Network Administrator

Universal Forest Products, Inc. Grand Rapids , MI 49504

Posted 2 weeks ago

Do you like using your IT skills to solve complex problems in a highly collaborative environment? Join the UFP Industries' IT team where you will be integral to the continuous improvement of our company.

The Network Administrator will be responsible for the configuration, deployment, and troubleshooting of the LAN, WAN, and wireless networking environments. This will include all maintenance and troubleshooting, deployments, expansions, and upgrades. The right candidate should be familiar with Cisco switching, Meraki wireless, and SDWAN. In addition, the ideal candidate will be responsible for managing vendors and contractors for wiring jobs to set up new wired and wireless networks.

  • Applicant will be part of a team responsible for all networking at UFP Industries

  • Applicant will be responsible for all assigned tasks and deadlines regarding networking

  • Applicant will work closely with the security team to ensure all processes and devices are secured at the highest level

  • Works with department personnel and team to coordinate project activities

  • Reviews activities and goals periodically to ensure contribution to overall goals and objectives

  • Support new deployments, expansions, environment refreshes and upgrades. This includes troubleshooting of environments

  • Create technical deliverables including network assessments, capacity planning, and as-built documents

  • Configure Cisco & Meraki wireless network devices

  • Work with the help desk to perform break/fix activities

  • Prepares various reports and other duties as required


  • Bachelor's degree in IS Field

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in networking

  • Meraki wireless

  • Cisco Switching

  • SDWAN Experience is a plus

  • Familiarity with network ports and protocols

  • Industry standards for securing enterprise networks

Skills and abilities

  • Proficiency in the use of the English language in reading, writing and speaking

  • Ability to successfully interact with all organizational levels and the public

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

  • Ability to manage several activities/projects at once, to organize and prioritize work, and to meet deadlines

  • Ability to be mobile in the work environment; travel may be required.

  • Demonstrated skill in improving processes

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Network Administrator

Universal Forest Products, Inc.