Desktop Specialist in Boston, MA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Boston, MA
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    12 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $25.0 - $25.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt has partnered with a managed services provider in search of a Desktop Support Specialist to sit on-site at a large financial services organization.  Pay rate for this role is $23-$25/hr and it is contract to hire. 

The position is concentrated around setting up laptops, monitors and phones and troubleshooting issues at the user level. Because of the corporate nature/environment at this location the tech chosen will needs exceptional customer skills.. 

This position is responsible for providing first and second level Desk side support (SW/HW and IMAC calls) to end-users on PC/LAN based equipment. The individual will reside on-site at our Customer’s location.  The individual will liaise with the client, technicians, help desk, and all other departments involved to ensure that PC, server and printer calls are handled professionally, and that the highest quality of service is provided.  Communication skills and attention to details are key to this position.


  • Focus on completing support calls in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring that constant communication is maintained with internal and external clients. 
  • Prioritize requests for support service keeping in mind service level requirements
  • Provide feedback to Field Operations Manager on potential customer situations
  • Works with Client specific applications and Microsoft suite of products
  • Perform asset management duties
  • Potentially Requirement to participate in rotating on-call schedule


  • Minimum 5 years field experience supporting PC on LAN’s preferably in a financial environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Working knowledge of MS Exchange Email
  • Exposure to general networking protocols, specifically TCP/IP and IPX/SPX
  • Must possess good software and hardware troubleshooting skills combined with good written and oral communications skills
  • Experience in servicing PC’s, laptops, printers and file servers by manufacturers such as IBM and HP
  • A+ and MCP Certification required
  • Experience in trader floor support is an asset
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP and 7operating systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Operating System Deployment (OSD) and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) an asset
  • MCSA: Windows 7 or 8.1 certification is an asset
  • Experience in providing support on Windows 7 / 8.1 and application software is an asset
  • OEM certifications an asset
  • Network+, MCSE, Server+ certification an asset
  • Experience with VOIP phones is an asset
  • Experience in providing support on Apple and Blackberry products is an asset
  • Excellent Customer relations skills mandatory
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Experience with Service Now is an asset
  • Flexible to work shift hours from 8am-8pm local time and occasional overtime and weekends
  • Must be physically able to lift/move desktops & monitors

VOLT is an equal opportunity employer