Bethlehem, PA

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I.T. Help Desk Lead

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  • No. of hires for this role: 1
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Category: Information Technology

Pet Inspired. Employee Owned.

Make food that makes pets happy.

When we founded Freshpet, it was an opportunity to build something new. An innovative place to create the most real, fresh food for pets. A way to let employees own part of the company where they work. And a setting where each day is another chance to be inspired and do what’s best for Pets, People, and Planet. Are you ready to start fresh?

Job Description

Job Responsibilities
• Working with Help Desk Manager, actively manage help desk operation in PA including tracking and monitoring of IT performance, assignment of internal and external resources for coverage, and build-up of knowledge base
• Act as escalation for all help desk related issues, providing support and advice to staff and end users
• Primary point of command and control for Priority 1 issues
• Track and manage problems (trends of issues) to drive future improvements
• Manages controls & compliance across help desk function
• Develop appropriate content/training for end user community in all help desk processes, FAQ, or relevant knowledge required to operate hardware and software deployed
• Primary point of contact for software and hardware vendors supporting help desk function
• Identify improvements in process and/or technology that can be made within the Freshpet, either to support IT or end user environment
• Approve and track location specific expenses
• Reads trade material and networks with IT professionals to obtain current information about the latest technologies in use as well as future technologies
• May have IT specialty like networking, compute, operating systems, cloud, etc.
• Comfortable working in manufacturing environment
• Position requires being part of a rotating call schedule to support our 24X7 operations

Qualifications

experience

• 5-7 years' experience in a manufacturing environment preferred • Must be attentive and sensitive to details. • Must have record of proven leadership ability. • Must have superior customer service skills and strong verbal / written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both novice computer users and experienced professionals with a professional demeanor • Ability to prioritize and escalate issues as needed to ensure exceptional customer service. • Experience with hardware replacement such as hard drives, memory, keyboards on laptops and desktops • Working experience with replacing and/or upgrading an end user from one system to another • Network experience supporting and maintaining LAN/WAN and wireless networks • Experience with troubleshooting and maintaining routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection/ prevention, wireless, and other network devices • D365 experience, Juniper or Cisco equipment a benefit but not a must

education

• Bachelor's Degree and/or related certification preferred

Benefits

• PTO • 10 company paid holidays. • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits • Company paid Basic/Accidental Life insurance • Company paid Short/Long term disability • Option for Employee paid Basic/Accidental Life insurance • Option for Employee paid Short/Long term disability • 401K – with up to 4% company match • Flexible Spending account • Restricted Stock Units • Tuition Reimbursement

Schedule

Mon-Fri 9-5

Remote Work

No

About Freshpet

We are Freshpet, a team of pet parents, pet lovers, and other folks dedicated to doing what’s best for Pets, People, and Planet. Our home office is in Secaucus, NJ. Our kitchen locations are in Bethlehem, PA and Ennis, TX. And our heart is in our work: Preparing the finest food for dogs and cats using only fresh, natural ingredients. We are growing in popularity, impact, and size by doing things the right way. The Freshpet way.

Freshpet embraces diversity and is an EOE/M/F/Disabilities/A/Veterans employer.