14 July 2022

IT Network Engineer

Support | ’s-Heerenberg, Cluj, Oostend

It’s all about Networking!:

As network engineer based in ‘s-Heerenberg, Ostend or Cluj you will be working in a widely varied role, with multiple responsibilities and challenges.  In your role as network engineer you will be:

  • Developing the Mainfreight network infrastructure to Mainfreight’s needs;
  • Maintaining the core, access, wireless and WAN networks of Mainfreight in Europe;
  • Ensuring secure and stable network connectivity;
  • Monitoring network capacity and performance to keep up with the demand of network traffic;
  • Running diagnostic test and performing repairs;
  • Training other colleagues, preparing user manuals, and providing remote or onsite technical support;
  • Enhancing network security, maintaining firewalls and auditing of firewall rules;
  • Documenting network processes and cabling layouts;
  • Stay up to date with the latest network developments;
  • Cooperate with other regional network engineers at global level, deploying global standards;
  • Work on European IT projects.

You will the ability to:

  • Understand the critical role that IT plays in helping accelerate the business;
  • Understand our business and the needs of both internal and external customers;
  • Supervise and lead a team of engineers, have a ‘Can Do’ and ‘Easy To Deal With’ mentality.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Experience in computer science, information science, or similar;
  • Certified in Cisco as a core competency, Palo Alto and Citrix Netscaler experience preferable;
  • Cisco SD-WAN experience;
  • Telephony, Webex integration and presence integration is a nice to have;
  • Extensive knowledge of network connectivity, technologies, protocols, and security;
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills; 
  • Great organizational and time management skills;
  • Willingness to visit remote locations;
  • Availability to work outside of business hours;
  • Excellent in English, verbal and in writing;
  • Flexible and a hands on mentality.

What we offer:

  • You will be part of a dynamic company where you can make a difference;
  • A ‘family’ culture in a stimulating, pragmatic and commercial environment;
  • We offer an competitive salary plus a range of benefits. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What we do?

As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:

Who we are?

It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.

What is the working culture like?

We are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.

How will my career progress?

Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow’ our own people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That is why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.

What Training and Development do you offer?

We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses

Melvin Westerveld | Recruiter
T: +31 314 678 361
E: melvin.westerveld@mainfreight.com

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