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Sr. Network Administrator

At Hilmar Cheese Company and Hilmar Ingredients, we improve lives around the world by being a leading producer of wholesome dairy products that contribute to the success of all stakeholders. We are one of the world’s largest and most respected manufacturers of cheese, whey protein, lactose and milk powders. We are successful for two reasons: (1) we know the cheese and ingredients business really well, and (2) we know that we can’t succeed without great people!

A Typical Day

The Sr. Network Administrator is responsible for Architecture, design, development and management of the WAN, MAN, LAN, WLAN, MPLS, BGP, VPN, Cloud, DMZ, Internet, VoIP, Video, Network Security, NOC, NAC, DHCP, DNS, NPT, Firewalls, Spam filters, Asset inventory, Network policy and procedures, audit and security compliance, architectural standards, vendor management, interoperability network monitoring and performance for 365day manufacturing operations company

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the stability and integrity of the network.
  • Network switches, routers, firewalls, and external network circuits.
  • Wireshark troubleshooting network performance issues. 
  • Network perimeter security, firewall policy compliance, A.V., spam filter, and URL content filtering.
  • Windows server installation configuration and support, including services packs, security patches, and upgrades.
  • Setup and implementation of cloud security compliance for federated domains.
  • IPSec and BGP configuration and support.
  • LDAP, Kerberos, SAML configuration and support. 
  • Develop, document and maintain network disaster recovery plan.
  • SAN and NAS Storage setup, configuration and management.
  • Storage switch setup configuration and support.
  • Veeam and Veritas Backup Exec installation configuration and management.
  • Data and systems security hardening, compliance and maintenance.
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts for business and technical staff operational issues.
  • Desktop and enterprise applications installations, upgrades, testing, and deployment.
  • Design, implementation and management of VOIP/PBX systems.
  • Support Microsoft technology Exchange, SharePoint, AD, Radius and ADFS Certificates.
  • Communicate with those who are part of the systems user community and management in a simple convincing manner and on all levels with peers.
  • Promote Company Culture
  • Achieve common business goals through cooperative alignment with all departments.

What You Will Need

  • English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or related field.
  • 7 year’s minimum hands-on systems and network administration support. 
  • Strong understanding of network hardware, software, installation, configuration troubleshooting and support.
  • Proficient with Windows operating system installation and configuration for servers and workstations, Windows security, administrative tools, and Windows network components. 
  • Working knowledge of server-related technology (e.g. RAID, SAN, cluster, services, and network applications). 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Master’s Degree
  • Concentration in network and telecom engineering
  • MCSE, MCSI, CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CISSP, PMP Certifications
  • Food processing and dairy industry experience
  • Working knowledge of M.S. SQL Server, M.S. Exchange Server, M.S. Server 2K3 R2, ODBC connections, switches, routers, and firewalls. 


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 will be required to:

  • Stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Sit, Stand and / or walk almost the entire workday.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently exposed to the following: 

  • Exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, gases, or other irritating substances.
  • Exposure to solvents or chemicals.
  • Exposure to slippery walking surfaces: water.
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity depending on time of year.

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned


Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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