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Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form

Field Engineering Base Station System (BSS) Proficiency
Level 1 Skills Inventory
(Paper Version)

This form is designed to capture data during an engineering skills inventory discussion. This paper-based version can be completed during the face-to-face discussion and the data can then be directly entered into the global resource management database.

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...................................................... 11 1............................................................ 12 1.............................. 11 FOLLOW FAULT FINDING PROCEDURES ......................3 1...................................12 BSS INTEGRATION ........................................................................................................................................... 9 INTERPRET SITE CONFIGURATION DIAGRAMS ........................................ 9 INSTALLATION OF BASE STATION ................. 11 NETWORK KNOWLEDGE ............................................................................................................. 11 DOCUMENTATION................2 1............................................................................9 PERFORM MOTOROLA COMMISSIONING TESTS .........7 1..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 HAS A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE OMC............. 3 INTRODUCTION .............................. 10 SITE TESTING .. 10 IMPLEMENT RF CABLING .................. 4 COMPLETING THE ENGINEERING SKILLS INVENTORY ....4 1......................................... 5 GENERAL DATABASE ENTRIES FOR A BSS FIELD ENGINEER ........................ 11 1.... 12 1.................11 1.....Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10............................................................................................................................ 7 1................................................................... 5 HOW TO GRADE A SKILL ..... 9 CHECK POWER TO CABINET ..................................................... 12 Any printed version of this document............. 4 LEVEL 1 BSS FIELD ENGINEER DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................... 2001 Page 2 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form Table of Contents 0............................ 12 COMMUNICATION .................................................................................................................... 9 1........................................................6 INTERPRET SITE LAYOUT DIAGRAM ................................................................................................... 9 INSTALLATION............................8 1......... is an UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion ...........13 ACCURATELY COMMUNICATES WITH SENIOR ENGINEER AND OTHER PERSONNEL....................................................................................................1 1...... 11 PERFORM FUNCTIONAL TESTING ...................................................................................................................10 COMPLETE SITE PAPERWORK ......................................................................................0 REVISION HISTORY ......................5 1.................................................. 10 IMPLEMENT MOTOROLA SAFETY REQUIREMENTS ..........................................................................0 BSS ...................................................................................... not properly stamped......LEVEL 1 COMPETENCIES:...................

is an UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion .SACID Core / GPD / ANDC Contacts Rebadged for distribution to regions Redefined course runs for level 1 and 2.0 Woody Palmer .1 Fredrik Jonsson Motorola Indonesia Gary Boyle Andy Hastings 1 Mar 00 Version 4.CWP001 Worldwide Implementation Network 10 Jan 01 A Woody Palmer .Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10.Neelakantan-QIN044. not properly stamped. 2001 Page 3 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form 0.0 Author Nuke Tripanulu Fredrik Jonsson Approved By: Description of Change Original Document Version 1.CWP001 Worldwide Implementation Network Any printed version of this document. Wrote job description. Made the competencies as technology generic as possible. CDMA. Inputs from: iDEN Razi Sayyed-CRS038.0 Revision History Date 1 Jan 98 1 Mar 98 Version Original Version 2. Rajeeve Narula-QIN052. Jim Rydberg-QA1530 17 April 1998 20 Apr 98 6 Nov 98 Version 3. Removed specific references to enable generic global use. Phil VanAmerogen-QA1280 Minor modification made from North American team inputs. Menashe Kaslassy-BMK018.0 Update after comments from Training in UK and India Created a revision history page Change document format Added a section to Level 3 . Amended errors and omissions Moved blank forms to section F Changed tab colours to A-F.0 Version 3.

Where the competencies for specific equipment is called out in the evaluation sheet it is the assessor’s job to ensure the person being evaluated has the skills for the specific equipment column that is being filled in. as well as proper safety precautions that should be taken during installation activities. basic fault finding and BSS integration. functional testing. On the Job Training (To be expanded) During the engineers time in the field the following tasks should have been accomplished: ½ Installed … ½ Optimized … ½ Loaded software upgrades … ½ Etc ½ Any printed version of this document. which apply to different equipment and technologies. wiring. The engineer is very familiar with installation procedures for a BSS including: layout. not properly stamped. The engineer also understands the site paper work that is required to properly document a site and has a basic knowledge of the OMC. Level 1 BSS Field Engineer Description A level 1 BSS Field Engineer has an overall understanding of the entire BSS system. A level 1 BSS engineer is capable of performing commissioning tests. 2001 Page 4 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form INTRODUCTION This document is intended to provide guidance to an assessor for the assessment of a Level 1 BSS Field Engineer. and grounding guidelines. He/She is able to read and interpret site layout and configuration diagrams. examples. power requirements. This document is intentionally as technology generic as possible and relies on the assessor’s knowledge to properly assess the level of specific skills. RF cabling. is an UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion . For purposes of this assessment the BSS includes the RF component such as BTS/EBTS and the RF control such as BSC/CBSC. and information. The engineer can and has communicated BSS issues in a timely and accurate manner. This section describes the competencies and references acronyms.Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10. This document is used in conjunction with the appropriate Skill Assessment Form.

you may find the most complete and accurate information will be gleaned during the discussion with the engineer. As the assessor you must apply your knowledge of the technology and/or equipment on which the skills inventory is being conducted. comments from co-workers. 3. not hypothetical or future ones. Rarely demonstrates the behaviour. the particular equipment so you can apply these generically written descriptions to your unique situation. For example. you may use any form of information you have at your disposal.Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10. They are intentionally written to be as technology generic as possible. Keep in mind that the database will track the skills related to the technology you select and where applicable by groupings of equipment you also select. not what a group of people did. It is important that questions are answered by indicating what the employee did alone in a situation. 2001 Page 5 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form Completing the Engineering Skills Inventory 1. gives a clearer understanding of the employee’s real skills. Research suggests that past behavior is generally the best predictor of future behavior. if the generic behavior is related to hardware architecture. 8. Focusing on the individual’s own actions. For system engineers before Level 2 RF Planning can be achieved the Level 1 systems engineering category (which is general and broad in nature) must be completed. not properly stamped. you may draw from your memory. the behaviors and the probes carefully. The CBSC should be discussed as part of a CDMA the hardware architecture but obviously would not even be mentioned for a GSM or GPRS hardware architecture. the BSS includes both the RF component such as BTS/EBTS and the RF control such as BSC/CBSC. Demonstrates some understanding and occasionally exhibits the behaviour. How to grade a skill Complete the skills Inventory using the following definitions: (NE) (1) (2) (3) No Evidence of the behaviour. 4. Always focus on past events or situations. As your read the probes by the check off boxes under each behavior make sure you apply them in the context of the technology that is being reviewed and where appropriate. 7. For purposes of this assessment. Each competency will have one or more behaviors that the engineer should have in order to be proficient at the competency. is an (4) UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion . However. Please keep in mind that all levels must be achieved in sequence. Consistently and effectively demonstrates the behaviour. and not a group of people he or she has worked with. Read each competency name. and comments from customers. Levels are achieved in sequence. 6. This document is intentionally as technology generic as possible and relies on the assessor’s knowledge to properly assess the level of specific skills. For example before a field engineer can achieve BSS level 2. the hardware and protocols discussed should apply to the technology being discussed. project documents. You should focus on specific events that have occurred in the employee’s recent past that support the employees skill. For example. 2. When completing the skills inventory. 5. Consistently and effectively demonstrates the behaviour and teaches and encourages others Any printed version of this document. all behaviors for BSS level 1 must be met.

1. For CBSC. . Any printed version of this document. This means that all probe boxes under the behaviors should be checked. WAM. BSCs. and other vendor’s equipment. BSC. . For an engineer to receive a 3 or 4 rating for the for behavior 1. HLRs.LEVEL 1 COMPETENCIES: Installation 1. BTS installations where large quantities of coax cabling are to be performed reference must be made to the cable runs to be used to maintain uniformity of the site cabling schemes. Any probe box that cannot be checked indicates an area that would require additional training or OJT. If positioning of the equipment is not possible to floor plan consult with a senior engineer. VLRs. . c. Once the training or OJT is completed and the engineer demonstrates the skill has been acquired the box can be checked during the next skills inventory. CBSCs. PCU. d. is an UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion .1 Interpret site layout diagram all of the probe boxes under this behavior must be checked." is the first probe the assessor should use to help ensure the engineer has the skill in the particular technology and/or equipment.Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10. If all boxes cannot be checked the engineer should be rated either NE (no evidence of the behavior. For an engineer to achieve a Level 1 BSS Field Engineer. There may be only one probe but most of the time there will be 4 or more probes. BTSs. PCUs. 2001 Page 6 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form In the partial sample form shown below: a. This results in an on going process that shows progression and improvement of skills.1 ë Interpret site layout diagram NE 1 2 3 4 ë ë Understands and knows how to interpret a site layout diagram.1 Interpret site layout diagram is the first behavior that is required for installation. Sample skills inventory BSS . The category is for a Level 1 BSS Field Engineer. 1 (Rarely demonstrates the behaviour) or 2 (Demonstrates some understanding and occasionally exhibits the behaviour). not properly stamped. all level 1 behaviors must be rated either 3 or 4. XCDR. b. Installation is the competency. The rating is at the assessor’s discretion and should be in proportion to the percentage of probes that are checked. LMF MUX equipment. This includes other applicable equipment that may be on site such as: MSCs. and OMC equipment. RXCDR. OMC-R. power supply systems. The check box with the text "Understand and knows how to . Has positioned the equipment racks precisely in accordance with floor plan.

com Technology: (check one) __ __ __ __ __ __ Analog Aspira CDMA GPRS GSM iDEN Any printed version of this document. If the engineers core id does not appear contact the ABT help desk to ensure it is in the ABT repository at: abt-help@cig.mot. not properly stamped. 2001 Page 7 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form General database entries for a BSS Field engineer Manager logs into the data base with Username: and Password: Region Name: (check one) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ China North America Caribbean & Latin America Japan Europe SE Asia Emerging Markets Engineer Type: (check one) ¥B __ Field Engineer Systems Engineer Category: (check one) ¥B __ __ __ __ BSS Intelligent Network Internetworking OMC Administration Switch Engineers Name Engineers Core Id: __________________ __________________ Core Id is selected from a pull down menu and is downloaded from the ABT repository. is an UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion .Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10.

2001 Page 8 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form Equipment: (check one) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 2400 Series 9600 Series BSC CBSC EBTS PCU Indoor 4800 Series Indoor BTS6 Indoor Horizon Indoor MCELL Indoor Microcell Outdoor 600 Series Outdoor 4800 Series Outdoor BTS6 Outdoor Horizon Outdoor MCELL Outdoor Microcell Managers Name: Managers Core Id: Managers Email: Assessors Name: Assessors Core Id: Assessors email: Job Role: (check one) __ __ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ Primary . (4) Consistently and effectively demonstrates the behaviour and teaches and encourages others Any printed version of this document. not properly stamped. (There can be multiple secondary categories. (There can be only one Primary role) Secondary . is an UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion . (2) Demonstrates some understanding and occasionally exhibits the behaviour.Job role history. (3) Consistently and effectively demonstrates the behaviour.Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10. Use the following definitions: (NE) No Evidence of the behaviour.Most recent job role. (1) Rarely demonstrates the behaviour.) Complete the skills Inventory by circling the appropriate rating after each behavior.

VLRs. BTS. Position the equipment racks precisely in accordance with floor plan. Ensure packaging and rubbish removal has been organized. PCU. BSC. This includes other applicable equipment that may be on site such as: MSCs. etc. OMC equipment. CBSCs.0 BSS . 2001 Page 9 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form 1. If positioning of the equipment is not possible to floor plan consult with a senior engineer. For CBSC. PCU. The engineer must follow the methods set out in the BSS installation and hardware optimization document. and knows the steps to be taken if grounding seems inadequate or incorrect.1 ë Interpret site layout diagram NE 1 2 3 4 ë ë Complete understanding and interpretation of site layout diagram. XCDR. and other vendor’s equipment. EBTS. this will involve the checking of the circuit board quantities prior to the insertion in the correct slots in the main cage. PCUs. OMC-R. BTSs. Correctly informing senior engineer or program manager of any equipment shortfall to support site configuration. Any printed version of this document. Knows how to determine what circuit boards are to be installed in which positions to support the site configuration required. 1. LMF MUX equipment. 1. power supply systems.2 ë ë ë ë Interpret site configuration diagrams NE 1 2 3 4 Correct interpretation of equipment and RF configuration drawings of new and existing equipment. RXCDR. HLRs. Ensure the cabinets are wired and grounded in accordance with site documentation and local building codes.LEVEL 1 COMPETENCIES: Installation 1. BTS installations where large quantities of coax cabling are to be performed reference must be made to the cable runs to be used to maintain uniformity of the site cabling schemes. For multi cabinet sites it will also include checking quantities of interconnecting cables between the cages to support any extended/expanded configurations. Display an understanding of what it means to supply adequate cooling to the equipment. BSCs. WAM. For single and multi cabinet sites.3 ë ë ë ë ë ë ë ë ë Installation of base station NE 1 2 3 4 The installation of cabinets complies with site documentation and maintained standards. Ensure cabinet is installed as detailed in the project specifications/Motorola standards.Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10. not properly stamped. Has actually installed circuit boards during the installation of a site. including fibre optic and 2 Mbit cabling requirement where applicable. is an UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion . breakout panels. Knowledge of Motorola grounding guidelines as outlined in Publication 68P1150E62 Grounding Guidelines for cellular installations. This could include equipment such as: the BSC.

The engineer should be checking the cables visually where possible for damage and incorrect terminations. The engineer should be familiar with the principles. When used understand what a receive matrix is and why it might be used. The engineer should be aware of the type of cable required for connection and of the size of the connectors required for termination.e. ground straps. 1. Use correct tools and methodology prior to powering up the site to safely check power supplies. He/She also knows how to connect together multiple hybrid combiners. hardware. The engineer knows the fundamental theory of RF combiners and knows how and why the combiner is used. Knows what proper RF termination is and why it is important. Knows how to verify the correct RF front end is in place to support the configuration. 2001 Page 10 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form ë ë ë ë ë ë ë ë The engineer has the basic knowledge related to RF configuration. 1.4 ë ë Check power to cabinet NE 1 2 3 4 Show consistency to Motorola standards and methods while working with AC and DC power.5 ë ë Implement Motorola Safety Requirements NE 1 2 3 4 Knows and ensures that Motorola safety requirements are upheld at all times.6 ë ë ë Implement RF Cabling NE 1 2 3 4 Show neatness and consistency when preparing and installing RF cabling. Knows how to verify the RX antenna cabling is terminated at the correct input port of the BTS. etc. and installation when the RX and TX are to be combined together. Any printed version of this document. static mats. I. not properly stamped. Knows what a Transmit Band pass filter is and how to determine if it is required. 1. If the site is a BTS has ensured the hardware layout reflects the site RF configuration. is an UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion . Knows and can describe in detail the proper precautions that should be taken to safeguard equipment and boards from electrostatic discharge (ESD).Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10. cage extension and expansion configuration.

ë Power arrangements-type of rectifier used.8 ë Follow fault finding procedures NE 1 2 3 4 Perform basic level fault finding on a live network.9 ë ë ë Perform functional testing NE 1 2 3 4 Perform basic functional tests on the BSS. type of batteries used. ë Any unit found faulty during installation ë Any pertinent site information. is an UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion . etc. 1. determine that all routes of communication with in the BSS are operational and correctly configured and that all nodes are operational. capacity.Microwave or OFC. This includes: ë Site equipment details ë Site details like Latitude and Longitude ë Antenna heights ë Type of access system used. Demonstrate computer literacy including file management. generator back up. PCU. 1.10 ë Complete site paperwork NE 1 2 3 4 Complete all site paperwork neatly and in a timely manner.7 ë ë ë Perform Motorola Commissioning Tests NE 1 2 3 4 Show that the commissioning tests were consistently performed in accordance with the commissioning manual. Documentation 1. 2001 Page 11 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form Site Testing 1. ë Knows how to restore a site to operation and can coordinate with other teams such as the OMC team. ensuring minimum outages by: ë Interrogate the BSS hardware using MMIs to determine where faults are in the system. when needed. The engineer has the ability to use a PC. and from simple MMI commands. Any printed version of this document. In the instances where technology enhancements are overlaid on an existing system. not properly stamped. ë Knows common diagnostic and interrogation commands and their uses and knows how to operate the appropriate terminals and/or equipment to execute these commands. ë Can identify faulty modules and knows the correct procedures for replacement. etc. EBTS. back up available. the engineer should be aware of interactivity issues that may affect network availability. SDH or PDH. Knows how to make a test call to prove the functionality of the BSS parts.Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10. ë Correctly implement fault finding procedures.

e. not properly stamped. 2001 Page 12 of 12 Field Engineering BSS Proficiency Level 1 Skills Inventory Form Network Knowledge 1.) Has a working knowledge of making test calls and using call logging and measurement diagnostic software.11 ë ë ë ë ë ë ë ë BSS integration NE 1 2 3 4 Familiar with line interface layout to and from the DDF and/or direct interconnections between BSS network elements (i.Global Telecom Solutions Sector Customer Solutions Group Global Engineering Skills Development Program Document Number: Issue: Date: Page: GTSS-GRM-1011 A January 10. Perform voice and data calls. PCU. ensuring all time slots available have been checked and are configured correctly (i. Knows how to use the appropriate system administration/maintenance terminals to expedite the integration process.13 Accurately communicates with senior engineer and other personnel ë NE 1 2 3 4 Able to communicate any faults or discrepancies in a timely.e. CBSC etc). BSC. 1. Must be able to trace and test connections to and from BSS network elements. Familiar with the line interface module layout and it’s configuration and knows how to verify connections are per documentation. reserved channels for GSM and GPRS.12 ë Has a basic knowledge of the OMC NE 1 2 3 4 Understands and can describe the OMC’s function in the network and how it can be used to make the engineer’s job easier. and professional manner to senior engineers and/ r Project Managers. Knows how to interrogate to ensure key BSS data and network elements are downloaded from the OMC Should be familiar with the initialization sequence of the node and knows when to expect a code load to take place. Communication 1. Any printed version of this document. is an UNCONTROLLED COPY Internal Use Only / Motorola Confidential Proprietary upon completion . accurate.

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