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 Date Submitted:16-05-2013
 Last Modified:16-05-2013 (01:03)
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 Current job:Site Lead - Satellite Communications
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, ,
 KeywordsEarth station Operations - SATCOM engineering - SATCOM Operations/Maintenance - SATCOM training
CV

SUMMARY OF SKILLS

 

·         20 years of progressive experience and substantial knowledge in Earth Station operations and engineering, including troubleshooting, testing, maintenance and monitor and control (M&C) of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) equipment, including a wide array of associated systems and subsystems.

·         Experience includesoperations in frequency bands: L, S, C, X, Ku and Ka, space segment link budget calculations, G/T analysis, EIRP parameters, Modulation and coding schemes, bandwidth management and antenna theory and design.

·         Responsible for frequent interactions with key personnel, both internal and external to my organization, as a SATCOM subject matter expert.

·         Operation and maintenance of SATCOM associated equipment to include: FDMA Phase Shift Keying (PSK) and Spread Spectrum Modem systems, Frequency up/down Converters, Transmitter Systems (SSPA, KPA and TWT), Satellite Tracking Systems, Fiber-optic Modems, Lucent and Siemens network Switches, Atomic Timing Sources, Low Noise Amplification Systems (LNA/LNB), NSA approved encryption devices: KIV-7/19 and 19A, KG-81/84/94/194 and 95's, Power splitters and combiners as well as Earth Terminal Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems.

·         Operation and programming of various RF and digital test equipment to include: Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, Network Analyzers, RF Power Meters, FIREBERD Test Sets, Oscilloscopes and other test equipment associated with Satellite Communications operations.

·         Responsible for local and regional training of personnel on operations and maintenance of Satellite Communications, Encryption, Multiplexing and Switch systems and sub-systems.

·         Thoroughly familiar with Microsoft Office software applications(e.g. Word, Excel, Power point)

·         Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Currently possess a Secret Security Clearance as well as an inactive Top Secret Security Clearance

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Site Supervisor, Satellite Communications

October06-present

Rockwell Collins Inc., Kandahar, Afghanistan

·         Responsible for operations and maintenance of Ku and Ka band Heavy Earth Terminals as well as engineering and monitoring of new and existing satellite communications links.

·         Responsibilities include theinstallation and upgrading of Earth Terminal equipment, quality control checks of personnel and equipment and compiling systems and network statistics for reports.

·         Responsibilities include training of local and regional personnel on operations and maintenance of all satellite communications systems and sub-systems on several satellite networks.

 

Technician, Satellite Communications and Promina  

Jul03-Sep 06

EMW Incorporated, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

·         Responsible for Operations and maintenance of Satellite Communications, SONET and Promina equipment in support of NATO Peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.

·         Duties also included operations, installation and configuration of SATCOM Earth Terminals at remote camps throughout the country.

 

 

Asst. Site Manager, Satellite Communications

Nov02-Jul03

DynCorp DSS, Manta, Ecuador

 

·         Managed the planning, maintenance and operations of Satellite Communications and Promina equipment in support of US forces in Columbia.

·         Duties included working with various military and civilian personnel in a multi-national setting to ensure 100% availability to customer.  

·         Responsible for technical coordination with the Director of Telecommunications for the installation, testing and documentation of SATCOM network requirements.

 

 

Specialist, Satellite Communications and NET Promina

Apr 02-Nov 02

Signal Corporation, Sierra Vista, Arizona

 

·         Responsible for installation, testing and implementation of new Promina circuits and trunks into existing Satellite communications infrastructures at various military and government installations throughout the world.

 

 

Senior Technician, Satellite Communications and Switch Network

May 01-Apr 02

Spacelink Intl., Kosovo, Yugoslavia

 

·         Responsible for Operation and Maintenance of DISA and NATO Satellite Communications and switch networks.

·         Responsibilities include 24-hour O&M of Satellite Communications Network and all associated systems.

·         Charged with Node Side Coordination and Management of multiple DISA Promina nodes in support of NATO operations throughout the country.

 

Site Supervisor, Satellite Operations

Jul 00- May 01

Comquest Solutions Inc., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

·         Supervised operation and maintenance of Heavy Satellite Communications Earth Terminal.

·         Responsibilities include 24 hour operation and maintenance as well as implementation and planning of circuits, physical and communications security, and training of local and regional personnel.

 

Senior Technician, Satellite Communications Operations

Jul 99- Jul00

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Incirlik, Turkey

 

·         Supervised all operations and maintenance of Heavy Satellite Earth Terminal.     

·         Charged with maintaining and updating existing satellite operations instructions.

  

 Senior Satellite Earth Terminal Operator/ Trainer

May 96- November 98

U.S.Army Space and Satellite Division, Ft. Huachuca, AZ

         

·         Responsibilities included theinstallation and upgrading of Earth Terminal equipment, quality control checks of personnel and equipment and compiling systems and network statistics for reports.

·         Administered trainingto all Satellite communications technicians on Satellite acquisition and tracking techniques, Modulation/Demodulation techniques, identification of and countering electronic jamming, special interest circuit implementation, network design, configuration and maintenance of SATCOM and associated systems and sub-systems.

 

 

Satellite Communications Systems Operator/ Maintainer

October 92- May 96

U.S.Army Space and Satellite Division, Okinawa, Japan

 

·         Operated and Maintained Dual Footprint Heavy Satellite Earth Terminal for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

·         Duties included developing and updating RF specifications, base-band specifications, detailed block diagrams and overall system planning for planned as well as existing Earth Terminals.

·         Responsible for identifying and reporting electronic jamming, encryption of circuits and consolidation of Tactical Satellite sites within limited bandwidth.  

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

Certificate, DRSN(DefenseRed Switch Network) Operations and Maintenance, Raytheon, 2000

 

Certificate, NET Promina (IDNX) Node Side Management and Maintenance, DISA, 2001

 

Diploma, Strategic Multi-channel Satellite Communications Systems, U.S. Army Space and Satellite Division, 1994

 

Diploma, Dual Footprint Heavy Satellite Terminal Operations, U.S. Army Space and Satellite Division, 1995

 

Certificate, Satellite Communications Spread Spectrum Techniques and Logic circuitry, U.S. Army Space and Satellite Division, 1993

 

Diploma, Portland High School, 1990

 

Continuing Education (63 credit hours), Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland 

 

 

 

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