Dedicated technician with excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated by 15 years of experience in both Wireless communications and Electrical Controls design.
February 2008 - Current
Telecommunications Technician - Wisconsin Power & Light
-Maintain Nortel Option 81 PBX as it was being phased out of the company replaced by a Cisco VIoP solution
-Build, maintain and support field equipment including offices, towers, substations and power plants. Equipment includes Alcatel Mainstreet Mux gear, Adtran and RuggedCOM networking gear, CellNet packet radio, Sensus AMI, iDEN EBTS, IP Wireless modems, T1, broadband Ethernet, 4WTO Data circuits, POTS phone circuits, Microwave systems
-Second contact person for Alcatel Mux 5620 management station
-Taking acting lead for our group of 4 technicians in regards to best practices, equipment selection, RF troubleshooting and iDEN field maintenance
-Acting lead on iDEN EBTS field equipment repairs
-Acting lead technician working closely with Engineer on best practices and designs for 85+ distribution pole mounted AMI cabinets for meter reading fill-in coverage. Assist installation crews, then Acceptance test each cabinet using company aerial bucket trucks
-Acting lead on Madison Headquarters Data Center maintenance and operations for Telecom backbone network. To include 200+ T1 circuits, 20+ broadband Ethernet circuits, two Alcatel 7670 Core ATM switches, Microwave backhaul. Multiple technologies converge into a single corporate environment. Maintain security to comply with NERC regulations.
-Maintain 20+ field sites on a quarterly basis. Check Generator, Shelter, Tower and other environmental and report issues to the appropriate parties.
-Maintain a network of 2000+ CellNet spread Spectrum Packet Radios
-Maintain a network of 50+ Sensus AMI Meter reading transceivers
-Maintain on-call rotation, respond to emergencies and outages in both the field locations, as well as the Madison HQ Data Center. Call in circuits with appropriate parties as needed
-Started at entry level base salary and quickly grew to a reputable worker through hard work, dedication and going above and beyond the job requirements with multiple salary increases in the first year.
August 2006 - April 2007
Skid Electrical Designer
Starting with a customers specification sheet, my duties were to design skid electrical components such as AC and DC circuits, design sheet metal enclosures to mount customer circuit breakers for 480V through 12.47kV systems, draft blueprints and layouts via AutoCAD 2006, 2007 and AutoCAD Electrical 2008, assist others with building and troubleshooting, and finally support of completed packages at customer locations.
April 2007 - February 2008
Control Systems Designer
Starting with a customers specification sheet, my duties were to design generator control panels for on and offshore Oil Rigs and customer generators paralleling to Utility power. Panels included multiple devices such as AC and DC circuits, Input/Output modules, multiple deck switches, PLC's and HMI's. Design sheet metal enclosures to mount customer circuit breakers for 480V through 12.47kV systems, draft blueprints and layouts via AutoCAD 2006, 2007 and AutoCAD Electrical 2008, assist others with building and troubleshooting. Design, troubleshoot and maintain PLC and HMI programming via numerous vendors, most notably Allen Bradley RXLogix 500/5000. Finally I would support completed packages at customer locations during acceptance testing and commissioning. Also programmed Schnieder, Keyence and AutomationDirect PLC and HMI systems. Installed and programmed multiple Variable Frequency Drive (VFD's) systems in shop to remove heat from the test cell chamber. Worked closely with large corporations including Chevron, Shell and Point Eight Power.
-Completed AutoCAD Electrical 2008 professional training from MasterGraphics in May 2007
June 96 - November 1998
Two way Radio installer -Madison
-Install two way radios, antennas and associated components in customer vehicles and office buildings
-Component level repair, bench testing, troubleshooting and programming of mobile and portable radios
-Installed a variety of manufacturers and models of radios including, but not limited to Motorola, EF Johnson, Kenwood, Maxon, GE. (27-75MHz, 450MHz, 800/900MHZ)
November 1998-July 1999 -Madison
iDEN Digital Subscriber Technical Repair
-Repair multiple iDEN handset models for customers both in our shop and at customer locations
-Work on i370, i600, i1000, m3000 units
July 1999- April 2000 -Westmont, IL
Field Operations Modifications team
-Work on night crew during maintenance window 10PM - 6AM
-Install and modify cell sites requiring full shutdown of services
-Install iDEN EBTS Base Radios, Combiners, coax, AC and DC circuits, DC Rectifier systems, RF and alarm cabling
April 2000 - August 2006 - Waukesha, WI
Field Operations Technician
-Install and maintain EBTS cell sites in WI
-Varied Night time maintenance work and daytime preventative maintenance work
-Track and control all components via serial number and Titan database
-Build, maintain and troubleshoot iDEN temporary Cell On Wheels(COW) during 2001 C.A.R.T. race in Elkhart Lake, WI at Road America.
-Build, maintain and troubleshoot iDEN COW for Harleys 100th anniversary event in Milwaukee, WI in 2003
-Selected to represent Midwest region for Nextel NASCAR Cup, deploying, maintaining and tear down of 4 COWs and 1 NASCOW trailers for NASCAR events at Indianapolis, Michigan International Speedway and Joliet Speedway. Maintain 24/7 onsite presence during race weekends.
-Deployed to Hurricane Francis recovery efforts in Orlando, Florida
Maintenance and operations of the Alcatel Mainstreet 7670 ESP router platform
Training on the use and maintenance of Alcatel Mainstreet gear via 5620 Management station
In depth training on field based EBTS equipment for the Motorola iDEN system. Covers theory and practical repairs of each device in an EBTS system, and how it works as a whole
Certified in use of an Anritsu SiteMaster for testing coax and antennas systems of RF Cell sites.
In depth training on Motorola's iDEN EBTS system from MSO Switch all the way to hand held call setup
Formerly Wisconsin School of Electronics
-Focused coursework on RF communications and Industrial Engineering
-Student Teacher for A+ and Computers course during last semester
-Heavy hands on in large student lab to put bookwork to practical skills
Amateur Radio Operator - N9TBQ
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