Job Description

Carpenter Co. has an immediate opening for a Global Network Administrator at the corporate office in Richmond, VA. The Global Network Administrator will report to the Global IT Systems Manager and will be responsible for managing and monitoring the global network WAN, corporate, VPN’s, and plant LANs to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and data security. This position communicates with customers, co-workers, company management, and employees to establish and maintain the Company network infrastructure and access to the network.


  • Configure routers, switches, and other network equipment
  • Install and connect network devices
  • Maintain and deploy IOS updates as needed
  • Manage domain registrations
  • Manage multiple PBX’s and associated voice services
  • Provide network support to branch IT managers
  • Manage the collection and reporting of network usage
  • Manage firewall configurations
  • Manage vendor relationship with WAN and other network service providers
  • Monitor network security
  • Recommend network security best practices and implement when approved
  • Provides IT support at remote Carpenter facilities when needed

Skills / Requirements

  • Eight years of IT WAN and LAN administration
  • Expert knowledge of networking technology and concepts
  • Demonstrated experience with Cisco Switches, Routers and Firewalls
  • Experience with the configuration of Routers, to include IP addressing, routing and Access Control Lists
  • Experience with the configuration of managed switches including VLANs
  • Working knowledge of network monitoring tools
  • Knowledge of SIP, voice, telephony and VOIP systems
  • Ability to travel via plane, train, auto 10-15%