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IT Specialist – Orangeburg, SC


United States

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South Carolina

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About The Opportunity

Job Purpose
Duties and Responsibilities:

Intermediate application support providing technical and project support for plant applications and daily activities for the manufacturing sites.

Assist in the support of corporate application integration, change management, incident management and problem resolution, meeting the objectives of manufacturing while minimizing lost production due to IT related issues.

Provide line of business support by interfacing with IT team, manufacturing engineering, production control, and operations.

Provide day to day production support for IT systems, manufacturing, IT launch activities and upgrades while executing the IT strategic direction.

Perform implementation and 1st level support of mission critical plant applications. This includes a functional knowledge of all plant applications used by local plants, ability to troubleshoot system issues, manage and/or configure application and application access. This includes but is not limited to CinCom, Windchill, TipQA, True-Chem, Maintenance Connection, I-Lobby, and OEE Technologies.
About you
Required Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or IT

3 years of IT experience

Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Additional Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or IT

Manufacturing IT experience preferred.

Experience in Microsoft SQL, ideally 2016 including installation, configuration, and administration.

Requires experience with Client Server, LAN/WAN, UNIX, and VMware.

Knowledge of IT manufacturing system applications and plant support.

Knowledge of machine monitoring, performance and quality systems, component tracking, common plant and office network environments, engineering systems and identification systems.

Project Management experience is a plus.

Experience working with Manufacturing Engineering to launch and integrate systems from concept to the production environment while following appropriate change management procedures.

Key Responsibilities

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About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.
GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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