Application Systems Analyst

Brewster Cheese, the country’s largest Swiss Cheese Manufacturer, is seeking an Application Systems Analyst to join our team in Stockton, IL.

Position: Application Systems Analyst

Position PurposeUnder the direction of our Chief Information Officer, the role of this position is to ensure the efficient operation of the Company’s network, client servers, databases, communication links and equipment to support a 24/7 manufacturing schedule of high quality cheese and whey products.  This person will analyze and resolve end user software and connectivity issues in a timely and accurate manner.  Our goal is to develop a qualified applicant, to understand the entire Stockton, IL I.T. functionality over the next 4 years.

Job Duties:

  1. Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of all implemented application systems
  2. Maintaining, supporting, and upgrading existing systems and applications
  3. Troubleshoots computer hardware (Server, PC, network, cabling, printer) problems that are outside the scope of normal maintenance contracts. Some base repair and hardware installation required.
  4. Support improvements to plant wide data collection systems and associated SQL Server databases.
  5. Develop code, test and implement software and reports as requested
  6. Insure daily and periodic system backups are performed
  7. Monitor and maintain network infrastructure, servers and operating systems, and various hardware
  8. Support phone system and infrastructure
  9. Keep current with changing technology and software tools utilized throughout the Company systems.
  10. Provide systems support to prevent interruptions in the Company’s production and shipping schedules.
  11. Perform additional job related duties or responsibilities as requested or required by the immediate supervisor.


Skill and/or Qualifications:  Candidate for this position should possess a bachelor’s degree OR equivalent education/job related work experience with an emphasis on computing and software related technology.  Also required are excellent interpersonal communication, organizational, analytical and logic skills.  Candidate should also have a strong knowledge of Microsoft technologies (Windows, Active Directory, .NET, SQL Server, IIS, and Reporting Services).  The knowledge of IP technology as used in LANS, WANS and the Internet is also needed.  Proficiency with Microsoft development .NET platforms, such as Visual Basic, C++, C#, as well as the Transact SQL language is strongly preferred.  Experience with VMware, administering Rockwell HMI servers and clients, Cisco based networks, Microsoft Exchange is a plus.   We are willing to train the right person on deficiencies.

We offer a competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401(k) with Company match, profit sharing and much more.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to: (no phone calls please).

Human Resource Manager

Brewster Cheese

300 W Railroad Ave.

Stockton, IL 61085