Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc.
  • 07-May-2018 to 06-Jul-2018 (EST)
  • Greenville, SC, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Disability, Life, 401k + Employer Match, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time and Eastern Cares Program

Summary:  Eastern's Network Support Engineer (NSE) supports, monitors, and maintains the computer networks that enable our business. An essential part of our team, the NSE has primary responsibility for ensuring stability in our network equipment (routers, switches, firewalls), networks (internet and local), and servers. This includes troubleshooting reported issues and outages as well as planning for and completing upgrades, patches, and repairs. The NSE will also provide advice and assistance to our "Tier 1" support staff on more complicated technical issues. The right person for this position is technically skilled, teamwork-oriented, and enjoys technical problem-solving.


Our server environment includes Windows Server 2008R2, 2012, 2016, RHEL 7, and VMware 6.0 and 6.5. Our network is comprised of equipment from Cisco (switches and routers), Watchguard (firewall), and Silverpeak (SD-WAN appliance).



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide a stable networking environment through the monitoring and maintaining of production servers and network equipment; this requires proactive efforts as well as timely responses to issues initiated through trouble-tickets (Quest Kace).
  • Provide advanced technical support as requested by "Tier 1" support staff.
  • Plan updates and upgrades to server and networking equipment as required. Implement approved changes to server and networking equipment.
  • Maintain, and update as needed, accurate technical documentation for the network.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with additional IT tasks and functions as requested by the Director of IT.
  • Engage and manage communication with service providers as required to troubleshoot WAN outages.
  • Validate the integrity of backups as required by the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan.
  • Identify and propose changes to our IT practices to improve data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.



Competency: Successful candidates for this position will demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Technical Skills - Based on strengths and weaknesses, pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Builds morale and supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


All employees at Eastern must also demonstrate:


  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works ethically and with integrity; Upholds organizational Core Values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Respects diversity.


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.


  • Education and/or Experience: Prefer Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience or certifications for Windows Server and Cisco Networking environment preferred.


  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 


  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


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 or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.



Legal disclaimer: This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and any employment relationship remains "at-will". The job requirements are subject to revision as deemed necessary by the company or to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc.
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