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IT Systems Administrator

Date: Aug 4, 2019

Location: El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers


Working under minimal supervision, provides support,  daily operations, monitoring, and remediation of assigned   services.

Principal Accountabilities

  • May act as an Email and Email Archiving Administrator.
  • May act as a Database Administrator (DBA) and interface with DBA contractors as necessary for maintenance and planning of database resources, storage, procedures and best-practices.
  • May act as a Storage Administrator.
  • May be responsible for configuring and administering storage systems and allocating resources to servers and software systems, troubleshooting and resolving issues, and discovering and eliminating excessive use and duplicate data.
  • May act as a  Backups Administrator and ensures that all server systems are backed-up to tape or otherwise archived for recovery in failure and disaster-recovery scenarios.
  • May provide research and deep knowledge of assigned systems and high-level problem solving and prioritization, provide direction and priority on complex problems.
  • May work directly with end-users on related issues.
  • Patch and upgrade systems as directed or pre-approved for updates-on-notice from vendors in order to keep the systems secure or under support.
  • Responds to telephone calls, email and personnel requests for technical support.
  • Responsible for the daily operation and monitoring and remediation of assigned servers and in low-manpower scenarios, all server systems and applications.
  • May be responsible for maintaining/implementing the network and server monitoring system, with moves/adds/changes and constant tuning.
  • Responsible for providing primary knowledgeable support for a large number of applications as assigned and work with vendor support services to repair and upgrade these systems.
  • Researches and installs assigned new and/or upgraded hardware and software systems.
  • Documents procedures and configurations and may design security levels for systems.
  • May design test procedures  and work with end-users to test such systems before production deployment when possible, subject to direction from management.
  • May monitors trends in the server activity and storage systems over a long-term and short-term basis and alert management if/when additional systems resources will be necessary to support operations.



Associate degree, technical degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
7+ years’ of experience in the field or in a related areas.
Demonstrated experience with administering  specific systems or types of system in use at the time of hire.
Demonstrated knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within a particular field as needed at time of hire.

Must have extensive experience in Microsoft Windows Server and client, and Active Directory

Highly preferred extensive experience in: VMM; Hyper-V, SQL Server, VMware, Linux, Backup Systems

Mental and Physical Demands

  • Intermediate Math skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Good vision with correction
  • Withstand loud noise of a machine shop environment
  • Wears appropriate PPE as required

GKN is an EOE/M/F/D/V employer. Candidates must meet all requirements under ITAR

Nearest Major Market: San Diego