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Lead IT Infrastructure Systems Specialist

Company Name:
CHS Inc.
# Job Description
NCRA has an exciting opportunity at our Oil Refinery facility in McPherson, Kansas. We are looking for a Lead IT Infrastructure Systems Specialist to oversee all information technology infrastructure and shared services, including all data center and disaster recovery sites, physical and virtual servers, storage and backup infrastructure, desktop hardware, server and desktop operating systems, wireless, local area and wide area networks (LAN/WAN), and all telecommunications equipment and the IT Helpdesk. You must be a detail-oriented, results-driven individual with a commitment to quality, accuracy and the ability to organize and prioritize workloads to meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work in both a team environment and on self-directed tasks are essential.
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You will:
Serve as a VMWare Administrator - performing installation, hardening, configuration and maintenance of ESXi hosts and virtual guest servers during a moderately sized physical to virtual migration on EqualLogic infrastructure.
Support VCenter Operations Manager and leverage it as a tool to monitor the VMWare implementation.
Install and administer Microsoft Operating Systems, firmware patches supplied by vendors and security or update patches as required (primary Windows Server 2008 R2).
Serve as a technical advisor to company users and professionals and maintain open positive communications with clients.
Work on major severity and complex server issues.
Backup and restore VMWare servers and virtual sessions.
Identify and recommend improvements to existing processes.
Support cluster/disaster recovery and ensure continuous availability of business-critical applications.
Troubleshoot performance and availability problems.
Determine and build Virtual Server Host and Guest systems and appropriately size and configure for optimal use.
Provide primary logistical support to our Campus Networking Environment both wired and wireless.
Basic Qualifications: (required)
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) or equivalent in Computer Science or related field and 3 + years of equivalent experience; or 10+ years of experience in computer technology.
Must possess a high level of knowledge in specifying, configuring and moving PC service systems into service and have the ability to keep systems reliable, patched and current.
Comprehensive vSphere 5 implementation, administration, maintenance, and support of VMware ESX and vCenter in medium scale environment.
Experience with Physical to Virtual (P2V) and Virtual to Virtual (V2V) migrations.
Able to apply vCenter, ESX, and Windows patches/upgrades.
Manage vCenter ESX clusters, including DRS and HA configurations.
Comprehensive vCenter networking concepts including trunking, VLANs.
Comprehensive storage configuration experience including boot from SAN, VMFS volumes, and RDM.
Must have intermediate or higher level networking knowledge.
Able to plan, coordinate, and communicate with internal and external IT customers.
Must be able to manage projects from inception to completion.
Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
MCP OR MCSE
Cisco or equivalent generic network certifications
Network Security certifications
EqualLogic SAN's and Performance Tuning of SAN's
Commvault Simpana
VMware Certified Profession (VCP) or higher (VCAP, VCDX)
Oil and Gas Industry experience
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CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.
CHS is a diversified Fortune 100 company providing essential grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers. CHS is a cooperative system owned by farmers, ranchers and their local cooperatives from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest and from the Canadian border to Texas. CHS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Minority, Female, Veteran, and Disability employer.
Posting Title: Lead IT Infrastructure Systems Specialist
Auto req ID: 3863BR
Address 1: 2000 S. Main
City: McPherson
State/Province: Kansas
Zip Postal Code: 67460

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