Systems Administrator

City : Edmonton or Montréal

Job description

Reporting to the COO, the Systems Administrator will design, create, and monitor the implementation of end-to-end integrated systems using a large variety of technologies. As a “hands-on” leader, they are responsible for maintaining the IT network and storage infrastructure across the Polykar locations (Edmonton and Montreal) and completing associated projects. They will ensure that all planned and in-place IT support systems are aligned with yearly and long-term goals. This position can be located in either Edmonton or Montreal.



  • Maintain essential IT operations including operating systems, security tools, applications, servers (including server setup for new plant in Alberta), email systems, laptops, desktops, software and hardware
  • Network design and documentation, ensuring IT platform consistency across the sites
  • Implements security improvements by assessing current situation; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements
  • Protects system by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources
  • Resolve problems and liaise with employees to find ways to continually improve processes
  • Provide innovative and effective technology solutions, making recommendations of processes and technologies that will improve efficiency and effectiveness to the team
  • Develop and execute disaster procedures, and maintain data backups
  • Manage and support the business’ work from home requirements ensuring that all employees have a stable and reliable connection to corporate resources

  • Crystal reports and business intelligence report writing
  • Providing business solutions to the organization using IT capabilities and SQL query writing, to effectively deliver and optimize results
  • Full set up and integration of a state-of-the-art automated manufacturing site including machine sensors, printers, shop floor data control and logistic setups
  • Assess new opportunities and prepare proposals for innovative ways to automate Polykar processes and practices
  • Requirements

    • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or relevant qualification
    • Minimum 5+ years’ experience managing IT Infrastructure
    • Previous experience managing IT within a manufacturing environment is required
    • Experience in SQL, crystal reports reporting and large integrated ERP systems
    • Above-average analytical and troubleshooting abilities
    • Proven experience identifying, analyzing, and resolving system problems
    • Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing in English
    • Communication skills both verbally and in writing in French are a strong asset
    • Proven experience developing strategic network enterprise architecture plans with an emphasis on security
    • Comprehensive knowledge of key operating systems (Microsoft, ERP systems)
    • Extensive knowledge of network security, firewall, and anti-virus technology and systems
    • Willingness and ability to travel between office locations within Alberta and Quebec. Candidates must be fully vaccinated to travel to Montreal (Government of Canada requirement)


  • Canada’s Best Managed Company in 2021
  • Positive workplace culture, with strong emphasis on safety
  • Expanding / new plant location in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Performance Bonus Plan
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • About Us

    Our Mission
    We are an innovative, world-class manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions.
    Purpose, passion and pride, from our people to yours.

    Our Vision
    Driven by operational excellence, we will lead in sustainable flexible packaging solutions, and double our sales in the next five years through geographical expansion.

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