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     Date Submitted:28-09-2013
     Last Modified:29-09-2013 (08:42)
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     Current job:VSAT Field Engineer Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSATCOM / VSAT Engineer
    CV

    TOTAL YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

    Over 16 years of experience working in the telecommunications industry which includes hardware, software, operating systems, and networking switches.  Have experience working with both maritime and terrestrial VSAT communications platforms.  Possess keen trouble-shooting and problem solving skills.  Adept as a team member, a Team Leader and a Manager of multiple teams.  I am a quick learner and enjoy challenging assignments.

     

    FORMAL EDUCATION:

     

    DEGREE

    MAJOR

    SCHOOL

    LOCATION

    START

    COMPLETION

    YEAR OF DEGREE

    Diploma

    N/A

    Watauga High School

    Boone, NC

    Sep 1983

    May 1987

    1987

     

     

    Caldwell Community College

    Boone, NC

    Sep 1987

    May 1988

    N/A

     

    TECHNICAL CERTIFICATIONS: Copy of Certifications available upon request

     

    YEAR

    CERTIFICATION

    2012

    Global VSAT Forum 562E Operating The SeaTel 09 Series Certification

    2011

    Global VSAT Forum Advanced VSAT Installation Certification

    2011

    Global VSAT Forum GVF-503i iDirect Certification

    2011

    Global VSAT Forum Certified Installers http://gvf.org/training/certified-installer-database.html

    2012

    OSHA 10 Training

    2008

    HughesNet Certification

    2007

    Extensive Offshore Safety Certification

    2006

    Fujitsu Certified Network Professional Level 1 To Level 4 – FCNP Services

    2006

    DC Power Plant Certified – CANUX Learning Services

    2002

    Specialized Telecommunications Course - MCI WORLDCOM

     

     

    SPECIALIZED SKILLS:

     

    Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

    Windows Server 2003 /XP/Vista/7 OS

    iDirect / Comtech

    Spectrum Analyzer / Birdog Test Equipment

     

    Security Clearance: Secret

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

     

    Oct 2009 – Present   VSAT Field Engineer Manager, Proactive Communications Inc. Kileen, TX (deployed to Afghanistan)

    • Manage 10 VSAT field engineer team members deployed in multiple locations in Afghanistan supporting  both deployed US military forces and commercial customers
    • Responsible for leadership, safety, training, logistics, housing, and life support for all team members
    • Interact daily with Customer to set priorities; maintain schedule of all installation and maintenance activities
    • Conduct site surveys to determine optimum VSAT location and circuit deployments for iDirect TDMA and Comtech SCPC supported networks
    • Configure and install VSAT Equipment (systems utilized antennas from .98m auto deploy, up to 3.8m systems), Cisco ASA firewall, Routers, switches, Cisco VoIP phones, and proper grounding
    • Integrate equipment with LAN devices and wireless systems
    • Conduct acceptance testing with third-party software; maintain currency of  network diagrams and other required documentation
    • Perform maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and replacement of equipment
    • Coordinate with satellite bandwidth provider, VoIP service provider, associated Network Operations Centers and customer support personnel
    • Conduct on-site training with customers for Level 1 connectivity, LED diagnostics, NOC contact information
    • Submit weekly activity reports

      

    Sep 2007 – Oct 2009   Level II VSAT Field Technician  Stratos Global, LLC                    Lafayette, LA

    • Install, maintain and repair VSAT and mobile satellite communications systems on off-shore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico; systems utilized antennas from .98m to 2.4m and both SCPC and TDMA operating modes operating in Ku band C-band frequencies
    • Proficient with iDirect and Comtech modems; possess a working knowledge of Seatel Stabilized Antenna systems
    • Install, maintain, and repair various other modes of communication (microwave, radio, and cellular) Installation of communications at company specific shore bases utilizing telco d-marks
    • Installations included multiple dial tones, DSL, fax, and house wiring with multiple phone and internet drops
    • Install phone systems (key systems, pbx) and data systems with the aide of Cisco routers, switches, and IP Phones to meet customer needs
    • Install and terminate communications cabling including fiber optics, CAT5, and Coaxial transmission cable

     

    Aug 2006 – Sep 2007      EF&I Level 4 Field Technician   Datacom, LLC                 Lafayette, LA

    • Manage team members responsible for commercial telecom augmentations, relocations, new installations, maintenance, test, and quality assurance
    • Perform Level 4 responsibility on DC Power Plant hot cuts, rectifier upgrades, removals, servicing, and installations, battery cell configurations and load testing, and configures plant nominal operating criteria to include current float and tolerance threshold programming
    • Install, relocate, configure, and testsOC-3, OC-12, OC-48, OC-192, DWDM, and DSLAM equipment for long-haul and local loop configurations
    • Install, maintain, relocate, and configure Very Small Aperture Transmitter (VSAT) terminals for fixed and stabilized deployments using iDirect and Seatel equipment 
    • Perform structured cabling installations, testing and certification on CAT-5, CAT-6, and fiber optic cabling
    • Install, relocate, augment, and troubleshoot CAT-5 head end, MUX, and reverse path node monitoring equipment for major CAT-5 providers
    • Possess comprehensive understanding of T-1, T-3, DS1, DS3, Digital Cross Connects (DSX),  Network Elements, and system alarming
    • Read, interpret, and red-line installation specifications, blue prints, schematics, and rack face drawings
    • Develop Methods of Procedure (MOP) for all jobs and work activities
    • Contribute to overall Division Goals, such as, budgets, timelines, quality and safety targets
    • Manage the Division’s Safety Program with no OSHA reportings or time loss in FY 2007
    • Responsible for customer’s targeted timelines, and network performance expectations on turn-key installations.

     

    June 2004 – Aug 2006      Parts Technician      Triton Systems           Long Beach, MS

    • Load customer-provided software on to the main board of the ATM.
    • Test control panels and printers for integrity before shipment
    • Develop customer software and documentation for customer equipment turn over

     

    Nov 1996 – June 2004   Level 3 Technician   CDI  TELECOMMUNICATIONS       Dallas, TX

    • Interpret telemetry diagrams
    • Manage multiple projects, both personnel and resources
    • Ensure on-time construction for all projects
    • Responsible for customer relations and allocation of personnel to tasks
    • Responsible for ordering materials and coordinating site delivery
    • Install fiber optic transmission equipment- OC48 / OC192 (Nortel, Fujitsu, Alcatel, Cisco)
    • Install Optical Amplifiers- (Pirelli T-31 2x2 4x4, Nortel MOR+ , Siemens OLAs OTTs, CIENA 1600)
    • Experienced with mounting and bracing of equipment, DC power applications, wire wrapping, color-coding, various connector installation techniques, and alarming


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