Rita S

The go to person for Scheduling, Change Control, Backup/Restore, Operations


Computer Operator


Isanti, MN

Education Level:

Trade School

Will Relocate:



A new person who can provide innovative approaches to the challenges of Data Center activity. An innovator of new ideas, an excellent communicator and trainer, have a demonstrated favorable history of many facets of Data Center work. Reviewed favorably by former managers in my adherence to standards, creation and maintenance of documentation, good communication and listening ability, willingness and ability to learn quickly, ability to create a trust environment that allowed the data center to acquire new processes and commitments. Reviewed favorably by my peers and staff as a person who gets the job done right the first time, is detail oriented, ensures understanding, is constantly seeking new opportunity, efficiency, and effectiveness, and is not afraid to support change for the good of all.


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Cummins Power Gen (Confidential) 4/2002 - 4/2006
Onan Corporation (Confidential) 9/1977 - 4/2002
Investors Diversified Services (Confidential) 6/1971 - 9/1977



Minnesota School of Business Data Processing 1971 Trade School Degree
Tower High School General 1969 High School/GED Degree



Manager of two employees and six contract operators, employee reviews. Fully responsible for two Data Centers, including stable environments, access, security, equipment, Sox compliance, delivering superior results. Responsible for Production Control. Responsible for backups & restores, restore testing, sending backups offsite, maintaining robot scratch tape pool, running manual VDUMPs and VRESTORES. Responsible for all batch scheduling using AppWorx. Remedy ticket creation and tracking, timely notification of problems. Responsible for maintaining call lists for GIEA, AppWorx, Unix, Windows, Web, suppliers, and several other applications. Responsible for monitoring GIEA, AppWorx, NetBackup, Patrol, SysLog, What’s Up, NetBotz, and others. Responsible for GIEA application submission and documentation. Responsible for GIEA Security and Access. Responsible for Operations Unix scripts. Responsible for receiving, racking, tracking all servers, Windows or Unix, and for decommissioning, packing and sending or destroying servers. Responsible for booting servers, starting applications, and general problem resolution on hardware. Night and weekend support of report output and assist with remote mainframe print problem resolution. Responsible for creating fiche tape, sending for processing, ensuring customers receive fiche in a timely manner. Responsible to coordinate software, server, and Data Center down times. Responsible for environmental documentation and procedures (UPS, Halon, HVAC). Responsible to identify and close internal control gaps for Sox. Support SLA metrics and communicate to staff. Support Data Center Rationalization and global storage strategy. Support corporate-wide projects and AOP budget. Creation and maintenance of all documentation used in the Data Center. Responsible to communicate to Operations team, my manager, and customers on levels of service, projects, expectations. Ensuring online availability to customer base. Six Sigma team member on several projects and Project Manager of Production Control form changes. Assistance/training of new Developers to Production Control standards and forms. Working member of Disaster Recovery team. Working member of Standards Committee.

Companies I like:

United Health, Target, ATK, somewhere within reasonable driving distance.


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Data Center Manager, involved with Production Change Control, Scheduling, Security, Operations, Sox audits, server installations boots, deintalls, backups/restores and offsiting, trouble shooting, remedy ticket creation, resolution, escalation, documentation, etc.