United States Coast Guard 1990-1996, Aviation Structural Mechanic, CGAS, Kodiak AK
Telephone Installation and Repair 1998-2001. Primary duties included installation and maintenance of POTS phone lines, trouble shooting and repair of buried wire.
Cable Maintenance 2001-2009. Repaired and maintained copper cable.
Cable Splicer 2009-2012. Installed terminals (buried and aerial), worked in manholes, built and repaired T1's (HDSL2/4), Fiber Optic splicing.
United States Coast Guard PSU 313, Expeditionary forces Iraq 2003
I was a successful Shop Steward for IBEW Local 89 for 12 years. During my time as a cable maintenance technician I would be responsible for working with disgruntled customers to ensure they were getting the best quality phone line or Internet service.
Spliced copper cable, installed terminals and terminal strips both aerial and buried. Spliced underground in manholes, removed bridge tap and loads for DSL and T1's. Worked with Engineering on blueprints and kept records in order. Have the ability to work under high pressure and high demands, understanding the commitment times on T1's and Business customers. I understand the importance of correct labeling on NIU for T1's and cross connects.
Proficient using test equipment, sidekick, copper pro, Dynatel 965, cable/fault locater, TDR, and multimeter.
Repaired cut and Damaged cable (using XAGA) , repaired faulted cable (underground, buried and aerial), installed/replaced damaged pedestals/terminals and performed installation and repair to both residential and business customers. This was the start of the one man out concept with Verizon communications. Worked with Engineering and Facilities to keep and maintain accurate records along with using fieldview.
Worked with Engineering and Facilities to keep and maintain accurate records along with using fieldview.
United States Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313. Expeditionary forces for Iraqi Freedom. I was a 50 Gunner/Boat Crewmember aboard a 25' Boston Whaler on the Basra Oil Platform, and also stationed at Kuwait Naval Base offering security for the offload of munitions and supplies.
I worked Service orders and/or repairs. Installed NID's, ran inside wire, installed jacks, ran jumpers in CO's, and cross connects.
As an Aviation Structural Mechanic, was responsible for Hydraulics and the Airframe in addition I was a flight mechanic aboard the HH60J Helicopter.
United States Coast Guard A school. I learned how to repair Hydraulics and to work with Aluminum to repair Airframes, including painting, riveting and fabricating..
POLE CLIMBING, STATION INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE, FLAGGING & TRAFFIC CONTROL, DEFENSIVE DRIVING, CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFICATION, AC/DC THEORY, GATEWAY FOR ZONE TECHNICIANS, CZT- MAIS, I&R TECHNICIAN-TROUBLESHOOTING, ALCATEL ADSL A1000 TURN-UP & TEST, FUJITSU ADSL SPEEDPORT TURN-UP,INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE NETWORK MAINTAINER, CUSTOMER RELATIONS, CABLE SPLICING BASIC, CABLE PRESSURIZATION MAINTENANCE, MANHOLE SAFETY & SETUP, FIBER OPTICS: THE FUTURE OF BROADBAND, FIBER TO THE PREMISE, T1/HDSL INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE, BASIC FIBER SPLICING & TESTING
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