Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator
Supervisor: VP, Engineering & Process Improvement
Location: Churubusco, NY

To apply please click the following link: Systems Administrator Application

 Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and implements improved and advanced technological solutions.
  • Performs system administration activities on all computer systems.
  • Maintains and improves external network connection and service.
  • Installs and updates operating system and third-party software.
  • Sets up new user accounts; closes out old user accounts; ensures system security via passwords and other methods.
  • Performs preventative maintenance procedures; performs system troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common system problems.
  • Installs, upgrades, and configures system files and services.
  • Performs software backups and maintains archive of source codes.
  • Supports all personnel as they use system procedures.
  • Configures and maintains computer-related hardware.
  • Researches and evaluates new hardware and software; recommends budgets and coordinates equipment purchases.
  • Analyzes system usage; investigates opportunities for performance improvement.
  • Assists with building, installing, deploying, and upgrading system hardware and software components as required.
  • Assists with training and problem solving as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
Essential Functions and Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent.
  • Four to six years related experience or equivalent.
  • Must possess working knowledge of and direct experience with Windows operating system and server interoperability issues.
  • Must be committed to learning new skills with the changing IT landscape.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to balance shifting priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Ability to work independently and as an innovative team player.
  • Proficiency with certain programs such as: SQL, OsiSoft PI, Sonicwall Firewalls, GE WindScada, Bachmann PLC, is a plus.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance.
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Must be able to deal with a diversity of individuals from all levels of the organization in a friendly and constructive demeanor.
  • Occasionally required to lift items up to 50 pounds.
  • Continually required to sit and utilize keyboard functions.
  • Continually required to talk and hear.
  • Must have an unrestricted driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to travel to other Noble Power locations on an as need basis.
Competencies:

  • Problem Solving–Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills–Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork–Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Professionalism–Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Dependability–Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative & Innovation–Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed. Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas