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Senior Operational Technology (OT) Engineer

Global Process Automation Wilmington, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Senior OT Engineer


The Senior Operational Technology (OT) Engineer is a customer facing position engaged in network optimization and virtualization for a major GPA client. This engineer needs to have experience in industrial manufacturing and be able to adapt to a fast-paced 24/7/365 industrial environment. This engineer will be supporting Cisco networks consisting of 100+ switches, firewalls, and wireless devices.

Primary Location:

This position will be based out of Wilmington, NC.


  • Responsible for working within a team of engineers supporting the maintenance, expansion and improvements of the network and its’ components.
  • Provide support for a mid-size deployment of VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 & 6.0 using technologies like vCenter appliances, distributed switches, High Availability, VMware Horizon View, and more is required.
  • Provide support for, secure, and improve the Active Directory domain and existing deployment of over 300 servers and workstations.
  • Other opportunities to work on new deployments and projects within GPA as needed and primary client demands allow

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • CCNA or equivalent relevant experience working with Cisco devices.
  • VCP-DCV or equivalent relevant experience working with VMware technologies
  • Active Directory, DNS, Group Policy, and common technologies found in domain deployments
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic hardware problems
  • Understanding of iSCSI, Fiber Channel, and other SAN technologies
  • Ability to execute a backup strategy and test restore procedures
  • Basic database administration skills (Microsoft SQL)
  • Experience with an array or desktop and server operating systems (2000, 2003, 2012, 2016, XP, 7, 10)
  • Test and deploy Microsoft security patches in a non-disruptive manner

Preferred additional skills:

  • Experience within industrial manufacturing facilities
  • Experience scripting in PowerShell, VBScript, or other languages
  • Experience working in an industrial or other 24/7 environment
  • Knowledge of OSI PI or other manufacturing historian and trending packages
  • Working experience with ABB, Rockwell, Valmet, Siemens, or other DCS vendors, including software installation and configuration
  • Understanding of the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture
  • Experience with Aruba wireless hardware
  • Dell Wyse Zero Clients or HP ThinOS

GPA offers a competitive compensation package including:

  • Attendance to Training and Industry Conferences
  • Medical plan with prescription, dental, and vision coverage
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Company paid short-term disability insurance
  • Company matched 401(k)
  • Holidays, vacation, and personal time

Global Process Automation

Why Work Here?

GPA has a company culture where team members enjoy coming to work every day and new and innovative ways of thinking are encouraged.

In 1996, what began as a process control company specializing in the configuration of Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and Human/Machine Interfaces (HMI), Global Process Automation has expanded to meet market demands for optimization, energy, and production cost analysis, cyber security, process modeling, and simulation solutions. Using state-of-the-art tools and technologies, we identify the automation needs of our clients and fulfill those needs by providing the resources and customized solutions that fit the client's unique requirements. Our primary goal is to become a value-add partner to our clients by providing a superior level of service, 100% commitment, and 24/7 support to minimize client downtime. To fulfill these goals, we are flexible, responsive and professional in all our dealings with our clients, providing a first class level of service to make sure we exceed the quality standards our clients expect in our Industry.

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