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Valmont Industries, Inc. UNIX Systems Administrator in Omaha, Nebraska

One Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154-5215

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The UNIX System Administrator position will have responsibility for managing UNIX systems environments. The UNIX System Administrator will work with a global team to provide world-wide coverage of UNIX systems and availability in compliance of Segregation of Duty defined by Corporate Systems Security. Also responsible for ensuring data reliability with a consistent retention plan, back up and restorations. Will develop, document and implement best-practice standards for the administration, management of UNIX systems, leading peers in the implementation of these standards, communicating standards, providing consultancy for UNIX environment concerns, and reporting to management the operational status of the server environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor and maintain UNIX application availability

  • Provide UNIX security administration in accordance with Corporate policies and segregation of duties

  • Ensure data reliability by planning, implementing and testing backup and restore procedures

  • Coordinate with users and application vendors to support to resolve any issues

  • Install system patches and modules and deploy custom modules and programs

  • Develop best practices and documents system configuration

  • Support efforts to identify and communicate to management non-compliance with the Code of Business Conduct or other violations of policy or illegal actions

  • Execute of control activities in areas of responsibility

  • This position reports into the Manager Enterprise Systems and has no direct reports

  • This role may require occasional travel up to 5% (internationally/domestically), including overnight stays

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Preferred Bachelors with 6+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 8+ years relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Working knowledge of Linux, Sun Solaris & Microsoft System administration

  • Familiarity with Linux networking and firewall configuration

  • knowledge of basic scripting languages, such as Bourne shell, Perl and/or Python

  • Understanding of Code of Business Conduct

  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral

  • Energetic and self-motivated team player with ability to work effectively and cooperatively with project and infrastructure teams

  • Strong working knowledge of proactive and auto-corrective monitoring practices

  • Fluent in English

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Preferred Bachelors in Computer Science

  • Experience supporting and implementing ERP Disaster Recovery solutions

  • Familiarity with configuration management applications

  • Experience with RedHat and/or CentOS linux

  • Fluent in other languages

  • Project Management certifications

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. No travel requirements for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Valmont Industries is a leading producer and distributor of products for the infrastructure and agriculture markets.

Valmont Industries began in 1946 when our founder, Robert B. Daugherty combined his $5,000 savings and wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. Since that modest start more than half a century ago, our company has grown to be an international leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving irrigation equipment for agriculture.

From the lighting and traffic structures that guide your way, to communication towers and utility structures that power your home and business, to irrigation equipment that waters the croplands on which your food is grown, Valmont products improve lives worldwide.

Valmont Industries operates in five primary business segments: Engineered Support Structures, Utility Support Structures, Coatings, Energy and Mining, and Irrigation. Valmont (VMI) is publicly traded on the NYSE.

We focus on two global markets: infrastructure and agriculture. Valmont Industries is present in 23 developed and developing countries, offering 27 brands from more than 80 facilities. International sales represent a significant portion of our revenues.

Valmont’s employees are passionate about the products we make. Along with our customers, they are the cornerstone of our success. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering optimal results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking our products and processes to new markets, introducing new products to regions where we have a presence, and continually improving our services to ensure that Valmont solutions are second-to-none.