Skilled RF transmission systems Journeyman with great troubleshooting skills, leadership, and motivation.
Awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal on 24 April 2013 for distinguishing myself for outstanding achievement as a deployed Ground Control Station Technician, 3d Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron
409th Air Expeditionary Group, Niamey,Niger. During this time I supported MQ-1B maintenance operations in direct assistance to our nation's special operations forces. Also while deployed I spearheaded the placement of 2 ground C-band antennas correcting weak signal strength issues by 22 percent.
perform/supervise wireless radio and satellite systems and equipment maintenance activities. Oversees work in progress and reviews completed repairs for sound maintenance practices. Establishes requirements for maintenance equipment, support equipment, tools, and spare parts. Requisitions, accounts for, and turns in supplies and material. Interpret inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective action. Review and ensures compliance with maintenance management publications and procedures. Identify maintenance problem areas and recommends corrective action. Recommends methods to improve equipment performance and maintenance procedures. Evaluate justification and practicability of proposed modifications. Develops and enforces safety standards for ground RF system maintenance activities.
Inspect wireless radio/satellite communications activities. Determine equipment operational status. Serves on teams to evaluate transmission systems activities. Interpret inspection findings submitted by other inspecting activities, and initiates corrective action. Determine adequacy of corrective action. Check installed and repaired components for compliance with technical publications.
Resolves installation, repair, overhaul, and modification problems associated with communications equipment. Employs orbiting communication satellite, line-of-sight, and tropospheric scatter techniques. Conducts tests to restore and maintain systems. Uses anti-jam equipment and techniques to neutralize effects of communication jamming. Uses layout drawings, schematics, and pictorial diagrams to solve maintenance problems. Analyzes construction and operating characteristics of equipment to determine source of malfunction. Performs intricate alignment and calibration procedures to ensure maximum operating efficiency. Determines repair procedures necessary to correct defective equipment.
Installs ground radio, satellite, and telemetry communications equipment. Consults layout drawings to ensure equipment is properly positioned. Checks equipment for serviceability prior to installation. Assembles, connects, secures, and interconnects components such as transmitters, power supplies, and antenna assemblies. Tests installed equipment for proper assembly of components and compliance with technical orders. Places in operation and tunes, adjusts, and aligns components to obtain maximum operating efficiency. Identifies and locates Radio Frequency interference sources.
Performed scheduled maintenance and troubleshooting on two Ground Control Stations for remotely piloted aircraft. Ensured sortie safety and fully mission capable both deployed and state side.
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