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With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 

Position Description: This position is primarily responsible for building the Application Packaging & Administration of the organization’s enterprise management system (SCCM) to perform Application/OS deployment, Patch deployment & Reporting.

 

Skills Required: 3-5 years In-depth experience in Admin Studio, PowerShell Scripting, VB Scripting, and SCCM 2012 or higher or other system management tools

 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Script installation packages using PowerShell / VBScript for automated deployment of approved software on end-user systems.
  • Build Windows Installer (MSI) packages from legacy installation setup programs and customize existing MSI setup using transform files (MST).
  • Assess S/W applications for Windows 7/10 compatibility and remediate them as deemed necessary.
  • Prepare packages (build/configure/test/distribute) for software distribution via SCCM to end-user systems.
  • Perform peer reviews & ensure QA validation is performed as per defined checklists prior to certifying packages to be UAT ready.
  • Conduct integration testing of software product upgrades, updates, patches, fixes, service packs, and new releases to ensure conformance with Kennametal standard client environments.
  • Coordinate with local IT across global locations to perform UAT testing and obtain necessary signoffs. Extend required support to them during software deployment & patch rollout in the production environment.
  • Ensuring the Addition/Modification of any new SCCM site role to any site server is configured as per the standard.
  • Designing and performing the implementation and/or migration of any new additional site servers.
  • Performing routine maintenance activities like old package cleanup, backups, etc.
  • General monitoring and maintaining SCCM site servers and client health.
  • Configure & manage software updates using SCCM Patch Management and perform monthly patching activities and troubleshooting.
  • Strong knowledge of the end-to-end process of OSD and be capable of configuring SCCM OSD in a dynamic manner that can create flexibility in the deployment process.
  • Maintain the S/W packaging standards and propose changes based on industry best practices.
  • Work on escalations/critical incidents reported in the production environment. Collaborate with other teams on root cause analysis and report the outcome to concerned stakeholders.
  • Performance goals will range from expedient problem evaluation, diagnosis, and resolution to long-term project objectives measured with milestones.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Information Sciences.

Kennametal is an Equal Opporutnity Employer


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