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Arnel A. Gruspe

Box 1610 Middle Road

Saipan, MP 96950

 Work Tel: 1-670-234-2628

Home Tel: 1-670-233-2330

 

HIGHLIGHTS

·          Total of twelve (12) years of work experience in the field of computer data processing, engineering and construction management. With four (4) years work with the United States Navy as a civilian employee.

·          Extensive work experience in IBM-PC, Novell NetWare and MS Windows NT network environment regarding systems design, programming, administration, operations and maintenance.

·          Extensive work experience in a 24-hour operation mainframe data processing service center (Tandem non-stop and Burroughs B4800/B4900) in regards with operations analysis and systems design.

·          Supervised the installation and setup of a dual FDDI ring network for the Yanpet Expansion Project temporary construction network consisting of 7 units of Xylan OmniSwitch and 1 unit Cisco 4500 router.

·          Installed, managed and supported 4 units of Novell IntranetWare 4.11 file servers, 2 units of Windows NT 4 servers, 6 units of Lotus cc:Mail post office and 1 unit of MS Exchange post office at the Yanpet Expansion Project.

·          Extensive work experience in the construction, installation, configuration, operations and maintenance of enterprise networking and telecommunications system.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

REGISTRATION

·          Computer Programmer - Philippine National Computer Center, University of the Philippines , Quezon City

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

·          Developed various programs in programming languages C, Pascal, Fortran, COBOL, BASIC and with database management systems Clipper, FoxBASE+, dBase 4, Visual FoxPro, and MS Access.

·          Extensive programming experience in MS-DOS and MS Windows environment.

·          Special interest in high-speed sorting algorithms and encoding techniques, graphical user interface and Windows programming.

·          Extensive operations analysis and systems analysis experience in a mainframe environment using TANDEM systems and Unisys B4800/B4900 systems.

·          Proficient in MS Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and Windows NT Workstation, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Lotus Smartsuite (AmiPro/ WordPro, Lotus 123, Freelance, Approach), Lotus cc:Mail, MS Exchange and Corel graphics suite.

·          Uses Microsoft Project and Primavera Project Planner in forecasting and producing project schedules.

·          Proficient in Novell NetWare 3.12, Novell IntranetWare 4.11 and Windows NT Server setup and installation, resource administration, file management and server maintenance.

·          Proficient in the installation, setup and maintenance of Xylan switches (5-slot and 9-slot firmware 3.1.9), Cisco hubs and routers, Bay Network hubs and Accton hubs.

 

SUPERVISION & MANAGEMENT

·          Created resource forecast, project schedules and cost projections.

·          Effectively interacted with all levels of management from design supervisor and lead engineers of various engineering disciplines up to site superintendents.

·          Supervised a computer learning school’s volunteer student laboratory coordinator and developed guidelines for the volunteer program.

·          Managed an enterprise network consisting of 4 units of Novell IntranetWare 4.11, 2 units of MS Windows NT 4.0 Server, 6 units of Lotus cc:Mail post office, 1 unit of MS Exchange and consisting of 7 units Xylan OmniSwitch

·          Supervised an I/S Help Desk Support team consisting of three (3) software support technician/ programmer and one (1) hardware support technician.

 

ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

·          Assisted the Staff Civil Engineer Officer and its staff in managing the U.S. Navy special construction projects and specific/minor maintenance works.

·          Supervised the installation and setup the network infrastructure [a combination FDDI ring and star topology] for the temporary construction offices of Fluor Daniel Arabia’s Yanpet Expansion Project.

 

MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

·          Developed specialized programs to generate various reports like material costs, warehouse inventory, material delivery ETA and BoM issue history.

·          Processed field material requisitions (FMR) requirements, issued and ordered required materials and processed modifications to Bill of Material requirements.

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SUPPORT

·          Provided on-site/on-call consultation and assistance service to end-users by identifying and resolving hardware/software problems.

·          Responded and coordinated with customer inquiries regarding data input “due-in” and output reports “due-out” and provides update on the status of requested program runs.

·          Supervised an I/S Help Desk Support team consisting of three (3) software support technician/ programmer and one (1) hardware support technician.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Company:     Micronesian Marine                                                            Location: Saipan, MP U.S.A.

Duration:       Dec. 1999 to Present                                                        Position:  Computer Programmer

·    Responsible in the operations and maintenance of the local area network of the general marine hardware store and fiberglass boat fabricator in Saipan and Guam. Work includes the installation, setup and maintenance of the network, file servers and workstation, POS barcode readers and cashbox, including the WAN/Internet connectivity between to the two stores. Developed and maintain the company’s web site at http://www.micronesianmarine.com and the store POS program QuickSell 2000. Acts also as Senior Consultant of the company’s computer consulting and service center providing computer consulting, computer tutorial on business software operations, system program development, computer sales, desktop publishing services, LAN design and implementation and computer repair.  Clients include schools, colleges and private companies/organizations in the island.

 

Company:     InfoLink Computer Services                                               Location: San Narciso, Zambales

Duration:       Jan. 1999 to Dec. 1999                                                     Position:  Officer-In-Charge/Owner

·    Responsible in the operations of a computer consulting and service center providing computer consulting, computer tutorial on business software operations, system program development, computer sales, desktop publishing services, LAN design and implementation and computer repair. Clients include government offices, public and private schools, working professionals and students enrolled in the colleges within the area.

·    Work includes but not limited to the management of the computer center but also provides work estimates on data-entry jobs, conducts tutorial lessons, designs and layouts template for typesetting and desktop publishing works, designs for LAN configuration, and computer repair.

 

Company:     Fluor Daniel Arabia Ltd. – Yanpet Expansion Project        Location: Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, Saudi Arabia

Duration:       Aug. 1997 to Dec. 1998                                                    Position:  Computer Services Manager

·    Assisted in supervising the contractor in the installation and commissioning of the field enterprise network and telecommunications infrastructure for temporary construction. The network backbone is FDDI ring connecting eight (8) individual buildings on a 3 sq. km area. The network infrastructure consists of seven (7) units of Xylan 9-slot OmniSwitch running on firmware revision 3.1.9, two (2) units Bay fast-Ethernet network hubs, two (2) units of Accton fast-Ethernet Cheetah hubs and one (1) unit of Cisco 4500 router. The purpose of the router is to link the existing Yanpet FDDI network with the temporary construction network.

·    Supervised the installation of the telecommunications network consisting of one (1) unit AT&T Definity PABX system, four (4) units AT&T Merlin KTS system and two (2) units TransTel KTS system.  Work is not only limited to the installation, setup and programming of the said units but also includes QA testing and acceptance, duct-bank construction, cable pulling and continuity testing.

·    Managed the construction enterprise network consisting of four (4) units of Novell IntranetWare 4.11 server (under a single NDS tree – multiple partitions), two (2) units of MS Windows NT 4.0 Server (1 for RAS communications and 1 for Exchange), six (6) units of Lotus cc:Mail post office and one (1) unit of MS Exchange post office. Also managed the site computer support help desk consisting of three (3) software support specialists and one (1) hardware technician. The file servers used are three (3) Hewlett Packard LX Pro equipped with HP NetRAID controller and ten (10) 4gb SCSI hot-swap RAID drives per server and two (2) units Dell PowerEdge 2200.

 

Company:     Fluor Daniel International Ltd. – EQUATE Infrastructure  Location: Ahmadi, Kuwait

Duration:       Mar. 1996 to Aug. 1997                                                    Position:  LAN/E-Mail Administrator

·    Solely administered a network consisting of two (2) units of Hewlett Packard LC file server running on Novell NetWare 3.12 and 5 units of Hewlett Packard 24-port AdvanceStack hubs. Also administered one (1) unit of Lotus cc:Mail post office for the site. Provided hardware, software and networking support to the 95 PC workstations of the client and Fluor Daniel attached to the network. The workstations are running on Windows 3.11 for Workgroups and Windows 95. Provided software support to the end-users with regards to the use and operation of Lotus Smartsuite (AmiPro, 123, Freelance) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) application packages

 

Company:     AMA Computer Learning Center – Zambales Branch         Location: Palanginan, Iba, Zambales

Duration:       Oct. 1995 to Mar. 1996                                                     Position:  Computer Lab Admin/Instructor

·    Responsible in the daily operations supervision of the school’s computer laboratory. Teaches the students the standard operating procedures and programming guides in using the computer programs during their assigned computer laboratory schedule. Provides additional recovery notes in operating the computer, its connected peripherals and resolving hardware/software problems. Teaches the students how to recover when an error occurs in their program and furnish additional information to improve solutions on various computer laboratory exercises. Responsible in ensuring that all the PC’s and peripheral equipment are in good working condition. Supervised the school’s Computer Laboratory Coordinator Volunteer program and created the guidelines for the volunteer program. Implemented a computer security for all the stand-alone PC at the computer laboratory under the MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 operating system environment.

 

 

Company:     AMA Computer Learning Center – Zambales Branch         Location: Palanginan, Iba, Zambales

Duration:       Apr. 1995 to Oct. 1995                                                     Position:  Education Coordinator/Instructor

·    Provided instructions and notes to the students enrolled with computer subjects, the standard operating procedures in using PC business application software WordPerfect, Lotus 123, dBase 4, MS Windows 3.1, MS Word and MS Excel. Assisted the students during their computer laboratory time in operating the computer and its connected peripherals. Helps also in resolving hardware and software problems encountered. Teaches the students how to recover when an error occurs during the operation of their various computer laboratory exercises. Created examination schedule including instructor proctor schedule and room assignment for the whole semester. Checks all the instructor’s lesson plan and reviews teaching guides to make sure that they conform to the prescribed course content. Created various database programs to automate certain school report requirements.

 

Company:     Fundamental Computer Center                                         Location: San Narciso, Zambales

Duration:       Dec 1994 to Oct 1995                                                       Position:  Computer Center Administrator/

                                                                                                                                Officer-In-Charge Co-Owner

·    Responsible in the daily operations of the computer center which services include computer tutorial on business software operations and programming, computer system rental, system development, computer sales, data-entry and type-setting services. Conducts training on computer software operations and programming to the enrolled students. Supervises computer users and provides assistance services.

·    Work includes but not limited to the management of the computer center, providing work estimates on data-entry jobs, conducting tutorial lessons to the enrolled students, designs and layouts template for typesetting and desktop publishing works. In addition, acts as team leader in the development of computer programs.

 

Company:     Fluor Daniel Arabia Ltd. – BI8176 Zuluf AM Capacity Increase         Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Duration:       Dec 1993 to Jul 1994                                                                         Position:  Matl Systems Analyst

·    Responsible in the development of a prototype material planning program, a feature not currently available with the company’s global material systems (GMS) program. Resolved the tedious task of entering GMS material descriptions by formulating a process to import information contained in the CD-ROM disk of Saudi Aramco’s general supply and spare parts catalog. Functioned as local area network administrator for the field materials Novell 3.11 server and running on Arcnet topology. Responsible in the development of the “materials issued history” program used by the project management to rebut contractor delay claims. Performs analysis of program results and provides update to Saudi Aramco project management team (SAPMT) regarding percent completed against contractor claims.

·    Generated dBase IV programs to convert a manual form-entry task into a computerized routine for engineering submittal and request Saudi Aramco form 8135 and 8136. Actively supported the company’s continuous performance improvement program by conducting end-user support and training on the software and programs being used within the company.

 

Company:     Fluor Daniel Arabia Ltd. – BI8176 Zuluf AM Capacity Increase         Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Duration:       Oct 1992 to Dec 1993                                                                       Position:  Project Ctrls Specialist

·    Works in part with the home-office Material Planner and with the Field Material’s Manager. Fully responsible in the data preparation and update in generating the weekly Material Ready At-Site report, Material Status Tracking report and the monthly home-office Engineering Activity Report. Provides update to the material planner, cost engineer, engineering manager, project manager and site superintendents regarding status and delivery of material requirements at site. Coordinated with the lead engineers of different disciplines (piping, process, electrical, mechanical and control systems) regarding material requirement dates, delivery priority and status of progress drawings not yet issued for construction. Works in junction with the material manager regarding drawing deficiencies in the bill of materials, cost of materials on-hand and surplus materials; and with the procurement manager regarding item costs and status of purchase orders and requisitions.

·    Created computer programs to automate work processes and attended program development and design meetings when a new program is required. Coordinated with the company’s computer programmer during the design, development and testing stage of any special program requirements. Uses a i486 PC, HP LaserJet and various software packages for office automation such as Lotus 123, WordPerfect, dBase 4, Harvard Graphics, Clipper, MS Windows 3.1, MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word running in MS-DOS, Windows 3.1 and Novell 3.11 networked environment.

 

Company:     Naval Supply Depot - Data Processing Service Center     Location: U.S. Naval Facility – Subic Bay, RP

Duration:       Jul 1990 to Aug 1992                                                        Position:  Operations Analyst

·    Prepared and established processing schedule of jobs controlled in batch process. Created system logical flowcharts and run guides in final form to produce end products in terms of logical decisions and machine instructions. Fully responsible in the accuracy and completeness of all data inputs, computer processing and output reports of the programs ran in batch process during the assigned shift period. Coordinates with the on-duty supervisory computer operator regarding program operations troubles, system errors and hardware malfunctions. Coordinates with the on-duty data entry supervisor regarding input problems on the information and data entered. Coordinates with the applications programmers regarding program deficiencies, revisions, documentation changes, testing and installation of new applications. Attends development meetings during a programs design and implementation stage. Keeps aware of the current processing status of all jobs in batch process and special runs. Receives and maintains current individual run packages for all existing program runs and keeps historical file record of completed jobs. Coordinates with outside customers regarding inputs “due-in” and output reports “due-out”. Provides information and update on the status of requested program run and reports required.

 

Company:     SCE Office, Naval Communication Station – San Miguel    Location: U.S. Naval Facility – Subic Bay, RP

Duration:       Jun 1989 to Jul 1990                                                         Position:  Eng’g Technician (Computer Aid)

·    Controlled a PC system together with its input-output devices and control programs. Plans all computer program requirements and logic to create computer-generated reports and charts for submission. Develops coded machine instruction and encodes all inputs prepared by the Staff Civil Engineer’s staff and by the Sea Bees. Carry out necessary corrections, additions and deletions of entry to update stored information. Responsible in the storage of computer disks and keeps record on information stored in disk. Routinely inspects all computer systems and peripherals to insure that they are in good working condition. Acts as department ADP Security officer, conducts and implements standard operating procedures for all SCE computer users.

·    Provided assistance to the station’s computer systems analyst in responding to on-site and/or on-call consultation and support services to the end-users by identifying and resolving hardware/software problems. Also assists the systems analyst in the development and testing of new programs for station users as required by other departments. Acts as co-SysOp of the station’s remote bulletin board system (RBBS) with the station’s systems analyst. Conducts station personnel (civilian and active military) training on the application programs and software installed regarding usage, data-entry and update procedures, input preparation and report generation.

 

Company:     SCE Office, Naval Communication Station – San Miguel    Location: U.S. Naval Facility – Subic Bay, RP

Duration:       Aug 1988 to May 1989                                                      Position:  Computer Programmer Trainee

·    Acts as computer programmer in various data processing management studies related to software analysis, development and use. Work includes but not limited to the entry and update of the U.S. Navy Special Projects Systems (projects costing $1,000 up to $2,000,000). Created programs for the data-entry, information update and report generation of the Safety-related Works, Weight Handling Equipment Inventory List, Overall Project System (Minor maintenance work and specific construction jobs), Base-wide Telephone System List and other work with the use of the PC. Uses various programming and software packages for office automation such as Clipper, dBase III+, SuperCalc 4, WordStar, Lotus 123 and Sideways.

 

Company:     University of Baguio Computer Center                              Location: Baguio City, Philippines

Duration:       Jun 1986 to Nov 1987                                                       Position:  Computer Laboratory Assistant

·    Acts as personnel-in-charge in teaching the students enrolled in the university with computer subjects the standard operating procedures and programming guides in using the computer system. Assists the students during their computer laboratory time in operating the computer, its connected peripherals and resolving hardware/software problems. Teaches the students how to recover when an error is encountered with their programs and provides additional information and algorithms to improve solutions to various computer programming exercises. Responsible in the supervision of all the microcomputers and peripherals ensuring that all are in good working condition. Coordinates with the computer repair technician in case of computer breakdown.

·    Uses and creates programs in PC’s such as Genie I and III (TRS-80 Models I and III compatible), Apple II+ and IBM-XT. Uses various software packages for the above-mentioned PC’s such as NewDOS 80, CP/M 80, ProDOS and MS-DOS operating systems, Wordstar, SuperCalc, dBase III+, Lotus 123 and GWBasic.

 

AWARDS

 

Employee of the Month (Mar 1997)

Given by the Project Manager, EQUATE infrastructure Project for the active participation in the continuous performance improvement program.

 

Spot Bonus (Cash Award)

Given on 28Jun94 by the President, Fluor Daniel Arabia Ltd. in appreciation of the support to the in-kingdom continuous performance improvement program.

 

Special Letter of Appreciation (Final Weeks of Service)

Given on 21Aug 1992 by the Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Supply Depot, Subic Bay for the outstanding efforts put forth in making the depot “Best in the Western Pacific”

 

Joint Unit Meritorious Award

Given on 15 Jan 1992 by the Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense in recognition as a civilian member in the success of Joint Task Force – Fiery Vigil, responsible in the evacuation operations of DOD personnel and their families due to the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

 

Navy Unit Commendation Award

Given by the Secretary of the Navy U.S. Department of Defense for exceptional service in providing supply and support services to the naval forces participating in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm throughout the Western Pacific region, Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf

 

Especial Achievement Award

Given 14 Sep 1990 by the Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Communication Station, San Miguel for having displayed resourcefulness and has made a valuable contribution to improve workmanship and increase productivity.

 

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Location

Course Name

Dates Attended

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Supporting Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Core Technologies

New Horizons Computer Learning Center

25 Jul 98 to

29 Jul 98

Novell IntranetWare 4.11 Advanced Administration

New Horizons Computer Learning Center

27 Jun 98 to

29 Jun 98

Managing the Help Desk & Advanced Help Desk Skills

United Projects Maintenance & Operations Co. Ltd.

Inter-Continental Hotel

13 Dec 97 to

15 Dec 97

London, United Kingdom

Hands-On IntranetWare: 4.x Administration                             

Learning Tree International Ltd.

Commonwealth House, Hammersmith International Centre

London W6 8DN, United Kingdom

20 Oct 97 to

24 Oct 97

Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Local Area Network

Arabian Office Systems

24 Oct 93 to

5 Nov 93

Iba, Zambales,

Philippines

Microsoft PowerPoint Seminar

AMA Computer Learning Center, RHOI Building

8 Dec 95 to

9 Dec 95

Faculty Enrichment Seminar

AMA Computer Learning Center, RHOI Building

May 1995

U.S. Naval Facility,

Subic Bay, Philippines

Local Area Network Basic Course

Civilian Personnel Office Training Center

Conducted by: Genesis Komputer Dynamics

18 Sep 91 to

1 Oct 91

 

Introduction To Computer File Structure

Civilian Personnel Office Training Center

Conducted by: Computron Computer Center

25 Jun 90 to

29 Jun 90

Data Communications

Civilian Personnel Office Training Center

Conducted by: Computron Computer Center

31 May 90 to

4 Jun 90

DBase III+ Programming

Civilian Personnel Office Training Center

Conducted by: Computron Computer Center

22 Mar 90 to

27 Mar 90

Baguio City, Philippines

Computer Information Technology

DataCenter Philippines Computer Center

Nov 1987 To

Aug 1988

Civil Engineering

University of Baguio

Jun 1986 to

Nov 1987

Manila, Philippines

Computer Information Technology

Philippine Christian University, Taft Avenue

Nov 1985 to

Apr 1986