OT Systems Administrator

  • Augusta (Richmond County)
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,100 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

OT Systems Administrator

Your Tasks

As an OT Systems Administrator, you will be at the forefront of managing and securing the intersection between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems within a production environment. Your role will involve administering, maintaining, and optimizing IT infrastructure in OT environments to support critical operations and ensure cybersecurity resilience.


  • Administration of Microsoft Server Technologies
  • Manage and setup Virtual machines in VMWare
  • Administration and troubleshooting of Remote Access technologies
  • Maintain Virtualization hosts and ensure they are up to date
  • Configuration and maintenance of Network Switches
  • Patch, support and maintain IoT devices and industrial equipment needed to successfully operate and control our OT and Automation systems
  • Provide direct support and monitoring of technical infrastructure
  • Cyber Security: Design, implement and monitor security controls that strictly follow company
  • policies and industry best practices
  • Conduct daily security monitoring activities, escalating incidents as necessary
  • Manage user access and permissions and the back-up of systems
  • Collaborate closely with local IT, Operations and Controls Engineer
  • Implementing and administrating new and evolving technologies


Your Profile


  • Minimum 3-5 Years of relevant experience
  • VMWare Virtual infrastructure environment
  • Working Knowledge of IT system functionality, architecture and capabilities
  • Microsoft Windows Server technologies
  • TCP/IP network troubleshooting proficiency


  • Working knowledge of Industrial Control and/or SCADA systems and related protocols
  • Experience in Manufacturing environment
  • Background in Firewall Administration
  • Certifications: Microsoft, VMWare or Cisco preferred

Special Soft Skills Needed:

  • Must exhibit exemplary communication skills.
  • Must exhibit a leader-coach mentality and act as a change agent with a team-oriented focus.
  • Effectively communicate targets and goals to his/her team.
  • Gives and takes constructive feedback.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and high level of independence (in planning, organization, execution
  • and control).
  • The ability to act decisively and solve staff or equipment related problems.
  • Organizational skills to be able to oversee the entire production process.
  • Mindset of challenging and embracing change.
  • Ability to keep a cool head even in stressful situations. Comfortable “pivoting” quickly in a fast-
  • paced environment.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Able to successfully juggle multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability as an outstanding team player and a successful independent worker.


  • Associate degree Required, Bachelor’s degree in related fields preferred (Can be substituted by relevant work experience)

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be willing and physically able to walk/work in, observe and spend time in a smelter environment.
  • Must be willing and physically able to work in intense heat situations.
  • Prolonged periods of walking, standing, bending, climbing, balancing, crouching and kneeling.
  • May have prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer, in meetings or presenting and training.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
  • Ability to travel throughout facility as required to conduct audits and/or walk-throughs.
  • Must wear all required PPE when in protected areas.
  • Required to reach and grasp with hands and reach with arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to respond to any safety incident quickly and effectively and/or accident including First Responder duties.
  • Willing and physically able to travel domestically and/or internationally, if requested.
  • This is an extensively physical role.


We Offer

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

What does Aurubis stand for? Take a look here!

Aurubis is an employer that stands for diversity and equal opportunity. Employment decisions are made regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion and belief, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental and physical impairment and social origin or any other legally protected characteristics of an individual.