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IT Field Service Specialist – Eurofins NSC

Eurofins NSC Canada Inc

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 1, 2020.

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 47,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialized clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

This position supports labs across Ontario for all Canadian Eurofins entities. Join our growing team today! ** 2 roles available, based in the GTA**

Job Description

IT Field Service Specialist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Act as a single point of contact in a lab for phone calls and emails from staff regarding IT issues and requests;
  • Ensure that for every call and/or reported event a ticket is created in OTRS (following the KGDs / SOPs) in both a timely and accurate manner. This one call/one ticket method provides effective tracking of all incidents and service requests. In the cases where a single incident has affected multiple users, this method of creating a ticket for each reported instance and attaching it to a master ticket will allow for impact analysis on the outage;
  • Verify user contact and asset information, categorize ticket accurately, and populate ticket with a full description of the event in OTRS;
  • Manage local IT operations in the lab – being very flexible and support M&A transitions;
  • Utilize the knowledge base and other support documentation to identify, isolate, diagnose and resolve end-users technical problems and provide information and status as requested;
  • Enter all troubleshooting performed and, if applicable, the resolution;
  • Escalate tickets to the appropriate support group if required (following the KGDs/SOPs) (critical escalation has to be done by telephone /WebEx/face-to-face – not by email, and the IT Service Desk Manager and RIM has to be informed). Provide accurate and updated information on incidents assigned to the Service Desk until the reported incidents are resolved. For critical outages the SOP for communication has to be followed strictly;
  • If support requests cannot be resolved expeditiously, or if the team lacks the permissions or access to correctly resolve the incident/service request, then the issue is escalated to the appropriate support team including the IT Service Manager;
  • Provide timely, first call resolution to technical support issues while following company standards (KGDs/SOPs);
  • Identify, install (follow the KGDs/SOPs, especially the “IT Infrastructure Naming Convention” and “Setup of Standard PC”), repair, and resolve any PC hardware, printers, mobile or similar devices or software failures within the Eurofins enterprise following company standards (KGDs/SOPs);
  • Central provision of applications with Citrix XenApp;
  • Maintain a high degree of customer service for all support requests;
  • Record support incidents and requests in our OTRS service management system, monitor and manage the Service Desk ticket queue and document solutions using our knowledge management system;
  • Participate in coordinating messages sent on behalf of the Service Desk pertaining to unplanned service disruptions and show initiative by offering suggestions for improvement of service delivery (i.e. reduce downtime, improve response time, process improvements, etc.);
  • Support for Microsoft Office products in our enterprise environment;
  • Report to the IT Service Desk Manager on any issue that could significantly impact the business;
  • Perform special projects as assigned/required and improvement of processes;
  • Maintain updated knowledge of computer hardware and software;
  • Work well within and with other (cross-functional) teams.

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years (senior role) and 3-5 years (junior role) of strong Network, Server and end-user computing support experience MANDATORY;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate with individuals with all levels of technical and non-technical skill sets (i.e. Developers, Project Managers, and external Customers);
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team with a courteous and professional attitude;
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills;
  • Software troubleshooting ability for problem research and error isolation;
  • Good listening skills; problem-solving and the ability to handle multiple projects/clients at once in a fast-paced environment;
  • The ability to handle objections and counter professionally;
  • Must have the technical aptitude to learn, apply and solve technological solutions and/or challenges;
  • Must be willing to spend the time necessary to achieve and maintain a high level of technical proficiency;
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Must have experience working with PC based hardware, software and networking components;
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds;
  • Undergraduate degree in IT or equivalent industry certifications
  • Three (3) years of experience with Information Technology hardware and software support;
  • Authorization to work in Canada.

Additional Information

Working Conditions: This position is based in laboratory and office environments; significant computer use is required. Overtime, weekends and evenings may be required. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of the Western GTA and a clean driver’s abstract with uninterrupted access to a vehicle are encouraged to apply.

Eurofins supports equal opportunities for inclusion and invites all qualified applicants to apply; if accommodations are required in the application or interview process, please contact us via www.eurofins.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No agencies please!