Southwestern Bell Telephone Company March 1976 and retired from AT&T 17 Dec 2010.
Titles held: Customer Service Technician – Core Installation & Maintenance, Cable Splicer, Lineman. The last few years included installation or maintenance of DSL equipment (modems, routers), DSL lines and Special Circuits.
The career consisted of working mainly with outside telephone plant facilities. The duties performed included: splicing copper cable and terminals, making rearrangements, inspecting contract workers, fiber optics, outside and inside installation and maintenance, line work (placing and removing cable and poles, analyzed support records, created reports, and etc.
These duties required working on your own or in a team environment. The career included functioning in management positions for special projects. Carried out various assignments for fact-finding and/or completion of projects. Computer programs were developed in the C language, dBase III+ and Clipper for billing, inventory management, and record storage.
Computer Hardware and Software Knowledge
NOW negotiating with Linux and Windows and the Web.
- Network Hardware
- DSL modems, Routers, Switches, APs
- Win10, Win8, Win7, XP, 98, 95, and DOS
- Ubuntu, FreeNAS, etc
- Windows Software
- Excel, Word, SharePoint Designer (FrontPage), Access, Visual Studio
- LibreOffice (OpenOffice) Writer, Calc, BlueFish Editor, Gimp Graphics. Visual Studio Code
- UNIX minicomputer
- Multiplan, VI, and Shell Language (1987).
- IBM 370 type VM/SP OS CMS System (1990's)
- COBOL, Assembly Language, SQL Database, and REXX (90's).
- HP 3000
- COBOL and the IMAGE Database system
- MS-DOS software packages
- Communication programs, word processors, text editors, graphic programs, spreadsheets, etc
- DIY PC Builds
Experience with an IBM 370 type VM/SP OS CMS System using COBOL, Assembly Language, SQL Database, and REXX. Experience with an HP 3000 using COBOL and the IMAGE Database system. Operated a minicomputer running UNIX using Multi-plan, VI, and Shell Language. Operated mainframe software via VTAM and a modem. Operated numerous MS-DOS software packages including communication programs, word processors, text editors, graphic programs, spreadsheets, etc. My first IBM PC clone was a Tandy 1000 (1984).
DSL School; AT&T, Dallas, Aug 2008
Fiber Optics with Fusion Splicing; Victoria, Fall 2006, Nashville State Community College thru The Sage Group
Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course; Beeville, Jan 2005, BDI DataLynk, Bob Ballard
Electronics: The Texas Engineering Extension Service, Victoria, Jan 1994 - Feb 1995, 21.6 CEU, 216 hours
Berger Aptitude Programing Test (BAPT); Houston, August 20, 1986
Basic Splicing; Southwestern Bell Telephone, Dallas, October 10 – 20, 1983
Lineman School; Southwestern Bell Telephone, Houston, April 14 – 25, 1980
Basic Installation and OJT; Southwestern Bell Telephone, Corpus Christi, Weekends March 13, 1976 – May 20, 1976
University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, TX; 1985, 1992 – Jun 1993, Computer Science Concentration
Corpus Christi State University; Fall 1990 – 1992, Computer Science Concentration
Coastal Bend College (Bee County College), Beeville, TX; 1976, December 1989, Associate in Science, Computer Science Concentration
Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX; Sept 1966 – Dec 1968, Agricultural Engineering Concentration
White Oak High School, White Oak, TX; May 1966 Graduated with Diploma