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IT Specialist Senior

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Holdrege, NE, US, 68949

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Ensures the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the IT Services  that support core organizational functions. Monitors, maintains, supports, and optimizes all networked software and associated operating systems. The Senior IT Specialist will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with local management and department leaders to assess near- and long-term technology.
  2. Implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
  3. Analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; develops and implements strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  4. Collaborates with IT Outsourcing provider to resolve local end-user and IT environment issues and service requests; Documents incidents through the management system.
  5. Work with local plant/warehouse leadership, decision-makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and system goals, and to identify and resolve business system issues.
  6. Designs and performs server and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
  7. Supports preparations and user acceptance testing required for infrastructure projects and enhancements.
  8. Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed.
  9. Integrate servers, including database, e-mail, print, and backup servers and their associated software into enterprise systems.
  10. Collaborates with end-users to prepare for Audit and SOX compliance
  11. Communicates with customers internally and externally to document resolutions, recommended courses of action, and follow through on project requirements and enhancements
  12. Creates and maintains documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.
  13. Provides guidance and solves escalated issues for IT Specialists on the team
  14. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Solid knowledge and experience with servers, networks, PC/printer maintenance, antivirus software, Windows OS, and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge and experience of Great Plains (GP) is a plus
  • Ability to recognize and analyze technical problems
  • Well-developed project management skills
  • Advanced understanding of IT policies, standards and procedures
  • Strong ability to communicate and explain technical needs and problems to provide solution
  • Demonstrated ability to handle escalations with professionalism and speed
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Associates Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Five years of experience with desktop support

Physical & Environmental Requirements

Limited travel


Allmand™, a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton, LLC, is a manufacturer of portable jobsite equipment focused on providing customers with safe, reliable, and high-quality products. Located in Holdrege, Nebraska, Allmand brings portable light towers, mobile industrial heaters, flashing arrow boards, portable light stands, portable air compressors and mobile generators for the global construction,mining, oil & gas, and rental markets. Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

Briggs & Stratton, LLC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Hastings
Nearest Secondary Market: Kearney

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