Desktop Engineer II

  • Location

    Montreal, Canada

  • Sector:

    IT Support & Tech, Other Areas

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  • Contact:

    Janette Istifan

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Title: Deskside Support Technician

Type: Contract - 6 months

Location: Saint-Antoine West, Montreal.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM



Our client is seeking a Desktop Engineer - Level 2 to provide professional assistance to internal and external customers having hardware- and software-related problems with their supported desktop, laptop or peripherals. Able to resolve local area networking issues to ensure connectivity to the Corporate network, and work with the Infrastructure and Messaging teams as necessary to resolve incidents. Support is provided in a timely manner in accordance with published SLAs while maintaining a high level of customer satisfactions.



Provide Level-2 technical support for supported desktops, laptops, and peripherals. This includes the following activities:

  • Correcting hardware problems with supported desktops, laptops and peripherals by coordinating support with OEM vendors.
  • Managing returns on warranted parts and systems
  • Packaging and shipping replacement parts to customers
  • Maintaining standard software configurations, including troubleshooting, loading and configuring software images, supported applications and drivers
  • May participate in the development of information technology and infrastructure projects
  • Installing, supporting and troubleshooting approved desktop software
  • Performing planned maintenance, moves, adds and changes
  • Providing support services to employees with technical problems and information technology issues involving desktop, laptops, PDA or network services from local personnel or from employees using network remote access (VPN)
  • Providing timely resolution of problems or escalation on behalf of the customers to appropriate technical personnel
  • Exercising judgment with defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
  • Creating and maintaining images for standard systems
  • Recommending hardware and software solutions, including new acquisitions and upgrades
  • Demonstrating good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Using skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices, company policies, and procedures
  • Requiring little day-to-day supervision
  • Ability to work on call after hours as required

Communicate effectively with multiple customers and co-workers. This includes the following activities:

  • Consulting with the Service Desk on support calls
  • Able to communicate highly technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Providing case status updates to management and end-users
  • Providing phone support and diagnostics to remote customers
  • Participating in training programs designed to educate customers about basic and specialized applications
  • Develops, documents, and implements standard operating procedures and customer service guidelines relating to Desktop Managed Services support


  • Strong customer service skills
  • Reliability and a strong sense of responsibility
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership
  • Solid technical and analytical skills required
  • Ability to troubleshoot, support, and repair software and hardware for desktop and laptop computers
  • Knowledge of supported Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Experience with Active Directory administration
  • Knowledge of installation, configuration, use and troubleshooting techniques of supported versions of Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with a wide range of customers with varying computer abilities
  • Experience troubleshooting intermediate complex local area network (LAN) and VPN connectivity issues


  • Associate degree or equivalent experience required
  • A+ Certification recommended, MCP/MCSSA preferred, ITIL Certification preferred
  • 5-years or more of related experience preferred


  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs (printers, desktop machines, etc.)