Independent RV Safety Consultant and Educator, Photographer, Website Developer, Webmaster, App Designer, Computer Technician, Electronics Technician; Mail Processing Equipment Maintenance Mechanic; Satellite Tracking Field Technician A; DAS3 Computer Systems Repairer; Chaplain's Assistant; Cannon Fire Direction Specialist; Metal Worker
CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE:
APR 2011 to present
Independent Recreational Vehicle Safety Educator and Consultant
Founder of FifthWheelStreet.com.
Created and maintain the FifthWheelStreet.com web including more than 240 pages and files to support of recreational vehicle buyers and owners. Designed, built, and published web-based applications. Designed and supervised the development of four software applications for electronic mobile devices. Write recreational vehicle safety articles for recreational vehicle magazines and web-based publications. Provide private consulting work for potential recreational vehicle buyers and current owners. Create advertising banners and language for publishing on various web-based media outlets. Research and publish annual tow vehicle towing capacity reviews.
FEB 2018 to present
NRA Certifed Instructor for Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course
MAR 1998 to present
Designed and created 14 websites and maintain eight.
PAST WORK EXPERIENCE:
Operated and maintained audio mixers for two churches. Self-employed personal computer repairer.
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:
DEC 2011 to MAY 2012
Volunteer Ranch Manager/Work Camper
St. Vrain State Park, State Highway 119, Firestone, CO 80504
Managed a small 200-acre ranch property (no livestock) owned by Colorado State Parks. Duties included maintaining ranch house, workshop, barn, and grounds. Operated lawn mowers and a tractor with front end loader and grader. Grounds duties included mowing, clearing debris, earth moving and grading. Completed workshop wall paneling and designed and built a 12-foot workbench. Work Camping duties when scheduled included maintaining camp sites, assisting campers and assisting park manager with other projects. Other projects included exterior painting of buildings, grounds keeping, cleaning and organizing workshops, planting trees and assisting other volunteers.
APR 1994 to JAN 2002
Electronics Technician, PS-09/P
United States Postal Service, 400 Storke Road, Goleta, California 93199-9997
My primary responsibility was maintaining three Advanced Facer-Canceler System/Input Sub-Systems (AFCS/ISS). I performed scheduled and unscheduled Preventive Maintenance Inspections (PMIs), Technical Inspections (TI), and acceptance test on integrated electronic and electro-mechanical systems. I adjusted, calibrated and overhauled automated mail processing equipment per technical handbooks or modification work orders. I routinely calibrated high-speed Gray Scale Cameras and Indicia Detectors. I performed pretest, function and final testing, tuning, alignment, and calibration of complex electronic control systems. Using electronic theory, I troubleshot and repaired the AFCS/ISS and other mail processing equipment as requested. Assisted my supervisor and engineers as well as peers and subordinates with involved troubleshooting to include repairs, alteration, fabrication, installation upgrades and modification of hydraulic and electro-mechanical systems. I planed and laid out work from electrical, electronic and mechanical block diagrams, wiring diagrams, schematics, verbal requests and modification work orders. Assisted my supervisor with research and development of precision electronic equipment or circuits. Reported needed repairs to my supervisor and the Operations Manager. I requested repair parts and materials. I annotated work orders as to work details, parts and repair time. Took readings from meters, gauges and counters and annotated logbooks. Performed software modification work orders and configured machines as required. Scientifically observed automated mail processing equipment during operation to ensure optimum performance and made adjustments as needed. Maintained an excellent rapport with operation supervisors and equipment operators. Assisted in the training of new operators and maintenance personnel. I continuously sought ways to improve equipment performance and submit idea proposals. I have received numerous local monetary awards for adopted ideas, including an idea that will result in the first year nationwide savings of more than three million dollars for the Postal Service. Wrote new and or improved machine handbook sections and trained peers and subordinates on these procedures as needed. I developed and generated daily and periodic analytical reports on AFCS/ISS using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word software. As the AFCS/ISS team leader, I have successfully maintained the AFCS/ISS by continually achieving the highest Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) score of greater than 90% for a multiple machine site the last six years in The Pacific area. I am skilled in the use of electronic test and measurement equipment, including digital and analog multimeters, ammeters, oscilloscopes, tachometers, infrared thermometer, soldering stations, and hand and power tools of the electronics trade.
SEP 1991 to APR 1994
Mail Processing Equipment Maintenance Mechanic, PS-07/B
United States Postal Service, 400 Storke Road, Goleta, California 93199-9997
My primary responsibility was maintaining four Microprocessor-Controlled Mark II Facer-Canceler Systems (MCM). I performed preventive maintenance, adjusted, calibrated and overhauled MCM systems and other automated mail processing equipment per technical handbooks or modification work orders. I routinely calibrated stamp, meter, and FIM code detectors. Using electronic theory, I troubleshot and repaired the MCM as well as other hydraulic and electro-mechanical systems as requested. Assisted my supervisor and engineers as well as peers and subordinates with involved troubleshooting to include alteration, modification and research and development of equipment or circuits. Reported needed repairs to my supervisor and the Operations Manager. I requested repair parts and materials. I annotated work orders as to work details, parts and repair time. Took readings from meters, gauges and counters and annotated logbooks. Maintained an excellent rapport with operation supervisors and equipment operators. As an On-the-Job Instructor (OJI), I trained new maintenance personnel on the maintenance and operation of the MCM. I received higher level pay when I performed Electronic Technician duties as required. My initial pay scale for this job was PS-06/B, and I was promoted to PS-07/B on November 13, 1993.
NOV 1990 to SEP 1991
Delco Electronics, 6767 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
I burned in and set up new personal computers, terminals, printers, and monitors. I performed diagnostic tests and completed documentation to prepare equipment for issue to the user. I installed and tested hardware on personal computers and printers. I used electronic theory to troubleshoot and perform component level field (50%) and bench top (50%) maintenance to the organizations 2,500 personal computers, terminals, printers, and monitors. I performed helpdesk functions to troubleshoot and correct computer equipment problems with the user telephonically and provided on-site assistance as needed. I submitted requests for repair parts supplies. I developed written procedures for burn-in and issue of new computer equipment.
AUG 1988 to NOV 1990
Field Technician A, Satellite Tracking Operations & Maintenance
Loral Space and Range Systems, Vandenberg AFB, California
I performed extensive computer operations on the Univac 1230 Military Tactical Computer subsystem to support satellite tracking, telemetry, and commanding operations. Operated computer system in support of missile launch operations. During this period I maintained a 100% error free record at Vandenberg AFB Tracking Station while supporting over 24,000 satellite passes. I used electronic theory, logic diagrams, schematics, electronic test equipment and diagnostic programs to troubleshoot data area equipment. I performed scheduled and unscheduled Preventive Maintenance Inspections (PMIs), Technical Inspections (TI), and acceptance test on complex integrated electronic systems. I performed pretest, function and final testing, tuning, alignment, and calibration of complex Data Area electronic subsystems. I repaired Data Area equipment to component level in accordance with established procedures and safety practices. I documented all maintenance actions using prescribed forms. I performed Data Coordinator functions when scheduled. I provided training to other area personnel on duties and responsibilities of their position.
JUN 1985 to APR 1988
Computer/Detection Systems Repairer, 94F (Current), SGT (E-5)
United States Army, HMMC, DISCOM, Fort Lewis, WA 98433-6210
Decentralized Automated Service Support System (DAS3) Repairer; Military Occupational Specialty Code was 34C20Y1. I performed complex maintenance duties on the Honeywell Series 60, Level 6, Model 47 mini-computer, CP-1435A and the Tactical Army Combat Computer System (TACCS), AN-TYQ-33(v) as well as numerous pieces of interface equipment. I performed system inspections using diagnostic programs and test equipment to determine operational condition. I performed troubleshooting techniques using electronic theory, logic diagrams and schematics. I repaired, adjusted and tested equipment to ensure compliance with technical specifications. I performed preventive maintenance checks and services on systems, equipment, tools, and test equipment and documented repairs and parts ordered. I prepared appropriate maintenance forms and records. I requested and maintained authorized repair parts, supplies and technical publications. I submitted recommendations to higher levels of command for improvement of equipment and processing. I gave technical assistance and training on problems encountered in repair of DAS3 and TACCS. I provided technical assistance to operators and programmers on hardware/software related problems. I performed modifications according to modification work orders. I trained other technicians in their duties and responsibilities. I researched, developed and received a monetary award for computer system improvement.
SEP 1979 to NOV 1984
Chaplain Assistant, SGT (E-5)
United States Army, HHC, USAG, Fort Lewis, WA 98433
Military Occupational Specialty Code is 56M20/30. I performed religious support duties and coordination of religious programs, worship, and crisis intervention and assisted in religious program development and implementation. As Senior Chaplain's Assistant at the Main Post Chapel, Fort Lewis, WA and 1st Brigade Chapel, Camp Casey, Korea and Brooke Army Medical Center Chapel, Fort Sam Houston, TX, I supervised 3 to 5 Chaplain's Assistants. Responsible for scheduling, planning, and supporting activities assigned by the Chaplain. I performed pre-counseling interviews and scheduled counselee for follow-up appointments with the Chaplain. Performed and assigned clerical and custodial duties at the assigned chapels. Operated and maintained section vehicle, equipment, and automated systems. Safeguarded privileged communications and offerings. Applied communication skills to resolve conflict and identified suicidal risk factors. Conducted training and provided technical guidance to subordinate personnel in the performance of religious support duties.
APR 1978 to JUN 1979
Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist, 13D (Current), SGT (E-5)
United States Army, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, APO New York, NY 09139
Cannon Fire Direction Specialist; Military Occupational Specialty Code was 13E20. Performed Fire Direction Center (FDC) and operations section duties. Established, maintained and operated radio and wire communications. Operated the Battery computer unit to include: preparation, entry of known data, computation of firing data, and receipt and processing of messages. Constructed and operated observed or surveyed firing charts. Recorded fire mission-related information and maintained ammunition status. Compiled lists and prepared target overlays, and situation and fire capability overlays. Operated and performed operator maintenance on section vehicles and generators. Performed crew maintenance and participated in the organizational maintenance of section equipment. Assisted chief fire direction computer in the supervision of section operations, maintenance, and training. Transmitted firing data to firing elements using battery computer unit. Verified registration and computed and applied meteorological and muzzle velocity corrections.
JUN 1976 to MAR 1978
Allied Trade Specialist, 91E (Current), SP4 (E-4)
United States Army, Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK 73503
After completion of basic training and AIT, I was assigned the following duty: Metal Worker, Military Occupational Specialty Code is 44B10. I fabricated, repaired, and modified metallic and nonmetallic parts.
Utilized such machines as engine lathes, utility grinders, power cutoff saws, hydraulic presses, drill presses, oxyacetylene, electric arc, inert gas welding machines and their associated attachments, accessories, and tools. I routinely repaired, repainted and installed metal body components, radiators, fuel tanks and modified other related equipment as required. I fabricated metal equipment per submitted written request and drawings.
GED Diploma, General Studies, Lawton Public Schools, Fort Sill, OK, Nov 77
Randleman High School, Randleman, NC, 1973-1976
EDUCATIONAL COURSE WORK:
Professional Development of the Manager, MGMT 1207, Nov 83, A, 2SH, Central Texas College
USPS, Goleta, CA, Maintenance Safety, 12 Oct 1991 to 12 Oct 1991, 4 Hrs
USPS, Goleta, CA, Basic Electricity, 14 Oct 1991 to 20 Dec 1991, 26 Hrs
USPS, Norman, OK, Micro-Mark 2 Teletraining, 14 Oct 1991 to 13 Dec 1991, 78 Hrs
USPS, Norman, OK, MPLSM 140/141, 4 Mar 1992 to 30 Oct 1992, 158 Hrs
USPS, Goleta, CA, Oscilloscopes, 10 Apr 1992 to 28 Apr 1992, 16 Hrs
USPS, Goleta, CA, Basic Computer Concepts, 10 Apr 1992 to 29 Apr 1992, 40 Hrs
USPS, Norman, OK, ECA/WEC WABCR Bar Code Sorter, 29 Apr 1992 to 9 Apr 1999, 138 Hrs
USPS, Norman, OK, Industrial Electrical Svc, 7 Feb 1994 to 27 May 1994, 160 Hrs
USPS, Norman, OK, PC 70/80 Ink Jet Printer, 22 Aug 1994 to 26 Aug 1994, 39 Hrs
USPS, Norman, OK, Advanced Facer-Canceler 19 Apr 1993 to 17 Oct 1997, 232 Hrs
USPS, Norman, OK, Carrier Sequence Bar Code Sorter, 6 May 1996 to 10 May 1996, 40 Hrs
USPS, Norman, OK, ECA MLOCR-B Theory, 8 Sep 1994 to 5 Sep 1997, 252 Hrs
USPS, Norman, OK, Telecommunications & Networking Technician, 12 May 1997 to 22 May 1997, 68 Hrs
USPS, Norman, OK, Image Processing Subsystem, 18 Jan 1999 to 29 Jan 1999, 76 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Remote Tracking Station Familiarization, 2 Aug 1988 to 2 Aug 1988, 8 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Digital Techniques, 3 Aug 1988 to 11 Aug 1988, 35 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, SCN Telemetry, Tracking & Commanding 12 Aug 1988 to 19 Aug 1988, 48 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Data System Group (RTS), 19 Aug 1988 to 22 Aug 1988, 16 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, CSTC Orientation, 22 Aug 1988 to 24 Aug 1988, 24 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, 1230 MTC Computer System Operation, 25 Aug 1988 to 26 Aug 1988, 16 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, WDL Digital Micrologic & Documentation, 27 Aug 1988 to 28 Aug 1988, 16 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Utility & Operational RTS Software, 29 Aug 1988 to 31 Aug 1988, 24 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Station Test Program Operation, 1 Sep 1988 to 28 Sep 1988, 40 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Micromodular Repair Unit, PRC-350, 29 Sep 1988 to 28 Nov 1988, 10 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, AFSCN Maintenance Management, 29 Nov 1988 to 13 Dec 1988, 30 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Computer Interface Equipment (CDAB/CDAD) 14 Dec 1988 to 20 Jan 1989, 70 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Communications Buffer (COMB) 21 Jan 1989 to 31 Mar 1989, 100 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Commanding Subsystem-Command Buffer 1 May 1989 to 15 May 1989, 25 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Telemetry Data Processor Buffer (TDPB), 16 May 1989 to 30 May 1989, 25 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Telemetry Data Processor Model 2 (TDP-2), 31 May 1989 to 14 Jul 1989, 60 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Input/Output Buffer Model 2 (IOB-2), 15 Jul 1989 to 25 Sep 1989, 100 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Control and Display Equipment (CDE), 26 Sep 1989 to 22 Nov 1989, 90 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, INY Buffer (INYB), 23 Nov 1989 to 26 Jan 1990, 90 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, IRIG Timing Subsystem (RTS), 27 Jan 1990 to 11 Apr 1990, 110 Hrs
Ford Aerospace, VAFB, Data Coordinator, 12 Apr 1990 to 20 Apr 1990, 12 Hrs
Dept. of Army, FA Cannon Operator/Fire Direct. Asst. (MOS-13E), 2 Sep 1976 to 20 Oct 1976, 7 Wks
Dept. of Army, Metal Worker (MOS-44B), 16 May 1977 to 24 Jun 1977, 5 Wks
Dept. of Army, Chaplain's Assistant (MOS-71M), 1 Jul 1979 to 19 Sep 1979, 6 Wks
Dept. of Army, DAS3 Computer Systems Repairer (MOS-34C20), 5 Dec 1984 to 10 Jun 1985, 25 Wks & 4 Days
Dept. of Army, Primary Non-commissioned Officer Course (Combat Arms), 9 Jul 1978 to 4 Aug 1978, 4 Wks
Dept. of Army, Tactical Army Combat Computer System, Tech. Asst., 2 Aug 1986 to 4 Aug 1986, 24 Hrs
Dept. of Army, Effective Communications & Counseling, 4 Aug 1980 to 24 Nov 1980, 70 Hrs
Dept. of Army, Management Development Course, 22 Mar 1982 to 26 Mar 1982, 40 Hrs
Dept. of Army, Trainer's Workshop, 19 Aug 1985 to 30 Aug 1985, 40 Hrs
Dept of Army, Army Commendation Medal, Jan 1982, Dec 1983
Dept of Army, Army Achievement Medal, Oct 1983
Dept of Army, Army Service Ribbon,
Dept of Army, Overseas Service Ribbon, Dec 1983
Dept of Army, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon
Dept of Army, Army Good Conduct medal, Jun 1979, Jun 1982, Jun 1985