Desktop Technician

by General Dynamics Land Systems

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 18, 2022
General Dynamics Land Systems

Job Description

Desktop Technician


About the job

At General Dynamics Land Systems we put our Customers at the centre of everything we do. Our commitment to protect and enable the people who serve drives us to develop products and systems that give them a clear advantage for mission success. We are looking for passionate individuals to help us deliver innovative, unique solutions to our Customers.


The Desktop Technician’s role is to provide a single point of contact for end users to receive support and maintenance within the organization’s end-user computing environment. This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading all end-user devices and equipment to ensure optimal workstation performance. The person will also troubleshoot problem areas (in person, by remote tools, by telephone, or via chat) in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end-user assistance where required.


This position will require work on afternoon and midnight shift as required.


Position Description:

Strategy & Planning

  • Able to support a variety of devices at our primary office and remote sites


Acquisition & Deployment

  • Conduct research on end-user devices in support of standardization and procurement efforts. Evaluate and recommend products for purchase.
  • Write technical specifications for purchase of end-user devices and related products.



  • Perform onsite analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of complex computer problems for end users, and recommend and implement corrective solutions, including offsite repair for remote users as needed.
  • Accurately document instances of equipment failure, repair installation and removal, as well as moves and changes.
  • Record and manage equipment sent to repair depots for equipment under warranty or service contracts.
  • Install, configure, test, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot end-user workstations and related hardware and software in order to deliver required Desktop service levels.
  • Assess the need for and implement performance upgrades to end-user devices based on software technical specifications.
  • Collaborate with LAN technicians/network administrators to ensure efficient operation of the company’s end-user computing environment.
  • Where required, administer and resolve issues with associated end-user workstation networking software products.
  • Receive and respond to incoming calls, service desk tickets, email, or chat regarding equipment incidents.
  • Answer to and perform moves, adds, and changes (iMAC) requests as they are submitted by business
  • Prepare tests and applications for monitoring desktop performance, and then provide performance statistics and reports.
  • Develop and maintain an inventory of all monitors, keyboards, hard drives, network cards, and other components and equipment as needed.
  • If necessary, liaise with third-party support and equipment vendors.
  • On call support may be required


Position Requirements:

  • College diploma or university degree in computer science field
  • Minimum 1-2 years of related IT experience
  • Excellent technical knowledge of hardware, including desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, workstations.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of PC internal components, including drives, cards, memory upgrades.
  • Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience.
  • Extensive equipment support experience with Dell.
  • Ability to operate tools, components, and peripheral accessories.
  • Able to read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation, and OEM guides.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and team oriented
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Proven customer service skills


Preferred Requirements:

  • Working technical knowledge of current protocols, operating systems, and standards
  • Driver’s license in good standing


General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada is an employment equity employer who values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. It is a requirement that General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada be registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and that all of its workforce be security assessed. As such, successful applicants must meet all applicable security requirements, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain and maintain a Canadian government security clearance to secret level.

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