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Thomas Hester
1962 Bridgewood Dr
Orange Park, FL 32065
Home Phone 904-282-2140
Cell Phone 904-239-9134
A challenging position in the telecommunications field with the opportunity for
career growth and personal satisfaction.
A tenacious and goal oriented employee with strong work ethic, effective interpe
rsonal skills, and excellent problem-solving and time-management skills.
2007-Present DWDM Field Engineer, Cogent Communications
* Provide hands-on technical expertise and troubleshooting for turning-up up ne
w network capacity with Cisco MSTP/DWDM 454 and Cisco 15800
* Drive with the implementation of long haul network augmentation and expansion
* Work with Engineering to provide field perspective to network
deployment as well as to provide expertise in deployments
2002-2007 Optical Field Technician, Turnkey Network Solution/US Signal Company
* Responsible for day-to-day installation, maintenance, monitoring, repair and
provisioning of customer premise locations, Central Office, and secondary tran
smission sites 24/7/365.
* Install, test, provision, maintain Cisco ONS 15600, 15454, 15327,
* Test, Turn up, Trouble shoot customer circuits DS1 to OC-192
* Installed Customer Premise Cisco/Adtran routers
* Maintain Cisco 7200/7609 series routers
* Maintain, provision T1 cross connects Tellabs 5500 NGX
* Installed, tested, provisioned, maintained Telect Mix56 T1 mux system
* Installed, tested, provisioned, maintained Adtran 2820 and 2800 T1 mux system
* Responsible for sixty COLO/Customer locations
2000-2002 Detroit Outside Plant/POP Technician, 360networks
* Maintaining Nortel OPTera LH 1600 (OC-48 through OC-192)
* Maintaining Sycamore Edge Switch 16000,8000,and 3000(OC-3 through OC48)
* Responsible for all Fiber fusion Splicing, testing, and restoration
* Responsible for all cable locates
* Installed cable ladder rack and fiber raceway
* Proficient with GNnettest OTDR, Fitel fusion splicer, Digital Lightwave optica
l tester, Gnnettest long range power meter, and Radiodetection Locator Unit
04/00-10/00 Detroit Field Engineer, Nettel Communications
*Superrvising development and construction of Central Office Facility
* Traveling to numerous cities to test and turn up customer DS1s and DS3s
* Maintained Nortel DMS 500, Nortel Passport, Tellabs Titan 5500, Tellabs 532L
* Proficient with T-Berd 2310
1998-2000 Network Operations Specialist, Sprint Communications
*Maintained Nortel DMS 250, Nortel Passport and Vector switches, Tellabs Titan 5
500, Alactel iMTN, Alactel frame relay, Alactel Sonet (OC-3 through 192), DSC 1/
0, 1L DACS, Rockwell A-sync, and Nortel M13 Mux
* Installed and upheld DSOs, DS1s, and DS3s for network and to customer premise
*Proficient with T-Berd 224 and 310, and also HP Cerjac 155 test sets.
1997-2002 United States Army Reserves
1994-1997 United States Army
*Installed and maintained UHF, SHF, and satellite transmission paths to distant
end tandem switches.
*Installed X.25, LAN, E-mail, and packet switch data ports.
*Performed troubleshooting for various circuit cards within the switch.
*Trained and supervised operators.
*Deployed to both Bosnia and Italy.
*Recipient of two Army Achievement Medals in 1996.
Cisco Systems Advanced Services
San Jose, Ca
ONS 15454 MSTP Test, Turn Up, and Operations Boot Camp
Nortel Technical Education
Montreal, Que
OPTera LH and Advanced Optics OAM&P
Nortel Technical Education
Montreal, Que
OPTera LH Optical Transport Platform Slat Delta
Sycamore Education Services
Boston, Ma
SilvxSource Configuration & Operations SR Course
Sycamore Education Services
Boston, Ma
SilvxManager Fundamentals Course
Canadian National/Illinois Central Safety Class
Detroit, MI
Rail safety certification
Nortel Technical Education
Raleigh, NC
U.S. Army
Mannheim, Germany
Enhanced Switch Operator Course
U.S. Army
Fort Gordon, GA.
Electronic Switching Systems Operator Course Honor Graduate
Santa Fe Community College
Gainesville, FL.
General Studies
Available upon request