I’m a Telecom Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in Telecom Industry and I have detailed experience
on several technical disciplines. I’ve worked as on site Engineer, Supervisor, Technical Support Manager, Project
Manager and as Subcontractor

I have expert level, good knowledge, experience and understanding of all aspects of the Wireless Industry and
Telecom business as well as excellent customer understanding. High capability to work under pressure, full
motivated to work in a team group, excellent person-to-person communication and negotiation skills. I have a
proven track record working in large and complex projects.

More than 12 years of experience for installing and supervising sort of RF and Wireless equipments as well as
certificate for tower climbing to install, maintain and supervise structural modifications on self-support towers and
monopoles at Mexican and North american Telecom market.

Ability for Handling safety equipment and knowledge/Understanding of all Mexican (DC3 STPS) and USA (OSHA
regulations) full Quality and Safety Procedures.

Ability to handle several projects and meet deadlines on time as per Mexican Cellular Operators request. Excellent
written communications and computer skill for reporting (Excel, Word and Outlook Microsoft, Project Management
Suite). As part of a daily process I have the ability to control and care of all crew tools equipment and vehicles.
Ability for maximizing crew efficiency through effective site management and with focus on safety.

Establishment of communication with customers as required to ensure project completion to their satisfaction and
to address any customer satisfaction issue or concerns. Ability to identify project materials, reading of drawing and
specifications, reading CDs/Blue prints.

Details and RFDS documents. Troubleshooting experience and Knowledge of testing equipment such as Site
Master to perform DTF and WSR tests on RF lines and Spectrum Analyzers.

Tracking progress of projects through daily reports and status as well as delivery of all reporting and
project documentation (Acceptance Test Protocol, Close Out Reports, Technical Reports). Management of all
customer interaction on site and remotely and ability to work without direct supervisión.

Feb 2017 – Current - Tower and Crew Lead
• Responsible for a crew created at Mexico to support Radio Base Station Texas Project. I’ve been using
sponsored TN Visa issued on last February 2017
• I performed several activities for T-Mobile and AT&T at SBA TOWER and Crown Castle locations including
LTE 2C, 10 port Antennas replacement,Close Out activities, PCS RRUs replacement and Video quality audit
(VQA) at Houston TX and Evansville KY and Lousville KY Markets
• Responsible for installing High Capacity Microwave Link for Cross Border Tijuana – San Diego
Mobile: +52 1 xxx-xxx-xxxx
Skype: rafaeldesales E-mail:
Currently moving between Mexico and Houstonn, TX

March 2013 – February 2017 - Telecomm Subcontractor

All in one person, Manager, Sales man and Tower Foreman. Responsible for assuring the successful execution of
projects assigned for several Mexican companies. Creation and full control of my own crews production (hours,
time off, expenses, new/damaged equipment needs) and their corresponding lead by example for attending
following projects and companies:Ericsson ONE RAN (Project owned to Telcel) – New 3G and LTE sites installation,
Upgrade, On site Civil Work and Swap/Handover (2G, 3G and LTE).

Broadband Wireless Equipment Maintenance and Tech Support (Project owned to Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex)
– Installation and replacement of antennas, Radio Freq equipment, Power/Data cable, Troubleshooting and Close
out for report delivery to customer.

In Building Solutions IBS - Deployment and RF tests. Enterprise Radio Network (ERAN) - WALKTest, Drive Test,
Post-process, Coverage Analysis, Design and Installation

Infinet & Cambium PTP and PTMP equipments installation and configuration. Telefonica Power Swap Project -
Installation and SWAP on maintenance window.

Broadband Wireless Access Network – Installation and configuration of Cambium family

November 2010 to March 2013 - Project Manager / ZTE Mexico

Project Manager for Telmex, America Movil, Telcel, Iusacell and Telefónica Accounts. I prepared Project strategy,
organization, description, targets, schedule and PIP (project implementation plan).
Communication and risk management plan. I headed 7 engineers and pull of sub-contractors. All projects included
the phases of planning, design, procurement, logistics, engineering, installation, quality, commissioning,
acceptance and commercial launch. Prepare and present technical presentations to customer and local team

Telcel Microwave Network Update
Telcel Router Project for Microwave Monitoring Services
Telefonica Movistar DWDM Project deployment

December 2008 to November 2010 – Project Manager / Huawei Mexico

Project Manager for Telmex Account and responsible for Project & Care Manager, Customer Care, Subcontractor
Control & Evaluation, Whole Network Rollout, Commissioning and Integration responsible
CDMA Network Upgrade – 200 CDMA sites (Upgrade implementation, installation, commissioning and

March 2004 to October 2008 – Technical Support Engineer / Alvarion

Responsible for leading product homologation processes with different cellular and Telephony
Companies such as Telcel, Telmex, Alestra and Axtel.
First point of contact with R&D, Presales and Engineering teams.
Technical Support for Presales team attending International bids and tenders

Main Responsibilities
• systems, as well as licensed and unlicensed PTP & PMP solutions and BWA systems (WiMAX).
• 1st & 2nd level Technical Support for customer such as Telmex, Axtel, Alestra, Avantel, NEC and
Siemens; focusing on troubleshooting, operation and implementation of WLL, WalkAir PMP
• Provide weekly and monthly reporting as required by the Company
Mobile: +52 1 xxx-xxx-xxxx
Skype: rafaeldesales E-mail:
Currently moving between Mexico and Houstonn, TX

• Tower Climbing Safety (Competent Climber & Competent Rescuer, Certificate 0417-011)
• OSHA 10 certification
• CPR and First Aid (Renewal up to November 2019)
• RADWIN Wireless Network Design/Implementation and ICOM products
• Nokia Airscale BTS Installation and Nokia 7705 SAR Family products
• Nokia Microwave 9500 MPR Commisioning and Installation

• Instituto Politecnico Nacional (Mexico) - Bachelor Degree, Title number: 3973553
• Spanish Native and ESL (Excellent Written capacity)

Last Resume Update September 13, 2017
Address Villahermosa
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