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IT Network and Systems Administrator 

Description

This position will reside in Lyons, Kansas. We welcome resumes for those qualified applicants interested in relocating.

Job Overview

Provide overall administration and technical direction to coordinate and maintain all IT requirements, including network operating systems, desktop and laptop hardware and software systems, telecommunication, and website modifications. Perform all functions and responsibilities in conjunction with Kissner’s policies and procedures.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Provide first and second level support of main and remote office networks, servers and application environments including Windows Servers 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016, Active Directory, Office 365, MS SQL, Sharepoint, Windows Terminal Server, Hyper-V, Veeam Backup, Office 2010, 2013, 2016, Virus apps.
  • Provide first and second level support of all workstations, network peripheral devices, switches, printers, scanners, VOIP telephony, com devices, physical cabling. Workstation OS from XP to 10.
  • Works closely with all IT functional areas to implement operational requirements for new and existing IT systems.
  • Analyze business processes and match systems hardware/software through development of technical solutions.
    • Plan and implement various hardware and software upgrades including equipment refresh and application version upgrades, Windows updates and patches. Remove old equipment and perform data migration to new machines.
  • Maintain and upgrade website and make modifications as required to keep up-to-date.
  • Liaise with 3rd party vendors, external contractors, project team members and internal staff to ensure that IT standards are met with hardware/software and policies and procedures.
    • Work with hardware and software vendors to verify timely product delivery and ensuring that new equipment is installed and ready to operate on schedule.
    • Assists in hardware/software purchases.
  • Create and manage user email accounts and manage access control based on company policies.
  • Implement, maintain, administer and provide user support of business line applications including MS suite of standard applications, along with all hardware, and hardware upgrades.
  • Proactive management based upon preventative care. Continual improvement of configurations, technologies along with IT policies and procedures.
  • Administer, monitor, maintaining optimal performance, connectivity and operation of Servers, Switches with respect to all LAN/WAN-related network sites and services.
  • Coordinate and implement network software.
  • Maintain and administer Phone System, Voice Mail System, video, fax and printer servers.
    • Install, configure and maintain the following devices; notebooks/tablets/desktop, cellular devices, desk VOIP phones, printers, faxes, photocopier/scanning machines.
  • Completes Network Security Tasks including backups, anti-virus/malware, anti-spam, and disaster plans.
  • Systems migration skills for multi-domain and platform/application moves.
  • Maintain an inventory of installed software and hardware managing licensing.
  • Provides user training and the creation of instruction manuals as required.
  • Support of Web activity and applications.
  • Future growth potential to troubleshoot intricate network and systems issues down to the physical layer, through on up to the application layer.
  • Provide critical thinking to complex problems in a 24/7, mission critical network environment.
  • Automate any and all tasks that can be automated.
  • Supports other key initiatives as the business dictates.
  • Other duties as assigned/required.
 
Position Requirements

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in this role.
  • University or college degree an asset, or equivalent experience/certifications.
  • Hands-on experience installing IT hardware and software.
  • Excellent knowledge of IT operating systems and server application platforms, especially Windows with Hyper-V and Office 365, SQL.
  • Web experience.
  • Microsoft certifications preferred, but qualified experience will be considered.
  • Must fully and clearly document work procedures. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in coordination with other team members. Demonstrate a positive customer orientation in service delivery, and be able to think logically and act decisively in critical situations.
  • Confident communication and customer-oriented skills.
  • Problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Implementation and maintenance requires the candidate be able to crawl, climb ladders, reach, sit, lift and carry up to 40 pounds. Must be able to frequently keyboard.

In the first year there will be travel between locations during migrations, about 25% of the time. As migrations are completed this may be reduced by year 2.

Third level support and training into this role is provided.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel  
Position IT Network and Systems Administrator  
Post Internal Days 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number INF-17-00003  
Location Nationwide  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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