August 2009 – Present
Member of a small team working on the
DETCOG (Deep East Texas Council of Government) contract. The contract includes
removing public safety analog radio systems in order to install new digital
systems. While assisting in many areas of the project, configuring the microwave
shots required for the new systems is a main area of focus.
During downtime between DETCOG installs,
routine IT work and network maintenance was performed for Nalcom's internal
network, which included writing an extensive database application in ASP.NET for
internal company use. The application was designed to track quotes, sales,
service work, repairs, commissions, and perform reporting. A prototype of a
web-based SCADA system, using Kepware OPC and MySQL on the backend was also
developed during this time.
The software and skills involved in the
software programming included:
Visual Studio 2008
ASP.NET 3.5, 4.0
Microsoft SQL Server
Eagle Automation Corporation
SCADA Technician / Assistant Safety Coordinator
August 2008 – August 2009
Contingent contractor for EnCana Oil & Gas,
North America's second largest natural gas producer, responsible for
installation and maintenance of SCADA equipment used to monitor its natural gas
infrastructure in the East Texas area. EnCana's SCADA network includes a mixture
of both wired and wireless monitoring technology, and includes equipment such as
gas flow meters, tank level monitors, pressure monitors, discrete monitors, etc.
Familiar with industry standard SCADA
equipment from well-known manufactures, including:
- Control Microsystems
- GE Microwave Digital Systems
Experienced with hands-on PLC/RTU programming of flow
meters and equipment that uses the Modicon Modbus protocol, and includes some
limited experience with Control Microsystems's "ladder logic."
Also responsible for assisting Eagle's Safety
Coordinator in maintaining its safety program.
IT Technician / Network Support
January 2004 – July 2008
Position was originally split between an IT
position with Nalcom Wireless and a part-time Radio Technician position.
Although still an employee of Nalcom Wireless, the position changed to a
full-time Network Support position when Nalcom Wireless merged its wireless
Internet operations with East Texas Broadband in August of 2007.
Trained in the installation and support of
Trango, Mikrotik, and Motorola Canopy equipment, for use in WISP (wireless
Internet service provider) venture. Responsibilities include network and
backbone equipment installation and support, including some tower work;
on-location site surveys to verify service eligibility; programming of
subscriber modules; installation of equipment at customer premises, as well as
providing end-user technical support/service.
In addition to the above duties, we are often
involved in business network installation and support, including wired and
wireless networks, cable drops, wireless transparent bridges, router
programming, server installation, etc.
Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of
the company LAN and its server systems, including several FreeBSD servers, used
for Apache virtual domain hosting, a Microsoft Exchange e-mail server, and a
Microsoft 2003 server, used for terminal server purposes.
Also note that while I no longer work in
the business radio side of Nalcom Wireless, I was initially cross-trained as a
business-radio technician, with responsibilities that include the programming,
tuning, installation, and support of business radios used in portable, mobile
and base applications. This training included the use of appropriate test
equipment, as well as ongoing training in very basic bench repairs. I also
assist in management of the customer code database required for a large-scale
UHF trunking system, and assist in basic IT management that includes keeping
programming software up-to-date on all programming laptops, among other things.
Radio work experience includes installation of
remote speakers, tone and DC remotes, “halo” grounding systems, installation of
antennas on towers at up to 150 feet in height. I’m also proficient at
installing cell phone hands-free kits, and have some limited experience with the
installation of police and emergency response vehicle light bars, radio
consoles, sirens, analog/digital camera systems for police cars, etc.
Special Projects and Achievements:
· Have climbed to approximately 320 feet
while performing tower maintenance.
· Assisted in punching down, termination,
and testing of cable in a voice and data telecommunication system that included
45,000 feet of CAT-5 cable and 115 data jacks and 118 voice jacks.
· Participated in a project to provide two
large hotels with wireless Internet throughout the entire customer premises.
· Received 24 hours of MSHA Mine Safety
training in order to help fulfill a contract between Nalcom Wireless and Texas
Westmoreland Coal Co., which requires Nalcom to provide an employee one day per
week whose sole duty is to provide technical support and maintenance of the
Jewett Mine’s radio system. This system includes portable radios; mobile radios
installed in drag lines, backhoes, graters, water trucks, maintenance trucks,
and other very large equipment; and their base stations and repeater systems.
March 1999 – January 2004
Experience included a good introduction to business communications, with four
years of experience managing all aspects of a small satellite/pager business.
Responsibilities included pager inventory management, programming pagers, remote
activation of pagers through the use of terminal software, managing the pager
capcode inventory, and very basic bench repairs. In addition, as we were a
DirecTV dealer, too, I was also occasionally involved in the installation and
repair of satellite systems. Non-technical duties at this job included IT
management duties for a small Novell network, as well as all billing and
paperwork involved in a small satellite/pager business. I was also responsible
for building and maintaining the company web site.
Wang Global (formerly I-NET, Inc.)
November 1994 – January 1999
Responsibilities included editing and proofing
technical order military documents to facilitate full SGML tagging for various
Executed the Avalanche FastTAG program to
create SGML tagged documents, which were then checked for proper structure and
to have tags added manually, if needed. Soft Quad's Author Editor program was
then used to parse the documents against SGML standards.
Trained as a backup for the F4-ETP (FMS)
contract. Responsibilities included the initial edit/proof of the documents
using Wordperfect 5.1 software and the subsequent formatting, proofing and
performance Quality Assurance Inspections (QAs) utilizing the FrameMaker 4