Systems Administrator (MT0793, IST1F, GR3)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

Provide timely, IT support for units in the Faculty of Engineering. Liaise with other units in IT Services for the resolution of incidents and service requests. Act as a subject matter expert for specific IT services and respond to more complex tickets. Participate in special service improvement projects and initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide 1st and 2nd level technical support to end-users (diagnose, investigate, provide a recommendation, resolve the incident and/or fulfill the request) on a wide a variety of IT services.
  • Escalate to the appropriate IT service provider team as required.
  • Document and maintain accurate up-to-date information for all incoming calls, e-mails, web-forms, and walk-ins in the ticketing system.
  • Acknowledge, resolve, and respond promptly to customer inquiries.
  • Coordinate major incident notifications.
  • Troubleshoot and research IT resolutions for simple to complex incidents. within the set timeframe.
  • As a subject matter expert within the Service Desk, handle 2nd level support tickets for one or many designated services.
  • Assist in the enforcement of IT policies and ensure information security and privacy
  • Deploy and maintain workstation operating systems and software.
  • Participate in the creation and updating of end-user and internal knowledge documentation and articles.
  • Train and mentor new IT Support employees.
  • Contribute to cross unit special projects.
  • Facilitate orientation/demo sessions to end-users.

Education and Experience:


Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Strong technical background with ability to work in a fast-changing environment and to learn new tools/applications quickly. Experience with IT customer support involving: PC, Mac, and mobile device environments with good knowledge of Windows OS, email, MS-Office, network connectivity, VPN, Wireless, and MacOSX. Ability to make recommendations to users and explain solutions in non-technical terms. Ability to facilitate training sessions and write user documentation. Strong attention to detail, organizational and planning skills. Ability to meet the objectives of the unit in delivering quality and efficient customer service and assistance in a timely manner. Initiative and proactive approach to problem solving. Excellent analytical skills. Ability to identify, isolate, and communicate problems from, and to, all levels of internal service partners. Ability to guide conversations to gather relevant facts. Strong interpersonal skills including patience and diplomacy. Team player, with demonstrated commitment to service excellence. Experienced with working environments that deal with high volumes of-calls and emails. Comfortable with supporting customers in both English and French.

How to Apply:

Please submit your electronic application via the web at click on "Application Form" and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter as one document.

The deadline to apply for this position is May 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Engineering will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

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Faculty of Engineering
Engineering Microcomputing Facilities
Salary Range: 
(Grade 03) $47,000 - $58,800 (midpoint) - $70,600
One (1) year
Reporting to: 
Systems Officer
Reference no.: 
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