• Temporary
  • Remote
  • Expires 2022-07-08

As a member of the IT Operations Team and reporting to the IT Service Desk and Operations Manager you will be responsible for provide second level support to Emco teammates with our 270 Profit Centres across Canada and our National Support. The Tier II IT Analyst plays a crucial role in ensuring availability, reliability, scalability and resiliency of business computing services including actively resolving escalated requests within established service level objectives.

This includes remote provisioning of networking and telecommunications hardware and software, monitoring and maintenance of these components, remote troubleshooting and isolation of hardware, software and network issues reported by teammates.

The Emco IT Operations team provides 24x7x365 support and therefore all members of the team must be willing and able to participate in project, maintenance, and support activities outside of business hours.

This is a contract position. Candidates working from remote locations in the Eastern time zone will be considered. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in Canada.


Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the IT Service Desk and Operations Manager, this position is responsible for ensuring that business end users and customers are receiving the highest quality of technology services in adherence with the established service level objectives. The Tier II IT Analyst will be responsible for:

Designing, installing, monitoring, maintaining and supporting production and non-production data centre, IaaS and PaaS infrastructures.

  • Plan and perform server OS and application upgrades, bug fixes, patches, backups, restores, and management of data centre infrastructure.
  • Develop new system and application implementation plans, risk assessments, contingency plans, and testing procedures to ensure operational reliability.
  • Ensure high availability and acceptable levels of performance of key production assets to support a 24×7 organization operating across multiple time zones.
  • Provide afterhours support for Infrastructure related emergencies as well as occasional weekend maintenance.
  • Serve as the escalation point for Tier I Support Team issues supporting locations and coordinating with third party partners as required.
  • Participate in the Emco’s disaster recovery plan (DRP) by developing, documenting, maintaining, and regularly testing procedures to recover key production assets.
  • Configure, help monitor and respond to incidents from IT system monitoring tools including security event management.
  • Identify teammate experience pain points and challenges and make recommendations process/system functionality improvements.
  • Conduct regular audits to ensure systems comply with policy and regulatory security and privacy requirements.
  • Ensure knowledge base, systems and process documentation, user guides, configuration documentation and instructional manuals are maintained by the IT team.
  • Oversee administration of identity and access management to IT infrastructure and privileged information stores.
  • Actively participate in developing and implementing strategies to innovate, improve efficiency and effectiveness of IT processes and solutions and adherence to best practices.
  • Identifies solutions to meet and continuously improve system performance and uptime.
  • Recommends enhancements to meet new or changing system demands.
  • Determines the setup, configuration and maintenance required for new and/or upgraded servers/systems/applications according to industry best practices and/or standards.
  • Perform ongoing system maintenance of servers.
  • Track projects and system incidents through to resolution via the IT ticket tracking system
  • Review system audit logs, documents and action events as required.
  • Develops and maintains system-related documentation to facilitate implementation and/or adoption of system changes.
  • Ensure knowledge-transfer is achieved by mentoring and training Tier I Support Team.



Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in compute science or information technology or university or college accredited network and telecommunications program
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years progressive operations and infrastructure administration experience in highly distributed enterprise operating private and public cloud environments.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years with server/storage administration, analysis, or engineering of private and public cloud solutions and systems
  • Experience leading secure, resilient, and scalable design, development and deployment of solutions in highly distributed enterprise operating private and public cloud environments.
  • Experience translating regulatory requirements to solution designs and configurations.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities.



  • VMWare hypervisors and virtual machines
  • Windows and Linux servers within a virtualized environment
  • Microsoft remote desktop and terminal services
  • Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory users, groups, policies, objects and security controls
  • Microsoft Active Directory, Azure Active Directory Services, Radius, Kerberos, SSO, MFA and other access authentication mechanisms.
  • Windows, iOS and Android operating systems in an enterprise environment
  • Microsoft Office O365 and Exchange Online
  • Broad technical knowledge and experience in supporting workstation hardware and software configuration.
  • Relational database administration and maintenance is an asset.


Other Skills

  • Exceptional customer service orientation.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Eager to fully understand end user’s issues, find solutions promptly.
  • Strong knowledge of ITSM ticketing system environments
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Solution-oriented focusing on driving end user issues to timely and satisfactory resolution.
  • Proactively looking for improvements and efficiencies with a focus on end user experience.
  • Organized with the ability prioritize and multitask.
  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed and keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Maintain qualifications and continuous learning relevant to your role.
  • Ability to travel primarily within Canada.


Why Join Our Team?

EMCO Corporation is one of Canada’s largest integrated wholesale distributors of plumbing, HVAC, waterworks, and industrial products for the construction industry. We have endless opportunities for you to grow and develop in your career and a culture that prides itself in supporting you every step of the way!

In addition, we will offer you:

  • Great mentors and on-the-job training
  • Growth potential with competitive salary, benefits, and profit sharing
  • A career with a solid, stable company with strong core values
  • Participation in our pension plan with employer contributions
  • Work-life balance and flex time


Next Steps:

Interested in a career with EMCO? We’d love to hear from you!

Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to: itois-candidates@emcoltd.com referencing the role in the subject line.


EMCO is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a barrier free workplace where all employees can contribute to their fullest potential. We welcome all applications to ensure we have an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of the customers and communities in which we live and serve. Should you require an accommodation as part of the recruitment process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

To apply for this job email your details to itois-candidates@emcoltd.com.