Network Engineer

Requisition ID
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
With over 2,500 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.
We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
- Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
- Tobacco-free campuses
- Health and wellness tools
- Comprehensive benefit package 


This position is responsible for LAN, WAN and Internet connectivity for 90+ locations across the US. This includes interfacing with telecom providers, the Service Desk and end users on all aspects of network management such as turn up of new circuits, configuration and troubleshooting local and wide area networking issues and outages. Additionally, you will provide research & recommendations and play a key role in the implementation & roll out of network technologies throughout the entire organization such as network switch installations, wireless access, Network Access Control, site-to-site VPN tunnels and hosted VoIP migration.
- Manage and maintain the corporate switch, router, firewall and wireless infrastructure
- Work with telecom provider on WAN technology, infrastructure and network outages
- Trouble shoot network connectivity from end point to WAN
- Provide guidance and level 2 support to the Service Desk in troubleshooting network connectivity issues
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong knowledge of TCP/IP (subnetting, DHCP, DNS, SNMP)
- Strong knowledge of network connectivity, routing & switching (BGP, OSPF, VRF, HSRP, OSPF, VLAN’s), Site-to-site VPN
- Strong knowledge of wide area networking technologies such as MPLS, DIA (T1, DSL, cable, etc), COS/QOS, VoIP, network monitoring (SolarWinds a plus)
- Experience with Cisco hardware (29xx & 44xx routers, 2960 and 5k switches)
- Strong knowledge of firewalls, rule base, TCP ports and protocols, Network Address Translation. Experience with Meraki security appliances a plus.
- Knowledge of wireless access points. Experience with Meraki AP’s a plus.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory concepts (user & computer accounts, OU’s, Group Policy, AD replication, logon scripting)
- Strong interpersonal skills; able to adapt instructions and guidance to the skill level of the end user
- Ability to develop clear, coherent documentation on both a technical and end-user level


Must have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- 3 to 5 years strong LAN & WAN experience
- Enthusiasm for technology, systems, and customer support
- Analytical problem solving abilities
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Strong communication skills


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