Systems Administrator-Google Apps
Tower International, Inc. - Livonia, MI

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The System Administrator is responsible for analyzing, troubleshooting and maintaining server hardware, software and peripherals. Duties also include root cause analysis, documentation, mentoring or training, and being a consultant for problem resolution and guidance beyond the knowledge of the other IT colleagues or end users.


Support the Company’s mission, vision, values and goals in performance of daily activities.

Administer multiple mission-critical application servers running Windows Server 2003/2008.

Support Google Apps for the Business environment.

Utilize monitoring and profile tools to manage the environment, ensuring optimal performance.

Take ownership and resolve complex technical issues with little or no supervision.

Document issues and resolution using the helpdesk ticketing system.

Plan for and respond to service outages and other issues.

Participate in change control preparation meetings.

Provide suggestions to Manager to minimize expenditures and optimize resources utilization and deployment.

Work on special projects as assigned by Manager IT.

Responsible for adhering to all internal and OSHA required safety procedures in performing daily work activities.

Maintain high standards of housekeeping throughout the work area.

Maintain a positive working relationship with all levels of the organization.

Assure compliance with federal, state, local and corporate policies, regulations and laws.

Adhere to all company policies and procedures (ex. Quality Policy Manual, Colleague Handbook, Change Control, Level II Procedures, etc.)


Reports directly to the Manager IT. Interfaces on as needed basis with all departments and colleagues of all levels of Tower Automotive in addition to peer I.T. professionals.


Provides model behavior to demonstrate corporate values.


Must possess a Bachelors Degree in Information Systems or a minimum of three (3) years experience in the IT support field.

Thorough understanding of Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008.

Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory and Google Apps for Business -a plus

Experience with virtual environments; hands on experience with VMware, familiar with provisioning and allocating resources for virtual machines.

Must possess excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills with an emphasis on level to detail.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Ability to work well with others in a team environment.

Ability to read and write in English and perform mathematical calculations.

May work with international colleagues possessing limited English skills. Bi-lingual experience is a plus (i.e. German, Italian, Polish, Korean, Chinese, etc.)

Must be sensitive to cultural diversification.


Duties include but are not limited to: stand, walk, twist, bend, lift, see, talk and hear. Ability to travel. Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibration and hazardous materials.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by colleagues assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, qualifications, or working conditions.

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