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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Computer Operator - IBM

Arlington, USA


Job Description


·        Monitor, maintain, and operate z/OS Mainframe system performance and peripherals. Working knowledge in hardware and operating software concepts of data processing in an IBM z/OS environment.

·        Monitors computer and network systems using operating systems utilities; interprets console messages from system software or applications program, and performs required actions.

·        Determines existence of problems and production issues and escalates issues as necessary to ensure that they are resolved in a timely, accurate manner. Monitor the z/114 system console for messages, and machine utilization

·        Reply to console requests for information

·        Change initiators and job classes to increase work flow when requested

·        Interrupt jobs to change priorities or abort processing as needed as requested 

·        Respond to the Mainframe & STK Automated Tape Library system requests for information

·        Reply to system requests for tape mounts and ejects

·        Perform system IPL’s to implement system changes, updates, clock changes, etc.

·        Perform weekly system IPL.

·        Diagnose the Mainframe system errors and assists in their correction.

·        Review system console logs for error messages.

·         Insure critical problems requiring immediate resolution are acknowledged within 30 minutes, contact, and escalate to responsible party if critical problems are not addressed.

·        Works with shift manager and other lead shift individuals, Technical Support, Production Control, Systems Support, Open Systems and clientele to provide quality computer services.

·        Monitoring and escalation includes all Mainframe and Open Systems Applications.

·        Identify equipment problems and initiate corrective action, keeping required logs and system records according to departmental procedures.

·        Opening Remedy tickets for all production and non-production issues and non-standard events.

·        Escort vendor in / out of data center.  Follow Data Center sign and sign out procedures.

·        Receive and sign off equipment / parts / packages for computer room.

·        Arrange data center access for vendor during off hours.

·        Check emergency door alarm panels to insure no alarm status.

·        Responsible for monitoring air conditioning, water alarm, fire alarm, and other data center equipment Escalates any issues as necessary.

·        Insure proper cooling of the data center and print rooms.

·        Perform walk through for all data center space before and after your shift to ensure proper operational environment.

·        Eject and process daily off-site backup tapes.

·        Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirement

·        Demonstrate experience working with IBM mainframe computer running under Z/OS and JES2 required. Ability to operate mainframe attached tape drives and printers.

·        Working knowledge in hardware and operating software concepts of data processing in an IBM z/OS environment.

·        Accurate, organized, self-starter with high level of initiative, effective analytical, problem solving and communication skills.

·        Working knowledge of PC’s.

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·        Excel under pressure and adhere to tight schedules and time constraints.

·        Demonstrated ability to independently make sound judgment; analyze and take action on critical matters.

·        Will be required to assist in coverage for first shift, second shift and third shift operations during staff turnover, FMLA or other events as deemed necessary by management.  Must be a flexible team player.

·        Ability to lift equipment and boxes weighing in excess of 25 to 50 pounds.

Role: Computer Operator - IBM
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Location: Arlington,

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