LAN Technician Job Description

LAN Technician Job Description

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LAN technician provides end user support for desktop Operating Systems such as Windows Xp, Windows 7, Windows 8.x and Windows 10 and desktop applications such as Microsoft Office, Visio, Project and Adobe Acrobat.

LAN Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Responsible for designing and implementing local area networks in a military working environment
Supervises the installation, maintenance, and operation of local area networks and associated computer hardware and software
Coordinates with the MCSI for the evaluation of system networking needs and recommends improvements and modifications to existing infrastructure
Installs local area networks including network servers, hubs, routers, workstations, printers, and other peripheral devices
Operate and maintain local area networks, track significant problems, monitor performance, and perform upgrades to hardware and software as required
Install or modify existing installations of networked computer hardware, software, and other components
Participates in long and short range technology planning
Trains technical staff to follow proper operating procedures necessary to maintain the integrity of the network
Assists in developing and providing training to staff in the proper operation of the local area network
Attends classes, seminars, conferences and reviews professional literature to enhance knowledge of trends and developments related to local area network systems

LAN Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for LAN Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ITIL, COMPTIA, MCITP, MCSE, CISCO, IA, DOD, CCNA

Education for LAN Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the LAN technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Technical, Computer Science, Associates, Education, Information Technology, Administration, Computer Technology, Electronics, Supervision, Communications

Skills for LAN Technician

Desired skills for LAN technician include:

Microsoft Operating systems
Tools and processes by the role
Especially XP
Area of expertise
Windows 7 and Microsoft Office
Networking switches and data networks
Apple computers and operating systems
IP telecommunications systems
Ethernet network topology to assist with troubleshooting network issues
IT infrastructure industry standards and best practices

Desired experience for LAN technician includes:

Considerable knowledge of local area network protocols and diagnostic tools
Ability to supervise technical support staff
Certification as a Novell Administrator, Novell Engineer, or Microsoft Engineer preferred
Job is contingent upon successfully obtaining/transferring and maintaining an Interim and/or SECRET clearance
Some experience working with Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Visio) preferred but not required
2 – 5 years of PC/LAN technical experience

LAN Technician Examples

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LAN Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of LAN technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for LAN technician
  • Backup and restore an organization's data files and folders
  • Monitor network utilization to ensure optimum network performance by alleviating the bottlenecks
  • Assist in maintaining our internal/hosted network performance tools
  • Train end-users how to setup and use new technologies
  • Assist in upgrading data network equipment to latest stable firmware releases
  • Prepare system configurations and management/support documentation
  • Maintain inventory of LAN hardware and software assets
  • Work closely with various teams and business unites such as telecommunications, desktop support, database administrators and system administrators to resolve various issues
  • Works with vendors to resolve hardware operating system issues
  • Available to work after hours and weekends as needed
Qualifications for LAN technician
  • Advanced IT knowledge
  • An Associate’s Degree or higher in an IT related field or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communications skills – Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Ability to learn and apply new technical knowledge quickly
  • Willingness and desire to openly exchange technical knowledge and expertise with team members
  • Intermediate knowledge of Windows server/workstation operating systems
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LAN Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of LAN technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for LAN technician
  • Supports, monitors, tests and troubleshoots hardware and software problems pertaining to the LAN, recommends and schedules repairs
  • Installs and configures workstations and servers
  • Installs NOTAMS and software patches
  • Repairs and aligns all equipment IAW TOs/TMs or commercial manuals
  • Ensures Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) activities are accomplished as scheduled
  • May need to function as a COMSEC Manager, Alternate COMSEC Manager, CRO or Alternate CRO
  • Provides on-the-job training to trainees as assigned or directed
  • Performs other collateral duties as assigned or directed
  • The Local Area Network (LAN) Technician is responsible for designing and implementing local area networks in a military working environment
  • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, security and peripheral devices
Qualifications for LAN technician
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with network users and other business information systems professionals
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • This position requires an Associate's Degree or two years of technical school, and one to three years of experience
  • Degree or certificate in Computer Technology, Data Processing or related IT field highly desired
  • Moderate walking will be required between local buildings to assist users
  • Must possess strong communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
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LAN Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a LAN technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for LAN technician
  • LAN Tech coordinates with the MCSI for the evaluation of system networking needs and recommends improvements and modifications to existing infrastructure
  • Employee diagnoses and resolves complex local area network issues
  • New hire will be tasked to make quick and on the go decisions without the support of the team (Contacting HP for warranty related hardware replacement)
  • Repair computer systems and other peripheral equipment
  • Build the components that will comprise the release package in a controlled manner to ensure a reproducible, predictable result
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience and/or Certifications
  • Performs additional job duties when required
  • Little to no understanding of business processes
  • Hardware Deployment
  • Ensure the scheduling and tracking capability of CSSC activities in support of operations, exercises, projects static Communications Information Systems (CIS) and Deployable CIS (DCIS)
Qualifications for LAN technician
  • Must be able to work full time and be able to work varying shifts as required to include day, swing or mid shifts as determined by the LAN/Comm manager
  • Must possess appropriate certifications IAW DoD 8570 (ie Security+) or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, subject to government requirements
  • Must be able to climb high ladders, work on elevated platforms and antennas
  • Position may require additional government certifications as necessary
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent years of experience is required
  • Must be a US Citizen and should be able to obtain a Secret clearance
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LAN Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a LAN technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for LAN technician
  • Assist with design and configuration documentation on assigned projects and systems, including the required operating procedures and processes
  • Ensure and monitor all CIS equipment discrepancies are fully identified, investigated, documented, reported and implements corrective actions in accordance with NCI Agency directives
  • Assist with Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets, and monitors progress against agreed quality and performance criteria
  • Can be called upon to perform other internal duties within the organization as directed
  • Troubleshoot and resolve computer problems in SLPG and MSO practice sites reported through the IS department Help Desk personnel
  • Duties include the update and management of network cable management systems (Patch Manager), service record documentation (Remedy ITSM), supporting end users on a daily basis, troubleshooting and resolution of customer’s network issues
  • The candidate will be expected to work with local and remote network engineering staff in the installation or replacement of network infrastructure components including routers, switches, and wireless access points
  • The job will be for a full time, overtime eligible employee paid on an hourly basis
  • Assist National Telecom group with all local telephone system maintenance issues
  • Research and test new products/upgrades as necessary
Qualifications for LAN technician
  • 2-4 years' experience in a network environment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience, High School or equivalent required
  • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record is highly preferred
  • Knowledge of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and applicable regulations
  • Ability to perform systems administration tasks
  • Active VMWare Certification
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LAN Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of LAN technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for LAN technician
  • Ensure desktop computers interconnect seamlessly with diverse systems including associated validation systems, file serves, email servers, computer conferencing systems, application servers and administrative systems
  • Work with vendor and internal support contacts to resolve technical problems with desktop equipment and software
  • Participate in the LAN component installation, maintenance, and support
  • Determine system requirements
  • Configure, test, and install LAN components
  • Document additions and modifications to the LAN
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve LAN and related equipment problems
  • Perform routine testing and analysis of all network facilities, including equipment, trans-mission media, and software
  • Assist in identifying and diagnosing problems and/or factors affecting network performance
  • Provide intermediate LAN and related component troubleshooting
Qualifications for LAN technician
  • Possess Technical Diploma / Associate Degree in related fields
  • Experience in imaging and deployment of Windows and MACs base PC to users
  • Experience providing onsite support to users at all levels in corporate environment is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Microsoft and Apple Operating systems such as MacOS, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Junior level college student, minimum sophomore
  • Major Information Technology

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