Global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear


Careers at Nikwax

Nikwax provides a challenging environment for staff with opportunities spanning manufacturing, design, engineering, sales, marketing, service and support. Our business is growing and we constantly seek motivated individuals to join our successful teams.

Current vacancies

IT Support Administrator

Nikwax, a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment, requires a Support Administrator to join our IT team.

The business develops, produces and markets specialist waterproof products and processes and sells into the Outdoor Industry world-wide. It has achieved 4 Queen’s Awards for industry, including the QA for Sustainable Development in 2014.

The Role

As the IT Infrastructure expert you will be responsible for running the IT Helpdesk and dealing with both 1st and 2nd line support. The successful candidate will need to be experienced with a significant degree of exposure to Microsoft products and technologies including Active Directory, Exchange, Windows Server and Windows 7. There should be a sound knowledge of networking and preferably some exposure to SANs and virtualisation. Also some knowledge of SQL Server is desirable but not essential.

Key areas of responsibility will include allocating helpdesk jobs; backups; email system management and web content filter administration. You will be expected to troubleshoot and resolve desktop based system and printer related issues promptly in order to provide efficient and effective user support. There will be some out of hours support required for our satellite offices around the world.

The Person

You will be a conscientious, numerate individual with an eye for detail, organised with good communication skills (both written and verbal); strong problem solving abilities; with the ability to be calm under pressure and to work under your own initiative.

The successful candidate should have a good standard of education and sufficient relevant experience. Ideally they would have a minimum of two years experience in a similar role and hold one or more of the following Microsoft certifications: MTA, MCSA, MCSE, MOS or MCTS.

The Rewards

  • An opportunity to work within a company where you can see the effect of your efforts
  • Be a part of enthusiastic, professional and dedicated teams
  • Potential to grow and develop within this expanding company
  • Competitive benefits and rewards
  • Work within a friendly and informal environment
  • Be part of a company that continues to play a major role in shaping the environmental practices of the outdoor industry and related trades.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position please send your Covering Letter (stating your salary expectations) & CV by no later than 9th April 2017 to:

Nikwax Ltd,
Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate,
East Sussex TN5 6DF

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