IT Specialist – Contract (8 months – 12 months)

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Type of Employment: Contract (8 months – 12 months)

The Role

Reporting to the Network Manager, the IT Specialist is responsible for providing desktop and application support to MetOcean computers and software. This includes setups of new equipment, upgrades to software, and troubleshooting hardware and software issues. The IT Specialist will work independently and in conjunction with the Network Administrator to provide support to MetOcean staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install new equipment (desktops, laptops, printers, etc);
  • Software installs and upgrades;
  • Support the onboarding of new hires. Responsible to make sure all onboarding steps are completed
    before the new hire start date.
  • User account creation (Active Directory, Office 365, etc)
  • Password resets
  • Troubleshooting and resolving end-user issues relating to computers, printers, phones, etc;
  • Assist with larger projects relating to the company network and servers;
  • Liaise with vendors to order new equipment and software;
  • Develop and maintain a hardware inventory of computer accessories (cables, keyboards/mice, spare
    laptops, etc). Purchasing more items when needed.


  • Strong understanding of networking (IP addressing, troubleshooting utilities like Ping, IPCONFIG, etc)
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills;
  • Multitasking skills;
  • Good knowledge of Active Directory and Office 365
  • Experience with Switches and Firewalls and Antivirus technologies
  • Experience with VMWare Virtualization
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills;
  • Candidate must have the ability to provide detailed documentation and be able to work effectively
    and independently
  • Stay on top of current technology trends
  • High attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Experience with current Microsoft products and operating systems (Desktop and Server);
  • Logical troubleshooting skills;
  • Experience with current Microsoft products and operating systems;
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs


  • Post-secondary training in a related field;
  • Minimum of 3 plus years’ experience with maintaining, troubleshooting, and supporting of a Microsoft Windows domain-based environment
  • A+ Certification, or equivalent hardware experience;
  • Microsoft certifications an asset

The Company

MetOcean Telematics is a leading global provider of satellite voice, satellite data and complete end-to-end telematics services. Our business ranges across many different industry sectors, with a focus on MetOcean Telematics marine solutions and custom defense and security products. We have assisted customers, worldwide, with developing and integrating Iridium hardware into a wide range of devices and applications.

MetOcean Telematics ensures critical data is transmitted, received and processed in the fastest and most reliable manner possible anywhere on the planet. The Company is a world leader in integrated systems used for real-time environmental monitoring, with specialization in the production of air-deployed and ship-deployed drifting buoys, search and rescue buoys, oil spill tracking buoys, ice platforms and acoustic systems, and defense and security systems.

The Package

  • Competitive compensation

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with Assembly Technician-Contract as the subject title.