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     Date Submitted:18-03-2013
     Last Modified:18-03-2013 (01:05)
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     Current job:Satellite Vehicle Operator
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Space Tourism
     Keywords• Currently possess "Secret" clearance. • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic for professionalism and timeliness. • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint). • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Ex

    Professional Experience                                                                                                         

    United States Air Force                             Colorado Springs, CO United States

    Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) Vehicle Operator                          Feb 2009present

    ·         Primary operator and leader of 4-person team of 1.8B Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite constellation providing global communications to war fighters through 4 spacecrafts.

    ·         Responsible for future planning and real time schedule changes of two weapons systems Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) utilizing 6.2B Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) resources.

    ·         Executed precise vehicle maneuvers, orbital analysis/positioning data, and resolved vehicle/ground anomalies through space surveillance that produced 99.9% mission success rate.

    ·         Trained high potential WGS Satellite Vehicle Operators performing essential duties while maintaining highest quality of operations standards.

    ·         Lead role in technical order (TO) team in rapidly-changing operations environment to ensure procedures match system functionality. Controlled and updated all execution and operational procedures for two different weapon systems. Position involves communication between outside and inside units in reporting status to users, trainers, evaluators, leadership and TO sustainment office at Peterson AFB and Hill AFB.

    ·         Performed missile warning actions in Operation Sharp Sentry while deployed in Europe acting as first line of defense for NATO country.

    ·         Accomplished launch and on-orbit operations for the Defense Satellite Communications System Phase III satellites and Wideband Global Satellites.

    ·         Provided secure high-rate data communications links to the President, the Secretary of Defense, theater commanders, and strategic and tactical forces worldwide.

    ·         Ensured reliable space-borne communications to the President, the Secretary of Defense and U.S. and Allied Forces.


    Nutraceutical                                    Ogden, UT United States

    Order Picker                                      Oct 2007 Feb 2009

    ·         Warehouse order picker of supplements and other nutrition products requested by customer.

    ·         Led shipping and packing department of three man crew.


    Self Employed                                       Ogden, UT United States

    Manager of own business                            Apr 2006Jul 2007

    ·         Ran own online business acting as distributor for online network marketing and multilevel marketing businesses.

    ·         Was also an aggressive investor in real estate as well as online investor opportunities.


    Honeywell International                                 Clearfield, UT United States

    Production Line Operator                                 Dec 2004Oct 2006

    ·         Worked as wilco operator who is positioned at the beginning of production line determining which product and how many to create for each shift.

    ·         Also led company in operating and training of new employees on new state of the start multimillion dollar robotic arm technology.


    Stop & Shop                                              Ogden, UT United States

    Produce                                                 Jan 2004Oct 2004

    ·         Worked in produce department of local family grocery store ensuring the freshest product was available to customers.



    Southwestern College-Kansas                                          Winfield, KS United States

    Healthcare Administration Candidate, Apr 2013

    ·         3.0 GPA with a year from graduation.


    Pikes Peak Community College                             Colorado Springs, CO United States

    Completed coursework towards Nursing, May 2012


    Ben Lomond                                                           Ogden, UT United States

    High School Diploma, Jun 2004


    Additional Skills                                                                                                                          

    ·         Currently possess "Secret" clearance.

    ·         Self-motivated with a strong work ethic for professionalism and timeliness.

    ·         Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).

    ·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    ·         Exceptional situational leadership skills.

    ·         Demonstrates technical proficiency.

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