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IT/OT Specialist

Pioneer Transformers

Pioneer Transformers

IT
United States
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

IT/OT Specialist

ID 2024-4446
Category
Information Technology
Position Type
Full-Time

Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented IT/OT (Operational Technology) Specialist. As IT/OT Specialist, you will be expected to serve as our organization's primary administrator of OT Infrastructure. The IT/OT Specialist manages and secures operational technology (OT) systems critical to the production processes in a distribution transformer manufacturing company. This role bridges the gap between traditional IT and production-focused OT, ensuring seamless integration, reliability, and security of industrial control systems and helping this organization transform to Industry 4.0. We offer professional development opportunities to help you transform your existing network administrator experience into this exciting opportunity. We are committed to bringing innovation to this manufacturing space which is crucial for modernizing our manufacturing environment.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement, and maintain OT network infrastructure to ensure operational and system availability
  • Recommend, test, and implement OT system and security upgrades
  • Consistently monitor and troubleshoot OT network stability and performance
  • Collaborates with the Senior IT Network Administrator to ensure organizational uniformity within both IT and OT infrastructure components
  • Support OT systems and networks, including SCADA, the crucial network where PLCs, and other industrial control systems reside, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.
  • Develop and implement security policies and procedures specific to OT environments, protecting against unauthorized access and cyber threats.
  • Coordinate with IT and engineering departments to integrate OT systems with IT infrastructure, facilitating data exchange and analytics.
  • Monitor OT system performance, conducting regular maintenance and updates to prevent downtime and improve efficiency.
  • Respond to and resolve OT system issues, providing technical support to minimize impact on production.
  • Lead OT system upgrade and expansion projects, from planning through execution, ensuring alignment with manufacturing requirements and IT standards.
  • Stay informed about OT technologies and security practices advancements, recommending initiatives to enhance system capabilities and protection.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with internal customers in an interactive team environment, mentoring team members in OT technologies/methodologies
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field. Candidates with strong core networking and security skillsets could be considered with the expectation of developing skills/certifications focused on Manufacturing, ICS, and OT Networking/Security. Experience in implementing and managing IT security measures.
  • At least 3 years of experience in managing IT network systems, preferably within a manufacturing environment, focusing on industrial control systems
  • Strong understanding of OT technologies, including SCADA, PLCs, and industrial networking.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity principles and practices as they relate to OT environments.
  • Familiarity with IT/OT integration challenges and solutions.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong focus on system reliability and security.
  • Excellent problem-solving and technical troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication and project management abilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across IT and engineering teams.

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