New Delhi - based senior RF Engineer
Resume keywords summary: RF, VHF, UHF, Mobile, Cellphone, Handset, Radio, 2G, GSM, 3G, CDMA, BTS, Node B
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Experience level: 10 +
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RF Engineering Manager with more than 20 years of experience in RF Field engineering, manufacturing, Pre-sales support, After sales support, R&D and program Management of RF products
Worked for 10 years in RF product manufacturing, RF Field engineering, Pre-sales support, After sales support
Worked for 11 years in RF product R&D, Program Management and Field engineering
Worked for 01 years on Customer Service of RF products
Trained as “Certified Wireless Technology Professional” covering GSM, GPRS, 3G, CDMA and WIMAX network infrastructures
Have led Drive Test teams for Radio Field Trials all over India as well as in Qatar and Bahrain
Took part in EMI / EMC testing of products at SAMEER - Chennai
Took part in Type Approval Testing of RF products in Telecom Engineering Centre (DoT), Directorate Coordination Police Wireless, (DCPW), and SAMEER.
Supported installation and commissioning of RF equipment; WorldSpace channels in Airtel DTH
Took active part in pre sales activities like filling and attending tenders, product testing, evaluation of Radio projects for Police and Paramilitary forces, DGS&D Rate Contracts, Defence services (Air Force, Navy),State Electricity Boards, State Irrigation departments
Excellent communication, training, interpersonal & team building skills with the ability to work in fast paced and multi cultural environments. Was training in-charge in most jobs. Have special liking for RF Training
Worked with Indian and MNC organizations in areas such as
- Production, testing and development of VHF-UHF 2-way radios (MELTRON) and Pagers (Casio Bharti)
- Program management for development of Digital Satellite Radio Receivers (WorldSpace)
- SCM for Casio Products
Deft in swiftly ramping up projects for ensuring on-time deliverables
Competent cross-functional skills for coordination with Technical collaborators and departments like Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Design/Development/Engineering/Technology, commercial, Finance, Materials, Customer Support, Quality Assurance and Legal
Experience in MIS reporting, Commercial operations, support to Marketing
Excellent communication, interpersonal & team building skills with the ability to work in fast paced and multi cultural environments
Presently located in Gurgaon-India and working as Program Manager (Receiver Development) with WorldSpace Satellite Radio in its global technology team comprising staff from US, France, Germany and India
Foundation experience of production and testing of radio products
Manufacturing and factory management including planning, procurement, production, quality control and after sales service
Experience in use of Radio Test Equipment such as RF Signal Generators, Modulation Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, RF Power Meters, Frequency Counters, and Oscilloscopes etc.
Experience in Drive testing using Field Strength Analyzer / Spectrum Analyzers
Providing Pre-sales support to Marketing / Sales / System Engineering such as
• study of technical specifications of tenders and customer enquiries
• Filling tenders, attending tender openings
• support in preparing technical documentation
• study of customer locations and actual communication requirements
• study of local topology and RF path profiles
• recommendation of radio systems and products based on customer requirement
• perform field trials to verify product performance
• Frequency Planning and WPC related support to Sales department and Customers
Managing overall manufacturing operations of RF products such as 2-way radios transceivers and pagers with a view to ensure timely accomplishment of production targets within the time and cost parameters.
Overseeing overall Procurement activities, implementing effective techniques to bring efficiency in operations, improve quality & achieve maximum cost savings.
Managing Excise and VAT matters & ensuring adherence to the related policies & standards
RF Product Development and Support
Co-ordinating product development / customization functions including requirement analysis, finalizing specifications, designing, prototype development and testing activities.
Providing technical inputs & engineering support to the team for the entire development cycle of the product.
Program Management of RF product development
Project management, Time scheduling and monitoring of projects
Providing Technical Lead in drafting Agreements with Development Agencies and OEMs for Product Development, Manufacturing and After Sales Service
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Organisational Experience (In reverse chronological order)
Since Aug’05 with WorldSpace India - Bangalore and New Delhi as Head (Product Engineering)
Presently part of global technology team that comprises staff from US, France, Germany and India
Reporting to the Chief Program Manager and Chief Technology Officer in Washington (US)
Working on Program Management of ETSI-based Digital Satellite Radio Development for the European and ME.
Engaged with development teams in WorldSpace-France, Germany, Fraunhofer IIS-Germany and WNC-China
Worked (till Oct-07) on development of WorldSpace receivers with Flextronics-India, Flextronics-US, Epigon-Bangalore and BPL-Bangalore
Have seven staff-members (all engineers) reporting to me in Indian office
Successfully managed & coordinated Product Development for Digital Satellite Radios (DF8 and DF10 based) in a global organizational environment by effective Time scheduling and monitoring of projects.
Coordinated product testing and evaluation at WorldSpace Germany and Sameer-Chennai
Coordinated technology development with Epigon-Bangalore
Successfully led Drive Testing of WorldSpace car-mobile receiver during field-trials in Bahrain
Successfully led a Radio Survey to study and identify sources of Radio interference
Completed development of five receivers with ODMs; & coordinated ODM manufacturing
Provided technical lead for Design and Manufacturing Service Agreements with OEMs (Flextronics) and Development Agencies (Epigon)
Worked on cost reduction of existing product-line and achieved reduction of 14%
Supervised the installation and commissioning of ten WorldSpace channels at Gurgaon hub of Airtel Digital DTH services
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Feb’97 – Mar’00 with Casio India Co., Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi (earlier Casio Bharti Mobile Communications Pvt Ltd) as Senior Manager (Production and Customer Support)
Managed Casio pager factory (with 75 staff) including production planning, procurement, manufacturing, quality control and logistics.
Deftly managed factory relocation
Successfully managed after sales service for Calculators, Digital diaries, Wrist-watches, Digital Cameras, Electronic Musical Instruments & pagers, setting up of Company Service Center for pagers, diaries and watches.
Played a key role in setting up of Company Service Center for Casio products & implemented Customer Support Policy.
Conducted Customer Care Camps all over India & provided technical support to paging operations for evaluation of product performance.
Successfully conducted Drive testing of Pagers in networks all over India and in Qatar.
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Apr’00 - Jul’05 with Casio India Co., Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi as Chief Manager (Production and Commercial)
Co-ordination with overseas suppliers; appointment & coordination of Freight Forwarding agents & Custom House Agents for import and re-export both directly and via Customs Bonded warehouse.
Planning, monitoring and co-ordination of Customs Clearance activities at various air and sea ports for timely and demurrage-free import
Provided MIS support to Marketing regarding inventory
Led the implementation of ERP (Navision)
May’95 – Jan’97 with KLG Systel Ltd as RF Manager – Radio Trunking Project
Planning of proposed Radio Trunking operations in eight Indian cities
Site Survey, Radio Field Trials / Drive Testing at proposed Sites
Preparing documentation for Radio Frequency Licenses and DOT License
Liaison and Coordination with Department of Telecom for Radio Trunking Lincense
Liaison and Coordination with WPC for Frequency Licenses and SACFA clearances
Training of Sales staff on Private Mobile radio engineering
Participated in training / workshop related to Radio Trunking at Motorola New Delhi
Technical support for sales of Motorola Trunked Radio communication products (Go to Top of CV)
Mar’82 – Apr’95 with MELTRON Radio Communication Division as Sr. Manager (Development and Product Support)
Participation in presales support such as filling and attending tenders, attending product testing and evaluations at
Indian Air Force
DGS&D product testing and evaluation at (DCPW) Directorate Coordination Police Wireless, New Delhi
Maharashtra Police (Pune, Mumbai), Delhi Police
AP Police (Hyderabad)
Handled the production functions & managed Technology Adaptation of Mobile VHF / UHF Two way Radio communication products for manufacturing in collaboration with ASCOM-RADIOCOM (formerly BBC Brown Boveri Co.) of Switzerland, and Kyodo - Japan, Shinsoh – Japan
Got training on Swiss products at Baden, Switzerland
Managed product testing, evolving test procedures & selection of test equipment while setting up the production shop for Land Mobile Radio products group
Training of internal staff, sales staff and clients on Radio products and testing
Prepared Operation and Service manuals for Radio products
Participated in Product testing and evaluations at DCPW for DGS&D Rate Contract and Department of Telecom.
Worked on Cost Reduction of two products (namely RT41 and RT41S) and achieved reduction of 25-30% by re-design and import substitution
Developed features for transceivers such as channel scan, priority channel search, Busy lock-out, 5-tone selective calling with acknowledgement, ANI and Front panel programming features.
Managed development of Duplex Synthesized Repeater, Telephone patch for Duplex radio cum repeater
Actively engaged in repeater-based RF system development and implementation for
Maharashtra Irrigation (all over Maharashtra)
Maharashtra State Electricity Board (All over Maharashtra)
Fire Brigades (Thane, Nagpur)
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Mr. S.K.Deshpande, (Ex-boss at MELTRON)
COMARCO WIRELESS SYSTEMS, Mumbai, INDIA
Cell. (+91) 98203 07965 Mr. Hans Hief (Colleague at WorldSpace)
WorldSpace Inc., Nurnberg, GERMANY
Cell. +49 175 5652075
Mr. A.K. Andhare, (Ex-colleague at Casio)
GM, CASIO INDIA CO. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, INDIA
Cell. (+91) 98101 41132
Mr. Stephen Shenefield (Ex-boss at WorldSpace)
FluidVoice Inc. Boston USA
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell. (+1 617-510-1664)
Education and Certifications
B.E. (Electronics & Telecom.) from College of Engineering (COEP) - Pune University, Pune in 1980.
Completed Training on “Certified Wireless Technology Professional” covering GSM, GPRS, 3G, CDMA and WIMAX network infrastructures from Centre for Technology Training, New Delhi in 2009
Certificate Course in German Language from Department of Linguistics, Nagpur University, Nagpur in 1983
Obtained Six Sigma – Green Belt Certification in Mar-2008
Date of Birth : 20th September, 1958
Address: C-292 – 1st Floor, Tulip Garden, Sushant Lok-III, Sector 57 Gurgaon 122003 Haryana INDIA
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Contact: +91 93123 66848
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LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ashokdeshmukh
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Background and Experience
||Government College of Engineering
||Electronics and Telecommunications
||BE (Electronics and Telecommunications)
Job Category: Project Manager Job
Job Type: Any Job Type
Job Status: Immediate
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Desired Location: New Delhi, Gurgaon, Singapore, India
Willing to Relocate: Yes
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