Senior Industrial Network Specialist

Due to continued growth and potential, there is an immediate opportunity in our Digitalization Group for an experienced Senior Industrial Network Specialist.


The Senior Industrial Network Specialist will be responsible for the design and maintenance of networks, and virtualized computing systems. This will include the physical setup of network devices, cabling, and other infrastructure. Virtual systems will include the conversion of physical computers, virtual computer development, and server-based architectures. Additional training will be provided on control systems including operator interfaces, PLCs, software, data collection, and security.

Essential Functions

  • Computer installation/configuration & maintenance
  • Network device installation/configuration & maintenance
  • Provide network infrastructure support to routing/switching equipment
  • Provide network infrastructure support to security equipment
  • Provide troubleshooting support for network-related problems
  • Collaborate with the sales team to understand customer requirements and make recommendations
  • Generation and maintenance of system architecture design documentation
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explain architected solutions


  • Demonstrates True desire to apply technology to help clients use technology to solve manufacturing problems and streamline operations
  • Demonstrate ability to build and maintain relationships with people in a variety of professional situations
  • Demonstrate willingness to travel throughout North America for pre-sales activities, project startups, support, and training
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT-related field or Associate Degree with multiple years of directly related work in industry
  • Five or more total years of industrial networking and virtualization experience
  • Deep understanding of switch and/or router setup; firewalls; Cisco IOS, and Layer 2/3 devices
  • Strong familiarity with configurations and troubleshooting for Microsoft operating systems
  • Familiarity with industrial protocols (Modbus TCP, Profinet, Ethernet IP)
  • Well versed in command line utilities and logical programming skills
  • System Design skills:
    • Demonstrate ability to quickly evaluate situations and determine overall feasibility for the Company to provide a solution
    • Gathers technical information and use resources, both internal and external, to develop work scope(s) and equipment lists to drive towards an overall solution
    • Proficiency researching, understanding, and specifying commercially available components for use in a total system
    • Ability to evaluate and select system strategies to meet customers’ needs.  This involves matching technology to project needs and existing plant systems and specifications
    • Ability to design systems to a satisfactory state for bidding, purchase/procurement activities, and project execution

Desired Qualifications

  • Ethernet Networking Fundamentals
  • Cisco CCNA/Industrial CCNA certification
  • Virtualization experience, including but not limited to VMWare / Hyper-V
  • Familiarity with automation devices (ex: PLC / HMI) by Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Wonderware, GE Intelligent Platforms, Inductive Automation Ignition, or similar


  • Demonstrate ability to manage conflict
  • Exhibit proactive approach to implement change
  • Ensure all people are treated with dignity and respect
  • Demonstrate self-motivation
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Display willingness to make decisions
  • Demonstrate customer-focused attitude
  • Motivate others to perform well
  • Manage stress


  • Work effectively and dependably with others to meet team objectives
  • Demonstrate ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to take direction from others
  • Encourage others
  • Demonstrate strong responsibility toward personal assignment
  • Exhibit accountability for actions
  • Involve others in decision making

Benefits include: Competitive compensation packages, medical coverage, FSA/DSA plan, dental, LT/ST disability coverage, life insurance, vacation, paid holidays, 401 (k), profit sharing, numerous continuing education opportunities, and an enthusiastic and collaborative work environment.

About Process and Data Automation

Process and Data Automation, a Member of the KRONES Group is a full-service, CSIA Certified industrial control systems integration firm while being Krones’ North American Industrial IT Provider and SYSKRON’s execution arm. PDA’s Controls Engineering group specializes in physical automation system design, programming, and commissioning. PDA also features a dedicated Digitalization Group (DSG) that connects automated equipment and systems to the business system environment including protected recipe systems, data collection and reporting, and data historian implementation. DSG can provide the systems you need to set your systems up for proper operation and then provide the tools you need to make sure you execute as planned.

About the Krones Group

Krones designs develops, manufactures, and installs both machines and complete packaging lines. Krones has become one of the leading system suppliers for breweries and beverage producers as well as for the food, chemical, and cosmetics industries. Our 16,000 employees worldwide strive for innovation and detail and ensure that each customer receives the best quality in product and service.

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