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Saint-Gobain Industrial IT Network Engineer in Oxford, North Carolina

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. www.certainteed.com

Primary Functions:

Provide industrial automation support for the CertainTeed plant located in Oxford, NC. This position entails the management, daily troubleshooting support, programming, design and solution implementation of all industrial networks on the manufacturing plant floor. This includes servers, switches, industrial PC’s, HMI’s and numerous PLC’s. This position reports to the Engineering Manager.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

75% Plant Industrial Network support

  • Manage, maintain, and support all industrial network server hardware, virtual machines and installed software.

  • Analyze existing network infrastructure, identify weaknesses, vulnerabilities and IT policy compliance issues. Suggest, develop, design and implement solutions with a focus on automation reliability.

  • Prepare and submit capital expenditure requests for major improvement projects.

  • Develop and maintain documentation of network architecture

  • Manage and support all industrial network PC’s running Wonderware or Ignition HMI software, as well as PC’s used for industrial programming and development.

  • Develop and provide written training of network and server troubleshooting for existing plant technical resources including engineers and maintenance technicians.

  • Support and troubleshoot PLC’s and associated field IO devices.

  • Manage and support extensive security and production camera network and servers.

  • Historian/MES experience is a plus.

    25% Business Network support (Office)

    The incumbent will have responsibilities to analyze and resolve problems related to office based personal computers, windows servers, local area networks, operating systems and all other areas of infrastructure that may come under their control. Perform onsite analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of complex desktop, server and network problems for end users, and recommend and implement corrective solutions, including offsite repair for remote users as needed.

  • Install, configure, test, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot end-user workstations and related hardware and software in order to deliver required desktop service levels.

  • Maintain an inventory of all Computers and related equipment.

  • Minimum of 4-year degree in IT or Engineering.

  • 3-5 years prior experience.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience of specifying, designing, implementing and maintaining equipment for industrial and business networking, servers, firewalls, switches, PC’s.

  • Direct knowledge and hands-on experience with VMware products and solutions.

  • Direct knowledge and hands-on experience with SQL Server

  • Experience designing and installing network switch and cabling infrastructure. To aid in design, CAD experience is a plus.

  • Experience with Profibus, Devicenet, Ethernet/IP

  • Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.

  • Comfortable working in an industrial plant manufacturing environment.

  • Aptitude or interest in learning more about industrial HMI and PLC Programming / Troubleshooting. No previous experience in this area is absolutely required.

  • Highly self-motivated and directed.

  • Keen attention to detail.

  • Strong project management skills with excellent written and verbal skills

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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