Darrin Howard

Summary

Comprehensive knowledge of fundamental telecommunications principles, protocols, terminology and concepts. Knowledge of electronic fundamentals to include theory and operation of circuit elements of communications equipment. Knowledge of principles, theory, and characteristics of transmission media including Line-of-Sight, HF, and UHF Radio, satellite, metallic and fiber cables. Knowledge of principles and application of test equipment such as dB/Volt/amp meters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, noise meters, protocol analyzer, bit error, T-Berd tester, Anritsu RF Line sweeps, DMS 100/500 and Siemens switches, Digital Cross connects (Alcatel 3/1 and 3/1/0) Avaya switching equip.. Over 10 yrs experience in technical analysis, installation, problem solving, and communications systems. Ability to work skillfully and confidently with communications equipment and software in high pressure and detailed oriented environments. Skilled in reading detailed schematics and diagrams. Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Ability to asses, organize, and prioritize complex situations expected and unexpected. Experience installing and integrating communication equipment. Perform general duties such as cabling, testing and complex wiring. I also perform RF Optimizations in compliance with industry standards.

Objective

: Seeking Position utilizing knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the company’s growth and also seek opportunities for professional advancement and training within the company.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2007 - May 2008

Network Field Engineer

UScellular

Maintain cellular radio equipment: correctly aligning frequencies with test equipment: includes testing for faulty circuits, repair or replace as necessary and taking radio measurements to insure appropriate signal strength or quality. Maintain microwave radio equipment (Aligning frequencies with test equipment, performing annual FCC checks to insure radio operations are in accordance with FCC guidelines and testing for faulty radios). Maintain log of supply, inventory repair and returned items related to switch/cell site equipment. Answer and respond to Mobile Telephone Switching Office (MTSO) alarms, cell site alarms and calls form NOC under distinct direction/supervision; frequent communication with Network Operations Center (NOC) will be involved. Assist in identifying customer’s mobile problems, programming of phones and testing mobile phone products (new models, antennas, etc). Maintain MTSO/Cell Site buildings and ground for proper appearance and operations. (i.e. cleaning and checking for proper operations of A/C units, locks, lights, etc.) Maintain company vehicle ( i.e. proper cleaning, and scheduling routine maintenance and repair). Move equipment form receiving location to appropriate installation site

Oct 2006 - Apr 2007

Hardware Specialist

http://www.goodmannetworks.com

I’m trained and certified on Nortel BTS CDMA2000, Ev-Do CDMA2001 (Compact metro cell indoor and outdoor installation).Decommissions and Commissions of SFRM(Single flexible radio module), MFRM and MFRM-2 upgrading. Installation of AC Rectifier indoor/outdoor (Helios4600), installation of GPSTM Antenna. Installation of T1 cabling and TCCM, TIIM termination block. Well experience on Vertex software, GUI Helios mini and DMI (diagnosed monitor interface).Hand on experience of DOM upgrading and integration for new site, T1 issues resolved. Excellence on solving scripts issues regards to T1 IP address, routing IP, gateway IP, SNMP IP and etc.

Excellent in executing Unix command for file transport and integration process for Dom (data only module. Upgrading of DCG to EDCG, CEM (24,32,48,X192) and CM ( control module).

Jun 2005 - Sep 2006

Cellular field engineer

Infracell Inc

Install and troubleshoot CBSC (Central Base Station Controller), EVDO wireless networks, for domestic and international clients. Extensive cabling operations in client’s MSO fiber, co-axial and power. Meet with clients to finalize project details. Serve as contact to Clients who have any concerns with project completion. Work with other departments to maintain an in-depth technical knowledge of new technology being deployed. Load and upgrade software to various systems. Install and test fiber optic networks. Responsible for on-site technical support. Site audits for EVDO upgrades for majors cellular carriers.(Alltel, Sprint, Verizon wireless) Train technicians on test equipment usage and troubleshooting techniques for packet back haul operations and carrier adds. Optimize base station power output and calibrate as needed. Collect and analyze data on established routes. Adjust the network and re-drive the system. Work with the client's engineers to exchange ideas, knowledge, and training. Perform testing , calibrations, installation, and commissioning of expansion on Motorola 4812T,ET,MC BTS cabinet in accordance with Motorola and customer specifications. Also performing site walk data accumulation at customer request to populate data base prior to EVDO equipment installation and upgrade to ensure accuracy and efficiency of field operations.

Education

Education
Sep 1989 - May 1991

diploma

North High

Skills

Skills

Telecom

Agilent software and test equip., Anritsu site master, T-berd circuit tester, rf hazard training, defensive driving, o-scopes, in-circuit testers, fiber optic splicing/cable maintenance, Multimteres, watt meters, Procom Plus, Level 1 LAN Networking/troubleshooting, component level repair, Visual systems repair and maintenance, soldering, cable color coding, VSWR, RF drive testing, AC/DC power, cell site rectifiers and batteries, E911 testing, Fiber-optics connectors and splicing(multi/single mode), Avaya 8700 switch, motorola 4812 bts troubleshooting, maintenance, Optimization & carrier adds.