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Vermeer Corporation Network Administrator Intern in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do More®.

Job Summary

Work Shift

1 - First Shift

The Network Administrator Intern helps administer the operations of the local area network. This role helps monitor daily activity and data traffic along the network to ensure proper operation and assists with network upgrades and maintenance projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Exhibit the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused and stewardship while modeling the associated behaviors.

  2. Help administer and oversee day-to-day operation of local area network (LAN); work closely with the network engineer and system administrators.

  3. Help diagnose and resolve hardware and software problems; analyze possible network modifications to improve performance and features; research new solutions and/or technologies that will allow for network improvement/enhancement.

  4. Help perform phone administration and installation, including moves, adds and changes; provide backup responsibilities to Nortel phone system and NortelPBX administration.

  5. Help monitor network performance, maintain system logs and schedule network maintenance when required. Research business processes and how network and server resources can increase operating efficiency.

  6. Assist service personnel with installation of networking hardware and peripheral components.

  7. Document and record network configurations and network user requirements.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.

  • Current student pursing a degree in Information Systems/Computer Science.

  • Previous internship is a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge in the area(s) of networking, IP protocols, Cisco IOSm PC systems and telephone/PBX; knowledge of products and technologies that will benefit local network; understanding of network diagrams, fundamentals and protocols.

  • Ability to perform necessary operations on network systems to ensure network reliability, including installing cable ends efficiently and accurately, terminating network/telephone cables, tone generators, upgrading network components, PC/Sun Station.

  • Ability to maintain server reliability as measured by total of all servers uptime.

  • Ability to perform assembly and installation of servers to mount in racks.

  • Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers.

  • Ability to provide excellent internal customer service; ability to respond within a 30-minute timeframe when on-call.

  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships, which encourage openness with customers and peers; ability to develop interpersonal relationships with co-workers, staff, clients and the community to meet or exceed expectations.

  • Demonstration of excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstration of attention to detail and a high sense of accuracy; ability to create accurate, professional and error-free documents; ability to type and enter data accurately.

  • Demonstration of strong organizational skills; ability to work effectively under extreme stress; ability to coordinate multiple projects/time/resources simultaneously.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions in human resources at (641) 621-8767 or at

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.