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Network Engineer

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 121123
Job Family: Information Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531088942590-IAS Communication Services

Overview

Job Summary:
Installs, operates, programs, and maintains hardware and software for various network systems, including audio, radio, microwave, and video systems. Evaluates and recommends new technologies. Assesses networking needs and designs systems to meet objectives.

Education/Experience:

  • Technical program in electronic technology, telecommunications, networking, or computer science; or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years as a Senior Network Administrator or equivalent; or 6 years relevant experience; or 75 undergraduate quarter credits in telecommunications or computer science and 3 years' experience.

Licensure/Certification:

  • CCNA Preferred

Essential Functions:

  1. Programs, analyzes, and resolves network systems' software and hardware issues.
  2. Evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for improvements and cost-saving measures.
  3. Assesses network needs, explains costs and benefits, designs systems, and coordinates installations.
  4. Provides technical support, schedules maintenance, and assists with networking systems.
  5. Analyzes cost-effectiveness and suggests ways to improve system performance.
  6. Coordinates equipment changes, implements software updates, schedules vendor services, and manages inventory.
  7. Installs and tests telecommunication components.
  8. Responds to technical emergencies during 24-hour on-call duty.
  9. Promotes a cooperative work environment by following hospital and departmental policies.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of network systems analysis, planning, and problem resolution.
  • Knowledge of network operating systems and software.
  • Ability to install and troubleshoot communication systems.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective working relationships with vendors, contractors, and users.
  • Skilled in implementing and monitoring communication projects.
  • Ability to identify and solve connection problems.
  • Proficient in applying new technology.
  • Effective collaboration with managers and system users.

Work Environment:

  • Clean, comfortable office setting.
  • Possible exposure to infections and contagious diseases.
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations.
  • Pressure due to multiple demands and tight timelines.
  • Subject to interruptions and occasional weekend hours.
  • Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing: 0-35%
  • Walking: 0-35%
  • Sitting: 65-100%
  • Bending: 0-35%
  • Reaching with arms: 0-35%
  • Finger and hand dexterity: 0-35%
  • Talking: 65-100%
  • Hearing: 65-100%
  • Seeing: 65-100%

Lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling:

  • 20 lbs. maximum: 0-35%
  • 50 lbs. maximum: 0-35%
  • 100 lbs. maximum: 0-35%

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