Wainwright L. Schroeder

Wain Schroeder

email: niaw1@comcast.net
current residence: Montoursville, PA (near Williamsport, PA)

Meet the Retiree!

I have finally retired (effective 12/16/05) and am currently living part of my dreams by working on websites for local merchants in Washington, NJ and Montoursville, PA and surrounding areas. (In January 2007 we moved to our new house in Montoursville, PA). In 2004 we traded in the old Dutchmen Class C for a new Itasca Sunrise 32 ft Class A, which we took across the entire USA in 2004.

Click here to see some websites that I have worked on recently.

Former resume info:
Although employment history reflects a strong telephony background, current positon in software support (plus extensive use of Internet) places my desire to work in the area of web-page development/maintenance for individuals and/or small businesses. I want to be able to work independent of confined corporate environments, preferrably while touring the USA in my RV, visiting places I haven't seen (obviously this is a retirement dream of mine). If you are looking for a person with these qualities, please let me know if you think I might be able to meet your needs.

Employment History

December 2005 - Present: Retired (again)

  • After officially retiring in December 2003, I was asked to return to my former position of CSCC Consultant in March 2004. Finally deciding that retirement is supposed to be retirement, I left Telcordia on 12/16/05. Hoping for some fairly simple free-lance web-work over the next six months (or more), I look forward to getting my home ready for sale when when finally leave NJ for a land of less taxes, lower insurance rates, and a lower cost-of-living. And, yes - the Sunrise will be taking us across the USA much more frequently now that we have the time to travel.

January 1994 - 12/16/05: Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore), Piscataway, NJ

  • February 1998 - December 2005 :   Customer Service Center Consultant - assumed former duties held in Customer Service Center (1/94 - 9/97). Promoted to Lead Technical Consultant to coordinate start of Transport Element Activation Manager Customer Solutions Care Center (CSCC). On the job experience in Oracle SQL and UNIX, and their support at client sites (as used by OPS/INE and Transport). New application exposure to OnTrac, Extenzor/Element Communicator, and Exceed. Developed and maintain internal (to Telcordia) technical assistance website using Dreamweaver HTML editor, as well as PhotoShop, Adobe Acrobat/Distiller, and many other applications used to support websites.
  • September 1997 - January 1998:   System Engineer - authored OPS/INE requirements (design) document for Alcatel 1633SX release 11 as well as providing input for several other requirements documents.
  • January 1994 - August 1997:   Customer Service Center Consultant - assumed technical responsibilities of OPS/INE Customer Service Center as a rotational employee from Bell Atlantic. Interface with Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOCs) OPS/INE subject matter experts on daily basis to investigate and resolve OPS/INE-related issues via use of TSO, VOS, Sybase SQL, and PC-based applications (such as Excel, WORD, Framemaker, Procomm, PowerPoint, and FileMaker Pro).

January 1988 - December 1993:   Bell Atlantic Corporation, Newark, Delaware

  • First/second tier technical support, system administration, and Bellcore interface for Bell Atlantic OPS/INE. Deployed OPS/INE in remainder of Bell Atlantic. Continued client training, coordination of deployment, and support of OPS/INE. Coordinated and implemented conversion to fault-tolerant OPS/INE

February 1983 - January 1988:    Bell of Pennsylvania Telephone Company, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1st tier technical support for central office forces requiring assistance with any TIRKS related problems. Implemented mainframe OPS/INE in Pennsylvania. Performed training of forces, coordinated network element connection to OPS/INE, and provided technical support for OPS/INE Staff support for Bell of Pennsylvania and Diamond State Telephone.

January 1974 - January 1983:    Diamond State Telephone Company, Wilmington, DE

  • Supervised 15 non-management personnel in TRCC, power room, and TCXR departments on 7x24 basis. Developed and implemented Diamond State TRCC. Coordinated and managed trunking portion of Wilmington 4A cutover

August 1971 - December 1973:    Bell of Pennsylvania Telephone Company, Fort Washington, PA

  • Assisted in Fort Washington 4A cutover as Circuit Order coordinator. Credited for establishment of Eastern Region TRCC. Promoted to Chief Switchman of TCXR group one month prior to being transferred to Diamond State Telephone.

March 1970 - August 1971:    AT&T, Wayne, PA

  • 17C testboard circuit order installation. Wayne 4A 6th Add Circuit Order Coordinator.
    Summer hire positions (at same location) in between college semesters:
    1967 - Frame Attendant, teletype converter maintenance
    1966 - buildings maintenanceman

U. S. NAVY Military Experience

  • 7/68 - 2/70 Active Duty at Lakehurst NAS, Lakehurst, NJ
  • 6/63 - 7/68 US NAVY Reserve, Willow Grove, PA, and Manchester, NH

Formal Education

  • 1965 - 1968:  Attended New England College (major - Business Administration). No degree.
  • 1965: Graduated from Great Valley Sr. High School, Malvern, PA

Current Interests

  • WebMaster for Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey (Washington, NJ). Developed, published, and maintain web site for JCNWJ.
  • WebMaster for Rocky Springs Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (Broadway, NJ). Developed, published, and maintain web site for RSWRC.
  • WebMaster for Great Valley Senior High School 1965 Class Reunion    Developed, published, and maintain web site for the class reunion.
  • WebMaster for The Walama Restoration Project   (WRP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement, rehabilitation, and restoration of the waterways, forests, and grasslands within or adjacent to the Willamette Valley, Oregon). Maintain web site for the WRP.
  • Updated pricelists for CaribbeanDays.com (a Caribbean Island vacation coordinator). Visit their site at www.caribbeandays.com.
  • WebMaster for Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey, Inc. Developed, published, and maintain web site for TSANJ, which comprises of organization statement, TSANJ board members, Support Group page, with links to many other TS-related sites, a Guest Book, and a Discussion Forum. Site has been recently redesigned by others and on-going maintenance is no longer part of my venue.
  • Camping in our 1995 Dutchmen RV. States camped in during Summer/Fall of 1998: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New Jersey. 1999 trips included Maine, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. 2000 Tour 'd West included The Badlands, Yellowstone, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Myrtle Beach, and many points of interest in between.

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