Rudko - Telecom - Livonia, MI, USA

Mike Rudko

Livonia, MI, USA


Presently working in Metasolv data base. Also clei code look up. TIRKS as well.



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


DACS, Granite XNG, Metasolv TBS, ASAP, M6.

Work History

Equipment Engineer

Progressive IT

From June 2013

Equipment Engineering updating CLEI codes to Telcordia.

• Work on all equipment in CIRAS & Metasolv to update the CLEI codes. Verifying that Telcordia is updated.
• Access given product makers web sites to get product details. Including manuals, etc.

DAC's Engineer (contract to wireless carrier)


November 2012 - June 2013

Migrate GSMoE cell site T-1's in ATT network.

• Attend conference calls with PM's of the market with cell site techs.
• Migrate T-1's onto customers Ethernet bandwidth off of legacy copper facilities.
• Work within in Tellabs & Alcatel DAC's, Access site locator web site on status and in Granite, to verify path of the T-1's.
• Accessed CTS for trouble tickets. Also AOTS for trouble tickets. (for Remedy system).
• Accessed IWOS for E-911 testing.

Equipment Engineer


October 2011 - June 2012

(contract via TSRI)
Work entirely in Metasolv to update equipment in there site locations.
• Work within site collection tool to repair equipment within Metasolv software.
• Identify & resolve equipment specifications within Metasolv. (Finding improperly built specs and edit them or build a new spec in Metasolv to conform to company standards).

Interconnect Engineer

Windstream Communications

July 2011 - October 2011

(contract via Integrity Services)
Maintain orders in ASAP (Metasolv) for outside plant work. Also work with Business Objects to pull reports on work projects.
• Review work queue in outside plant job area.
• Pull work orders from Metasolv for a tracking basis.


May 2011 - July 2011

T1 PM for West Region (contract via Convergenz)
Monitor all longstanding T-1 orders and update the appropriate groups to move order to next process step for completion.
• Using FACTS software system. Working completely within Excel spreadsheets.

Interconnect Engineer

Verizon Wireless

December 2010 - March 2011

(contract Oxford International)
• Order circuits through AT&T ASR web page, Frontier ASR web page, Windstream ASR system & Cincinnati Bell system for the Ohio markets. Edit and enter these into Granite XNG software.
• Edited segments & paths within Granite.
• Worked with Granite Worx.

Interconnect Engineer

Cricket Communications

September 2008 - November 2010

Order circuits through AT&T ASR web page, along with Frontier (Legacy Verizon) ASR web page for the Chicago-Milwaukee markets. From T-1 level to Gig-E circuits. Edit and enter these into Granite XNG software. Also work with Granite Worx and Sitera. This involves building segments & paths within the tool.
Working with RF Engineering on cell site activity as well.
Additionally assist in RF Engineering in core network growth of DS-1's into the Huawei BSC's.

Equipment Engineer

September 2006 - March 2008

Responsible to review and approve installation Methods of Procedures (MOPS) and project manage installation vendors to ensure projects were completed according to corporate policies within specified timeframes for Michigan and Ohio Mobile Switch Offices (MSO). Participated in annual 18 month strategic planning. Audited equipment and collaborated with National Headquarters (NHQ) to create projects to clean up previous installations that were found to be of poor quality to enhance network quality and reliability.
Key Achievements:
• Effectively communicated with MSO Manager and installation leads on a daily basis to coordinate project coverage with MSO operations
• Maintained documentation in Coverage Calendar of all department personnel work schedules
• Supervised and managed installation of equipment within the MSO.
• Install all equipment into Metasolv, which included updating of frame installation and wiring in all categories.
• Assisted and supported respective region/operations implementation teams.
• Assisted other markets by entering their equipment into Metasolv M6 (Phoenix, AZ and Portland, OR)
• Communicated with vendor and NHQ Equipment Engineer projects needs to facilitate installation completion by deadline.
• Received purchase orders through Atlas software.
• Review and approval of installations MOP.

Design Engineer

February 2004 - September 2006

Metasolv Engineer Lead designer and resident expert for all circuits of DS3 and above capacity for the Detroit Market. Created drawings for these circuit designs. I was responsible for lead project management of implementing the TBS M6 software for the Telco group. Effectively collaborated with other groups and NHQ to provide layouts and updated reference sheets for the SS7 circuits in the market.

Key Achievements:
• Metasolv design T1, T3 and OC system bandwidth within the M6 software for numerous markets.
• Demonstrated ability to produce accurate designs which contributed to Michigan Markets discrepancy rate of 99.63%
• Successfully aided in the restoration of circuits through creative thinking and knowledge of MSO, effectively rerouting circuits.
• Effectively assisted other groups in the Midwest region, such as MSO, project management and regional design groups in regards to DCS audits and IMT design.
• Acted as subject matter expert of equipment layout and DCS information that was on the Livonia to Westland Connector ring to the TCG ring to ensure traffic stayed up and NUP time high. Along with Metasolv updating.
• Demonstrated expertise in documenting resources such as spreadsheets and the Sonet inventory sheets for the Michigan Market. Along with keeping Metasolv up to date extensively.
• Effectively trained new personnel in DACS access, Tellabs and Alcatel.

Interconnect Analyst

April 1999 - February 2004

Lead subject matter expert on DAC functionality. Designed all DS3 ports and assigned all cross connections in Titan 5500 and 532 L machine and Alcatel 1630 and 1631 in the Detroit area MSOs.
This in conjunction with project managing the ordering and turn up of these facilitys with fellow operations in the market.

Key Achievements:
• Worked within Metasolv M6 creating and designing T1, T3 and OC-x circuits.
• Test, wire, cross connect and turn up T1, T3 and OC-x circuits.
• Effectively engineered the expansion of the DACS equipment.
• Designed the STP network for the Detroit market, assigning T1 and DS-O to full capacity.
• Effectively engineered traffic off of Alcatel 1631 onto another for increased bandwidth.
• Used T Bird test set 209, 224 & 310 testing, accepting and troubleshooting circuits.
• *Awarded the Circle of Excellence Award for trouble shooting an OC3 slick that provided the building with dial tone and SS7 service during the power brown out of August 2003
• *Awarded the employee of the month award in August of 2003 for engineering and execution of migration of circuits from one Alcatel 1631 to larger Alcatel 1631


October 1998 - March 2008

MSO Switch Technician


October 1998 - April 1999

(contract AeroTech)
This was a contracted position through AeroTech. I was contracted out to Nextel to perform daily switch activities which included trouble shooting circuit outages using T -Berd test sets, DS3 turn ups and preventive maintenance. As a result was hired into Nextel.

Key Achievements:
• (Contracted) Maintain daily activities of a wireless switch office, (MSO).
• Used T Bird test set 209, 224 & 310 testing, accepting and troubleshooting circuits.

DMS Switch Technician

LCI International

June 1997 - October 1998

Responsible for daily switch activities which include trouble shooting circuit outages, DS3 turn ups and preventive maintenance.
Key Achievements:
• Trained in T Bird 224 and 310 test sets and effectively able to trouble shoot circuit outages.
• *Awarded the Excellence Award for T1 circuit migration.

Switch Technician/Dialer Technician

Cable and Wireless

Responsible for daily switch activities. Also install & maintain dialers in the region.

Dialer Technician

Telsource Communications

Installed and Maintained dialers for Charter/Litel. USLD, ITT, Telesphere and other long distance companies. Installed and maintained channels banks for Sprint Network. This included working in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.

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