Workstation PC Technician
Workstation PC Technician provides technical support for staff within an organization on any of the operating systems. They provide guidance to employees who provide technical support. Technicians also extend general technical assistance for supported applications. They provide service to clients. Technicians also provide support on assigned projects.
Among their primary responsibilities is to work their team members to diagnose and troubleshoot computer related issues. Technicians should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and need to be adept at customer service.
They should be prepared to work flexible hours and be available whenever required.
Workstation PC Technicians should support a robust network for popular operating systems, such as Windows, macOS or Linux. They should be proficient in working with servers and PCs/laptops.
Technicians install, configure, and troubleshoot workstations and networked printers, fix hardware and software issues, working with team members and vendors to fix issues, create and maintain documentation of existing and future computer systems. They add, modify, and delete user accounts including rights for all computer systems.
Technicians maintain and verify workstation Anti-Virus software and server back-ups. They maintain a complete inventory of all hardware and software of their organization/clients.
Technicians’ aid help desk and fix issues wherever possible and escalate when required. They maintain all information concerning all technology devices, issues, solutions, and modifications.
Technicians take part in client meetings to ensure that developing projects migrate to production. They assess the needs and requirements of end users and document them. They communicate with end users on a regular basis to know the status of their computer systems.
Technicians work under the guidance of IT representatives to receive assets, move equipment within an organization or between different facilities, update asset management system to reveal work executed, monitor day-to-day activities, stage equipment for build or image activity, interview clients to understand pre-deployment assets and perform equipment replacement activity.
Support technicians will have to troubleshoot computer peripherals and network usage, install and maintain PC hardware and software, undertake data recovery and system backups, and independently fix network communication issues.
They diagnose and troubleshoot computer systems and their related equipment, such as routers, switches, printers, and network cards, among others.
Technicians support and maintain user account information of Active Directory, including rights, security, and groups relevant to their organization/clients policies. They adhere to all email, PC/laptop/mobile devices, and standard policies and procedures.
Technicians assemble, configure, and upgrade new computer systems. They test and deploy new software applications as per their employers’ requirements and guide end users.
They have to prepare assets to dispose of, take care of e-mail administration, and monitor disk capacity and network security, besides other administrative duties.
Also, technicians have to supervise incoming and outgoing assets. They have to get systems ready for deployment. PC technicians inspect existing asset for settings and applications. They will partner with team members to zero in on process improvements. Finally, they have to help other technicians when the necessity arises.
Technicians should plan, install, and manage physical network cabling. They should interface with software and hardware vendors for technical support and warranty assistance.
Technicians help application teams to tackle complex technical responsibilities, such as debugging and supporting client systems. They keep themselves abreast of the latest technological developments by reading relevant literature and attending conferences/seminars.
Technicians are responsible for data recovery and system backups. They ask clients questions as part of pre-implementation asset discovery,
Future for Workstation PC Technicians
Job opportunities for PC support specialists are estimated to increase 11 percent during the 2016-2026 period, which is higher than the average for all occupations, according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Support services will be in demand because companies will upgrade their PC hardware and software, the government agency adds.
Educational Qualifications and Other Requirements
PC Technicians need to have a high school diploma along with at least two of experience of PC/laptop support, including deployment, at least two years of experience with fixing and repair of PC hardware, and at least one year experience in interacting with clients directly.
Technicians should be well-versed enough to support desktop applications like the MS Office applications. They should have knowledge and experience to support the Internet and browsers, such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE Explorer.
Importantly, they should be prepared for a change in activities or processes.
The average wage of a Workstation Technician in the United States is $33,150 per year, according to neuvoo. Professionals who freelance can earn $17 per hour.
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