Industrial Device Lead

Chicago, IL | Freelance | Job ID #58078 |
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Fortune 500 firm with office downtown Chicago is seeking a contractor to join their Infrastructure team.

Job Duties:

  • Support industrial hardware, PC and printer device landscape, with a strong focus on handheld and forklift mount devices
  • Lead daily operational and initiatives that support our warehousing and manufacturing device landscape
  • Work with regional IT leads and vendors to improve on our global device solution
  • Provide after-hours troubleshooting and/or On-Call availability
  • Work with vendors/partners to monitor system performance and capacity, and provide periodic status reports to management
  • Provide support for upgrading production environment to the latest patches and major releases
  • Participate in cross-team handheld device projects, including new application roll outs and application version upgrades
  • Assist in the planning of newer handheld device, policy configuration and create/deploy such policies
  • Take ownership of implementation, testing, and delivery of branch related RF handheld items
  • Work closely with vendors/partners for support with handheld device activations, deactivations, procurement, troubleshooting, and device replacement
  • Manage certificate-based integration and authentication on all industrial devices globally
  • Coordinate with vendor to maintain and administer the VMWare AirWatch environment, as well as maintain the AirWatch infrastructure in multi-location configuration
  • Work with Vendor/Partner to create and execute test plans for handheld device deployment profiles, applications, and certificates
  • Upgrade and patch application software within specified timeframes for all Industrial devices across all regions
  • Fulfill device procurement activity (quote creation, PO request, invoice reconciliation)
  • Maintain global SKU standards for hardware
  • Maintain inventory status for PC, industrial devices and printers
  • Work with stakeholders to understand and track license allocations that impact operations (i.e. MDM licenses)
  • Maintain and share the operational schedule of activities (monthly patch, production schedules, calendar freeze, MEC periods)
  • Analyzes reports to identify trends and opportunities for process and technology enhancements
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of the IT asset portfolio, and update internal controls to maintain accuracy and efficiency


  • Bachelor’s Degree required with a concentration in business, or computer science/IT engineering
  • 5-7 years of IT Operations experience
  • 2-3 years of IT asset management
  • Common understanding of IT platforms and technology
  • Proven experience managing hardware assets at an enterprise level
  • Windows 10 and Android OS platform knowledge
  • Airwatch MDM administration, profile management concepts
  • Ability to self-prioritize, manage workload and be able to support technology issues to resolution, with minimal supervision and a sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of warehouse and manufacturing core applications usage on industrial devices (SAP, Matrics)
  • Skillset and/or knowledge of leading IT asset management , and common understanding of IT platforms and technology (PC/industrial devices)

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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