GENERAL TELEPHONE AND ELECTRONICS, Santa Monica, CA
Returned to previous telephone switchroom maintenance position to allow full time enrollment at CSULB in engineering.
Identified serious day-one customer problem using software breakpoints. Escalated the issue for approval to enhance distribution wiring on live switch. Received recognition award.
Designed and built cable tester using spare TTL logic boards and a retired back plane. Used it to bring equipment online that had never functioned due to multiple manufacturing and installation faults.
Isolated custom calling problem at the machine code level (incorrect op-code), tested fix using debugger on live switch, committed fix using field patch tool, submitted documentation to notify all sites of problem and solution. Received recognition from engineering department.
Designed and built test slot for high failure, high profile custom calling circuit. Used it to positively identify circuits with intermittent failures. Installed test slot at a second site and trained staff. Received recognition award.
GENERAL TELEPHONE AND ELECTRONICS, Downey/Redondo Beach, CA
Was approached while taking a 480 hour training course (related to electronic telephone switching systems), to join the training team as an instructor. Formal request was made before the course was completed. Went on to become an accomplished instructor for 840 hours of curriculum. Course content included: 24 bit architecture, assembly language, machine code, operating system software, memory allocation, data structures, real-time interrupts, I/O communication, job scheduling, emergency recovery software, subsystem communication flow, power distribution, memory systems, electro-mechanical network, and oscilloscope operation.
Determined that existing course content was inadequate to fully prepare students for job responsibilities. Enriched the courses by arranging hands-on field trips to live systems and writing error message simulators. Enhancements increased the course impact and interest, greatly increasing trainee on-the-job effectiveness.
GENERAL TELEPHONE AND ELECTRONICS, Marina Del Rey, CA
Maintained electronic telephone switching systems. Responsible for testing, isolating failures, and repairing electro-mechanical network, electronic logic common control systems, software data base, and operating system software.