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Edward Bourke


Verizon Inc.                                                                                   

U-IMTS Technician IV   (40 Hours Week)                                         

Knowledge of different signaling systems including domestic and international C5, C6, and C7.  Knowledge of central office digital switching exchanges like Northern Telecom International  DMS family of switches and Ericsson AXE 10. Completed AXE International Gateway Maintance (LZU 103 555) course.   Must be able to maintain central office peripherals such as channel banks, completed a course on T::DAX 4/3/1/0, Titan 5500 DAC, 3/1 DAC, echo cancellers and digital-circuit-multiplication equipment DCME. Have successfully completed the DTX-240 E/F Maintance and System Administration Course at ECI Telecom. Must be familiar with signaling formats such as CCS and CAS relating to T-1 and E-1 applications.  Clear understanding of daily switch maintenance and installation routines and billing-transfer sub-systems.  Must be able to independently install and maintain all data and voice services that originate and terminate in the central office and Northern Telecom DMS 250/300 switch and Ericsson AXE 10.  Also able to work directly with other long distance carriers, resellers and foreign ISMC and ITMC's in activation, expansion and maintenance efforts.

Chase Bank /AT&T                                                        

Network Technician    (40 Hours Week)                                                 

To monitor and troubleshoot a global communications network. Use Netview 5000 to monitor data & voice circuits (T-1, T-3), Cisco routers, Bay Network Hubs, Token-ring & Ethernet network.  Utilize the IDNX 90 switch to monitor network, nodes, ports, cards, lines, trunk, alarms, etc.  Use Netlens 5000 to monitor same for a graphic presentation and quicker identification of problems on network.  Use NetView to monitor IBM network & systems via RUMBA.  Open and input trouble tickets into server based system (PNMS).  Perform daily checks on bank special systems, routers, gateways & servers.  Interface with different global communication carriers.  Dispatch technician in different countries for on site repairs and testing. Use Lotus Notes for E-mail and memos.

Securities Industry Automation Corp                                        

Communications Specialist       (40 Hours Week)                        

Utilize the RS-232 protocol to troubleshoot problems in data communications lines between exchanges and SIAC, and Member firms and SIAC.   Understand Tandem access procedures to be able to "bring-up" circuit data and circuit configuration for use as a troubleshooting tool.  Heavy use of ProComm Plus communications platform for access to various system databases.  Must be able to take verbal instructions for use with documentation to locate and analyze trouble-shoot problems.  Work with customers over the telephone to re-configure and trouble-shoot modem problems. Use the T-1 communications framing for troubleshooting some member firms circuits in conjunction with telco personnel.  A knowledge of the major stock exchanges workings (NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE....).  Understand and support HP 4927 protocol analyzer in an RS-232 environment.

American Express Travel Services                                                                                                                    

Lehman Brothers Incorporated                                                                

Network Technician    (40 Hours Week)                                           

Setup and install File Servers and PC workstations for clients. Implement Local Area Network protocols, standards for physical layer, data link layer and network layer communications.  Utilize the use of data communications practice as well as physical layer testing. Use of the three protocol elements, syntax, semantics and timing also provide net-work addressing, error detection and  correction (retransmitting), and status information.  Use protocol hierarchy (IP, TCP/IP, X.25, etc) for station linking via a network.  Install the Open Systems Interconnect Model and its layers, frame construction and reduction. Point-to-Point communication (Layer 2) and X.25 Packet Switched Network Communication (Layer 3) and the X.25 Frame Format for Wide Area Networks.  An understanding of character oriented protocols and bit oriented protocols. Heavy use of High Level Data Link Control (HDLC), I-Frame Format, S-Frame Format and U-Frame Format for long distance microwave links to reduce propagation delay. Use of Synchronous Data Link Control (SDLC) and Systems Network Architecture (SNA) for use in communication among IBM computers, terminals and office systems, also for use in communicating to industry standard networks.

Bankers Trust N.A.                                                                      

Network Technician    (40 Hours Week)                                            

Install and setup the File Server, Workstation and Topology Components.  Prepare the Netware hard disk to create a DOS Boot partition.  Run SERVER.EXE to get system colon prompt.  Load and bind the Netware drivers for connectivity. Load INSTALL.NLM to create further functionally by defining a Netware partition and initializing the system volume.  Define the two (2) critical startup files STARTUP.NCF and AUTOEXEC.NCF. Load additional NLM's to provide additional customized configuration. Create a workstation environment and install connectivity software on the distributed clients.

Sprint Incorporated                                                                                     

Circuit Technician    (40 Hours Week)                                                   

To setup, test and install line equipment for customer ordered lines. Test 24 circuit channel banks for proper line interface and dip switch setting.  A knowledge of the different types of channel banks and configurations and the DS-1signal format, alternate mark inversion (AMI) and bipolar violation (BPV).  Understand the purpose for bipolar with 8-zero substitution (B8ZS), signal timing and ones density.  Understanding of the 1.544 Mb/s DS-1 frame and the D4 superframe pattern.  Run test of T-1 spans for FCC tariff requirements of performance without the span removed from service by using Extended Superframe Format (ESF) and Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC). Use of the Hard 645 Test Set and setup of T-Berd test equipment to run the Quasi-Random Signal Source (QRSS) and program Kentrox T-SmartLink for T-1 bit error rate and customer ordered options.  A knowledge of what is to be tested and basic test measurements Bit errors, BPV's, Frame errors and CRC errors.  Setup and reorganize a file and storage system for hardware and channel bank electronic cards.  Work with national sales personnel to setup electronic equipment and Sprint specific specialized electronic hardware for customer orders for installations by field personal.  Part-time management of trouble call desk and field personal call routing and system network operational problems.

Yield Technical Services                                                                  

Field Site Tester    (40 Hours Week)                                                     

To execute for The New Jersey Bell Company at the Bayville, Forked River and Toms River Central Office a complete move of the Digital Multiplex System 100 series switch without the interruption of service to customers, a "Hot Slide".  A knowledge of all the hardware aspects of a complete installation of the DMS 100 family of switches. Must have a strong ability to read blue- prints to interpret the various placement of bays, cable troughing and power connection.  Must be able to use heavy equipment power tools.

Sprint Incorporated                                                                                   

Switch Technician    (40 Hours Week)                                                

To execute rollover's of existing circuits and spans on a microwave transmitter to the DMS-250 Fiber Optic Links. To execute new installs of customer ordered circuits on the DMS-250 Fiber Optic Network.  A knowledge of T-1 spans as it relates to voice and data.  An understanding of pulse code modulation (PCM) and pulse amplitude modulation or 64 kb/s standard rate or digital signal-level zero (DS 0) as for the voice portion of the time division multiplex (TDM).  An understanding of how digital signal-level one (DS-1) are created and attenuated in transmission.  A knowledge of what regenerative repeaters do for signal level and what is sampling.  A functioning knowledge of Telco implementations is most helpful.  Assigned the task of posting the Automatic Trunk Testing for four DMS-250 switches. A knowledge of Inter-Machine Trunks (Fiber Optics Links) and Feature Groups (D,C,B) specification requirement. Documentation of all Trunk Testing and DMS systems setup's for next day report generation and status.

Aerotek Incorporated                                                                                                                                            

Switch Technician      (40 Hours Week)                                                 

To setup and install a Northern Telecom Digital Multiplex Switch 100 at the various customer location in the New York Metropolitan area.  My duties consisted of checking architectural and mechanical drawings of the site Central Office to the ground plans for the layout of equipment bays.  Setup necessary personal computers to mainframe links for daily engineering changes, site equipment updates and company bulletins from head office. Supervise an 8 or 10 man crew of subcontractors.  Keep tract of time and work flow of site equipment installation to meet customer dead-lines. Check and correct any and all quality and misinstalled work. Received certification as DMS 100-250 installer and PROTEL language.

Certifications & Education


Satellite Uplink Operators Training Seminar – FCC Rules 25.271 (b)

CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONICS - Electronic Technology with FCC Examination Preparation - Currently Enrolled



Electronic Courses, Viking Lander Project - Special Projects



HONEYWELL ELECTRO-OPTICS DIVISION - NASA Certification - Columbia Shuttle Experiments

NORTHERN TELECOM Department of Installation Manpower Development

Protel & Installation DMS 100/250

ECI TELECOM - Certificate of Training

DTX-240E/F Maintenance and System Administration Course

ERICSSON - Certificate of Recognition

    AXE International Gateway Maintenance LZV 103 555

MCI/WORLDCOM -– Certificate of Achievement

T::DAX 4/3/1/0


Military Service





GROUND RADAR REPAIRER - 32 Weeks OJT Fort Hancock, New Jersey (23N20).

Responsible for the installation, testing and maintenance of Nike-Hercules Missile Fire Control Radar.  Performs daily, weekly and monthly checks. Troubleshoot and repair any and all problems or troubles that the system may inherent. Installs equipment updates and modification as directed by command headquarters and manufacturers.  Under-stands the operation particulars and instruments used in radar detection.  Knowledge of Electronic Counter Mea-sures (ECM) and Electronic Counter Counter Measures (ECCM) equipment. An understanding of Acquisitiontype radar (LOPAR-HIPAR) Klystron tube maintains equipment and components associated with its' transmission and return signal. Knowledge of sub-systems such as Target-Tracking Radar, Target- Ranging Radar, Elevation, Missile-Tracking Radar and Computer Time-to-Intercept Equipment and Mechanical gearing, gyro's, gimbal's & servo equipment.

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