Engineering Systems Specialist II

Bloomington, MN
Apr 29, 2021
May 29, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

At the Toro Company's corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota we pride ourselves in being an industry leader for outdoor environment products. These markets include turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility, specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. Our teams at this location take pride in being on the cutting edge of creating innovative products while partnering with world-class employees that bring passion to their everyday work. This is a location that truly values its employees with upward career mobility and advancement opportunities.

We invite you to become part of our team!

To make available to product development teams computer aided tools, processes, systems and resources to enhance engineering's ability to develop and maintain products. Develop and assist with product development process technology using state of the art tools for the enterprise. Provide or assure that day-to-day system administrative tasks are completed. Maintain application software such as Creo Parametric and Windchill PDMLink.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide or assure that day-to-day system administrative tasks are done. Tasks include backup, administration of storage space, resolution of software bugs, monthly archive and off-site backup, and annual file house cleaning.

  • Work with vendors and service suppliers to maintain maximum resource up time. Diagnose failures and initiate appropriate service procedures. Negotiate and administer service contracts as appropriate. Act as primary contact with associated vendors and service suppliers.

  • Maintain operating system and application software. Install new and updated software releases. Reload software as required due to hardware failures.

  • Define, research and develop software to aid periodic system administration duties, enhance computer user productivity, and provide new functionality. Software may be developed using languages such as "C" and Perl, and database languages such as SQL.

  • Periodically review system capacity, reliability, and performance. Identify and propose hardware and software to meet strategic and operational requirements of the product development teams. Provide input to the CAEPS strategic direction.

  • Investigate new technologies for applicability to The Toro Company (TTC) Engineering departments. Upon approval, test and implement technologies. Provide the means for new users to become trained in the application of the new technology. Examples include: Creo Parametric and Windchill PDMLink.

  • Participate with others in the CAEPS support team to train internal users. Develop and present internal workshops. Evaluate potential outside training resources. Recommend appropriate alternatives.

  • Is a liaison representing Engineering Technical Services (ETS) and TTC Engineering departments with the TTC IT department.

  • Participate in computer user groups of companies using similar hardware and software.

  • Work with the customers of engineering data to improve the productivity of the transfer of information i.e. publications, plants, purchasing, service, advance planning.

  • Work with product development teams to provide engineering skills e.g. analysis, prior experiences, and basic engineering problem solving techniques. As appropriate, make visits to field to understand the needs of the customer.

  • Exercise fiscal responsibility during the year in the purchase of equipment and supplies and make appropriate recommendations to department leadership for future spending.

Job Qualifications:

  • Two year Associate degree in Computer Science, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or other Engineering discipline required.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in CAD/CAM field.

Other Job-Related Components:

  • Dedication to the productivity of users and serving our customer needs.

  • After normal hours work may be required to assure maximum up-time during prime working hours.

  • Some travel is required to remote sites, plants, customers, and user group meetings.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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