CV: Field Merchandiser



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 Date Submitted:22-04-2005
 Last Modified:17-10-2017 (06:03)
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 Current job:Field Merchandiser
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within a month
 KeywordsVSAT parabolic antenna Baseband IF RF payload pre-flight real-time TT&C high power amplifier transmitter receiver up/down converter global positioning system demodulator decommutator modem recorder multiplexer cesium and rubidium timing systems cryptograp

Summary of qualifications


Exceptional knowledge and experience at providing technical and operational support for VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) Hubs and remote terminals.    Experience maintaining, aligning, peaking, crosspoling and tuning (in accordance with satellite standards) .5 to 5 meter parabolic antennas.  Hands-on involvement with system monitoring, remote terminal commissioning, routine preventive maintenance, customer problem tracking, and network problem resolution in all aspects of networking integral to VSAT Baseband, IF, and RF Communications.

Considerable knowledge and experience supporting Department of Defense (DoD), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Space Transportation Systems (STS), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellites and payloads.  Broad knowledge of satellite pre-flight systems compatibility testing, launch and real-time TT&C support functions.

Experienced at installing, restoring and administration of Windows/Microsoft, DOS, iRMX, INGRES, VAX/VMS, SQL, SNMP and UNIX software/database disciplines with knowledge of proprietary database applications and word processors.

Proficient in the use of;  protocol analyzers, data scopes, spectrum analyzers, sniffers, oscilloscopes, firebirds, frequency counters, synthesizers, power meters, volt/ohm/db meters, amplifiers, attenuators, chart recorders, desktop/rack-mount computers and numerous desktop applications.

Operations and maintenance experience on various antennas, high power amplifiers (HPA), transmitters, receivers, up/down converters, bit synchronizers, demodulators, decommutators, modems, recorders, global positioning systems (GPS), time division multiplexing (TDM), pulse code modulation (PCM), channelized T1 & T3 circuits, voice-over-IP (VOIP), asynchronous/isochronous transfer mode (ATM), frame relay, virtual private network (VPN), secure voice systems, PBX systems, cesium and rubidium timing systems and cryptographic equipment.  Extensive experience with Broadband, Wideband and Narrowband transmission mediums.

Supervisor and leadership experience utilized in day-to-day operations and personnel training.  Customer relation skills necessary for error free host/end-user operations and problem resolution.


Work experience


2017 – Current             Driveline Merchandising Services   Coppell, TX

Field Merchandiser

Responsible for correctly and successfully completing all merchandising plans on a regular basis.  Plan assignments may support any of the following retailers: mass merchandisers, specialty stores, drug chains, home stores, dollar stores, grocery, or other retailers. Plan tasks may include: resets, updates, cut-ins, audits, unit integrity updates, display and fixture set-up, seasonal merchandising, stocking and replenishment, order placement, and basic ongoing service of key accounts.


2013-2017                     Adrian’s Tavern                                  Minneapolis,


Managed day to day operations and maintenance of the restaurant and bar areas.  Introduced new health and cleanliness procedures; increasing Tavern patronage.  Increased physical and electronic security levels.


2004-2017                      Electronic Solutions                            Minneapolis, MN

Business Owner

Building custom computers and computer systems for Small business, Home Office and Home Users to be utilized for; point-of-sale activities, video surveillance, voice-over-IP, home theater, audio/video on demand, security and gaming.


1998-2004                          Hughes Network Systems                Minneapolis, MN

VSAT System

Responsible for the construction, checkout, operation and maintenance of Hughes (DirecTV group) VSAT networks utilized for Host to point-of-sale/end-user communication.  Responsible for 99.999% system uptime with zero defects.  Accomplished through the use of Radio Frequency systems, multiplexers, modems, voice/data communications equipment/protocols (TCP/IP, serial, X.25, SDLC, Token Ring), internet devices and associated software. 


1991-1996                              Loral/Lockheed Martin                    Diego Garcia, I.O.

ARTS System


Responsible for operations, maintenance and repair of the Automated Remote Tracking Station’s (ARTS):  10 meter antenna system; Control and Status system; Tracking, Telemetry and Command system; Communications systems and Uninterrupted Power Systems (UPS).  Performed preventative maintenance; station pre-launch readiness activities; analyzed program support requirements; verified and maintained satellite specific documentation utilized for successful operations and coordinated resolution of any associated equipment, documentation or configuration problems.


1989-1991                               Ford Aerospace/Loral                         Sunnyvale, CA                               Telemetry Systems

Responsible for the completion of telemetry events during acquisition, tracking and commanding functions for each satellite contact.  Provided:  technical information to Mission/Ground Controllers, troubleshooting on system problems to the component level, repair verification and checkout of modifications to equipment and operational software.


1987-1989                               Micro Systems                                    East Rutherford, NJ                                   PC Systems

Repair and Maintenance of personal computers and peripherals utilized by commercial and government organizations.  Assembled and tested PC systems tailored to specific customer needs.


1983-1986                               Felec Services                                       Thule, Greenland

Radar Systems

Coordinated checkout, maintenance and repair of radar data analysis equipment.  Maintained and repaired antenna control and beam positioning devices for fixed and tracking radar systems and their associated display devices.  Involved in the installation and conversion to a phased array tracking system.


1981-1982                               Ford Aerospace                                   Guam, M.I.

Telemetry Systems

Responsibilities were as outlined in Sunnyvale, CA.


1977-1981                             U.S. Air Force                                       Wichita, KS

Computer Systems

Repair, maintenance and modification of launch authorization and communication systems; utilized within communication centers, remote communication centers and missile facilities.




1998                 Hughes Network Systems                  Germantown, MD

VSAT Hub systems


1994                  Loral Space and Range                       Sunnyvale, CA

Unix Administrator and Operator


1991                   Loral/Lockheed                                     Diego Garcia, I.O.

Automated Remote Tracking Station Systems


1983                   Felec Services                                        Thule, Greenland

Radar systems


1981                   Ford Aerospace                                    Sunnyvale, CA

Satellite Telemetry systems


1977                    U.S. Air Force                                   Biloxi, MS

Computer Science A.S. equivalent


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