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Computer Network Technician IT Level 2

Company: R&D Industries, Inc.
Location: Milford
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Position OverviewThe Level 2 IT Technician is able to provide the next level of network system maintenance and support, and is expected to have more in-depth knowledge of hardware, software, and more importantly, networking and security topics than a Level 1 IT Technician. The Level 2 IT Technician should have four (4) years of experience working in the field. Individuals must possess excellent technical and troubleshooting skills, and must also have outstanding personal skills as working closely with customers is imperative.Qualified Candidates Must:Communicate effectively with customers on both a technical and non-technical level.Work as part of a team as well as work unsupervised.Strive to constantly learn new technology and devices.Be motivated and self-managed.Often travel to customer locations to directly work with customers and resolve issues on-site.Common Duties and Tasks:Install, configure, repair, maintain, troubleshoot, and diagnose PCs, servers, network switches, routers, firewalls, wireless access points, network software, printers, and other equipment.Respond to network alerts and customer issues to remediate issues in an efficient manner.Expediently answer customer calls, diagnose issues, respond quickly, and complete the service loop.Determine server and other equipment specifications for customer projects.Specify accurate time requirements for customer projects such as new server installs and switch replacements.Minor product sales with existing customers, such as PCs, printers, and access points.Communicate project status to customers, teams, and vendors.Implement large-scale software deployments per vendor and customer specifications.Management, deployment, and troubleshooting of Active Directory and Group Policies.Management, deployment, and troubleshooting of varied email systems, such as Office 365.Detailed troubleshooting of email flow issues, where a strong knowledge of DNS is required.Carefully organize customer documentation through project lifecycles.Service auditing, for example:Periodically validating backups are configured to back up all data on all volumes, at specified intervals, and to all appropriate media.Periodically validating firewall rules do not allow unnecessary traffic inbound or outbound.Periodically validating that all machines on the network meet the specified baseline security settings.Test and implement new technologies for in-house as well as customer facilities.Implement monitoring and automation for various systems using in-house and third-party platforms.LAN and WAN design, including implementation of VLANs and VPNs.Required Competencies:Desktop operating systems, up to Windows 11Server operating systems, up to Windows Server 2022Microsoft Active Directory, including group policiesDNS, WINS, HTTP, HTTPS, SNMP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, as well as other protocolsEthernet, VLANS, Switching and RoutingWireless networking 802.11n/ac/axServer virtualization using VMWare and VCenterNAS devices, security, and configurationPhysical network infrastructure, including cabling standardsHelpful Competencies:TCP/IP experience, packet capture & analysis, thorough understanding of Microsoft SQL, Microsoft ExchangeSAN (Storage Area Networks), iSCSI, fiber channel, SAN management, LUN configuration & managementScripting for the purposes of automation, such as through PowerShell, batch files, VBScriptComputer imaging, disk formatting, low-level Windows OS knowledgeHelpful Certifications:CompTIA A+CompTIA Net+CompTIA Security+MCDSTMCSAPerks IncludeWork in a fun, team environmentProfessional development and training opportunitiesGain crucial experience with a variety of real-world projectsLearn from respected industry experts on best practicesUnlimited CoffeeConveniently located adjacent to the ISU Research ParkExtensive Benefits:Employer-paid health insurance contributionMedical (cafeteria) planPaid Individual Life, Dental, Vision and Long-Term Disability coveragePaid Vacation timePaid HolidaysPaid Time Off (PTO) sick days and personal daysJury duty and bereavement benefitsAllowance for use of personal cell phone.Performance-based bonuses401K MatchHealth savings and flexing spend optionsVoluntary Short-Term Disability CoverageVoluntary Life Insurance (Additional Coverage Options)Additional coverage options to include spouses and familiesAbout Us:R & D Industries, Inc. (RDI) is a 38-year old Iowa corporation and winner of the 2010 Iowa Small Business Excellence Award. RDI was listed in both 2014 and 2015 Inc Magazine's Inc-5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the US. In 2019 and 2022, RDI's Thinix division was recognized for managed service excellence as one of the Top 500 MSPs in the US. In 2021, Channel Futures--- announced that RDI ranked #135 on 2021's MSP 501 list. The MSP 501 list is the IT channel's most prestigious global ranking of managed service providers, technology providers, and channel partners.RDI provides competitive pay, paid vacations, paid holidays, paid personal days, group health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, 401k retirement plan, and other benefits. RDI has offices in Milford and Ames. This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to work in a growing, fun environment within one of the top technology companies in the region. Join us and be a part of a special team right here in Iowa!Join us and be a part of a special team right here in Iowa!R & D Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and proud supporter of the Home Base Iowa Initiative for more details see: HomeBaseIowa.govAbout Okoboji, IA:R & D Industries (RDI) in Milford is located just minutes south of Okoboji and the Iowa Lakes Corridor - a place that allows for a balance in life. Living within the communities of the Iowa Lakes Corridor allows you to have it all. This area provides you with the ability to spend quality time with your friends and family while meeting your career objectives. Enjoy easy and scenic commutes, excellent schools with small class sizes, safe communities to live in and endless recreational and cultural opportunities year-round.Within the Iowa Lakes Corridor, there are progressive and distinctive communities each with its own history, character, and lifestyle. Find affordable housing in a variety of beautiful communities and neighborhoods.The Iowa Lakes Corridor's award-winning, highly rated schools produce exceptionally educated students. Our higher education system, including Buena Vista University, Iowa Lakes Community College and Iowa Central Community College, is a valued partner in the lifelong learning of our residents, advanced education, high tech training, and job retraining of our workforce. Within the Iowa Lakes Corridor, there is a great diversification of professional healthcare services with caring family doctors and surgeons along with state-of-the-art hospitals and healthcare facilities.The Iowa Lakes Corridor---the Good Life.Learn more at http://okoboji.com, http://vacationokoboji.com, and http://www.lakescorridor.com/

Keywords: R&D Industries, Inc., Sioux Falls , Computer Network Technician IT Level 2, Professions , Milford, South Dakota

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