Experienced Electronics Engineer

Serial No: 14414
Skills keywords: aviation radar technician, gsm power systems, hp service desk

Short Bio:

An accomplished, extremely hard working and highly self motivated individual with more than 15 years’ progressive experience within the telecommunications industry. Has a proven track record within networking, infrastructure and QA implementation and commissioning. A capable leader, can motivate and empower individuals to achieve their own potential and make a significant contribution to the full delivery of common goals.

Current location:  Gauteng, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Preferred Sector of Employment:  accounting and finance, IT and Technology
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, english
Location I am interested in working: Australia

National N Diploma  – NQF Level 6 Light Current Electronics Engineering 2013

National N6 Certificate – Majoring in Computer Principals, Mathematics, Logic Systems, Industrial Electronics (Centurion College) 2002

Trade Certificate – Aviation Radar Technician Majoring in Circuit Repair & Soldering, Basic Electronics (School for Logistic Training) 1993

Key I.T Skills – Windows 7, MS Office, Projects, Visio, HP Service Desk, M2000 (Huawei O&M Platform), SONAR (Vodacom developed Performance Analysis Tool)

Professional Development

  • LTE Air Interface 2012
  • LTE Protocols & Procedures 2012LTE System Overview 2012
  • BSC6000 to BSC6900 Conversion Training GSM_WCDMA 2010
  • Single RAN BTS/Node B Conversion Training GSM_WCDMA 2010
  • Basic Off-Road Course 2008
  • Tellabs 6300 Product & 8000 Net. Manr 2007
  • Best Practices in Lightning Protection 2007
  • MN3510EN50MN RNC UMR5.0 OAM 2006
  • MN3515EN50MN UTRAN NodeB UMR5.0 OAM 2006
  • MN3500EU50MN UTRAN Introduction UMR5.0 2006
  • Rectifier System FP412 2006
  • RF Exposure Awareness 2006
  • BSS07E Advanced BSS Field Support 2004
  • CP07 Introduction to GPRS 2001
  • TR2550 Microwave Planning 2001
  • SDH Synchronisation 2001
  • BSS101 PCU Operations and Maintenance 2001
  • SYS04 BSS Sub-System Planning 2000
  • SYS02 BSS Database 2000
  • GSM power systems 2000
  • Inter Personal Skills & Conflict Handling 1999
  • SYS01 GSM Interfaces 1999
  • MC06 M-Cell Appreciation 1999
  • PAV IRI 1999
  • BSS01 BSS Operational Theory 1998
  • CP02 Introduction to Digital Cellular 1998
  • Advance soldering course 1995

2011 – To Date SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Huawei), Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

Personally responsible for carrying out the Lab testing and Field Trials of:-

BTS, Node-B, eNode-B, BSC & RNC Software and Patches

2G, 3G and LTE New Hardware

Software and Hardware Features and Improvements on 2G, 3G and LTE

Supporting Regional Operations Teams in a variety of different matters in relation to Network Dimensioning, Configuration and Maintenance as well as RAN Hardware and Software failures

Fully accountable for leasing with Vender Support in the logging, following up and resolution of Trouble Tickets relating to any of the abov

1998 – 2010 INSTALLATIONS SPECIALIST (Motorola & Huawei), Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

Undertaking the facilitation of BSC, TCE and BTS equipment installations in line with company specification

Rework course (PC-board) 1995

Identifying and addressing requirements relating to a variety of different areas, including:-

Floor position in Data Centres or Shelter type and placement for BTS’s

AC and DC Power supply / back-up

Heat Management

Environment alarms

Commissioning BSS elements as part of Network roll-out and Network growth as well as facilitating power upgrades on BTS and BSS equipment

Consistently ensuring RF installations for in and outdoor solutions are completed in accordance with Industry Standards and Company Specifications for 2G, 3G and WiMax

Fully accountable for the compilation and implementation specifications in relation to the above mentioned work aspects

Reporting and feeding back information to progress, risks blocking points in the above mentioned disciplines, as well as undertaking the maintenance of process in change, work-flow and asset management

1995 – 1998 ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN, Kentrol

Producing and maintaining a weapon system and related ground support equipment

Developing a basic knowledge of electronics/electrical systems and RF-, Audio-, and Video signal generation and analyses

1992 – 1995 AVIATION TECHNICIAN, SA Air Force

Gaining valuable experience and developing multi trade skills, dealing with the component level maintenance and repair of the Bendix weather radar systems

Additionally working on flight line repair and maintenance of the C130 Hercules and Cheetah C & -D Aircraft


Personally responsible for the analysis and documentation of information relating to National Security