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Desktop Technician

  • Job reference: DEIT460
  • Location: Southsea, Hampshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Support/Helpdesk
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Job description: My client, a Local Council in South Hampshire, is currently looking for an Desktop Support Technician to join the company on an 2 month initial contract basis with extension possible.

Reporting to the Service Desk Team Leader, you will work as part of a team providing first and second line support to users based at various locations. You will be responsible for supporting desktop devices.

You will:

* Undertake routine installations and de-installations of items of hardware and/or software
* Conduct tests of hardware and/or software using supplied test procedures and diagnostic tools
* Correct malfunctions, calling on other experienced colleagues and external resources if required
* Update the IT asset management system with details of all hardware/software items that have been installed and removed
* Provide assistance and resolve problems in a professional manner
* You will escalate problems following agreed procedures
* Contribute to the investigation of problems and faults concerning the installation of hardware and/or software and confirm the correct working of installations
* Provide advice on the use of applications
* Work to continuously improve the service
* Handle calls that come into the Service Desk via telephone, email and walk-ins.
* Participate in the rota for the desktop call monitor
* Undertake hardware repairs on PCs, laptops and printers
* Create and update documentation as required
* Supporting remote users


* Customer Support skills
* Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10)
* Microsoft office 2010 and 2013
* Hardware and software installation
* Hardware repair and/or support
* Application Support
* Desktop Support - 1st & 2nd line
* Windows Administration
* A+ Certification or equivalent knowledge
* A relevant Microsoft Certification or equivalent experience
* Basic knowledge of Networking principles
* Experience in using App-V 4.6 and System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) preferred

Please contact Danny Eccles at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208958 for more information or to apply.

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