Entry-Level Technical Support Representative

job ticket, customer service, monitoring, tech support, security check, backups, security protocol, helpdesk, IT, entry level, network+, a+, networking, routing, switching, data center, osi model
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Expedient is a cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider with local operations in Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Memphis, TN and Pittsburgh, PA. Converged solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on strategic business innovation, while a talented team of experts handles operating the information technology needed to support it. 

We're hiring an Entry-Level Technical Support Representative to join the Columbus Operations Support Center team. The Entry-Level Technical Support Representative role provides a fast-track opportunity to promotion and career growth through training on a variety of technical platforms including: virtualization, networking, managed backups, Windows, Linux/Unix and infrastructure. This position has a formalized training plan that covers both the technology and the business of Expedient and the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) industry. The successful candidate will be passionate about IT and have a desire and ability to learn and grow his/her IT career.

The Entry-Level Technical Support Representative will be responsible for handling Tier 1 job tickets (printer assists, tape backup, connectivity issues, etc.), checking in visitors to the data center and to customer rack(s) and equipment, tracking shipping/receiving and covering the front desk phone as well as conducting physical and virtual security checks. The position works a schedule of Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our Dublin, OH data center.

Principals only. Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster.

Sponsorship is not provided.

Applicants should be able to show experience with IT and technology -- acceptable experience can include self-study, technical school or work experience. The Entry-Level Technical Support Representative should be willing and able to learn our technology.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start his or her IT career with growth potential, professional development opportunities and the chance to work with a wide variety of technologies.


  • Handle Tier 1 job tickets such as print server refresh, tape back-ups, setup of hardware for new hires, etc.
  • Follow strict security protocol to allow customer access requests inside the data center using specific access control criteria
  • When necessary, enforce security protocols, for example, if a customer requests to remove equipment without prior notification or as per contractual obligation
  • Follow shipping and receiving procedures to ensure the secure transport of materials to and from the facility
  • Process and prioritize customer and employee technical requests by phone, e-mail, or in person
  • Utilize the trouble ticket system to log all requests and activities including documentation of special requests and customizations considered important for future support

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Industry certification preferred (such as the CCNA, ComptiaA+ or Network +, for example) 
  • A strong desire for a career in IT and/or technology and evidence showing IT experience
  • Associate degree in a technical discipline or technical equivalent work experience
  • Previous exposure to or experience in an IT environment
  • Previous customer service work experience
  • Must be professional and patient at all times, as this is a customer-facing role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and independent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities that are time-sensitive 
  • Having a willingness and ability to learn quickly -- our technology, etc.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen

Physical Tasks/Demands:

  • Sitting - stationary/seated position during the work day in order to check in visitors
  • Walking - must be able escort visitors to their equipment; must be able to walk the entire perimeter of the physical plant/data center several times during the shift in order to conduct hands-on assessments and to ensure building safety compliance by checking doors, checking temperature in various areas of the server room/data center
  • Lifting - frequently lifts light-weight items and occasionally lifts heavy-weight materials such as equipment, parts, computer and server hardware
  • Dexterity - must be able to lock/unlock security cages, operate security kiosk and print out visitors badge, operate loading dock equipment; must be able to climb and balance oneself on a ladder, must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl into tight places to access computer hardware, to conduct safety checks, to move equipment, install equipment, etc. as required

We place an extremely high value on learning and staying agile in the technology arena. Therefore we make education and training available to all employees through a very robust training and tuition reimbursement program. Additional benefits include 3 weeks of paid time off; top-tier, extremely affordable medical, dental and vision insurance; 401(k) with a generous match; a business casual dress code; and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday each year. Expedient is committed to providing its employees with an environment that promotes collaboration with both team and individual success. We stock our kitchens with free snacks and beverages for our employees. 

To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest.  

If this isn’t the job for you perhaps you have a friend who would be a perfect fit! Please share the following link so they can view/apply for this or any of our other current job opportunities: expedient.com/careers.

Expedient is an equal opportunity employer, providing a safe, drug-free work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Dice Id : 10266864
Position Id : 812852
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