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IT NETWORK CONTROL TECHNICIAN

at TallGrass Energy

Posted: 2/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1368

Job Description

Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water, gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation’s most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins.

We were named to Colorado’s Top Workplaces list for the past three consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where all employees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued, have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total Rewards Package is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We offer our employees competitive base pay; an annual discretionary bonus; paid time off for vacation, sick time, holidays, birth or adoption of a child, serious illness, and bereavement; Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; a generous 401K savings plan; company-paid Life insurance, Short- and Long-Term disability insurance; Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; Identity Theft Protection; and Critical Health and Accident insurance.

 


Primary purpose for IT Network Control Tech:
Monitors and maintains the company's network systems. Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and make improvements to the network. May require an associate degree in a related area. Directs and leads the work of others. Typically reports to a manager. Typically requires 1 to 7 years of related experience. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
oProvide input on upgrades or changes for the IT monitoring software and hardware.
oThis position is responsible for identifying, isolating, and repairing network, telecommunication and customer troubles related to network and telecommunication services and associated equipment.
oMonitor and maintain the integrity of Tallgrass’ systems include and may not be limited to 3g/4g modems, Industrial Wireless Systems, SCADA Communication Systems, Office Phone Systems, Digital Multiplex, Office Networks (Frame-Relay, VSAT, DSL), VHF Radio Systems, and associated equipment.
oGenerating and managing tickets for all issues; escalating to appropriate resources when necessary.
oDirecting, coordinating and partnering with various internal and external individuals in the execution of daily tasks and resolution of issues.
oAssist in implementing and maintaining system management and monitoring tools.
oProvide backup support to the IT Customer Support team.
oConfiguring VoIP phone system; assisting users of the functions of the phone and voicemail setup.
o Create and maintain internal articles and/or documentation including IT Operation Center (ITOC) processes and procedures.
oAssist in the training and support for IT Network Control Technician I and II.
oFollow all system change control procedures.
oOther duties include working with the application team and software vendors to address related issues and application upgrade activities.
oRegularly work under deadlines.
oUtilize software and hardware tools (including but not limited to SolarWinds, Cisco, Juniper) to identify, diagnose and drive resolution of problems and factors affecting network integrity.
oDeal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy, and professionalism.
oSpeak clearly in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.
oMaintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
oWork non-traditional hours as needed.
oMaintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
oOther daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.
oOther duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum requirements:

Education:
•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in IT or a related discipline.
•A minimum of four (4) years direct work experience or an associate degree and a minimum of two (2) years direct work experience in IT or a related discipline may be considered as a substitute for a degree

Experience/Specific Knowledge:
oGeneral level of desktop support experience with advanced knowledge of standard networking, IT security and IT hardware concepts.
oFull understanding of the OSI Layers Network Model & IP Networking
oFamiliar with network monitoring tools and their application.
oMust be customer service oriented.
oThe analytical thinker can utilize a functional understanding of the various components of systems in conjunction with technical knowledge to identify effective and efficient problem resolutions.
oExcellent organizational, time management, presentation, and communication skills; must communicate effectively with all levels of company personnel.
oAbility to work well both individually with minimal supervision and in a team environment where the sharing of knowledge is highly regarded and expected.
oAbility to multitask effectively and meet deadlines.
oAdvanced knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office 365 applications that may include but are not limited to Visio, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Skype for Business and Outlook.
oGood interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate systems requirements verbally and in writing.
oExperience in effectively communicating business and technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.
oUse time effectively and efficiently.

Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:
oMust possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).

Competencies, Skills & Abilities:
oMust be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.
oMust be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention to details, and follow work rules.
oAbility to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
oAbility to multitask, organize and dynamically prioritize daily work.
oSelf-starter exhibiting a high level of attention to accurate detail.

Physical Demands:
All of the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
oSitting for prolonged periods of time; standing and reaching with hands and arms frequently; regularly walking, climbing, balancing or moving; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus); using hands frequently to type, touch, handle and feel; hearing; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; regularly lifting and moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting and moving up to 25 pounds.
oMinimal safety hazards; general office working conditions.
oClimb a fixed ladder no greater than 20’ with the use of proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), i.e., fall protection is required to climb and work. If a portable ladder is used, fall protection is not required to climb but would be required if installing equipment once climbing to the top.

Working Conditions:
oTravel as needed
oNon-traditional hours anticipated.
oMust be able to work in a 24X7 shift environment with flexibility to work diverse schedules.
oRequired to carry an activated cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
oThe successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen, and a complete background check, including a credit report for certain positions after an offer, has been extended and before being employed.

Supervisory Responsibility:
oNone.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:
o One or more certifications:
oCompTIA A
oCompTIA Network
oCompTIA Security
oIndustry certifications from manufacturer/vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco and Juniper

Other responsibilities:
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V