Job Title: Desktop Support Engineer
Type: Contract - 12 month
Location: Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0G7
Hours: Monday to Friday regular business hours (at times required to work on call after hours)
Starts: November 4th, 2019
Ends: November 5th, 2020
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide Level-1 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 development of information technology and infrastructure projects.
Installing, supporting and troubleshooting approved desktop software.
Performing planned maintenance, moves, adds and changes.
Provide 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).
Provides timely resolution of problems or escalation on behalf of the customers to appropriate technical personnel.
Exercises judgment with defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
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
EDUCATION and/or WORK EXPERIENCE:
Associate's Degree or equivalent experience required.
A+ Certification recommended.
MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MCM preferred.
ITIL Certification preferred. 1-2 years or more of related experience preferred