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Systems Administrator

Company: Challenge Mfg. Company
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are:Challenge Manufacturing is a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier to a growing portfolio of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers. Since 1981, Challenge Manufacturing has grown from a very small shop in Walker, Michigan to 12 locations across North America with 4,000 team members supported by 1,500 industrial robots.What Makes Us Different?Challenge Manufacturing is an employee-owned company and is currently ranked in the top 50 largest employee-owned companies in North America. Being an employee-owned company enables the Company to maintain a collaborative and teamwork-oriented work culture. Additionally, over time as the company grows, employees will share in that upside financially through ESOP retirement benefits.Challenge is !Position Summary:A Systems Administrator will be responsible for administering and maintaining server applications on Windows Server and LINUX platforms. In addition, they will assist the Systems Team in managing Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Azure, Backup/DR and Microsoft System Center functionality. Along with acting as the first point of escalation from the Help Desk to the Systems Team. Key areas will also include problem solving and collaboration in developing significant strategies around innovation for the business.Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in a computer-related field with a minimum of 3 years IT industry experience and at least one year of system administration experience.Strong proficiency in hardware and software server platforms.Experience with Microsoft System Center, VMWare, AHV, Hyper-V a plus.Experience with Dell/EMC and HP server platforms a plus.Experience with Nutanix or other Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) platforms a plus.Capable of troubleshooting common datacenter connectivity issues and hardware related failures.Familiar with tools that can aid with profiling and optimizing server resource usage.Knowledge of ITIL process and procedures.Must have good problem solving and analytical skills to resolve complex tactical, technical, and business-related issues.Must have great verbal and written communication skills.Must be a team player with great customer service skills.Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a global manufacturing environment.Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Benefits We Offer:We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions, Flexible Spending Accounts, Company-Paid Short-Term Disability and Basic Life, Voluntary Life and LTD, Employer 401k Match, ESOP shares, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.

Keywords: Challenge Mfg. Company, Grand Rapids , Systems Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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