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Database Administrator

Lincolnshire, IL
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At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people’s lives around the globe.

Main Tasks

  • Provide database support for Great Plains software and technical support using Microsoft, GP VAR, associate partners and/or Great Plains telephone support, as needed.
  • Control and documentation of all changes made to Great Plains server and client software, including screen layouts, VBA and .NET customizations, software updates, etc.
  • Creation and documentation of all custom reports created via Report Writer or Crystal reports.
  • regularly schedule database backup, testing, and maintenance.
  • Development and support of Microsoft Access applications; Administer Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Provide Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and .NET maintenance for Great Plains Software customizations.
  • Respond to the needs and questions of users concerning their access to resources and the operation of various software programs, both during regular business hours and in response to emergency situations during non-business hours.
  • Act as Content Manager and support Great Plains Super User group via the Director of Operations.
  • Administer the company’s mobile telephone and land-based phone systems. Configure systems and provide end-user support. Act as a liaison between end users and the providers/carriers.
  • Serve as a liaison between the company and the external support partners for the Great Plains System, telephone systems, and data network providers.
  • Complete Great Plains projects as required by GF MS Management, including but not limited to table interfaces with SAP and the migration to S4HANA.
  • Provide backup support to IT group and end-user support.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, MS Office Software. Experience with Microsoft Windows server environment.
  • Proficiency with Great Plains software.
  • Ability to program in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and .NET.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as processes and procedures, technical journals, legal documents, financial documents, and specific service reports and documents.
  • Effectively communicate ideas, both written and verbally, to management and employees of the organization.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position may require the employee to travel to other company locations.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the US for any employer.


Clear vision and purpose Clear vision and purpose
Clear vision and purpose "We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.
Sustainability and innovation focus Sustainability and innovation focus
Sustainability and innovation focus We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.
Excellent learning tools Excellent learning tools
Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
Great career opportunities Great career opportunities
Great career opportunities GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.

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560 Bond Street
60069 Lincolnshire
United States
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Who we are

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran All candidates must be authorized to work in the US for any employer. Should you need an accommodation in the completion of your application please contact Human Resources at (847)913-5300