Computer Operator

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Computer Operator to work day shift under general supervision and is responsible for assisting IBM System z mainframe and open systems computer operation activities, network monitoring, and printed output.

Local Candidates.

Must have RECENT experience with IBM System z mainframe hardware such as z9, z10, etc.
Must have RECENT experience with z/OS, JES2, SDSF, VTAM, CICS, RACF, TCP/IP and TSO.

This position is governed by state and federal laws and departmental policies.

Work Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
May be asked to work other hours as needed.

Education Requirements
Associates Degree or higher

Job Responsibilities

-Oversees the operation of computer hardware systems, including monitoring and scheduling batch work.

-Performs processing of printed output utilizing high speed laser cut sheet printer. Read and follow job set-up instructions. Respond to program error messages by finding and correcting problems, terminating the program or notifying appropriate personnel.
-Cleaning and daily maintenance of printers and other Data Center equipment. Routine quality checks of printed output.

-Monitors the system for equipment failure or errors in performance and notifies computer service technicians or system programmers of equipment malfunctions. This includes IBM, Ricoh and all other equipment. Notify system programmers of any failures in mainframe hardware or software communication.
-Enter commands using computer terminal to activate controls on computer and peripheral equipment.
-Proper distribution of printed output. Retrieves, separates, and sorts program output as needed, and sends data to specified users. Loads peripheral equipment with required supplies for operations including perforated / non-perforated laser cut sheet paper, toner and other supplies as needed. Perform removal of waste paper from the laser printer punch unit.
-Inventory and order forms located in the Data Center.
-Preparing and receiving tapes for off-site distribution and maintaining records for the Data Center.
-Assist system programmers in other higher level functions when required.
-Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Must have experience with IBM System z mainframe hardware such as z9, z10, etc.
Must have experience with z/OS, JES2, SDSF, VTAM, CICS, RACF, TCP/IP and TSO.
Working knowledge of job scheduling software such as CA7.
Ability to read and comprehend technical documents and use that knowledge for practical application.

Working knowledge of all computer systems, software, and hardware.
Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to lift and carry a minimum of forty pounds.
Ability to participate and contribute towards highly effective teams.
Knowledge of auditing or verifying information or data.
Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and resolve problems.
Ability to enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in written or electronic form.

Work Environment
Normal work location is at the Little Rock offices in the Central Office building.
Job may require automotive travel. Occasional intra-city travel may be required. The possibility exists for long-distance travel. Job may require occasional driving of State automobile. The ability, willingness and driver’s license status to drive a State vehicle are mandatory.