Patrick Karaszkiewicz

Patrick Karaszkiewicz

Skills

Skills

Satellite Deployment & Maintenance

Expert knowledge of deploying, aligning, and maintaining TVRO and Hughes Networks 1.8m - 2.4m satellite antennas utilizing a variety of spectrum analyzer test equipment. (Avcom PSA Series, Promax Prolink-3C+ & 4C+ and SatLink)

Structure Cabling

Expert knowledge installing, terminating, testing and maintaining a wide variety of network cabling including: Optical Fiber, RG-56, RG-59, RG-6, RG-11, 560, 810, 812, 840. Twinax, Token Ring, Paging, Cat3, Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat7 and various types of audio/video multimedia cabling.   Expert knowledge of voice and data communication concepts, theories, protocols, and related technical tasks and concepts of both fiber optic systems, copper systems and hybrid copper-fiber systems.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2011 - Oct 2013

Armed Forces Network Technician

Exelis

As an Armed Forces Network Technician, I was responsible for seven United States Army military bases throughout the State of Kuwait.  Areas of responsibility were to maintain the Armed Forces Radio Stations (FM 104 and FM 107) and its related FM transmitters.  Daily duties also were to perform new AFN satellite installations, relocations, deinstallations including monthly AFN maintenance services work orders on over 450 AFN satellite locations for the US Army in the State of Kuwait.

Oct 2004 - Feb 2011

Lead CATV Technician

Combat Support Associates, Ltd.

As the Lead CATV Technician, supervised and maintained CATV systems to include the installation and repair of CATV System Circuit Devices. Responsible for the installation, distribution, and repair of inside and outside plant cables of the Community Antenna Television Systems. Maintained existing CATV cabling systems including Main Distribution Frame (MDF), Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF), Cross-Connect (X-Connect), Pedestals, taps, splitters, and amplifiers. Responsible for the installations of PA Systems for designated by the US Government. Have the capability, or arrange for the installation of Satellite Down Links to support the Armed Forces Radio and Television System in the state of Kuwait.

May 2004 - Sep 2004

Lead Network Technician

Net-Comm Cabling Systems, Inc.

Regional and local Project Manager responsible for Wal-Mart service calls, remodels, expansions and new store data, voice and PBX new installation projects.  Provided technical and administrative expertise and guidance for all assigned personal, systems and projects. Recommend and implement policies and procedures to improve maintenance, testing techniques, and the operational characteristics of the section.  

Jan 2002 - May 2004

Lead Network Technician

Network Engineering Technologies

National network installation and service Lead Technician responsible for the direction, performance, and appraisals of all field technicians assigned. Primary responsibilities were to supervise small and large-scale network, telephony, satellite and multimedia installation projects to meet time-specified deadlines.  Responsible for addressing and follow-ups for any on-site issues with corporate customers, employees, sub-contractors and construction personnel.  Other duties consisted of a wide variety of network systems service calls and network rollouts nationwide.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

Network Service Technician

Bell Aliant

Responsible for circuit activation (provisioning) in a Central Office environment.  Duties included trouble-shooting analog and digital circuits with field service Installation and Repair technicians.  Duties also involved installation and repair of wide array of analog and digital circuits in a LAN/WAN environment.  Installed, tested and maintained trunk lines.  Updated records, managed the facility installations and upgrades and performed diagnostic evaluations and trend analysis on all new and existing circuits. Various technologies included Dvacs, DMS 100, ISDN, Megastream, Hyperstream, Frame Relay and ATM.  Worked extensively on digital cross connects, DE4E channel banks, MDF wiring and circuit disconnects.

Jul 1994 - Aug 2000

Regional Group Supervisor

National Communication Services Inc

Functioned as a self-directed national field group supervisor responsible for numerous field crew personnel over a course of over 5 years.  As a group supervisor duties included recruiting, training, and performance feedback on all field technicians.  Daily tasks involved service calls, new structured cabling projects, TVRO & PES satellite installations, migrations, deinstalltions and maintenance.   

Aug 1999 - Jan 2000

Sr. Crew Chief

Cabco Communications Group

Sr. Crew Chief responsible for ADSL broadband installations and service.  Duties included training junior field technicians, structured cabling installations, network integration upgrades and a wide variety of technical voice and data service calls.  Daily responsibilities included communication with project management on a daily bases concerning site scheduling, job status and logistics.

Jul 1988 - Mar 1993

United States Navy Firefighter

United States Navy

Honorably discharged from US Naval Service with an obtained rate/rank of DC2 (SW), Petty Officer 2nd Class (E-5).  Daily duties included the maintenance of all installed fire systems, which included but not limited to the AFFF Balanced Proportioning systems, HALON 1301 systems, CO2 Flooding systems, Rangeguard BB systems, and the Countermeasure Washdown systems.  Expert knowledge of Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Warfare Defense. Duties also included the At-Sea Fire Party, In-Port Fire Party, and the Flight deck Crash & Salvage fire rescue team.

Education

Education
Dec 1988 - Present

United States Navy
Jun 1988 - Present

Diploma

Brooklyn Park Jr./Sr. High School
Oct 1992

United States Navy

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United States Navy