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IT Support Technician

About Us:

Joining the Versova family of companies is more than just starting a new job. When you are employed by Versova, you immediately are part of something bigger – a team of dedicated individuals working under a common set of core values and guiding principles.  As an organization and as individuals within that organization, we are guided by principles that include excellence, ownership, initiative, execution, and continuous improvement.

The Versova team is built from people who will integrate our shared values in their lives and work with our companies. Together we celebrate our collective efforts, perform to our highest potential, help others, enrich our communities and maintain strong ethical standards and accountability for our actions.

Our expectation of our team members is that every employee will take ownership by accepting accountability for their actions and proactively take initiative to execute any task. Our team members are good stewards of our people, birds, product and equipment.  Our team members also possess an attitude of servant leadership by always asking “what can I do to help”. Finally, by continuously striving to improve, our team members are driving our organization to be the premier egg producer. 

Team members that share and embrace our philosophy can expect Centrum Valley Farms to provide opportunities for growth and clear paths toward advancement in our company.

Our business and commitment to service is built around the following Common Values; which we instill in all our employees:

1.)     Initiative

2.)     Service

3.)     Stewardship

4.)     Integrity

5.)     Quality

6.)     Safety & Service

7.)     Community

8.)     Respect

Job Summary:

The IT Support Technician (ITST) is responsible for installing and maintaining computer and infrastructure hardware, software and supporting all associated end-users.

The ITST reports to the Chief Information Officer. They perform installations, maintenance and repair work on any computer related equipment that supports the business from laptops, desktops, communications equipment (digital & IP phones), tablets (ex. iPad’s),  smart phones (ex. Blackberry’s, iPhone’s, Android’s), printers, local area networks, wide area networks, any piece of computer related peripheral or software an end user would be using. An ITST technician has to perform the majority of the mentioned tasks while providing a high level of customer service to the user. Providing these services in an effective and efficient manner will ensure maximum access to and implementation of technology services and resources for the company.

                                   

Essential Job Functions:

1.   Ensure technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software

  • Troubleshoot hardware, software and network operating system
  • Be familiar with all hardware and software
  • Be familiar with network operating system
  • Provide orientation to new users of existing technology
  • Train staff about potential uses of existing technology
  • Train staff about new and potential use
  • Provide individual training and support on request
  • Maintain current and accurate inventory of technology hardware, software and resources

2.   Monitor and maintain technology to ensure maximum access

  • Troubleshoot all technology issues
  • Maintain log and/or list of required repairs and maintenance
  • Provide network access to all staff
  • Install workstations
  • Connect and set up hardware
  • Load all required software
  • Provide and reset network accounts and passwords as directed
  • Monitor factors of security as determined by CIO
  • Input and maintain IP addresses
  • Advise CIO of security breach and/or change in password or security status
  • Identify and prepare hardware for disposal when appropriate
  • Ensure hardware is stripped and secured before disposal

3.   Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications:

The incumbent should have proficient knowledge, or will be trained, within the following areas:

  • Computer hardware and software systems and programs
  • Computer networks, network administration and network installation
  • Computer troubleshooting
  • Computer viruses and security
  • E-mail and internet programs
  • An understanding of general agricultural and egg specific programs and operations

 The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Ability to install and administer computer hardware, software and networks
  • Sound judgment to not implement changes that could disrupt any normal operating conditions without full understanding and approval
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills that are results driven
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Effective verbal, written and    listening communications skills
  • Ability to ask questions
  •  The incumbent must demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Ability to hold confidentiality

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands

  • The ITST may spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain. The ITST will need to perform some lifting of computer equipment, supplies and materials from time to time. The ITST will need to be able to crawl in confined spaces, remain at elevated heights (i.e. catwalks or feed bins) and operate at all conditions where IT equipment may be present.

Environmental Conditions

  • The ITST may have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of other employees; will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks. The ITST may also operate within non-office environments that may require proper protection in the way of hairnets, safety glasses and skin coverings.

Sensory Demands

  • Sensory demands include use of the computer, which may cause eyestrain and occasional headaches. Various locations may be noisy and busy making it difficult for the ITST to concentrate.

Mental Demands

  • The ITST deals with a very stressful environment as many support requests stem from users who are frustrated and require immediate services. Most aspects of IT run on a 24/7 schedule, and maintenance, emergencies and other service requests may happen well-outside a typical 8-5 office schedule.

Travel Demands

  • The ITST will not need to regularly travel, but irregular travel to sister locations may be required.

Join Centrum Valley Farms and become part of a winning team!

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  (While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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