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IT Specialist

Date: July, 2016
Reports to (Job Title): Manager, Client Services
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Plant Operations


Main Campus


USG 7, 8, 9 & 10
35 hrwk

Primary Purpose

The Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist) is part of a team to select and to develop and maintain all of our Business Application Systems using the appropriate tools that the IT group decides are best fitted to Plant Ops environment..

Key Accountabilities:


Systems Development



Application Administration


  • Ensure appropriate applications infrastructure exists for development and production work
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of software, tools, methodologies, etc.
  • Coordination of technical components within various projects
  • Coordination with other department’s (Finance, Purchasing, HR) systems to effectively interact with them  


System Support


  • Diagnose system emergencies when they arise and persevere until they are resolved.
  • Provide technical guidance and support for development activities
  • Plan installation and implementation of new hardware and software.
  • Work with IST on network and server issues.
  • Monitor and optimise system performance.
  • Diagnose and correct system failures.


Position Requirements




MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Excellent Excellent Excellent Above average Hardware expertise  

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Level of Responsibility:

Decision-Making Authority:

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Working Environment:

Travel:    Minimal and optional for work related conferences such as Ontario Physical Plant Conference held annually


Working Hours:  Regular working hours.


Risks – physical and psychological:

Psychological risks