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IT Manager-Manufacturing

Battle Creek, MI

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the Information Technology team
  • Establish and maintain company standards for hardware and software
  • Provide direction in choosing and implementation of new systems
  • Manage network activities in compliance with IT standards
  • Develop a vendor database to provide support services to the IT department
  • Act as liaison between system users and software provider
  • Computerize manual systems and processes
  • Ensure proper backup, security, and file maintenance of IT systems
  • Perform system software upgrades & custom program requests as required
  • Manage daily IT tasks and oversee Helpdesk support for system users
  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software issues for IT system users
  • Ensure system security, data integrity, and control for multiple users of the system
  • Setup and installation of new equipment; train users in operation of hardware and software as needed
  • Recommend/purchase hardware, software and support services for IT department
  • Administer employee performance evaluations & enforce company policy in accordance with the  Employee’s Charter
  • Help manage Key Operating Indicators (KOI’s) which measure performance to Business Plan, TS16949 standards, government regulations and Mafact compliance
  • Automate manual systems and processes
  • Housekeeping and other activities as assigned

 

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in IT field preferred

Network, Server, and IT related certification preferred

High school graduate or equivalent required

 

Experience & Abilities

5-7 years of experience in IT / Manufacturing field preferred

Management of mainframe applications in a multi-user environment

Hardware and software troubleshooting experience

Set-up and implementation of data collection programs

SFDC (Shop Floor Data Collection), Query, Menu Generation

Experience with all Microsoft Office applications

MRP or MRP II system installation experience

Ability to program in Visual Basic, SQL

Management of applications in a multi-user environment set-up and implementation of data collection programs

Ability to troubleshoot both hardware and software issue to prompt & satisfactory resolution

Group Policy Object (GPO) creation and management experience

Ability to read/write common scripting languages (Powershell, Bash, Python, PHP, SQL)

System and product life-cycle management experience

Windows & Linux server security & maintenance experience

Network, storage, virtualization and cloud systems design, architecture and implementation

Familiarity with Ansible configuration management tools (Puppet, Chef, etc. accepted alternatives), processes and procedures

Windows, Server security, maintenance, upgrades, installations, wired and wireless network configuration

Knowledge of both a LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network)

Managing multiple VLAN

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