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Description

Job ID: 43998

Applications Support Specialist
Our client is looking for an Applications Support Specialist to join their team.

Applications Support Specialist Responsibilities 
Provide technical assistance, user support, and customer service on company-supported computer applications and platforms.
Respond to incoming queries and issues related to Engineering applications. Track and route problems and requests, and document resolutions.
Troubleshoot problems and advise on the appropriate action. Run diagnostic programs, isolate problem, and determine and implement solution.
Liaison with enterprise Information Systems teams. Assist with application installations and onboarding of new users.
Prepare activity reports. Document internal procedures.

Provide Engineering application licensing tracking and acquisition support.
Support application licensing requirements including reassignment of licenses to end users and monitoring license utilization.
Consult with customers, analyze customer’s business requirements, review potential solutions and proposes future options.
Create, manage and maintain documentation in support of application license and portfolio management.  

Establish and maintain standards; identify and address improvement opportunities to reduce waste and inefficiency.
Participate in continuous improvement for Engineering’s processes and tools.
Support metrics that help drive decisions related to Engineering processes and applications.

Applications Support Specialist Qualifications 
Line of business application help desk support experience. Prefer experience in the engineering and manufacturing industries.
Technical Support Experience. Preference given to tier 2+.
Working knowledge of fundamental operations of relevant software, hardware and other equipment.
Licensing server and configuration awareness for floating license usage.
Strong customer service orientation and skills.
Knowledge and experience of customer service practices.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Proven teamwork and interpersonal abilities.
Excellent communication skills.

Preferred:
Basic MSSQL.
Understanding of basic network topology and troubleshooting.
Knowledge of and understanding of the OSI model and various layers of an IT infrastructure.
SolidWorks or other CAD authoring tools experience.
PDM experience with Enovia, SmarTeam, Teamcenter or Aras Innovator.
PLM/PDM systems configuration and support expertise. Specific skills include but are not limited to workflow management, Bill of Materials (BOM) management, and change control.
Familiarity with NIST guidelines or concepts.
Technical associate’s or bachelor’s degree (e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics).
2-5 years in a manufacturing environment.

Benefits
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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