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Hammond, IN, US, 46320

IT Specialist II


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




As a member of the IT team, the IT Specialist II will be responsible for providing direct technical support to others using computer equipment for office applications, including desktop configurations, performing hardware and software installation and maintenance of existing database software, spreadsheets, and other programs to best meet end user need.  Incumbents in this classification install and configure equipment and software, perform maintenance on the equipment, and troubleshoot problems to resolve hardware/software issues.  B shift hours, Tuesday - Friday, 6pm - 6am.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Serves as the System Administrator in the absence of the Plant IT Manager.
  • Administer manufacturing unit’s network structure with Windows 2012 server, AS400, SQL and Deployment Severs capabilities.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco switches, terminals and Sick, PSC, Symbol scanners.
  • Run and install Ethernet in house cabling and network device structures.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.
  • Recommends changes to improve systems and network configurations and determine hardware or software requirements related to such changes.
  • Work with customer’s broadcast monitoring, and troubleshoot Server/PC hardware, software, and network connectivity issues for Lear.
  • Maintain routine SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance) requirement forms and procedures.
  • Log daily shift requests and document new procedures.
  • Run daily backup and recovery tapes using ARC server.
  • Verify and maintain all Antivirus and utility patches are in place.
  • Assist in managing crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problem.
  • Consults with vendor or corporate representatives to define equipment or service needs
  • Monitors IT operations and complaints to identify and evaluate the effectiveness of operations and identifies problems that need to be addressed.
  • Work with Active Directory, user accounts, groups, and privileges, maintain events and logs.
  • Equipment configurations such as PCs, Printers, Scanners, Thin Clients.
  • Provide technical support to production, quality, maintenance, shipping, and other departments as needed.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.


Your Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree in Information System or six years previous experience in IT field.
  • Operation knowledge of AS400.
  • Hardware and network troubleshooting skills.
  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred.
  • One-year automotive industry experience desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment and to multi-task.


Bonus If You Demonstrate the Following:

  • Ability to Mentors and trains new IT support staff and keep abreast of the latest technologies.
  • Evaluates employee performance and counsels’ employees concerning strengths and weaknesses.
  • Assigns and prioritizes work to IT staff based on their workload.



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago