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     Date Submitted:30-07-2013
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     Current job:SATCOM Support Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsHighly motivated, technically proficient SATCOM /Telecommunications specialist. Extensive experience, ranging from Military heavy earth terminals, Deployable K-band earth terminals (DKET) and VSAT systems. To include all associated equipment and program i
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     Security Clearance: TS/SCI (Top Secret with Secure Compartmented Information designator). Clearance is active as of Dec. 6 2010.

    OCONUS Satellite Communications Support Engineer

    September 2012 to Present

    Location: Telecommunications Systems (TCS) Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide tactical satellite communications services via the SNAP (SIPR, NIPR Access Point) and SWAN (Support Wide Area Network) tactical SATCOM terminals. Provide operator level training to Military personnel assigned to the operation and maintenance of these systems. Responsible for insuring the proper installation and operation of all equipment associated with the deploying systems to include depot level maintenance.
    • Duties include rotational deployments to remote sites throughout the assigned area of operation in Afghanistan. Responsibilities while deployed to remote sites include 24/7 technical support to the occupying unit, opportunity training for Military personnel and ensure accurate reporting of outages to the proper command teams.
    • Operation and maintenance on the DKET (Deployable K-Band Earth Terminal) SATCOM system. Duties included any demand maintenance and troubleshooting that is required to support the end users with a 99.9% success rate.

    Telecommunications Specialist (US ARMY)

    June 2008 to June 2012

    Location: Enterprise Satellite Gateway Facility Landstuhl, Germany.

    Requirements/Duties: Working in a joint military and civilian environment. Applied telecommunications knowledge and equipment expertise to configure, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain an Enterprise Gateway (EG) Facility. The facility consists of a DOD Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) that is capable of tracking commercial satellites and WGS military satellites.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for a quadruple commercial Teleport Satellite Communications (SATCOM) facility. A Standardized Tactical Entry Point (STEP) and a triple Digital Communications Subsystem (DCSS).
    • Perform Help Desk functions providing technical expertise ensuring quick resolution of telecommunications outages to support deployed War fighters, strategic facilities, and National Command Authority (NCA).
    • Knowledge of radio frequency (RF), modulation and multiplexing theory concepts, principles, and practices. Skilled in the use of Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) to repair and test major electronic systems. Perform all preventive and corrective (demand) maintenance on all RF and baseband communications equipment. Troubleshoot faulty equipment in accordance with best engineering practices using applicable documentation, various test equipment and maintenance experience. Knowledgeable in satellite dish preventive and corrective maintenance to include gears, transmissions, lubing, oil changes and waveguide transport.
    • Configure, operate, and maintain a wide assortment of satellite communication baseband equipment including Multiplexer Integrated Digital Cross Connect (MIDAS) and digital modems such as SLM-3650, Enhanced Bandwidth Efficient Modems (EBEM), MD-1377 Joint IP Modem (JIPM) and the LINKWAY S2 TDMA IP Modem. Utilized various pieces of test equipment for data and timing analysis including the FireBerd series 6000, 8000, Power Meter, and detailed spectral analysis using a Spectrum Analyzer to calculate Eb/No and C/kt , both secure and non-secure internet routers and various Communications Security (COMSEC) devices on both service and bulk encryption level. Configure, operate, and maintain data communications equipment that digitally connects the Earth Terminal communications equipment to other sites through the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) and Defense Information System Network (DISN).
    • Responsible for the proper handling, security, management, operator maintenance, and accounting of communication security (COMSEC) material, information, equipment, and STE telephoneequipment. Generate reports, conduct inventories, and provide specialized training as well as provide overall security of the facility.
    • Work with Promina, MIDAS and X-Band/L-Band satellite communications equipment on a daily basis for troubleshooting circuit connectivity. Successfully completed a 2 week Basic networking class.
    • Train personnel on skills needed to operate and maintain complex telecommunications and satellite communications systems thus ensuring communication outages are recognized and resolved in a timely manner by all personnel on shift. Achieved the competence level necessary to assist others with their duties and give expert guidance and direction.
    • Ensured the accurate and timely collection of all required reports (FDMA, C4I, and Deployed User Circuit Status). Compiled and forwarded them to the appropriate controlling agencies for higher level review.
    • Maintained complete and detailed log entries on the Master Station Log (MSL) which at times can be used to track troubleshooting of specific outages, Authorized Service Interruptions (ASI) and Hazardous Conditions (HAZCON).
    • Skilled in reading and interpreting circuit wiring diagrams, schematics, logic and cable diagrams. Able to understand and interpret procedures that are often vague and incomplete.
    • Primary Publications officer for the entire 181st signal company to include the Enterprise Gateway Satellite Communications Facility, these publications include over 500 pieces of individual equipment and 250 systems.

                  

    Additional tasks: In the absence of an immediate supervisor was designated to perform their duties at that capacity. In their absence was responsible for performing all supervisory tasks which include conducting shift change, inventorying COMSEC, CCI, manage all Military personnel. Report all facility outages to the proper agencies as needed. Contact and update station management for any ongoing issues at the facility. This duty is usually reserved for Military technicians with at least two to three years’ experience at this facility. Was able to achieve this appointment in less than 12 months based on the ability to learn new tasks quickly and motivate others.
     

    Education: High School: 2000-2004 Xavier HS Cedar Rapids Ia.

                           College: 2005-2006 Indian Hills Community College (30 credit Hrs.)

     

    Training:

     Military Technical School: 2008-2009 Satellite communication systems operation and maintenance (36 Weeks).

    Midas Digital Switch(1 Week): The Multiplexer Integration and DCSS (Digital Communications Satellite Subsystem) Automation System   (MIDAS)

     

    SMU Digital Phone Switch(1 Week): The SMU is a tactical digital phone switch which we utilize for providing deployed users long local phone capabilities

     

    SPAWAR ST-1000(2 Weeks): ST-1000 is a node device used for the navy vessels to communicate with step sites via SHF.

     

    Basic networking(2 weeks): Class provided a basic understanding of IP based networking capabilities and procedures for configuring a network.


    Combat life saver/CPR certified: Completed April 2012

     

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