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  • 17/02/2024

Network Engineer (Peoria, IL, US)

Network Engineer – We offer an exceptional bonus structure, competitive pay, and professional development opportunities!
We are a growing steel manufacturer producing billets, rebar, rod, industrial wire, and agricultural fence products, Red Brand, based in Bartonville, Illinois that offers its employees profit sharing, flexible hours, and professional development opportunities.
The Company: Liberty Steel & Wire is on track for a record year and all products are 100% made in the USA. We are known for providing industry expertise, competitive pricing and responsive customer service. But most of all, our reliable inventory of steel, and strategically located facilities, promise to deliver in the most cost efficient and timely manner.
As part of a global organization, GFG Alliance, Liberty Steel & Wire is committed to the purpose of creating a sustainable future for industry and society. Focusing on change, family, and sustainability, Liberty Steel has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030.
We believe in recognizing change is a constant in the world, we are dynamic in that we seek to drive change rather than let it drive us.
We pride ourselves on having an open mindset and continually challenging the status quo.
Liberty Steel & Wire is a Veteran Friendly Employer.
The Position:
We are looking for a Network Engineer who will be responsible for overall Network Operations to ensure the stability of the organization’s IT Network Infrastructure. This includes developing, maintaining, supporting, planning, configuration, implementation, capacity management, and maintenance.

We offer a 401k with company match, company paid life insurance and long term disability, generous vacation, sick, and personal time, nine paid holidays, three medical & prescription drug plans to choose from offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dental and Vision plans, accident insurance, critical illness, and whole life, as well flexible spending accounts.
We also offer profit sharing, annual merit reviews, and upward career advancement opportunities supported by professional development.


Participate as a project team member on approved projects as assigned.
Establishes network specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
Establishes network by evaluating network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis and performance tuning, troubleshooting problems, escalating problems to vendor.
Secures network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation while maintaining documentation.
Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
Meets financial requirements by submitting information for budgets, monitoring expenses.
Create and manage effective best practice risk management process including change management, access security, root cause analysis, etc. Define, document, deploy and execute these processes.
Provide effective technical interfaces to other areas of IT as required.
Level 2/Level 3 support as necessary. Communicate clearly technology issues, plans and solutions from both a business perspective and a technical perspective.


Bachelor’s degree in CS/MIS/CIS/Engineering or equivalent experience and at least 5 years’ experience in the field or in a related area.
Demonstrated hands on experience with Networking fundamentals (TCP/IP protocol, SMTP, DNS, DHCP and WINS)
Industry certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security) preferred.
Responsible for working with and across multiple functional IT areas, including Mid-range and Enterprise Hosting Solutions, SAN, LAN Hosting Communications and Production Integration.
Industry standard certifications (MCDST, HDI, CCNA, A+, Network+) preferred.
Working knowledge of ITIL fundamentals, ITIL Foundation certification (v3 or v4) preferred.
FortiNet experience is a plus

The Location: Liberty Steel & Wire is based in Peoria, IL. This is a great place to live because it is affordable with cost of living in Peoria being 2% lower on average than other places in America and the areas has plenty of opportunities to visit wonderful attractions that are fun for the whole family, such as zoos, museums, and nature centers.
Why Should You Apply?

Great benefits, competitive pay, and a profit sharing plan!
On-the-job training, continuous professional development, and career paths to include upward movement.
Flexible working hours and generous vacation, sick, and personal time off schedules.
Experienced team willing to support, learn, and grow with you.

Liberty Steel and Wire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.