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Andrew Nelson Jones

Andrew Nelson Jones
Caddo Mills, TX 75135


• Over 25 years experience in telecommunications industry
• Extensive knowledge of Bell Core Standards
• Communicates equally well with technical and business staff
• Proven effectiveness in coordinating and team leadership
• Special talent for establishing rapport with both management and support staff
• Proven ability to implement project from conception to completion on time and under budget
• ISO 9001 Level-4 Certification in Switch Installation, and Power Installation and Test
• Certifications for asbestos floor tile drilling, 3M Firestop and ESD Protection


Project Manager

• Successfully supervised, trained and evaluated 7-12 people to install initial
systems plus expansions to existing systems throughout the United States and Russia
• Have managed MTSO projects in Seattle, Spokane and Portland simultaneously
• Improved working communication among technical departments
• Maintained material control, supplies and inventory records
• Monitored 3 Million Dollar project budget


• Created floor plans, equipment drawings, and ordered site specific material for MTSO projects
• Performed sight surveys within the United States
• Proven ability to design systems
• Installed, commissioned and cutover Siemens cell sites for TNS/Cingular
• Supervised the installation of Alcatel Media-Gateway switches for T- Mobile
• Decommissioned and removed Nortel BSC/TCU and the associated T1, Timing and power cabling for Field Telecom/Cingular
• Installed and turned up 64 T1’s for Ericsson Test Lab.
• Supervised the installation of an Ericsson MTSO for Hawaiian Wireless including the DACS, DS1, DS3 and CLC
• Installed first Echo Cancelling devices in North America attached to an Ericsson wireless network
• Supervised the installation of the initial Ericsson CMS40 switch in North America
• Supervised installation of the entire transmission line-up for over 50 MTSO’s including DACS, CLC, and DS1
and DS3 cross connects
• Wired T1’s for multiple AT&T #5 ESS switches at the Protector and Cosmic frames
• Installed D4 Channel Banks, Repeaters, Slick 96, Slick 128, Slick 256, Slick… and various T-Carrier components


• Trained hundreds of individuals at all levels in telecommunications
• Developed and presented training for new hires
• Designed more effective in-service and cross training programs for switch and power plant installation and testing
• Adapted and trained individuals on the transition of four generations of analog to digital technology

Maintenance Contracts

• Provided service contracts for AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Pacific Bell, Voicestream,
• Southwestern Bell, Southern Bell, T-Mobile…


Conduct “Site Surveys” and prepare applicable documentation
Inventory control of installation material
Create staging areas
Receive material and sign bill of lading from shippers
Good housekeeping skills
Knows and demonstrates all safety procedures
Safely move and lift equipment

Cut and install auxiliary framing
Use correct insulation and protection procedures
Cut and install cable rack
Build a battery stand
Safely install batteries on a stand
Prepare and assemble battery string hardware
Use and interpret battery measurement tools
Mounting and cabling of GNB type “GEL” cells
Drill for and install floor and wall anchors
Prepare, read and interpret a cable rack drawing
Prepare, read and interpret floor plan layouts
Prepare, read, interpret and follow both specific and general MOP
Possess knowledge and skills listed in GR 1275 and AT&T TP76300
Correctly identify and label equipment
Assess overall project quality according to Bell Core Standards
Extensive knowledge of “standard telecom cable code”
Perform testing to establish continuity on all associated switch cables
I also have experience in site specific material ordering and the use of SAP
I possess the following…
Reliable transportation
Valid driver’s license
Up to date auto insurance
Cell phone with adequate minutes
“Street and Trips” with GPS
Laptop Computer
Telecom tools including a wire-wrapping tool, bits and sleeves, punchdown tool and a Fluke volt meter


I have attended UTA, SMU, Mountain View College, and Eastfield College
and I continue to pursue my Associates Degree in Electronic Telecommunications Technology

Ericsson Training Center, Richardson, TX.(Installation Certificate)
ISO 9001 Certification Level IV, Switch Engineering and
Installation, and Power Installation and Testing

AT&T National Training Center, Dublin, Ohio
CDC 340/160 MB disk drive repair and HP 560 MB Disk drive repair

AT&T Southwestern Regional Training Center, Mesquite, TX.
ESD Protection and Schematic Drawing Specification Reading

On the job training for the CDC Keystone II and III, 6250 BPI peripheral tape
drive. Also experienced with MS Dos and UNIX


2007-Present, Apple1, Customer Service Rep, Plano, Tx.
2006-Present, Telecom Engineer, Data Workforce Inc., Frisco, Tx.
Supervised the installation of MTSO and RBS
2006-Present, Switch Installation Engineer, Tradestar Inc., Grand Prairie, TX.
Supervised the installation of MTSO
2002-2006, Retired
2001-2002, Switch Engineer, EXI/Parsons Telecom, LLC, Richardson, TX.
Engineered turn key MTSO projects
1997-2001, Switch Engineer, Ericsson, Inc., Richardson, TX.
Engineer turn key MTSO projects
1989-1997, Senior Installation Engineer, Ericsson, Inc., Richardson, TX.
Supervised the installation of turn key MTSO projects
1985-1989, Telcom Installation Engineer, AT&T Network Systems, Dallas, TX.
Installed Wireline telecom equipment
1970-1975, Central Office Technician, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., Dallas, TX.
Completed customer service orders and maintained switching equipment