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Unix System Administrator 

Division Applied Industrial Technologies  
Location Corporate Headquarters - AIT (Cleveland, OH)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category Information Technology  

Connect with one of the best companies to work for in Northeast Ohio! Applied Industrial Technologies is a 12-time winner of the Northcoast 99 best places to work in Cleveland. We are an established organization committed to the Cleveland community, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. We offer free parking, subsidized benefits including health care, vision, & dental, 401(k) with company match, on-site fitness center and cafeteria, tuition reimbursement, and career development opportunities

We are seeking an experienced Unix System Administrator. This is a technical hands-on position for a self-motivated administrator who will be an integral part of our Unix services team. The team is responsible for supporting Applied’s critical business systems like SAP. This position requires hands on experience designing, configuring, and supporting complex Unix systems, and will work in conjunction with our SAP Basis administration team as we continue to roll out SAP across the enterprise..

This is a permanent, full time employee opportunity located at our global corporate headquarters in Midtown Cleveland.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Design, configure, and support complex Unix systems including high-availability and disaster recovery
  • Perform routine maintenance patch installation
  • Perform systems management functions and monitoring, performance analysis, workload balancing, and tuning
  • Perform system troubleshooting, analysis, and problem resolution
  • Create and monitor procedures for system backup, restore, and recovery
  • Fully document all procedures and policies associated with Unix Administration
  • Participate and support disaster recovery initiatives and change management standards and procedures
  • Interact in a cross-team capacity to meet operational and needs
  • Mentor other project team members in areas of expertise
Position Requirements
  • 5+ years proven Unix technical experience - AIX / Linux / HPUX
  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proof of authorization to work in the United States
  • Lives in Northern Ohio (relocation assistance is not available)


  • Experience working with SAP BASIS administrators to optimize SAP & DB2 application performance and reliability preferred
  • Experience running a Unix system in a multi-data center environment
  • Configuring and provisioning SAN storage: IBM XIV storage systems
  • TSM experience
  • Virtualized networks experience, VLAN tagging and Cisco
  • Experience managing a large, complex multiple data center environment

Desired characteristics:

  • Ability to periodically work under a high-stress environment and perform isolation and determination work under extreme time constraints in emergency conditions
  • Proven analytical, problem solving, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a team, establishing & maintaining effective working relationships

Work for a corporation that believes in developing its people. Applied employees believe in the company and love the work environment. Individual contributors with fresh ideas and passion for excellence are encouraged and rewarded.

Different Voices. New Perspectives. Boundless opportunities. Applied is committed to offering equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees based on their training, experience and overall qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, veteran or citizenship status, age, disability, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable law. We are also committed to a drug-free workplace. We value you, your background, and your unique experiences that help add to the richness of the Applied team.

We are passionate about our core values: honesty, integrity, caring/fairness, openness, quality dedication, promise keeping, personal mastery. We believe these are important for our customers and our employees.

Connect with a great stable company with strong performance and growth. We look forward to learning more about you. We will respond to all qualified candidates.

About the Organization Applied Industrial Technologies(NYSE: AIT) is a value-added distributor of bearings, power transmission components, fluid power components and systems, industrial rubber products, linear motion components, tools, safety products, general maintenance products serving customers in virtually every industry. A $2.5 billion company, AppliedŽ is an industry leader with 90 years of experience, a solid balance sheet, and a clear plan for growth. We've just completed 3 years of record back to back sales and net results!

The Applied network includes 500+ service centers, 9 distribution centers in North America, Australia & New Zealand, 19 fluid power companies creating the world's largest fluid power network and Maintenance Services and Supplies subsidiary that also specializes in inventory management solutions.

We provide engineering, design & systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber & fluid power shop services, maintenance training, and inventory & storeroom management solutions that provide added value to our customers. We offer more than 4 million parts critical to operations of MRO and OEM customers.

Applied's 5,000+ associates are value driven, experienced, knowledgeable associates dedicated to the pursuit of customer satisfaction through innovation, trusted products, expertise, and support. We are passionate about our core values: integrity, respect, customer focus, commitment to excellence, accountability, innovation, continuous improvement, teamwork.
• GI Jobs Magazine - Ranked in the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers
• Fortune 1000 List of America's Largest Companies 2004-2012
• Selling Power - 3rd best Company to Sell For, 2012 (5th year in a row in the top 50)
• HR Chally Group ' Customer-Rated World Class Sales Winner
• Ranked 15th on Industrial Distribution's Big 50 List of industrial distributors
Other benefits Bonus opp, health benefits, 401k w/co.match, free parking, on-site fitness, cafeteria  
Travel Limited travel  
EOE Statement Applied Industrial Technologies is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, natural origin, sexual preference, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4776 to let us know the nature of your request. Please only send accommodation requests, candidates must apply online to be considered.  

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