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Systems Engineer

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: Hopewell, VA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Systems Engineer - Production and Special Systems


Location: United States : Hopewell, VA || United States : Richmond, VA

Function: IT

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Global IT & Processes


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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The Systems Engineer is responsible for all of the IT needs related to production at Evonik's two sites located in Hopewell VA and Richmond VA.  This includes support for PIMS, LIMS, warehousing as well as decisions on new technologies.  



  • Responsible for technical analysis, specification, documentation, implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the special client and production infrastructure
  • Provide the continual security, support and optimization of computer systems and processes involved in the company wide use of such applications in a production environment. Projects may include those with technical requirements that have no precedents within the corporation.
  • Planning, coordination, assistance and documentation of client support and production infrastructure services and rollout scenarios based on the current corporate standards.
  • Implementation of system changes, patches and operating system upgrades.
  • Support and troubleshooting of infrastructure systems related to client and production infrastructure services.
  • Test and evaluate new hard and software products inside the production and lab environment.
  • Provide End User training and coaching when needed.
  • Maintenance of user and asset management systems.
  • Member of the regional support team.


  • This position requires an Associates degree in IT or related, plus 5-10 years of experience, OR a Bachelors degree in IT or related, plus 2 years of experience. Microsoft certification is a plus.
  • Technical knowledge is required in a broad range of sub-fields, often considered separate specialties, such as Operating Systems and security, with the ability to translate this knowledge into a persuasive presentation to the customer.
  • The incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of theory, analysis and application of computers systems, networks and emerging computer technologies.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment and basic knowledge of production related systems such as PIMS, LIMS, DCS and others is required 
  • A general knowledge of MS applications is also essential, and the capability to evaluate new products quickly and in-depth.
  • Knowledge of tablets and other mobile devices.
  • This position requires a self-directed, motivated and inquisitive individual. Ability to perceive the importance of solutions to the business, with an in-depth knowledge of corporate and technical standards and policies.
  • Able to work in matrix organization.
  • Cooperate and Work across different functional teams locally and regionally is required.
  • Work independently, self-responsible and a good team player.
  • Excellent customer focus and communication skills with the ability to understand, review, and ensure compliance with Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). Self-learning, intercultural teamwork, with strong conflict management skills will be significant keys to success.
  • Challenges include working under pressure of production infrastructure setup, keeping up with ever-changing technology, and integrating diverse systems.
  • Daily operation support is required onsite.
  • Vendor management is required.

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond