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Systems Technician


Location: Fort Worth, TX 

Exemption: Exempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

Install and maintain enterprise class Windows, VMware and Linux systems, including the appropriate hardware, related system components including peripheral devices, network connectivity, O/S monitoring and performance tools as required. Works closely with system operations on all critical and non-critical system issues and assists in remediation and escalation.  Configure, install and maintain operating system software, and related third party products.  This includes, but is not limited to; Patch Management,  TCP Networking, Database Administration, ServiceNow Ticket management, and scripting.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Performs routine problem determination, diagnosis and resolution by identifying hardware and software problems and potential solutions. 
  • Perform administrative tasks for related hardware/software components such as setup, installations, system resource management, performance optimization via industry standard system tools.
  • Assists in evaluating and testing systems related to projects working closely with staff in managing and executing approved projects. Identifies and evaluates new technology, to include desktop opportunities.
  • Demonstrative skills required in Windows, Windows server, VMWare implementations, data migrations and end user support.
  • Perform system development tasks as instructed by Sr. Engineers. Develop and complete actions following system specifications, technical and logistical requirements.
  • Manage and document system configurations.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent experience desirable. 
  • 3 years related work experience. 
  • MCSE desirable.
  • 2+ yrs experience with Microsoft Server
  • 2+ yrs experience with Vmware, Vsphere and other virtualization products and methodologies
  • 1+ yrs experience with Linux

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Microsoft Certification for desktop server.
  • VMware, Vsphere foundation - implementation, P2V experience, Vmotion methodoligies
  • Active Directory, Group Policy design and implementation
  • Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2003/2010 Server, including installation and troubleshooting.
  • Must have knowledge and experience with networking technology and products, particularly TCP/IP, static and dynamics routing, VPN, switching, understanding of OSI model, IP addressing schemes, and DNS.
  • PC deployment using imaging software.
  • Disaster recovery procedures including scheduling and monitoring of backup solution.
  • Experience with Commvault backup solution for servers and desktops.
  • Experience with installing, configuring, and maintaining HP, IBM Blade servers
  • Experience with Microsoft / Linux integration and security
  • Experience trouble shooting WAN / LAN issues and bring solutions and resolution.


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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