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San Tan Valley, Arizona, 85140, United States
Posted:
March 16, 2011

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KEVIN E. CARPENTER

Technical Professional

480-***-****

407-***-****

abhqlk@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION:

Electronics Engineering, Bryman College

Flagstaff High School

Circuit Design, Mesa Community College

Technical Writing, Gateway Community College

Technical Certifications:

Promina IDNX, Iraq

Pelco video surveillance, Netherlands

AN/PSN-11 GPS, Bosnia

GEODSS sensor operator, Diego Garcia

Emergency power generation, Diego Garcia

Telecom installation practices, Texas

1680 OGX, Texas

1640 DWDM SONET, Texas

1690 Enterprise, Texas

BNC / wire wrap, Texas

Fiber optic splice and theory, S. Carolina

Fiber optic splice and theory, Alaska

Outside Plant / ROW inspection, Alaska

Ethernet Analysis, T1, Alaska

Micro planar, Oregon

Hazardous Materials Response Team, Arizona

Statistical Process Control, Arizona

Precision Thermometry, Maryland

Principles of Metrology, Phoenix

Digital oscilloscopes, Maryland

Analog oscilloscopes, Maryland

Semiconductor high vacuum processes, Phoenix

Army AN / MPQ-52 RF / high power radar, Texas

Army Tracking Adjunct System, Texas

Army radar cooling systems, Germany

Army 16D firing section operations, Texas

ComTrain tower climb and recue, Georgia

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Possess twenty plus years experience in

Electronics/Semiconductor/Communications engineering fields with regard to

both the military and civilian sectors. Provided supervisory and technical

expertise to the military radar fire control section operators for timely

mission completion. Repaired and serviced complex surface-to-air missile

defense system radars supporting EUAEUR and NATO. In the semiconductor

sector, I delivered technical expertise for the fabrication of micro-

electronics as a Process Engineer. Trained FAB operators on statistical

process control and safety policies, while minimizing affect on quality and

factory thru put time.

Worked with vendors on wafer processing and new equipment

characterizations. Repaired complex manufacturing analytical equipment. As

a Metrologist, I was responsible for the tracking, calibration and repair

of sophisticated manufacturing test and measurement equipment traceable to

NIST. Earned numerous industry specific certifications. Conceived new test

methodologies and processes to be used in the Metrology lab. Lately I have

provided my engineering expertise to the telecommunications / IT profession

on many large scale projects throughout the world. Supervised and mentored

subcontract employees. Fielded new SONET optical transport equipment using

topologies such as the ring, hub, point to point and back to back

configurations. Supported electronic warfare operations for CENTCOM and

NATO. Monitored and tested T3 level communications for OIF. Performed my

tasks in isolated environments and combat zones worldwide. Have regularly

multi-tasked my leadership and technical duties to find solutions to issues

at hand, interfacing with company superiors and customers.

HARDWARE:

CD/DVD recorder, power supply, mother board, daughter board, SCSI drive,

keyboard, hard drives, thumb drives, flash cards, processor / co-processor,

liquid and air processor cooling, dip switches, ports, wireless mouse and

keyboard, PMCIA cards, LAN / WAN, modem, laser, wireless receiver-WAN, SATA

and PETA with RS-232, DIN, Amphenol plugs, electrical loads, batteries,

solenoid, compressor, valves, switches, servos,

OPERATING SYSTEMS:

MetCal, Win XP, 98, 95, Vista, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, What's up Gold-

network monitoring, File Maker Pro, Visio, REMEDY/BMC action request

system, Spectrum Console, Solar Winds Network Management, HP / Open view,

NMX network management, CAMS, Fed Log, Netscape, CC Mail, Outlook, Pro Com,

Hyper Term / Telnet, Nero, VX works, WordStar, Qual metrics, Photoshop, Epi

security suite, Raven, Visio, Web root. COMSEC, FaCit 6.0, Spectrum,

Promina Pro Log Node, Ceragon, Inmarsat,

SIGNIFICANT EQUIPMENT:

Oscilloscopes analog and digital, physical dimension, HP parametric

analyzer, curve tracer, attenuators, bit error rate test set, null meter,

spectrum analyzer, 2meter radio, Forward Looking Infra Red camera, analog

and digital volt meter, analog and digital precision power supply,

thermocouple, triple point of water cell, ultra sonic flow gauges, Optical

Time Domain Reflectometer, candle power meter, accelerometer, frequency

meter, oscillator, frequency counter, current probe, laptop PC, waveform

monitor, digital camera, fusion splice, optical power meter, precision

thermometer, frequency generator, EPROM burner, hubs, planar tool, flow

meter, gas detectors, T1 tester, data logger, un interruptible power

supplies, mega meter, surface monitor, Standing Wave Ratio meter, Klystron

RF supply, slow scan, watt meter, automated wire bonder, Motorola repeaters

and radios, air defense Doppler radar, COMSEC ANCD, Ku//Tri band satellite

communications transceivers, AS-3047 K-band line-of-sight antenna

(terrestrial transceiver), CV-8448 Non Return to Zero converter, fiber

modems, KIV-19, KIV-7, Quantar digital repeater, Dorne-Margolin GPS

antennas, tactical data packages AN-GRC 248-245-239, SATCOM, SONET optical

multiplexer, SONET tributaries and combiners, UP / DOWN converter, Fireberd

6000 and 8000, voltage controlled oscillator, RF nutating scanner, RF

filter, Motorola XTS5000-700/800Mhz series mobile radio, VOIP phones, time

mark generator, decade resistance, null meter, Db light meter, variable

attenuator, ACV generator, time and frequency receiver, P&E plasma metal

etch, inductance standards, precision optical source, vector generator,

Noyes fiber inspection optics, chart recorder, ammeter, Hughes ImarSat

receiver (BGAN), BTS-cell radios,

SPECIFIC WORK EXPERIENCE:

Rockwell Collins, Kandahar, Afghanistan OEF, Expeditionary

December 2010-Present

Nokia GSM cell site FSR for Marines in southern Afghanistan.

Electrical installation and repair. Power generator install and

maintenance. BCS, MSC and BTS transceiver radio commissioning (900+1800

Mbps). Install and adjustment of pan and tilt servos for line of sight RF

antenna alignments.Bgan InmarSat SatCom transceiver electrical wiring and

alignments, omni-directional radio antennas with bandpass filters,

PAE, Islamabad, PK, OEF

April 2010-Dec 2010

Integrated Digital Network ExChange Field Technician (tactical WAN and long

haul systems) Operation Enduring Freedom.

Test, monitor, and repair to secure wide area networks. Control the

physical data, network, and transport layers of strategic and tactical

Communications-Computer Systems including connectivity to local and wide

area networks, end-to-end communications and SL100 switching systems, long-

haul transmission for the global information grid. Perform, coordinate, and

supervise the design, configuration, operation, restoration, and

improvements on assigned network elements. Analyze network capabilities and

performance identifying problems for corrective action. Test or replace

cryptographic equipment. Fabricate cable assemblies including GPS timing

and clocking options. Perform control facility inspections. Make

operational adjustments to technical control and telecommunication

transmission equipment to include but not limited to Promina 400 and 800

IDNX, asynchronous Transfer mode (ATM) switching equipment, fiber optic

modems and wide band radio equipment. Work independently to resolve issues

that have an impact on the Command and Control Communications, Computers

and Intelligence (C41) configurations in OCONUS and for Coalition forces

Iraq. Analyze, evaluate, coordinate and recommend communication solutions

to the military. Monitor, repair, up-grade, and test Promina IDNX

multiplexer and de multiplexer components from trunk to DSN level that

provide SIPR/NIPR/VOIP/DSN/VTC/JWICs services to the war fighter. Use

CCCDs, schematics and my skills to maintain all tactical links, trunks, and

nodes. Maintain and resolve USKET and DKET K-band and TSSR troposphere

trunk issues. Maintain and submit REMEDY or FACIT action tickets and

operational readiness war reports, for pro-longed circuit outages. Act upon

and implement FRAGOs / Fragmented Orders. Submit requests for TSOs and ASIs

/ Authorized Service Interruptions. Initiate trend analysis for active

links and trunks. Design and maintain CAP network drawings and cut sheets

for the CENTCOM standardization initiative.

ITT Systems, Baghdad, Iraq, OIF

November 2004 - April 2010

Integrated Digital Network ExChange Field Technician (tactical WAN and long

haul systems) Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Test, monitor, and repair to secure wide area networks. Control the

physical data, network, and transport layers of strategic and tactical

Communications-Computer Systems including connectivity to local and wide

area networks, end-to-end communications and SL100 switching systems, long-

haul transmission for the global information grid. Perform, coordinate, and

supervise the design, configuration, operation, restoration, and

improvements on assigned network elements. Analyze network capabilities and

performance identifying problems for corrective action. Test or replace

cryptographic equipment. Fabricate cable assemblies including GPS timing

and clocking options. Perform control facility inspections. Make

operational adjustments to technical control and telecommunication

transmission equipment to include but not limited to Promina 400 and 800

IDNX, asynchronous Transfer mode (ATM) switching equipment, fiber optic

modems and wide band radio equipment. Work independently to resolve issues

that have an impact on the Command and Control Communications, Computers

and Intelligence (C41) configurations in OCONUS and for Coalition forces

Iraq. Analyze, evaluate, coordinate and recommend communication solutions

to the military. Monitor, repair, up-grade, and test Promina IDNX

multiplexer and de multiplexer components from trunk to DSN level that

provide SIPR/NIPR/VOIP/DSN/VTC/JWICs services to the war fighter. Use

CCCDs, schematics and my skills to maintain all tactical links, trunks, and

nodes. Maintain and resolve USKET and DKET K-band and TSSR troposphere

trunk issues. Maintain and submit REMEDY or FACIT action tickets and

operational readiness war reports, for pro-longed circuit outages. Act upon

and implement FRAGOs / Fragmented Orders. Submit requests for TSOs and ASIs

/ Authorized Service Interruptions. Initiate trend analysis for active

links and trunks. Design and maintain CAP network drawings and cut sheets

for the CENTCOM standardization initiative.

ManTech MTISC, Tuzla, Bosnia i Herzegovina

October 2003 - November 2004

Senior Electronics Field Engineer for Intelligence and Electronic Warfare.

Supported the Central European Command-CECOM and Stabilization Force/NATO.

Deployed in Tuzla, Bosnia Herzegovina, supporting the base security force

and the NATO multinational stabilization forces throughout the entire

region. Perform site survey, fabrication, installs, and testing of remote

repeater antennas and electronic equipment including the Motorola 3000 and

XTS5000 series mobile radio transceivers 136 -174 / 700-800MHZ. Use

impedance matched, band-pass filters for specific mission frequencies.

SINCGARS radio install and turn up. Travel to remote sites to support

computer security data bases, File Pro, and electronic personnel ID

database and vehicle identification tracking system. Service and replace

Raytheon forward looking infrared cameras and single point of entry metal

detection devices in support of Force Protection elements. Support Night

Stalker FLIR, vehicle mounted infrared surveillance cameras and range

finders. Astro Spectra support. Repair / replace RF-UHF connectors and

cables. Perform logistical duties such as researching and ordering

replacement parts and test equipment using the automated 2407. Evaluate,

test and turn in non serviceable equipment to depot for disposition.

Maintain equipment specification and operations manuals. Army PSYOP and

HUMINT voice and digital imaging devices. Analyze and repair power

generation and power converter equipment. Provision and repair Quantar

digital repeater equipment in support of SFOR Joint Forge Army units

assigned to the AOR. Commercial and military communications high tower

surveys and installations.

Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Diego Garcia

August 2002 - September 2003

Field Engineering Technician / PMEL Coordinator.

GEODSS-Geo synchronous Deep Space SurveillancePerformed operational and

maintenance functions during the assigned shift. Performed space

observations at the site in accordance with applicable procedures and

directives. Monitored site operation performance for compliance and

quality. Performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repair of

assigned electro-optical, digital, and servo-systems equipment, in

accordance with established Technical Orders and company procedures.

Performed system diagnostics and fault isolation to component level.

Performed nightly mount and SOI calibrations and daily system database and

file data backup processes. Interfaced with Air Force DSST in operational

areas, communicating vital operational information to the JSPOC.

Participated in training and proficiency exercises and operational tests.

Performed site telecommunications operations and maintenance. Monitored

weather and equipment status for the JSPOC. Performed pre and post mission

system checks and operations. Performed data editing, validation,

classification and communication transmission functions. Used appropriate

Technical Orders, instructions, safety procedures, test equipment, and shop

tools to perform scheduled preventive maintenance inspections. Troubleshoot

camera and sensors to the module level. Performed fault isolation using

special test fixtures and precision measuring equipment. Performed

component level soldering including cable builds. Documented maintenance

and supply actions using appropriate forms, instructions, and regulations.

Performed PMs such as voltage checks of equipment and camera racks, and

dome. Performed all sensor calibrations from DPG console or sensor

controller. Reconfigured communications from primary to secondary circuits

and performed communications systems checks. Coordinated with technical

control for site communications troubleshooting. Configure GPS timing.

Maintained emergency power generators. Review, post, update TOs,

checklists, procedures and training materials. Prepared AFTO 22 forms.

Assisted with facilities projects and corrosion control. Ordered of parts

for bench stock. Performed data entry and prepared situation reports, logs,

and records covering occurrences during the assigned shift. Provided

training and system demonstrations for visiting personnel and new hires.

Performed safety observations during maintenance activities.

Alcatel USA

December 1998 - July 2002

Product Support Field Engineer

Layer 4 install, test and commission new Alcatel telecom DWDM optical

products. Train contract and customer personnel on the Optinex DWDM optical

transport and Metro enterprise product lines. Support post sales with final

acceptance tests, document review/modifications and product performance

evaluations in field and lab. Provide field support for customer emergency

outages. Supervise and train field supervisors and install crews. Field

duties included, perform installation guidance/site surveys for new

telecom products, field testing of product, understand theory of new

products, gather and document project information, verify completed

equipment testing results meet factory specifications and customer

requirements, provide on-site support to customers, compile test data

sheets, obtain job sign off, train fellow employees, update system

documentation including red lines, provide custom equipment configurations,

conceive and implement custom accessories, document and report equipment

problems, procure tools and materials to complete assigned job, interface

with project management and customers alike regarding installation and

testing deadlines. In house responsibilities include; keep up to date on

emerging technology, equipment hardware and software upgrades, maintaining

test procedures, implement software releases including updating and

training document control personnel about specific product changes and

procedures. Maintain factory test bed equipment. Tasks include; 1640 Dense

Wavelength Division Multiplexing/SONET OC-48 to192. Commissioned nodes

using HP Open View and 1301 NMX. Access Central Processor using WAN or

direct RS 232 processor interface. Install and tested modules: Mass Storage

Unit, OSC, combiner/splitters, telemetry interface modules, SPC, L-band

couplers, Dispersion Compensation Units. Attenuated spans according to

engineering specs. Configure Digital Communications Channels and modems at

network elements to provide remote logon and network inventory

capabilities. Configure signal regeneration nodes. Install DC power

distribution systems. Perform channel spectrum balancing, Bit Frame Error

Rate, link and system testing, jitter test, extinction ratio, cross talk,

packet loss, Central Processor Card, system interference, outage

recoverability testing all according to Alcatel manufacturer specs. I-

pattern, Tributary Receive Wavelength Adaptor sensitivity factory testing.

Assist in customer lab Final Acceptance Testing, RE: module and software

release up-grades. Replace faulty modules and ship to factory for repair

and warranty recoverability using return authorizations. Turn up and

balance spectrum Wavelength Add Drop Multiplexer channels. Assembled first

Alcatel DWDM proto types prior to field deployment, 1690 / 1696 DWM METRO

supporting fast Ethernet, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, OC-12/48/192 fixed

or multi-clock dense wavelength multiplexer. Supported SONET network using

LINUX based software. Construct point-to-point systems and redundant rings

with fold back capabilities. Configure 1690 WDM Enterprise for short haul

environment. Perform field and customer up-grades with new software

releases. Worked with documentation department writing and updating the

official test, turn-up, installation, and parts reference manuals for

distribution to the customer. Perform final acceptance tests with 1690 DWM

in lab prior to customer release. Modify fielded equipment as per customer

performance expectations. Document field reliability and maintainability

reports, implemented product modification changes to factory mechanical

engineering, performed demos for customers and Alcatel training and

documentation departments. Perform field testing such as link sensitivity

and power loss. Connection of shelf\PIDs for alarm monitoring, cabling

modifications, PDU connectivity for terminal grounding /power, fiber

routing/management, front panel fiber protection, fiber jumper design,

power distribution modules. Teach Fiber Cleaning techniques to peers and

customers according to official procedures. Trainer for the 1696 DWDM

Enterprise product line. Install and configure hubs for LAN terminal

integrations. Configure domains for lab multiple node, IP addressing.

Assemble and install CAT V and VI shielded cabling. Created Statement Of

Work documents for field projects. Created Method of Procedures with for

new equipment installs and testing. Update and review test documentation

test and review product specifications and test manuals. QA / QC

installations and prepared test results for customer sign off.

Metropolitan Fiber Systems-MFSNT

July 1996 - December 1998

Field System Engineer / electrical sub-contract foreman

OSP Field Engineer.

Performed a variety of tasks depending on the job location and task

assignment; New Jersey - Installed and commissioned electronic equipment

for New Jersey Trans Authority EZ-pass toll systems, NJ turnpike. Installed

video security, violation cameras and data recorders. Install and test

treadles, vehicle height and weight monitors. Supervise IBEW contract

electrical workers. Supervised OSP crews in Alaska during the Alaska Radio

and Telephone project. Check for electrical code compliance. Inspect for

correct placement of fielded equipment

in compliance with contract guidelines. Inspect burial and aerial fiber

installs on the Alaska Pipeline ROW which included splice boxes and hand

holes according to as-built specifications. Obtained construction permits

from the military, state and Alyeska to insure work progressed in a timely

manner. Install Intellect OC-3/12 and Alcatel 1603 cross-connects from

Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. Install GPS reference timing transceivers and

antennas at regeneration sites. Trained on DC battery enclosures for

confined space work environments. Wire wrap cross connect panels, fabricate

coax, tri-ax and N-type connectors. Install DC main power, battery back-

ups, and general halo type site grounding. Perform fiber locations and red

line corrections. Arizona Department of Transportation federal highway

communications up-grade project consisting of 90 nodes with a host of

electronic equipment used for signal timing, highway warning signs and

video monitoring systems. Installed and tested traffic timing products.

Correct as-built red lines to meet customer specifications. Perform

customer final acceptance testing according to manufacturer specifications.

Intel Corporation

May 1986 - July 1996

Metrologist / Manufacturing Engineer for microprocessor fabrication.

Test equipment calibration and repair. Schedule and perform repairs of thin

films IC manufacturing and process equipment. PLC robotic tool point

adjustments. Performed service and repairs on metal sputter, ion implant,

D&W metal etch and gold deposition equipment. Repair cryogenic, mechanical

and turbo-mechanical pumps for High VAC integrated circuit fabrication

equipment. Respond to emergencies as a member of the HAZMAT and Emergency

Response Teams. Repair and calibrated manufacturing test equipment to Mil

STD 45562. Digitizing and analog oscilloscopes-500Mhz to 1Ghz, time mark

generators, amplifiers, frequency counters, parametric analyzers, waveform

monitors, data loggers, spectrum analyzers, thermo sensors, thermal

couples, precision DC power supplies, torque meters, Hart scientific

thermometers, Fluke dual and single DVMs, reflectometers, laser particle

monitors, surf-scan wafer thickness meter, frequency generators, curve

tracers, frequency transducers, de-ionized water flow meters, dual and

triple dc power supplies, OTDR, candle power meter, variable and primary

oscillators, lasers sources, thermo probe, high voltage and current

probes, amplifiers, timing generators, bake ovens, ultra sonic, depth

gauge, calipers, vibration sensors, accelerometers, Sartorius and Ohaus

scales used on a regular basis. Schedule equipment for calibrations and for

NIST vendor certifications. Develop the construction procedure of the

triple point of water cell for use by technical peers. Used helium leak

detection systems for high vacuum process chamber repair and vacuum pump

operating characterizations. Use process gases and chemicals. Repaired and

replaced Surface Mount Technology components in many brands of

manufacturing test instruments. Trained on and built the new FAB wafer

planarization prototype at the Gaard Automation factory while also

receiving factory specific certifications. Troubleshoot pneumatics and

hydraulics, valves and transducers. Created test analysis data for Pentium

processors. Performed in FAB testing for particulate reduction and control.

Identified laminar flow issues. Instituted and trained personnel on

Statistical Process Control inside manufacturing.

US Army

December 1979 - January 1985

RF radar specialist / US Army Europe/MOS 24C

High power RF illuminator radar AN-MPQ-52 specialist. Perform maintenance

at field level on radar and firing section control boxes and launchers.

Identify malfunctions, make repairs to RF assemblies to component level,

performed alignment and synchronization of electro mechanical assemblies.

Initiate requests for PLL spare parts, perform prescribed system tests

according to Technical Manuals to determine operational and maintenance

status of site equipment, install equipment modifications, supervise

launcher and missile crew activities, provide technical training to missile

crewmembers. Maintain Technical Orders and manuals. Directed daily

operations in the firing control section related to mobilization or PMCS

tasks. Tag and inventory classified system level radar spare parts. Perform

live fire field exercises on Crete. Provide maintenance during battery

Organizational Readiness Exercises and for Re FORGE.

LANGUAGES: none

GEOGRAPHICAL EXPERIENCES:

USA, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium

United Kingdom, Alaska, Diego Garcia, Bosnia,

Republic of Serbja, Iraq, Kuwait, Croatia, Kosovo,

Mexico, Crete, Pakistan, Afghanistan

REGISTRATIONS / CERTIFICATES / LICENSES:

FCC license

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / LICENSES:

AFCEA-Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Army Commendation medal

Army Achievement medal (2)

United States Air Force Commander's award

Army Letter of recognition

Cold War Service recognition

PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS: Triple Point of Water Cell physical constant

CITIZENSHIP: U.S citizen

SECURITY CLEARANCE: secret

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