14 years experience in the IT field as an Inside/Outside Cable Plant Tech
US-TX-Austin (will consider relocating)
Over14 years experience in the IT field as an Inside/Outside Cable Plant Tech. This includes the installation, maintenance, repair, and testing of multiple conductor underground, and buried multi-purpose communications cable to include copper, coaxial and fiber optic cable.
Professional Experience (chronological)
ITT Systems, Inside/Outside Cable Tech.III AL Asad, Iraq, U.S. Army April, 2007 - Present
* Installation and maintenance of building entrance (fiber and copper) and premise cable drops in new and existing structures. Troubleshooting and restoration of telecommunication services to VOIP and POTS telephones. * Maintenance, test, termination and repair of outside plant cable fiber and copper this includes splice points, pedestals, manholes, communication closets and demarcation boxes. * Conducting site survey for the installation and add, moves and changes of inside and outside plant communication cable including single and multimode fiber, high count copper cable and CAT5. ACS DATALINES, Project Foreman Austin, TX, OCT, 1996 - April, 2007
* Physically install Category 3, Category 5, Enhanced Category 5, Category 6 and Fiber Optic Structured Cable Distribution Systems. * Installation of outlets, pulling cable, fire stopping and pre-termination including organizing, forming, dressing and labeling cables to industry standards. * Terminate, assemble and install 8-pin modular connectors and coaxial connectors, light crimp connectors and optical fiber ST and/or SC ceramic connectors. * Accurately test copper and fiber (multimode and single mode) cables to required certification parameters utilizing appropriate test equipment as required. * Diagnose and correct copper and optical fiber problems. * Removal and demolition of abandoned cables. * Maintain and reference industry standards including ANSI, EIA/TIA, and local and National Electric Code. * Perform site surveys, read and use blueprints and floor plan and conduct visual site inspections . * Determine closet and equipment layouts and install closet hardware including. * backboards, connecting blocks, racks, patch panels and fiber enclosures, and balance video equipment. * Install entrance facility grounding infrastructure and perform grounding tests. * Perform cable splices for copper and optical fiber (mechanical and fusion).
* Perform and supervise work in retrofit and new construction environments and implement cut-over. * Attend training and safety meetings. Work safely at all times utilizing the necessary Personal Protection Equipment. Demonstrate safe working practices to other technicians. * Serve as a liaison between office and field, communicating all information that is not classified as confidential . * Perform administrative tasks including, but not limited to, documenting test results and as-builts, completing safety reports, keeping safety meeting minutes, maintaining log books, providing labor summary reports, etc. * Order and inventory materials * Develop project plan including required materials, deliver schedules, completion schedules, manpower requirements and tool/equipment lists. Properly instruct other technicians on techniques, work, etc. as needed to keeps project work flowing.
U.S.ARMY, Multichannel Systems Operator FT.Hood, TX 1993-1997
* Installation, operation, maintenance, and supervision of multichannel field communication equipment and personnel. Communication equipment included analog and digital radio relay, communication security, and fiber optic communication links and related equipment. I also operated switching nodes for MSE (mobile subscriber equipment) and TACSAT (Tactical Satellite) communications. Other duties included terminating and testing high court telecomm. cable using related testing equipment. I supervised 2-4 personnel on operation and maintenance of communication related duties as well as other basic duties.
Pascagoula High School, Pascagoula, MS 1989-1993- High School Diploma U.S. Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, GA 1994- Multichannel Systems Operator honor graduate