Network tech with 21 years experience in addition to my previous experience in different areas of wireless. Experienced in site walks, solving issues after new site turnup & and in depth knowledge of cell equipment. I am well rounded in many areas of construction. Working for my father, I was around jobsites from the age of 8 digging ditches, operating equipment and finally helping on job estimation. Shared general contractor duties while building my families home in 1995. Wired my house to National Electrical Code standards. Built a 12' x 30' concrete decked bridge for my driveway. A large project for a professional, i was able to plan, engineer, acquire materials and build it myself. This bridge has been estimated at 40 tons capacity. Designed a 30'x 40' workshop, wiring it myself and doing the concrete work myself. I feel these accomplishments on my personal time have prepared me for being a Construction Engineer as much as my professional life.
Finding/Solving unforeseen issues
Attention to detail while keeping "big picture" in mind
Communicate well with various professions
Concerned with quality
Hands-on problem solver
Cell Site Technician08/1993 to Current Verizon Wireless-Network Operations – Nashville,
TN Currently responsible for maintaining 36 cell sites in northern middle TN. Responsibilites include, but not limited to: Integration, repair and maintenance of Alcatel-Lucent BTS and Ericsson Enb's. Repair and maintenance of assorted routers, fiber optic, point-point microwave equipment. Experienced in all types of VZW cells built over the last 27 years, having learned hands on the inherent advantages and disadvantages of outdoor, in building, rooftop, stick-built & the various portable buildings. Work with vendors including tower companies, electrical contractors, generator and HVAC repair. Designed, built & currently testing Outdoor Modcell air filtration retrofit to solve design problem that allows dirt to clog amplifiers and cause overheating of Modcell. Received Network Excellence award in 1994. Received training on all ALu equipment, Ericsson ENb, ALu routers, various Microwave radios, IP Networking in addition to VZW online courses.
Bench Technician, Installer06/1989 to 08/1993 Verizon Wireless (GTE, Contel Cellular) – Nashville TN Installed various cellular equipment in customer vehicles. Repaired customer equipment, portable and in vehicle. As the sole technician at the Rivergate store, was responsible for operation of service center. Board level certified on NEC, Novatel, Mobira mobile equipment. Component level certified on Motorola and OKI Telecom mobile equipment. Worked with customers and sales team on a daily basis, and was awarded Employee of the Month and Employee Excellence awards.
Sales Account Executive09/1987 to 06/1989 Cellular One (VZW Legacy) – Clarksville,
TN As one of the first hired in the new Clarksville market, helped establish new office. Sales of cellular phone equipment, solving customer service issues and overseeing installation of equipment. Ran day to day operations of office.
CountermanClarksville Auto Parts Starting as a deliveryman, quickly transitioned to being a Counterman. Responsibilities included finding correct part for customers vehicles, diagnosis, operation of brake lathe and learned importance of accurate inventory. Also became Dupont certified auto paint mixer.
Bachelor of Science: General Business1987Austin Peay State University