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Senior Systems Specialist - IBM i

Company: Penske
Location: Reading
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:
The Penske Senior Systems Specialist - IBM i position is response for providing first level support to all end-users of the IBM i environment including but not limited to: Job Scheduling, Report Distribution and Access Client Services (ACS) for in-house and remote users. You will mentor other computer operators while cross training within your department to provide backup support for all positions. You will be expected to fill a vital role in the success of the IT organization by working closely with MIS and business users to maintain and enhance daily IBM i operations.

Major Responsibilities:
• Ensure successful completion of all jobs on the IBM i LPARS including scheduling of new jobs in automated system (Robot)
• Make scheduling decisions and prioritize workload to use system resources to their capacity
• Troubleshoot, research, resolve and escalate system problems where appropriate
• Ensure successful completion of all required and requested reports to applicable departments or users
• Complete all backups, catalog tapes, and send to offsite storage to ensure system recoverability
• Monitor network for outages and take appropriate corrective action
• Participate in daily Turn-overs with Offshore to ensure smooth transitions between shifts
• Daily maintenance and monitoring of the system supporting the following critical business functions/applications:
• Monthly Financial Close for Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics
• Thoroughly document changes, processes, and procedures
• Daily printing and handling of checks
• Must know/understand the daily production system job schedule
• Other projects and tasks as assigned
• Two year Associates degree or equivalent technical school
• Excellent organizational skills with particular ability to prioritize work and to work independently
• Basic knowledge of IBM i hardware and attached peripherals such as tape drives & printers
• Awareness of TCP/IP and network concepts such as DNS & server ports
• Ability to monitor IBM System Status, storage, job processing & performance
• Understanding of IBM Operations commands
• Ability to review and understand system operator messages, QHST log entries and job logs
• Must know the Penske Change Management proces
• Must have strong technical, analytical and proven project management skills
• Proven ability to learn new systems strongly preferred
• Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information
• Ability to work independently, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to self-start and multitask in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple tasks with minimal supervision
• Working knowledge of BRMS
• Position requires work schedule flexibility, possible overtime and the ability to work remotely
• Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
• Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:
-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Truck Leasing
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

Keywords: Penske, Reading , Senior Systems Specialist - IBM i, Professions , Reading, Pennsylvania

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