Senior Operational Technology (OT) Engineer



The Senior Operational Technology (OT) Engineer is a customer-facing position engaged in network optimization and virtualization for a major GPA client. This engineer needs to have experience in industrial manufacturing and be able to adapt to a fast-paced 24/7/365 industrial environment.  This engineer will be supporting Cisco networks consisting of 100+ switches, firewalls, and wireless devices. 


Primary Location:

This position will be based out of Wilmington, NC.



  • Responsible for working within a team of engineers supporting the maintenance, expansion, and improvements of the network and its’ components. 

  • Provide support for a mid-size deployment of VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 & 6.0 using technologies like vCenter appliances, distributed switches, High Availability, VMware Horizon View, and more is required.

  • Provide support for, secure, and improve the Active Directory domain and existing deployment of over 300 servers and workstations. 

  • Other opportunities to work on new deployments and projects within GPA as needed and primary client demands allow


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • CCNA or equivalent relevant experience working with Cisco devices.

  • VCP-DCV or equivalent relevant experience working with VMware technologies

  • Active Directory, DNS, Group Policy, and common technologies found in domain deployments

  • Ability to troubleshoot basic hardware problems

  • Understanding of iSCSI, Fiber Channel, and other SAN technologies

  • Ability to execute a backup strategy and test restore procedures

  • Basic database administration skills (Microsoft SQL)

  • Experience with an array of desktop and server operating systems (2000, 2003, 2012, 2016, XP, 7, 10)

  • Test and deploy Microsoft security patches in a non-disruptive manner


Preferred additional skills:

  • Experience within industrial manufacturing facilities

  • Experience scripting in PowerShell, VBScript, or other languages

  • Experience working in an industrial or other 24/7 environment

  • Knowledge of OSI PI or other manufacturing historian and trending packages

  • Working experience with ABB, Rockwell, Valmet, Siemens, or other DCS vendors, including software installation and configuration

  • Understanding of the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture

  • Experience with Aruba wireless hardware

  • Dell Wyse Zero Clients or HP ThinOS


GPA offers a competitive compensation package including:

  • Attendance to Training and Industry Conferences

  • Medical plan with prescription, dental, and vision coverage

  • Company-paid life insurance

  • Company-paid short-term disability insurance

  • Company matched 401(k)

  • Holidays, vacation, and personal time

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