Started with Southwestern Bell Telephone March 1976
and Retired from AT&T 17 Dec 2010.
Titles held: Customer Service Technician – Core Installation & Maintenance, Cable Splicer, Lineman.
The last two plus years included installation, maintenance and repair of DSL equipment (modems, routers) and the DSL lines.
The career consisted of working mainly with outside telephone plant facilities. The duties performed included: splicing cable and terminals, making rearrangements, inspecting contract workers, drop recon, outside and inside installation and repair, linework, 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, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and iOS5.
- DSL modems, Routers, Switches
- DIY PC Builds
- Windows 98, XP, Win7, Win8, Linux, FreeNAS
- Todays' Software
- Windows: Excel, Word, SharePoint Designer (FrontPage), Access
- Linux: LibreOffice (OpenOffice) Writer, Calc, BlueFish Editor, Gimp Graphic
- 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
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 Multiplan, 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).
AT&T DSL School; Dallas Aug 2008;
Fiber Optics with Fusion Splicing; Fall 2006, Victoria, TX; Nashville State Community College thru The Sage Group;
Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course; Jan 2005, Beeville, TX, BDI DataLynk, Bob Ballard;
Electronics; The Texas Engineering Extension Service, Victoria, TX Jan 1994 - Feb 1995, 21.6 CEU, 216 hours;
Berger Aptitude Programing Test (BAPT); Houston August 20, 1986;
Basic Splicing; Dallas October 10 – 20, 1983;
Lineman School; Houston April 14 – 25, 1980;
Basic Installation and OJT; 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;