• Network Technician

    Job Locations US-MN-Shoreview
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/20/2018 10:21 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-2298
  • Overview

    The Network Technician will deliver and configure network infrastructure equipment, services and solutions needed to support client networking systems and environments. Perform day-to-day field installation, configuration, service, preventive maintenance, and decommission of dedicated and shared data infrastructure such as computers, network equipment and/or other telecommunications and network devices.

    Responsibilities

    • On-site support at client premises performing tasks such as hardware, software, and network troubleshooting, server imaging, deployment, configuration, rebuild and decommissions.
    • Physically install, configure and test network assets (i.e. switches, routers, firewalls, network tools & testing devices) in data center network cabinets.
    • Employ appropriate troubleshooting techniques for network performance issues.
    • Ensure the data network and all related equipment are in optimal working condition.
    • Perform network closet clean-up, switch port optimization, and survey work as needed.
    • Perform day-to-day field installation, configuration, service, preventive maintenance, and decommission of advanced services.
    • Complete work orders for moves, adds, changes (MAC) and deletions, and repairs in one or more product lines.
    • Implement hardware and software upgrades that will improve the performance and reliability of the network system.
    • Ensure front-line customer satisfaction by dealing professionally and effectively with all internal and external customers/clients.
    • Coordinate with other Team Members for the purpose of completing projects/work orders efficiently.
    • Complete required documentation in a variety of written and electronic formats according to company standards such as time reporting for billing & payroll, work order progress & completion, time and materials for client SLAs, etc.
    • Inform operations management regarding procedures and/or status of work orders for the purpose of providing necessary information for making decisions, taking appropriate action and/or complying with OSHA regulations.
    • Request equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of required items, as required.
    • Respond to emergency situations during or after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate client concerns and meet SLAs.
    • Attend meetings, workshops, training, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
    • Achieve performance targets established by leadership for applicable Key Performance Indicators.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

    Qualifications

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

    Accountability - Demonstrates an understanding of the link between one’s own job responsibilities and overall organizational goals and needs, and performs one’s job with the broader goals in mind.  Looks beyond the requirements of one’s own job to offer suggestions for improvements of overall organization operations. Takes personal ownership in organization’s success.

    Attention to Detail - Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small.  Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently.  Provides accurate, consistent numbers on all paperwork. Provides information on a timely basis and in a usable form to others who need to act on it.

    Customer Focus - Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer.  Considers the impact on the external customer when taking action, setting policies or carrying out one’s own job tasks. Looks for external trends that are likely to shape the wants and needs of customers in the near future. Looks for creative approaches to providing or improving services that may increase efficiency and decrease cost.

    Results Focused - Demonstrates concern for achieving or surpassing results against an internal or external standard of excellence, shows a passion for improving the delivery of services with a commitment to continuous improvement. Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support organization’s strategic plan.

    Work Quality - Provides high quality services, processes, programs and products while consistently seeking ways to improve outcomes and enhance service. Takes a problem-solving approach when faced with challenging or difficult situations. Work is thorough, timely and reflects follow-through to completion.  Responds to requests in a conscientious and timely fashion.


    Education/Experience Requirements:

    • Associate degree or Certification in a technology services/technical discipline, or equivalent work experience.
    • Minimum 2+ years’ data networking experience in field service, data center or related IT technician environment.
    • Industry and manufacturer specific certifications preferred (examples: A+, Server+, Network+, Microsoft Certifications).
    • Advanced knowledge of critical infrastructure components such as racks, labeling, commercial UPS, switches, routers, terminal server & cabling.
    • Experience setting up and troubleshooting many of the following technologies: Principals of networking (layers 2 and 3); Virtual private networks IPsec and/or SSL; Network routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, and MPLS); Enterprise/carrier-class routers and switches; Firewalls and access control lists.
    • Proven skills and working knowledge of multiplexes, network topology, frame relay, fractional T-1, SONET Network Technology, ATM, Private Line, and Data applications.
    • Experience in using a laptop to set configurations on equipment such as routers, switches and other components of an IP Network.
    • Proven ability to make software changes (upload, download & SW regression) and installing new software and hardware into various devices such as PCs, routers, servers, etc.
    • Day-to-day field installation, configuration, service, preventive maintenance, and decommission experience of advanced services within a Data Center environment.
    • Strong customer/client service orientation with effective communication and interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy.
    • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to read blueprints, architectural, mechanical, and electrical documents.
    • Proven skills in reliability and dependability demonstrated through completing tasks on time and with minimal supervision, punctual and present for work, informing appropriate individuals when work will not be completed in agreed upon time frame.

     

    Physical Requirements:

    • Heavy Work: May frequently exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 50 pounds and/or occasionally exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 100 pounds.
    • Vision: Requires the ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye.
    • Near Acuity: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.
    • Midrange: Clarity of vision at distances of more than 20 inches and less than 20 feet.
    • Far Acuity: Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more.
    • Peripheral: Ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point.
    • Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are.
    • Ability to adjust focus: Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.
    • Color Vision: Ability to identify colors.
    • Speaking/Hearing: Possesses the ability to give and receive information through speaking and listening skills.
    • Motor Coordination: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is frequently required to stand; and walk. The incumbent is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or bend.

    What’s in it for You?

    Black Box Network Services offers a competitive total rewards benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, in addition to a wide variety of additional benefits like a 401K, life insurance, employee assistance programs, fitness reimbursements, identity theft protection, education/scholarship programs and more!

     

    We understand attracting great talent requires going beyond just competitive compensation and benefits.  Black Box provides challenging work that creates advancement opportunities within the organization for those demonstrating desire and aptitude through their achievements.  We have no shortage of opportunities.  If you are looking for a business that allows for individual reward and growth, we are the place for you!

     

    About Black Box Network Services

    Black Box Network Services is a leading technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers design, deploy and manage their IT infrastructure. We deliver high-value products and services through our global presence and 3,000 team members.  Black Box is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Federal, State and Local laws, Black Box does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status, and endorses those policies and practices which seek to recruit, hire, train and promote the most qualified persons into available jobs.

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