Resume Robert S. Kalkman

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Thank you very much for accessing this information. Please review my resume, so you can match it with interesting career opportunities that could fit my background and experience. I would like to be considered as a candidate for positions for which your firm may be recruiting in my areas of expertise. I possess a strong background in process engineering and integration, project management, manufacturing and e-business, and would like to put my skills and global experience to work for future-oriented company in the Oklahoma City area, or beyond.

As you will notice on the resume, I worked for AT&T and Lucent Technologies for over fourteen years. During this time, I have worked with cutting-edge technology and have gained experience in a variety of roles. Most recently, I have been working with a configurator design team to improve the efficiency of Lucent's switch sales, manufacturing, and installation activities. I participated in the start-up activities of four global switch manufacturing plants and the support of many others, handling tasks such as site analysis, business case development, facility layout, system architecture, production scheduling, floor layout, equipment procurement and efficiency analysis.

In addition to a strong background in manufacturing, I also possess excellent computer skills and have created processes and software tools to improve efficiency. Several web based tools that I made have been implemented by various Lucent entities worldwide, including some that improve the engineering and installation processes.

I have management experience and strong interpersonal and coaching skills. I am fluent in three languages, and have lived and worked in many culturally diverse areas of the world during my tenure with Lucent. One of my specialties is improving efficiency and managing change in cross-organizational environments, dealing with both technology and people issues.

I believe that I can contribute a great deal to the right company, and I look forward to meeting new challenges. For your convenience, I included both my regular resume and an extended version of my resume, providing more details about my professional experience. I would like to discuss any position that you feel might be of interest. I can be reached by email at or by telephone at 405-330-0617 (home) or 405-722-6478 (mobile). Thank you for your time and consideration.


Rob Kalkman

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Robert S. Kalkman,
908 Jupiter Rd., Edmond, OK 73003, USA
405-330-0617 (home), 405-722-6478 (mobile)

Globally experienced industrial process & system integration engineer. Participated in the start-up of 4 international manufacturing plants from site analysis through operation. Efficiency improvements through workflow process management. Created global web-based documentation and database-interface applications.

Manufacturing engineering, project management, database management, team builder & coaching skills, global and cross-organization networking, English, Dutch and German, analyze & solve root causes of problems effectively, UNIX and Windows systems & applications, website development & application integration.

Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City, OK
- November 2004-present: Substitute Instructor in various IT programs
- August 2003-present: Health Resources Center Assistant
- August-December 2002: Microsoft Exchange Server implementation contractor
- April-June 2002: Microsoft SQL Server implementation contractor
Plan, install and deploy the SQL Server 2000 database and Exchange Server 2000 communication packages in a remote computer cluster to support Francis Tuttle’s new eLearning website for the NETg curriculum in an environment based on several Microsoft server products. Perform knowledge transfer to enable employees to administer servers.

AT&T / Lucent Technologies, The Netherlands / United States
- 1998-2000: Application Engineer - Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs, Naperville, IL / Oklahoma City, OK
Switch Configuration Systems Engineering (R&D) for 5ESS and 7R/E. Development, documentation & review of requirements & tool architecture for Configurator. Focus on Manufacturing, Office Dependent Database, International markets and eBusiness.

- 1993-1997: Global Industrial Engineer - Lucent Technologies (AT&T Network Systems), Oklahoma City, OK
Global Engineering & Manufacturing Support, set-up & support new & existing manufacturing locations (Lucent owned, JVs & Sub-Contractors), meeting financial, technical & political requirements. Intranet implementation.

- 1991-1992: Database Software Consultant (team-coordinator/supervisor) - AT&T Network Systems Netherlands, Huizen, Netherlands
Supervision software consultants & delegate manager for Database Consultants, Switch Translations & Engineering and Production & Shipping. Application management & software implementations, defining requirements, writing & troubleshooting utilities.

- 1986-1991: Project Manager / Database Specialist Factory System Test - AT&T & Philips Telecommunications, The Hague, Netherlands
Preparation and introduction of new hardware, software and tests for 5ESS, lab-to-factory coordination of changes to configurator, software and Office Dependent Database generation tools.

  • Bachelor of Science - Traffic Engineering
    Polytechnic College Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (1985)
  • Oracle 9i Certified Associate
    Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City – certified May 2003
    Oracle 8i/9i Certified Professional Program – August 2001 to present (part-time)
    © 1995- - Rob Kalkman
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