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IT Systems Administrator – Linux Focused


New Orleans, LA


Information Technology


Laitram LLC
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Laitram has an opening for an IT Systems Administrator who will help support our Linux and Windows Infrastructure and help own our OS Patching process.  The successful candidate will have extensive systems experience as well as excellent interpersonal, business management, and customer service skills. 

Laitram, L.L.C.’s four operating divisions—Laitram Machinery, Intralox, Lapeyre Stair, and Laitram Machine Shop — employ over 2,500 people across 30 countries. Laitram’s corporate support group provides professional services to the operating divisions, including information technology services, human resources, legal counsel, accounting, safety, and facilities and maintenance. They supply a high level of expertise while maintaining the flexibility and efficiencies of internal resources. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our company page.

  • Configure, maintain, and monitor our Linux and Windows Server environments. 
  • Tune Linux OS to optimize applications such as Oracle Database, EBS and other ERP based applications
  • Configure, maintain, and deploy Operating System patches using BigFix.
  • Assist with core infrastructure administration – Certificates, DNS, AD, DHCP, etc.
  • Create Change Management documentation and ensure that our CMDB is appropriately maintained.
  • Research and recommend innovative and automated approaches for system administration tasks.  
  • Participate in ITS/DS Projects to ensure complete understanding of new and upgraded systems.  
  • Assist with managing vendor relationships, support service selection, and contract renewals. 
  • Global travel opportunities as business needs require.
  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation.

  • Undergraduate technical or business degree or at least 3 years of equivalent experience
  • Experience with Linux and Windows is required 
  • One or two years of experience in supporting directly or indirectly an Oracle ERP environment from Linux OS installation/production support perspective would be preferred.
  • Experience with Cisco routers and switches and BigFix patch management software would be preferred.
  • Strong competency in Information Technology 
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assigned work according to business need and priorities
  • Strong analytical skills, self-managed, and ability to work well in a team environment 
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to interface with all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to create thorough documentation using Company/IT Standards