Horizon Solutions, LLC

Job Locations US-MA-Holyoke | US-NH-Manchester | US-ME-Scarborough | US-NY-Rochester | US-NY-Altamont
Job Title
Industrial Network Specialist
Job ID
Regular Full-Time

Primary Functions

The Industrial Network Specialist is the lead technical resource for delivery of Industrial Network services and solutions to enable customers to leverage the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) and realize the connected enterprise. The Industrial IoT Network Engineer will work directly with our customers to deliver Assessments, Designs and Implementations specific to industrial Networks and Virtualization solutions. This resource will also execute other billable services, including virtual image deployment, Stratix switch configuration, server configuration, and thin client provisioning.

Major Duties & Responsibilities


  • Perform ‘hands-on’ network/cybersecurity/wireless assessment, design and implementation of simple and complex process automation and/or discrete controls networks for a variety of automated manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Perform configuration of small to medium sized virtualization solutions (server and thin client).
  • Perform Stratix switch configuration.
  • Articulate impact to and requirements of the manufacturing Network as it relates to PLC, HMI/SCADA, plant historian, motor control, motion control, etc. technology and applications.
  • Provide installation and configuration services for FactoryTalk View distributed solutions.
  • Provide Technical Sales support specific to industrial network services and solutions.
  • Provide Technical Education, seminars, webinars, etc.
  • Write detailed documentation that includes user needs, system specifications, observed issues with remediation recommendations or implementation requirements in order to develop or modify network and/or control system infrastructure.


  • Act as liaison between customers Information Technology (IT) department and Manufacturing/Operations Technology (OT) departments.
  • Ability to accurately articulate the requirements and priorities of both IT and OT stakeholders.
  • Present technical findings to non-technical stakeholders at all levels of the organization to gain buy-in around both the concepts and the value of acting on design changes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology or related technology driven degree.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal communications, organizational and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Hands-on experience configuring IT equipment (Cisco, VMware, etc.).
  • Experience creating part number level bills of material for simple and complex network solutions.
  • Minimum of 3+ years as Network Engineer or related jobs.
  • Previous experience working as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team completing full project life-cycle implementations.
  • Demonstrate Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrate an ability to influence and guide team members when required.
  • Exposure to Industrial Control Systems including PLC, HMI/SCADA, plant historian, motor control, motion control, etc. technology and applications (Rockwell or comparable platforms).
  • Network Engineering Certification (CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching/Wireless, CINS Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist, VCA, VCP, GICSP) preferred.
  • Understanding of CPwE DIG (Converged Plantwide Ethernet Design and Implementation Guide) preferred.
  • Understanding of ISA, ANSI, NEMA, NEC and NIST standards preferred.

Horizon Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and fully supports Affirmative Action.


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