Microwave Field Engineer
  • 18 years of Wireless Experience
  • In depth knowledge of Microwave
  • Trained and supervised personnel
  • Superior communication skills




    A technical position with a dynamic industry leading

    company that values their employees, trusts their judgment

    and provides a challenging and enjoyable work environment.




    TEKSYSTEMS   Microwave Field Engineer                                         June 2011 to May 2014

    • Level 3 Alcatel MPR 9500 A MW SME certification
    • Supervised and assisted subcontractor technicians and tower crews in installation of Alcatel MPR 9500 Microwave equipment in AT&T Mobility West Virginia/Virginia market
    • Installed and integrated Adtran, Exalt and Lynx unlicensed microwave equipment to facilitate high usage and capacity upgrades on wireless network
    • Completed Alcatel MPR 9500 microwave software upgrades on WV network to facilitate ETTCS activations and integrations with Cisco SIAD routers.
    • Cabled, installed and integrated fiber, splitter/combiners and NID devices in conjunction with ETTCS activations on Alcatel MPR 9500 equipment at sites
    • Installed, cabled and activated auxiliary M13 mux equipment for T1 and DS3 integration on microwave network
    • Troubleshot problems on all new Alcatel MPR 9500 and unlicensed microwave equipment
    • Compiled and submitted required MOP documentation for all service affecting maintenance window related microwave work
    • Utilized Granite databases for all microwave project related requirements


    INSIGHT GLOBAL   LTE Installer                                                      January 2011 to April 2011

    • Installed and integrated Motorola LTE equipment and RF transmission lines for Verizon Wireless

    in NC market


    CLEARWIRE   Wimax Integrator NC and PA                                     May 2009 to December 2010

    • Installed and activated Motorola BCUII Wimax equipment
    • Installed and activated Samsung PRAS and FRAS Wimax equipment
    • Integrated Dragonwave, Orthogon and Ceragon microwave links to support Wimax backbone
    • Programmed, installed and activated NetIron Foundry and WWP routers
    • Programmed, installed and activated ancillary equipment including Asentria Siteboss 570, Valere Power Systems and backup battery strings.
    • Performed drive testing for Wimax installation utilizing Witt drive testing program and procedures


    DISH NETWORK   Satellite Installer                                                   December 2008 to April 2009

    • Installed and activated satellite dish systems at customer locations
    • Educated customers in the use of satellite dish system


    TEKSYSTEMS     Wireless Lead Contractor                                         September 2007 to October 2008


    • Travel nationally to wireless markets to coordinate all aspects of contracted projects with customer
    • Supervise and train local field technicians on alarm migration and Truposition LMU install projects
    • Reviewed and verified site surveys for national wireless customer ensuring quality and accuracy of

    technical and site information.

    AT&T/CINGULAR WIRELESS   Field Engineer                            September 1995 to August 2007


    • Responsible for troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of the South Florida cellular network, including base station maintenance, antenna fault resolution, customer service issues and assisting engineering group with RF planning and site construction.
    • Extensive experience working with all aspects of telco including installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of DS0, T1 and DS3. Worked closely with network switch technicians to isolate, troubleshoot and repair T1 issues that caused network problems or outages.
    • Maintained and installed Alcatel, Harris and Northern Telecom microwave equipment. Assisted in planning, coordinating, and implementing a complete redesign of the Broward/Dade County microwave network.
    • Trained and supervised technicians in all aspects of Ericsson UMTS, Nokia GSM and Ericsson/Lucent TDMA equipment, test equipment, and related T1/DS3 testing and acceptance.
    • Coordinated with RF Engineering Department to optimize and integrate new UMTS, GSM and TDMA sites into existing network.
    • Experienced with Remedy Trouble Ticket system and Granite Database.


    USAF Microwave Equipment Technician                                            April 1984 to March 1988

    • Installed and maintained mobile and fixed microwave communications systems.
    • Troubleshot and repaired tropospheric scatter and line of sight analog and digital equipment.
    • Performed and documented preventive maintenance and routine maintenance inspections.
    • Worked as part of a survey team planning mobile microwave deployments, positional set up, and equipment installation.



    • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science                        Georgia State University, 1992


    • I am highly motivated and work well as part of a team.
    • I am committed to success in all aspects of my work.
    • I have excellent verbal and written communications skills.


    Last Resume Update June 13, 2014
    Address Asheville, North Carolina
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