Company: Atwood Oceanics
Skills: IT - Sys Admin & Support
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Some College
Location: Houston, TX, US
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.


Reporting to the IT Support Manager, the Senior Desktop Systems Administrator is responsible for the administration and support of desktop systems and associated peripherals for end users, including software/hardware upgrades, application packaging and deployment, patch management, antivirus management, image management, end-user support and training.



  • Performs standard System Center administration duties including but not limited to the design, deployment, monitoring, and diagnostic of SCCM

  • Performs monthly Windows patch deployments

  • Manages and updates enterprise image and driver packages

  • Installs, configures, upgrades and maintains end-user workstation hardware and software

  • Coordinates system changes through weekly Infrastructure CAB meetings

  • Monitors anti-virus system to ensure that all workstations are properly secured

  • Assist in the administration of servers and services such as AD, Exchange, File & print servers\

  • Maintains user access rights and permissions in Active Directory

  • Participates in the development and enforcement of desktop workstation standards and policies

  • Troubleshoots issues related to desktop equipment and systems as well as basic server and network support

  • Monitors IT ticket queue and resolves tickets in a timely manner

  • Be available on-call (rotational) and some travel required



  • Bachelor's degree in IT-related field preferred

  • Minimum FIVE (5) years' experience in related field

  • Experience with Configuration Manager (SCCM - application deployment, imaging, patches) required

  • Experience with MS Active Directory administration (users, groups, GPO, security, etc.) preferred

  • Strong knowledge of Windows 7 Operating System

  • Strong customer service skills, able to understand, interpret and explain computer-related concepts in non-technical terms

  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented, ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision

  • Excellent communication skills; responsive to user requests and able to interface with other IT personnel



Safety accountabilities


  • Demonstrate safety leadership by directing and coaching others to manage activities effectively

  • Understand and recognize hazards in the workplace and ensure that crews do the same

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and consistently apply, Company safety tools and systems

  • Set clear expectations for safe work performance; evaluate employee performance and provide coaching; reinforce desired behavior

  • Participate in all work planning and ensure that all personnel understand critical and/or complex tasks

  • Apply appropriate levels of supervision according to the competency level of the employee and/or the complexity and risks of activities

  • Actively develop the competency of employees and support and engage workers in the safe performance of their duties

  • Respond to emergencies in accordance with the posted Station Bill and Emergency Response Plan (ERP)  


working conditions

  • Typical office environment, primarily sedentary (desk) activity and minor moving or lifting

  • Ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, etc.

  • Able to give and receive verbal communication and distinguish audible sounds

  • Travel to and from rigs may be required

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