SMART IT People has a contract opportunity for a Technical Support Specialist (Product Quality Representative) in Cary, NC with a proposed start date of 3/19/18.

Mandatory Skills:

- Associates Degree in an IT, computer, technical related field of study, or Combination of two years previous experience in a technical support role providing onsite/remote service to end user devices and clients, along with industry specific technical certification ie. A+, N+, MCP, MCSA, etc.

- Excellent computer skills and experience with remote services, MS Office, AutoCAD, Visio, etc.

- Ability to work independently within a team environment, effectively multitask to meet deadlines and competing priorities.

- Exhibit good interpersonal and diplomacy skills, excellent verbal and written capabilities.

- Experience working in an FDA regulated environment is a plus.

- Foundational Knowledge in several of the following areas:

o Networking - TCP/IP, Routing and Switching, Subnets, Security.

o Enterprise hardware - Server/Client OS, SANS, RAID.

o Telephony - PBX, VOIP.

o Wireless & RF technologies.

o SQL, Scripting, Reporting Engines, Analytics

o Middleware - Rhapsody, etc.

Job Description:

Our client provides 24x7 technical support from our Cary, NC contact center. The PQR provides the initial technical support contact to all internal and external customers who use, install, sell and service their products. The PQR will implement standard call greetings, workflow, follow-up commitments, call closing and follow-up execution in accordance with established best practices. The PQR assesses problem severity and documents all customer interactions within the customer relationship management (CRM) system in accordance with quality system requirements. The PQR delivers timely resolution of technical & non-technical issues by applying product knowledge, analytical skills, communication techniques and available tools, keeping customers continuously informed of issue status. The PQR will schedule and perform remote upgrades and services, managing these efforts to ensure efficient and successful outcomes. The PQR will develop broad product expertise and stay current on feature and patch evolution through consistent study of available documentation and routine training activities. Issues outside of PQR knowledge or technical ability are to be escalated promptly in accordance with established processes. The PQR will perform logistics duties such as parts orders, RMA processing, purchase order authorization, etc. as required. The PQR will participate in after-hours 24x7 on-call rotations, and be available to work flexible shifts as needed. The PQR will deliver on individual, team and corporate goals in accordance with established objectives and standards of performance.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

-Provide efficient technical support to internal and external customers via phone, email, web inquiry and other contact channels as presented.

-Document customer interactions, troubleshooting details and service activities thoroughly and accurately within cases in the CRM.

-Dispatch field service resources with proper handoff of customer ownership.

-Escalate technical issues properly to facilitate rapid resolution.

-Process routine and expedited parts orders, RMAs, and secure purchase orders.

-Perform remote upgrades and deliver remote services accurately.

-Serve in 24x7 technical support on-call rotations, ability to work flexible shifts.

-Achieve individual and team metrics, and contact center key performance indicators.

-Strive to exceed customer expectations and deliver consistent customer satisfaction.

To apply, please send your resume in MS Word format to: michael@smart-itpeople.com with job title in subject line.

Technical Support Specialist

Cary, NC

Contract