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Tower Technician

Gainesville, FL
$25 hourly
April 28, 2020

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John “Bull” Santoro

PO Box ***** ● Gainesville, FL 32604

305-***-**** Mobile ●


Work in a challenging and diverse environment. Exceed expectations. Enhance production in an environment where compensation and bonus incentives are commensurate with contributions. Advance and mentor others.


Decades of proven leadership and top-notch performance. Solution seeker—does not dwell on perceived obstacles. Exemplary organizational and managerial skills. Extensive and well-rounded technical, structural and construction experience. Excellent mentor. Dedicated work ethic. Leads by example. Not a problem child.


Foreman/Field Operations & Safety Manager Apr 2018–Mar 2020 AD LUCEM Corporation, Louisville, KY

AT&T (5G FNET) new-builds, upgrades, and system maintenance. Responsible for recruiting, onboarding, and training of all incoming technicians and subcontracting teams. Managed all aspects of field operations and logistics. Mentored and supervised all team members in the field.

Reason for Departure: Corporate shut down

Tower Technician Jan 2018–Apr 2018

ERICSSON Inc, Orlando, FL

AT&T new-builds, upgrades, audits, integrations, and system maintenance.

Reason for Departure: Ericsson unable to reassign me to designated home market during extended deployment

Construction Manager Feb 2016–Nov2017

MasTec Network Solutions, Charlotte, NC

Conducted Third Party Audits (TPA) of completed AT&T installations, including existing systems and new AT&T initiatives (LTE/AWS/WCS/PCS). Responsible for inspecting work completed by GC’s within the North Carolina and South Carolina markets, as well as self-perform crews.

Reason for Departure: Divorce and subsequent relocation to Florida.

Foreman Feb 2014 –Jan 2016

MasTec Network Solutions, Charlotte, NC

AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon tower mods, decomms, new-builds, upgrades, integrations, and system maintenance.

Reason for Departure: Internal promotion to Construction Manager.

Tower Technician Feb 2013–Feb 2014

Betacom, Longwood, FL

Primary projects involved the completion of Verizon new-builds, upgrades, PCS consolidations, and AWS installations, along with tiger-team work for SPRINT, AT&T, and T-Mobile within the Florida market.

Reason for Departure: Inability to keep crews busy or paid on time.

Senior Technical Assistant Jan 2009–Feb 2013

Florida Keys Community College, Key West, FL

Actively assisted the Information Technology Department with all aspects of software, hardware, and network design. 2011 Employee of the Year.

Reason for Departure: Inadequate compensation.

Regional Field Technician Aug 2002–Dec 2008

Musco Sports Lighting, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Installed, repaired, and serviced a wide variety of communications and lighting structural equipment. Noteworthy projects included: Disney’s Wide World of Sports, Orlando, FL (2001-2005); Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, FL (2002-2005); US Open, Brooklyn, NY (2003); XXVIII Olympic Games, Athens, Greece (2004).

Reason for Departure: Marriage and relocation.

Software Engineer & Technical Sales Consultant May 1997–Aug 2002

Maxxus International, Myrtle Beach, SC

Developed and marketed Smart Card technology; conveyed highly technical concepts to extremely non-technical clientele; drafted technical specifications; programmer in C++ & Visual Basic

Reason for Departure: Relocation.

Student, Bachelor’s Degree, CIS Aug 1992 – May 1997

Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

Sergeant/E-5(P), Combat Medical Specialist Jun 1986 – Aug 1992

U.S. Army Ranger, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC

Proudly serving America’s peacetime and wartime missions. Top Secret Clearance (1987-91); Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield (1991-1992); Junior Leadership Development Course Instructor Ft Bragg, NC (1989-1990)

U.S. Coast Guard, Cadet/(0-2) Jun 1984 – Jan 1986

U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

Proudly serving America’s peacetime missions. 134 lb. All-American Collegiate Wrestler (New England, 1985)


US Passport (expires 2024)

Safety LMS Train-the-Trainer Certification (2019)

OSHA 30 (2020)

Bloodborne Pathogens (2020)

Competent Climber (2019)

Competent Rescuer (2019)

Competent Rigger (2019)

RF Awareness (2019)

First Aid/CPR/AED (2019)

OSHA 10 (2017)

Pre-Climb Safety, Fall Protection, Basic Rigging, Tower Rescue Certification (2017)

CROSBY Competent Rigger (2017)

ND 502 Quality Standard Certification (2017)

DOT-CSA Certification (2017)

ANRITSU Certified (2017)

KAELUS PIM Certified (2017)

JDSU/ODM/T-BERD Certified (2017)

JMA/PPC Certified (2017)

AT&T VAST Certification (2017)

VERIZON EAMS Certification (2017)

VZW AWS E2E Mop Simulation Training (2017)

CAM Tool Certification (2017)

CONFINED SPACES Training (2017)

Crane Spotter Certified (2017)

Hazard Communication Training (2017)

Ladder Safety Certification (2017)

Asbestos Awareness (2017)

Battery Safety (2017)

Lockout Tagout Training (2017)

Personal Protective Equipment Training (2017)

Portable Fire Extinguisher Training (2017)

Electrical Hazards Training (2017)

SRS Troubleshooting and SRS User Certification (2017)

Towing and Trailer Certification (2017)

Trenching & Excavation Safety Awareness Training (2017)

Virtual Punch Walk Certification (2017)

Environmental and Structural Hazards, Hazard Assessment Certification (2017)

GHS Haz-Com Certification (2017)

Qualified Aerial, Scissor, And Forklift Operator Certification (2017)

National Safety Award- MasTec– Charlotte, NC (2014)

Advanced Fall Protection and Rescue Climber Certification (Safety One) - Denver, Co (2013)

Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Information Systems, Coastal Carolina University - Conway, SC (1998)

Primary Leadership Development Course Distinguished Honor Graduate- Ft Bragg, NC (1989)

US Army Ranger Tab- Ft Bragg, NC (1988)

Soldier of the Quarter- Ft Bragg, NC (1987)

Soldier of the Year- Ft Bliss, TX (1986)

Airborne Qualified- Ft Benning, GA (1988)

Expert Field Medical Badge-Ft Hood, TX (1987)

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