Systems Administrator

Location : 3079 Three Mile Road, Walker, MI 49534

Who We Are:

Challenge is a leading employee-owned tier 1 supplier of complex metal assemblies for the global automotive industry. Challenge fosters a culture of collaboration, diversity, and innovation. We believe the best ideas come from individual unique perspectives. These ideas combined with the teamwork of industry experts allow us to accomplish any challenge. Our team members take pride in the work we do every day and they are the true driving force in our operations.

Challenge is proud to be one of the largest employee-owned automotive companies in North America. One of the many benefits of joining the Challenge team is the ESOP program. This program allows Challenge to give shares of the Company to all employee-owners annually. These shares are an additional retirement benefit that will continue to grow during your time at Challenge. Being part of an ESOP means our employee-owners share in Challenge’s success!

Challenge is #EmployeeOwned and #QualityDriven ! We are #OneChallenge ! 

Who We Want:

A Systems Administrator will be responsible for administering and maintaining server applications on Windows Server and LINUX platforms. In addition, they will assist the Systems Team in managing Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Azure, Backup/DR and Microsoft System Center functionality. Along with acting as the first point of escalation from the Help Desk to the Systems Team. Key areas will also include problem solving and collaboration in developing significant strategies around innovation for the business.   

What You'll Do:

  • Execution of systems administration-related tasks to support various project and operational needs
  • Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Install and configure systems which support infrastructure and global business activities
  • Maintain installation and configuration procedures, along with system standards
  • Install and maintain security patches on production and development systems
  • Perform daily system monitoring of virtual environment and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes. Including the reporting of KPI metrics on a weekly basis
  • Repair and recover from hardware, software, or application failures
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures. Develop documentation where need be
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization

When and Where:

This will be a 1st Shift  M-F position located at our Plant in Walker, MI. 

What You Need to Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a computer-related field with a minimum of 3 years IT industry experience and at least one year of system administration experience
  • Strong proficiency in hardware and software server platforms
  • Experience with Microsoft System Center, VMWare, AHV, Hyper-V a plus
  • Experience with Dell/EMC and HP server platforms a plus
  • Experience with Nutanix or other Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) platforms a plus
  • Capable of troubleshooting common datacenter connectivity issues and hardware related failures
  • Familiar with tools that can aid with profiling and optimizing server resource usage
  • Knowledge of ITIL process and procedures
  • Must have good problem solving and analytical skills to resolve complex tactical, technical, and business-related issues
  • Must have great verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a team player with great customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a global manufacturing environment

What We Offer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions, Flexible Spending Accounts, Company-Paid Short-Term Disability and Basic Life, Voluntary Life and LTD, Employer 401k Match, ESOP shares, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.