Dave Bechtel
1987 Westview Lane
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
(847) 546-5488 -- DJBECHTE@YAHOO.COM


Console Operations Analyst with over 9 years of experience in a cutting-edge technical environment. Exceptional monitoring, multitasking and optimization skills. Seeking a challenging position that requires solid experience in an OS/390 Sysplex or MVS/JES2 mainframe environment; also willing to consider VM or UNIX/Linux environment. Strongly believe in honesty, accountability, loyalty, trust, team communication, and information sharing.


Hewitt Associates          Lincolnshire, IL
Senior-level Console Operations Analyst June 1995-Nov. 1999
  • Simultaneous monitoring of multiple Enterprise-level systems and environments including: IBM OS/390 Sysplex with JES2, VM/ESA, HP 992, VTAM, and Worldwide Intranet.
  • Detect, diagnose, and troubleshoot issues with all Enterprise-level systems on a daily basis.
  • Standardized procedures and created application in VM REXX to ensure smooth communication between shifts. This resulted in clear and efficient shift transitions for the past 5 years.
  • Developed VM REXX utilities to assist operations team, which allowed for more efficient workflow.
  • Created Lotus Notes database which provided the team with a troubleshooting guide for common problems.
  • Took initiative to create online command-reference documentation for all major systems using VM and Novell network shared disks.
  • Volunteered for Disaster Recovery simulations.
  • Scheduled cross-platform job submissions using CONTROL-M and HP EXPRESS.
    HP Systems Operations Specialist Aug. 1990-June 1995
  • Performed nightly system backups of client data, including off-site copies.
  • Initiated batch jobs to generate client benefits selection reports.
  • Organized and distributed reports to teams representing corporate clients.

    Operating Systems Tools
    MVS, OS/390, SNA TSO, ISPF, NCCF, PIE and SuperSession, CONTROL-M
    Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 IBM 3270 emulation, Lotus Notes 3.x and 4.5.7
    Linux Caldera, Red Hat, SuSE, Mandrake, SQUID proxy cache
    AIX and Solaris Netview 6000 Intranet monitor
    OS/2 2.1, Warp


  • Lake Zurich High School - 2 years, Graduated 1990.
  • Two years of Vocational COBOL - Awarded VICA Bronze medal for COBOL coding, 1990.
  • Gordon Technical High School - 2 years.
  • Long-running interest in computers.
  • Previous microfiche and print quality-control experience.
  • PC skills - DOS Batch programming, advanced shell concepts, hardware setup, memory optimization, SCSI.
  • Linux - shell programming, installation, hardware setup, system configuration and optimization.
  • Developed personal website.
  • Motorcycles - Daily rider.
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