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Hardware Technician

Posted 15 days ago

Contract Opportunity!

Position: Hardware Technician
Location: Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Hourly Rate: $29/hr.
Term: 8 Months Contract

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:


  • For Mainframe Hardware installation and configuration.
  • Create Ficon and OSA cabling diagrams for data center infrastructure to use in cabling Mainframe infrastructure.
  • Create RFCs (Changes) for hardware installs, upgrades and removals (move, add and changes), and hardware repair activities as needed.
  • The ability to request power and cabling in client’s Service Now tool.
  • The ability to map out mainframe I/O devices through Ficon Directors from mainframe I/O drawers for maximum throughput and availability.
  • Work with client facilities and staff to receive and place hardware on the raised floor in a team environment.

Is it a good fit? (Requirements):

  • An in-depth knowledge of IBM DASD Subsystems and operation.
  • A detailed knowledge of IBM Ficon/Fiber channel configuration, operation, and IBM Ficon director connection practices.
  • Working knowledge of Brocade switches.
  • The ability to draft cable plans.
  • Working knowledge of Obtain DCIM tool (by Knowledge Flow)
  • Working knowledge of IBM z/Series Mainframe devices, attached I/O devices and physical layouts.
  • Familiarity with IBM HMC configuration and operation with IBM mainframe hardware.
  • An in-depth knowledge of IBM Virtual Tape Installation and Operation along with IBM Virtual tape GRID concepts.
  • Knowledge of IBM Mainframe OSA adapters and a basic knowledge of TCPIP and networking practices.