Analytical and highly skilled Satellite Communications Technician and Senior Trainer with solid experience across multiple commercial and military telecommunication sectors.
Advanced expertise gained over 20 years of comprehensive experience in the deployment, operation, and maintenance of US Defense Satellite Communications Systems including UHF/VHF and X band.
Experience in supporting commercial microwave radios, commercial satellites (C and Ku Band), commercial networking, and tactical Satellite Communications Terminals.
Cross-trained on various networking systems including Asynchronous Transfer Mode(ATM) systems supporting Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy(PDH), Synchronous Optical Networking(SONET), Add-Drop Multiplexers(ADM), and Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM), both Course(CWDM) and Dense(DWDM).
Excellent interpersonal skills; fosters and fortifies partnerships with peers, executive stakeholders, management teams, and external agencies.
Strong Project Management, technical support, and installation/configuration talents.
Seeking new employment, 2015-Present
Career Training (Technical Product Designer), 40 hours per week 2014-2015
6-month German language course.One-year Project Management education, and skills building with Autodesk Inventor 2014, and AutoCAD 2014.Three-month Internship learning to use Solidworks.
EMERGING MARKETS COMMUNICATIONS, Raisting, Germany
Senior Teleport Operator, 40 hours per week with rotating on-call status 2011-2012
Engineered, installed, and configured assets for customer access to EMC services. Coordinated with customers to determine needed support and purchases/installations of new equipment. Completed satellite installation and configuration work orders for new and current customers; installed/configured ground segment equipment in collaboration with the Network Operations Center and Global Deployment Center. Configured satellite modems; assembled equipment racks and cable connections; ran required cable to interface with assets. Updated equipment documentation and verified accuracy of records. Troubleshot interface issues and provided on-call support.
Seeking new employment, 2011-2011
SYSTEK/PM DCATS, Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey
Systems Engineer, 40 hours per week 2009-2011
Supported global Military Satellite Communications by devising and implementing engineering plans. Designed, tested, and integrated satellite communication systems/facilities worldwide in support of PM DCATS/SCS. Liaised between contractors and government agencies to coordinate support. Reported project status to management; presented current project statuses at yearly meetings. Gathered support needs from customers.
Seeking new employment, 2008-2009
SAIC, Ramstein, Germany
Satellite Communications Engineer, 40 hours per week 2007-2008
Accountable for all daily operations/maintenance of multiple Primary Predator Satellite Link (PPSL) KU-Band earth terminals. Planned, installed, and integrated new users/equipment over commercial satellite access in support of UAV reach-back operations.
EPS GLOBAL SERVICES/DATAPATH INC/ITT FEDERAL SERVICES, Mannheim Germany/Kamenica, Kosovo
IDNX/Telecommunications Specialist; Telecommunications Facilities Manager,
40 hours per week 2002-2007
Directed operations of a telecommunications hub, and developed local internal operating procedures (IOP) and training guidelines. Oversaw the integration, maintenance, and daily operations of a satellite communications facility (Teleport) in Kamenica. Supported KFOR operations by providing secure military transmissions over commercial Ku Band satellites.
DSCS STATION LANDSTUHL, Landstuhl Germany
GS-0856-11, Shift Supervisor, 40 hours per week2001-2002
Supervised the operation and maintenance of a Defense Satellite Communications Station and all associated equipment. Worked primarily with Military X-band equipment, and interfaces. Supervised a mixed work force of civilians and military personnel and was responsible for the training of those personnel. Managed and signed for COMSEC material while on duty.
DSCS STATION LANDSTUHL, Landstuhl Germany
GS-0856-09, Satellite Communications Specialist, 40 hours per week1999-2001
Excelled as an assistant shift supervisor of satellite communications ground terminals, systems, networks, and associated equipment.
UNITED STATES ARMY, various locations
Satellite Communications Equipment Maintainer and Operator (29Y), 40 hours per week 1991-1999
Performed operation and maintenance of various Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS), DOD tactical satellite systems and their related subsystems as a Satellite Communications Systems Operator and Technician. Worked on AN/GSC-39, AN/GSC-39B, AN/FSC-78, AN/FSC78B, and AN/TSC-86 terminal.
SMU Operators Course 2002 SAIC, Landstuhl, GE.
SMU Maintenance Course 2002 SAIC, Landstuhl GE.
Promina 800 Node Site Operators Course 2001 NET, Stuttgart, GE.
Promina 800 Node Site Maintenance Course 2001 NET, Stuttgart, GE.
HT/MT modernization Operators course 1998 US Army, Landstuhl, GE.
HT/MT Modernization Maintenance course 1998 US Army, Landstuhl, GE.
Satellite Communications Maintainer, operator,
Repairer’s course. 1991 US Army, Ft. Gordon, GA.
Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98/ME/2000/XP; DOS 3.x-6.x; Microsoft Exchange Server; Autocad 2014;Microsoft Office; Visio; Remedy Action Request System (User); Solid Works; MaxView Plus; Autodesk Inventor
Clearance: Previously held a U.S. Top Secret and Secret security clearance.
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