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     Date Submitted:08-11-2012
     Last Modified:10-04-2015 (12:17)
    Job information
     Current job:RF Engineer (Satellite Ground Segment O&M Engineering Team)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     Keywords In-Depth knowledge of Telecommunications Satellite Systems including VSAT terminals  Expert working knowledge of Satellite Communications Baseband, Network Management, and Modem systems equipment  Highly experienced in developing and maintaini
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    Objective :

    To obtain a position within the company that will allow me to utilize my education, Satcom skills & experience for the benefit of the company as well as for personal growth and professional advancement.

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    Experience :

     

    • In-Depth knowledge of Telecommunications Satellite Systems including VSAT terminals
    • Expert working knowledge of Satellite Communications Baseband, Network Management, and Modem systems equipment
    • Highly experienced in developing and maintaining high availability satellite or telecommunications systems through the use of manned and unmanned facilities
    • Complete understanding of GEO, MEO, and LEO telecommunications satellite technologies and systems
    • Knowledge of internet based network connectivity principles and implementation
    • Thorough understanding of and ability to use System Engineering processes
    • Thorough knowledge of Satellite Communication (SCC, PCC, TT&C, Earth station/Teleport, Broadcast and RF Uplink/Downlink chain)
    • Knowledge of Satellite Ground Segment Operation , Control and Maintenance
    • Knowledge of Satellite Ground Terminal (SOTM , Man pack , Flyaway and SNG/DSNG)
    • Good team player &facilitator
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Self-Starter with a high level of personal accountability

     

    Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (“YAHSAT”) , Abu Dhabi (UAE)

    September 2010/Till now

    Designation: RF Engineer.

     

    Job Objective:

    • Under limited supervision, administers & support the Commercial Ground Station, Yah click Gateway and Uplink Beacon station.
    • Coordinating & Provide Technical support to all Yah click Gateway and UBS to perform maintenance/troubleshooting.
    • Performs installation, maintenance, training, and user support, as required.
    • Coordinate and execute the technical operation, ensure the integrity, and reliability.
    • Satellite Control Centre/Payload Control Centre Operations.

     

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Monitor & Maintain Yah click Gateway by using Compass True North (RFEMS) & ACU GUI via VPN.
    • Monitor & Maintain KBM/CBM Rack, Via sat Rack for Yah Click and Hughes rack
    • Monitor RF chain using TEMA, SEMA, RFEMS and SED Mimic Browser for all UBS.
    • Maintain (Corrective and Preventive) C/Ku/Ka Antenna & Shelter
    • Software and firmware up gradation.
    • Maintain TT&C Up Con, Do Con, and Modems.
    • Maintain PCC Assets (IOT & CSM)
    • Manage vendor support contracts
    • Coordinate activities with Satellite Operations, Team and lead maintenance activities.
    • Implementation/testing of new services,  Eng. support & Trouble shooting
    • Misc. documentation (update drawings, Handover Readiness, SAT/FAT, RMA, Daily check, Observation Report, Weekly Operation Report, Maintenance plan and KPI for Team)
    • Vendor administration, Risk assessment for present system

     

    TEK Signals , Abu Dhabi (UAE)

    March 2008/September 2010

    Designation: Satellite Support Engineer.

     

    Work profile:

    • Involved as a Project Engineer in 4.8M Ku-DBS Band Earth Station Installation, Commissioning, Testing & Training for Al-KASS & Al-DAWRI TV Station in Doha Qatar.
    • Did Site Survey for VSAT Installation and DVB-H for many sites in UAE.
    • Involved in first DVB-H (Mobile TV) installation, commissioning and testing with Thomson’s Engineer for ETISALAT.
    • Involved in the installation of 8CAM and 16CAM O.B Van set-up with Thomson Engineer’s for ADMC.
    • Involved in the SOTM (M20 & KP3) installation, testing and commissioning with GDSATCOM Eng. At JABEL Ali Earth Station for GHQ Abu Dhabi.
    • Installed VSAT 2.4m Patriot antenna and test with NOC at JABEL Ali for KCA DEUTAG Drilling GmbH.
    • Experienced in Sales activity like preparing quotations, Business Offer, Performa invoice, Tender requirement, Technical Compliance and cost sheet finalization etc.
    • Experience in troubleshooting, operating, and maintaining local and remote baseband, IF, RF,

    Antennas, and WAN/LAN equipment

    • Experienced in handling pre-sales and post-sales activity for different Projects.

     

    Reliance Communications Limited, DAKC Mumbai, India.

    January2008/March 2008

    Designation: Uplink O & M Team Engineer.

     

    Work profile:

    • Installation, Testing, Troubleshooting and maintenance of Uplink station.
    • Worked with VERTEX RSI /Tri-point Global Company Engineer’s to install, test Uplink station for Reliance BIG TV DTH and IPTV project at DAKC Mumbai.
    • O & M Uplink from 9.3M Station at DAKC, NAVI Mumbai to Measat-3.
    • Worked with Vertex-RSI (9.3M diameter uplink antenna), CPI(2.4 KW Klystron power amplifier),Vertex-RSI (IF to KU-band up converters), Vertex-RSI & Nor sat (1:2 KU-band LNB subsystem), Vertex RSI(Beacon Receiver), ETI(Dehydrator-ADH 2A Com), Vertex-RSI (High power filtering element), Vertex-RSI (High power multiplexers/combiners), Com tech EF Data(Group delay and amplitude slope Equalizers)

     

    Independent News Services PVT. Ltd. (INDIA Tv) , Delhi , INDIA

    July 2005 to January 2008

    Designation: Transmission Engineer.

     

    Work profile:

    • Worked with MCR, PCR and VSAT HUB to assure TV Live broadcast on different Indian satellites.
    • Worked with NUMARIC and APC made UPS systems.
    • Worked with L-Band Encoder/Decoder, Modulator from different supplier (ea. Tandberg, Scopus, COMTECH, NEWTEC, iDIRECT and Hughes etc.)
    • Co-ordinate and test down link and up link from DSNG (KU and C-band), Lease Line, IPT and Flyaway.
    • Worked with KU-band Equipments ( TANDBERG , SCOPOUS , STREAMTEL , XICOM , STARTRACK ACU , AVL ANTENNA ,SWEDISH ANTENNA AND ACU ,AGILIS L-band Modulator , Cisco 1800 series router, VIKINX network video router, OSEE ADA/VDA) etc.
    • Worked with C-band Equipment’s (XICOM-SSPA, Scopous-1720 L-band out encoder, research concept antenna controller etc) on different satellite like INSAT 3B, INSAT 3C, etc.
    • Performed much important live coverage like Mumbai’s flood, IFFI etc. from different location in INDIA.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Undergraduate Project :

    Bachelor of Engineering In Electronics & Telecommunication with Distinction.

    Year - 2001– 2005

    From TERNA Public Charitable Trust C.O.E (Accredited ‘A’ Grade)

    Dr. BABA AMBEDKAR MARATHWADA UNIVERSITY, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

     

    • Certificate of Recognition Awarded for Achievements in Completing the YAHSAT HN Gateway Trainingdated Jan 2012 by HUGHES Network System.
    • NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Workqualification was awarded dated 20 December 2011, Master log certificate No.: 00125569/325762, The NEBOSH Registered in England & Wales No.: 2698100.
    • Training on Operation & Maintenance of Satellite Ground Control Segment With Thales Alenia Spaceat Al Yah Satellite Communication Company PrJSC which includes C, Ku and Ka-band Antenna , RF Uplink/Downlink chain , Mono pulse/step tracking system ,CBM , KBM TEMA/SEMA , CSM/IOT and TT&C. 2010-2011.
    • Planning and organizing skill training dated 25 – 26th May 2011with Spearhead Gulf L.L.C.
    • Self & Time Management Training dated 23rd December 2010with Spearhead Gulf L.L.C.
    • Training on“Operation and Maintenance 4.8 Meter DBS-Band Earth Station”with GD Satcom atAl Kass Sports Channel, Doha, Qatar.
    •  “Industrial Training on AXE-10” (Automatic Exchange)

             BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) Luck now (India), June/July 2004

     

    • “Pulse Code Modulated digital data transmission Through Wireless Communication”(Prototype Module Device). During B.E. from T.P.C.T College of Engineering. Duration: 6 Months , 2005

     

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    • Good computer proficiency includes Windows 7/2000/XP, Vista, Micro Soft Word2010 / Excel2010 / Power Point2010 / share point 2010 / Lync2010 andOutlook 2010 , eDocs (Self Service and report portal) etc.
    • Hands of experience on test & measurement tools (Spectrum Analyser, Signal Generator, Power Meter, Sensor & calibration, multimeter, inclinometer and Compass etc.)
    • Knowledge of EIRP Measurement, Link Budget Calculation, G/T, Path loss, Eb/No, Look angle and VSWR Calculations.             

    Personal Data :  

     

     

    Date of Birth: 24thApril 1983.

    Nationality: Indian

    Marital Status: Single

    Notice Period: 60 days

    Visa Status: Employment

    Languages: English, Hindi & Urdu

     

    All thé information above furnished is true as per my belief.Relevant originals can be produced whenever required. I hope you will give me better opportunity to serve in your esteemed organization.          


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