Network/Hardware Support Technician

Education Requirements:

High school graduate or equivalent.

Experience Requirements:

Requires 3 years of increasingly complex and progressive experience in computer system/network engineering. Includes 1 year of specialized experience related to the task.


Monitors and responds to hardware, software, and network problems utilizing hardware and software testing tools and techniques. Interfaces with vendor support service groups to ensure appropriate notification during outages or period of degraded system performance. Assists with installation of terminals and associated hardware. Provides LAN server support. Requires strong knowledge of PC/LAN communications hardware and software, in multi-protocol environment, and network management software.

In support of microcomputer applications, analyzes requirements; creates, designs and develops requirements in required media; provides program support; tests, debugs and writes documentation as required. May have responsibilities for providing customer assistance support in setting up microcomputers and/or installing software packages. Provides user training for hardware/software products; identifies problems and resolves hardware/software/network malfunctions; performs minor hardware/software/network maintenance such as broad replacement, cable switching, communication assistance, hardware (CRTs, printers) installation/replacement; interfaces with mainframe, CAD/CAM, digitizers, LANs, provides analysis support for such requirements.