Systems Administrator

Location: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Department: Information Technology

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level


Tree Island Steel Ltd.  (“Tree Island Steel” or the “Company”) is a publicly listed company whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSL.  Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, since 1964, Tree Island Steel, through its four operating facilities in Canada and the United States, produces wire products for a diverse range of industrial, residential construction, commercial construction, agricultural, and specialty applications. Its products include bright wire; a broad array of fasteners, including packaged, collated and bulk nails; stucco reinforcing products; concrete reinforcing mesh; fencing and other fabricated wire products. The Company markets these products under the Tree Island®, Halsteel®, True-Spec®, K-Lath®, TI-Wire® and Tough Strand® brand names. Tree Island Steel operates in Canada under Tree Island Industries Ltd and in the United States under Tree Island Wire (USA) Inc.



This position will report to the Network and Systems Manager and is responsible for Server management and providing second tier Help Desk Support.



  • Installation, configuration and support of Server hardware, software and related infrastructure.
  • The Systems Administrator is responsible for the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive
  • Monitor system performance and availability. Maintain Servers and SAN storage infrastructure. Perform data backup and recovery operations.
  • Administer Citrix XenApp 6.x, Exchange 2010/2013, Microsoft SharePoint, MDM, Wi-Fi, Mitel, Antivirus, WSUS, Web Proxy and VMware vShpere 5.5/6.0 systems.
  • Manage Microsoft Active Directory 2008/2012 user accounts, emails and permissions.
  • Provide second tier IT support and backup the Help Desk IT Support technician.
  • Provide alternating after-hours support every other month for computer hardware and software for the office and shop floor users.
  • Responsible for providing IT support to Executives at Tree Island.
  • Work on strategic corporate projects and initiatives.
  • Assisting in the supervision of the Help Desk IT Support position.
  • Provide backup support for the Network and Systems Manager in managing and supporting the IT infrastructure.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by the manager.



  • Bachelor of Computer Science or equivalent is required.
  • MCSA Windows Server 2008/2012, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Cisco CCENT certifications or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of working experience at installing/configuring PC based hardware and software.
  • 5+ years of experience administering Windows Server and maintaining Server hardware platform.
  • Hands on experience in Microsoft Active Directory 2008/2012, Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013, Citrix XenApp 6.x, VMware vSphere 5.5/6.0 Virtualization, MDM, Microsoft SharePoint, Backup, Corporate Antivirus, Networking and Server Patching.
  • Personal work ethic. Attention to details. Self-motivated. Maintain a high level of customer service.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal & written) skills.
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment would be an asset.

We thank all candidates who apply, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.

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