Career Opportunities

Engineer - Network Field

Sierra Pacific Windows - Medford
Medford, WI
Close:  02/04/2018
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Sierra Pacific Windows crafts windows and doors from select wood species grown and harvested in our own forests. As a proud part of Sierra Pacific Industries, we are the only window company that oversees our products from the moment our tree seeds are planted until our beautiful wood windows are produced and delivered. Now, we’re one of the largest window companies in the world. We have more than 600 dealers and distributors with sales in 30 countries around the world.

Sierra Pacific Windows is seeking a qualified and experienced professional to serve as a Network Engineer and work collaboratively with our Medford, WI division. This position is responsible for the operation, reliability and functionality of all servers and SQL maintenance on the Company’s network in Wisconsin.  It is largely a self-directed position, performing basic and advanced network, MS server and SQL management, administration and troubleshooting - with very little direct supervision, oversight or assistance.

About The Position
Perform scheduled and routine maintenance on servers and SQL applications
Track support requests for network applications and insure they are properly scheduled and implemented 
Maintain and support SPI’s internal technology infrastructure and perform upgrades as necessary 
Create written project plans, determine appropriate hardware, software and staffing needs, and manage all aspects of a project to insure completion in a fast, efficient, cost effective manner 
Work with the IT application and support teams to design and support a network that meets our unique needs 
Schedule projects (software implementation and updates) to minimize business interruption for the company
Specify hardware, software, disaster recovery mechanisms, infrastructure, and logical designs for the two Wisconsin manufacturing sites 
Set direction of SPI’s IT strategy, participate in planning meetings, assist the CIO, Network Administrator, and other Network Engineers in all aspects of IT planning and growth
Manage and train junior technical personnel, provide backup support and mentoring to other IT technicians and engineers, and encourage and participate in cross-training of other SPI personnel
Ensure Wisconsin manufacturing operations are running with minimal downtime, including “on-call” support for off hours

Five years of applicable networking experience, two years as a network engineer (or equivalent position) with corporate level experience 
Familiarity with network security, routers, WAN/LAN configurations, VLAN’s, Wireless technology, and Cisco routers & switches required
Experience independently performing server OS and application installs 
Experience and aptitude with all DBA aspects of supporting multiple SQL environments (DB maintenance, backups, optimization, design, and failover scenarios)
Knowledge of Microsoft operating systems (PC & Server), Server Virtualization (preferable VMware), Microsoft AD, SQL and Exchange, TCP/IP addressing & routing, network administration, methods of researching and troubleshooting technical problems utilizing outside resources & management tools
Ability to design, plan, install and support a Windows 2008 - 2016 server and a MS SQL development and application environment, including DB maintenance, backups, optimization, and failover provisions
Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification, Cisco CCNA or comparable certification &/or four-year college degree in a Computer Science or related field of study is strongly preferred
Excellent customer service and strong inter-personal communications skills 

Why Join Our Team? 
We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance.

In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, we give an average of $500,000 in scholarships. 

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to apply, please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume to:

Sierra Pacific Windows
Cher Murphy, Human Resources
575 S. Whelen Ave.
Medford, WI  54451

Sierra Pacific Industries is a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages nearly 2 million acres of timberland in California and Washington. We are growing forests for our future, planting over 6 million new trees every year. Our forests are managed under a 100-year plan by Registered Professional Foresters, Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and other professionals.

Sierra Pacific effectively utilizes nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our mills. In fact, the small amount that isn’t turned into windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. We verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

Hear from our valued SPI family, in their own words and through their own stories, regarding what it's like to build a career at Sierra Pacific Industries.