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Balchem Corporation, and it’s subsidiaries, offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Site System Administrator

Department: IT
Location: Bridgeton, MO

The Site System Administrator is the initial point of contact for troubleshooting server hardware, software, desktop, laptop, printer and peripheral problems. The administrator must be able to perform routine and emergency maintenance on servers, switches and phone systems for both their local facility and remote facilities as needed. Responsibilities for the position include identifying, researching and resolving user issues, call ownership, as well as the documenting, tracking and monitoring of problems/tickets to ensure timely resolution. The ability to recognize and escalate priority issues/tickets and translate technical terms into non-technical language is critical to the success of this role. This position has frequent contact with desktop and laptop end-users, peers and managers. The site administrator must exercise independent judgment, as well as demonstrate a continuous positive attitude and be a team player.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Assist in the maintenance of servers, ethernet networks, network cabling, and other related equipment, devices, and systems.
  2. Install, configure, and maintain servers, switches and other enterprise equipment.
  3. Follow standard operating procedures, best practices and regulatory policies; accurately log and document activities and information using help desk software and other tools in accordance with department policies and procedures.
  4. Take ownership of and work to resolve user issues, requests and tickets submitted through the help desk system daily.
  5. Answer staff questions, concerns and issues in person, by phone and via ticket system on all company supported applications.
  6. Install, image, and configure desktop and laptop computers, network and direct attached printers for current and new end users.
  7. Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues including affected desktops, laptops, and printers as well as servers, switches and network based devices.
  8. Assist and mentor first-level Help Desk Technicians as required.
  9. Assist the IT Infrastructure Manager and IT Operations Manager as well as other IT staff members in the implementation of major system changes, network redesign and system integrations.
  10. Document all new installations, configurations and changes made to any network, server or telephony systems.

11. Research, investigate, and document user questions, problems and concerns using available info

12. Document & research commonly occurring issues and fixes.

13. Work with vendors in a collaborative manner to resolve issues and bring about product      enhancements.

14. Learn fundamental operations of commonly used software, hardware, and other equipment.

15. Understand complexity, and interdependencies of the various systems, applications and      infrastructure deployed in support of information technology services.

16. Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE)      and equipment safeguards.

17. Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

  1. BS Degree or equivalent certification(s) (MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, A+, Net+, Sec+).
  2. Minimum of 2 years Information Technology experience.
  3. Ability to build a rapport with and elicit problem details from end users as well as troubleshoot in a productive and efficient manner.
  4. Knowledge of networking protocols including TCP/IP.
  5. In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Operating systems including Windows 8.1/10, Windows Server 20012/2016.
  6. Knowledge of group based access control and file/application permissions principles.
  7. Understanding of and experience with WSUS, WDS and DFS preferred.
  8. Knowledge of or experience with virtualization technology such as Microsoft Hyper-V & ESXi.
  9. Ability to travel at least 2 times per quarter to other facilities to assist in projects, implementations and preventative maintenance.
  10. Experience with telephony concepts and equipment, ShoreTel preferred.
  11. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and abilities particularly the ability to communicate technical      information to non-technical personnel.
  12. Experience using and supporting Microsoft Office products.
  13. Skills at organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  14. Ability to learn, install, configure and maintain various types of hardware and software.
  15. Willingness and ability to work weekend or late evening hours as required.
  16. Capability to be self-sufficient as the sole IT staff member in a moderate size office/plant environment, yet recognizing when to reach out for guidance or assistance.
  17. Ability to assess the impact, urgency and importance of an issue and act or escalate accordingly.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

  1. Some lifting and carrying of equipment is required up to 40 pounds.
  2. Travel between locations is often required.

 

 

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