Systems Engineer

Advanced Filtration Systems Inc.

Advanced Filtration Systems Inc.

Software Engineering
Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

About AFSI: Established in 1986, AFSI is a joint venture of Caterpillar Inc. and Donaldson Company Inc. AFSI manufactures liquid filters using automated, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) techniques. Highly automated production techniques enable AFSI to manufacture filters of the highest quality at competitive prices. The filters are used in fuel, oil, and hydraulic applications.

AFSI Perks: Competitive health insurance with low monthly premiums, dental and vision insurance, monthly bonuses, 401k with 5% company match, 160 hours of PTO your first year, health and wellness incentives, education assistance and more!

Summary:The Systems Engineer works within the global IT Team to implement, maintain and develop technical systems and applications, with specific expertise in networking (LAN, WAN, FW), servers/storage appliances, Active Directory and enterprise management tools. They are a technical resource to other AFSI IT staff, sharing responsibility for the day-to-day maintenance and support of the company’s global infrastructure and Help Desk functions.

The Systems Engineer will participate in a variety of cross-functional team projects including the planning, design, and implementation of (primarily) network and other infrastructure components and complementary technologies such as data storage systems, virtualization, security, and disaster recovery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain, secure and develop AFSI’s global network infrastructure, including but not limited to firewalls, switch/routing services, VPN access, IP services, Wireless and service redundancy.
  2. Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed, providing statistics and reporting.
  3. System architecture, engineering, administration and security of systems & applications, including but not limited to: Microsoft Windows Server, VMWare, Microsoft Active Directory, Office 365/Azure Tenants and cloud storage solutions.
  4. Desktop and application support to all AFSI staff.
  5. Configure, implement, maintain and upgrade company IT systems according to the global IT strategy.
  6. Provide input and recommendations for IT budget and controls budget spending.
  7. Ensure documentation is maintained for all IT systems assigned as a primary owner.
  8. Utilize the help desk ticketing system to provide optimized incident management and help maintain knowledge base systems for both IT staff and end-users.
  9. Continually look to improve and refine the infrastructure services delivered to the business.
  10. Maintain knowledge of emerging technologies and their applicability to AFSI.
  11. Contribute technical skills, industry experience and best practices to the rest of the team, driving change.
  12. Work independently and exercise reasonable judgment with moderate supervision, while providing clear documentation of activities and accomplishments.
  13. Coordinate with AFSI Europe staff to organize and collaborate on projects.
  14. Make necessary arrangements to be accessible by phone and email on a reasonable, as-needed basis outside of set work hours to support the needs of production, maintenance, or direct reports.
  15. Work in a safe manner, following all safety policies and procedures while keeping in mind other people’s safety as well.
  16. Report any accidents and potentially unsafe conditions or unsafe acts immediately to the appropriate supervisor.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree (B.S) or equivalent in Information Technology, Business, or related field; 3-5 years IT experience, including an additional 2+ years of experience as a systems engineer. Experience working in multi-country/international application or technology deployments desired.

  • Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos; write simple correspondence; effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

  • Computer Skills:

In addition to the computer skills outlined above under Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Highly experienced managing Palo Alto, Cisco and other enterprise grade network infrastructure in a multi-office environment; industry certifications preferred.
  • In depth experience managing Microsoft Windows servers, domain services and desktop administration.
  • Microsoft SQL database management, scripting and reporting.
  • Experience with the ongoing care and feeding of a global ERP system.
  • Other Skills and Requirements:
  • Exceptional time management and multitasking skills; can communicate effectively within all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Easily adaptable to changes in processes, procedures, and priorities.
  • Can acquire and maintain the requisite travel authorizations to visit the Czech Republic.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Advanced Filtration Systems, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.