed. Perform warranty repair claims and maintain 100% property accountability.
    • Prepare, present, and implement communication plans to support temporary operations in remote locations throughout the country providing long range and short range communications in several platforms combining HF, VHF, UHF, microwave & satellite communications technologies.
    • Coordinate with other agencies and organizations to ensure effective communications are present throughout all operational support to include request for proper authorization for use of frequencies.
    • Perform hardware and software installation and operation of flight tracking equipment Flight Explorer, FlightCell, DZM, and Iridium Satellite Telephones.
    • Program, install, and maintain ICOM, Motorola, General Dynamics (URC-200), Thales (Clear MBITR), and Vertex radio equipment in ground to ground and ground to air base stations, mobile, and portable equipment configurations to include antennas, coax cable, and connectors.

     

    1990-2008        Tactical Satellite & Microwave Systems Operator/Maintainer & Infantryman. Platoon Sergeant, US Army

    • Mentored Afghan National Police (ANP), Colonel and communications chiefs and personnel, for twelve police stations improving overall communications by almost 90% for the provincial police.
    • Installed, maintained, and trained ANP on mobile and stationed VHF and HF radio systems including Codan HF radio system, Icom and Motorola VHF handhelds radios, radio repeater, and components.
    • Managed, operated, maintained, and trained the Farah Police Mentor Team (PMT) communications on mounted and dismounted FM, HF, UHF, TACSAT, and VHF radio systems consisting of MBITRS, SINCGARS, ASIPS, AN/PRC-150s, AN/PRC-117s, AN/PRC-152s, Icoms, and EF Johnson handheld radios. 
    • Managed the team’s COMSEC using an AN/CYZ-10 and KYK-13. Loaded the necessary types of COMSEC such as Vinson, ANDVT, KG-84 and Satellite, according to the communications plan for Type I encryption radios.
    • Installed, operated, and maintained microwave, troposcatter radio satellite, multiplexing equipment, and associated power equipment and communications security devices; assembled, erected, and oriented antennas; tuned, adjusted, and aligned equipment for maximum performance; adjusted multiplexing equipment for maximum efficiency; operated voice frequency and teletype equipment; performed satellite balancing procedures; employed test equipment and tools such as spectrum analyzers and voltmeters; corrected operational troubles; detected electronic countermeasures; interpreted military maps and traffic diagrams; applied safety precautions around high voltages and performed emergency actions in event of injury.
    • Supervised and performed preventive and corrective maintenance, programming, testing, and calibration on single-channel and multichannel satellite communications, digital troposcatter operations terminals, encryption equipment, and FM, HF, VHF, and UHF radio systems. Managed and maintained VSAT and B-Gan/INMARSAT IPoS solutions with VoIP and secured wireless and wired routers.
    • Troubleshot and replaced modules related to the communications system. Programmed up/down converters, modems, encryption devices, and multiplexer equipment within the parameters given for the communications mission.
    • Maintained operating efficiency of switches, switchboards, controllers, voltage regulators, AC power generators, and voltage transformers within or attached to the communications terminals.
    • Established, monitored, trained and maintained an emergency communications network for US employees and dependants using VHF handheld radios and repeaters.
    • Administered quality assurance procedures on VSAT, Thuraya B-Gan, and Codan HF radio installations. Created communications plans, equipment fielding and training for 12 police districts of the Afghan National Police.
    • Operated as the unit COMSEC custodian and manager. Assisted in the maintenance of a 14 terminal NIPR LAN, 1 SIPR terminal and 1 STU-III secure telephone over a T-1 connection utilizing Type I and II encryption equipment.

     

     

    EQUIPMENT:

    Ku Band Satellite Transportable Terminal (STT) AN/TSC-167F (V1), (V2)

    Deployable Ku-Band Earth Terminal (DKET)

    Mobile Ku-Band Terminal (MKET)

    Master Reference Terminal (MRT)

    Network Control Center (NCC)

    X Band Satellite Communications Terminal AN/TSC-85and AN/TSC-93

    DMD 2050 FDMA Modems, Linkway TDMA Satellite Modems

    Line-of-Sight and Tropo Microwave Communications Terminals

    AN/TRC-170(V) Digital Troposcatter Operations (TRITAC)

    VSAT, GAN, BGAN, INMARSAT Satellite Communications Terminals

    7.5KW, 10KW, 15KW, 20KW Diesel Power Generators

    AN/PRC-117(F)(G), AN/PRC-150, AN/PRC-152 Tactical Radios

    SINCGARS/ASIPS Tactical Radios

    AN/PRC-148 MBITR and series

    Two Way Radio Equipment (LMR&ELMR) HF, VHF, UHF, SHF

    Cryptographic/Encryption Equipment, Type I and II

    Blue Force Tracker (BFT/FBCB2)

    Flight Explorer and FlightCell DZM

    L3 Wescam MX-15i and MX-15Di Camera/Sensor System

    ViaSat ArcLight BLOS Mobile SatCom system

    Axiom BLOS Mobile SatCom system

    Cisco Routers

     

    AREA OF KNOWLEDGE:     

    Troubleshooting, Maintenance               Technical Analysis                    Quality Assurance

    VSAT and B-Gan Solutions                   Job and Site Planning                Physical Security

    Communications Encryption Systems     Materials Management              Mentoring/Training

    Digital Troposcatter Operations              Electrical Operations/Safety       Use of Schematics

    Line of Sight Microwave Terminals        Data Collection/Analysis            Field Engineering

    SATCOM SystemsConfiguration and Management                                C4ISR

     

    EDUCATION:

    • Associate’s Degree in General Studies at Central Texas College. Currently have over 160 accredited semester hours to include courses in business and management. Read, write, and speak fluently in Spanish and English.
    • Currently enrolled in DeVry University Online completing the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (BSEET)

     

    May 2012         WESCAM MX-15i and MX-15HDi Maintenance course, L3 WESCAM, Canada

    Mar 2009          Satellite Communications Field Support Representative Training Course, DataPath Inc.

    Jul 2004            Combat Engineer Course, MOS 21B, Ohio Army National Guard

    Aug 2002          SOUTHCOM Security Managers Course/Seminar, USSOUTHCOM

    May 2002         Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism Level II Course, US Air Force

    Mar 2002          Infantry Non-Commissioned Officer Basic Course, US Army

    Nov 1999          Basic Parachutist School, US Army Airborne School

    Aug 1999          Infantry School, MOS 11B, US Army

    Aug 1998          US Border Patrol Academy, INS-DOJ

    May 1997         Primary Leadership Development Course, US Army

    Aug 1994          Preventive Medicine Technician Course, MOS 91S, US Army

    Feb 1991          Tactical Satellite & Microwave Systems Operator, MOS 31Q, US Army

    May 1990         Electrician School, Vocational and Technical School, Yabucoa, Puerto Rico (USA)

    May 1990         Teodoro Aguilar Mora High School, Yabucoa, Puerto Rico (USA)


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