Hiring Software Implementation & Migration Consultant

Direct Hire – Permanent Position – Remote Work Option (USA only)


New Opportunity for You:

  • Implement and support CAD data management tools for a variety of companies
  • Tools include PTC’s Pro/Intralink, Windchill PDMLink and Windchill ProjectLink
  • Must have PLM experience AND Windchill experience
  • Direct hire position based in the Twin Cities, MN
  • Remote / work from home position – Initial training in Minneapolis
  • Some travel to client sites required (20%)

The Implementation Consultant will be responsible for implementing and supporting CAD Data management tools for a variety of companies in a consultative role using a variety of tools. The Consultant will be expected to assist customers in their engineering data management planning, installation, configuration, migration and product updates.


A new opportunity waiting for you

Hiring Computer System Validation Specialists – mid to senior levels

Good morning from Medical Alley!

Letting you know, we continue to work with companies in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul to hire Computer Systems Validation Specialists. Please consider passing this along to anyone doing CSV work. We do offer a $1000 referral bonus when we place someone you recommend. The companies hiring for these roles are top employers offering excellent benefits and competitive-plus salaries. There is a lot of competition out there for people with CSV experience.

Qualifications include:

  • experience validating computer systems in an FDA Regulated environment
  • knowledge of regulatory compliance in IS Infrastructure and ERPs, networks, etc.
  • Part 11 Assessments and understanding of GxP

For information, contact me at jdesmond@georgekonik.com 952-641-3438

For Controls Engineers: The Best Career Move You Can Make

We are hiring Controls Engineers for positions in the Twin Cities in both the north and south metro.

Are you interested? Contact me confidentially at jdesmond@georgekonik.com

Here’s a good one you might want to know about:

GKA Client Company is an electrical engineering firm specializing in industrial process control and monitoring systems along with client enterprise data monitoring and Microsoft™ web/SharePoint™ based business intelligence and analytics reporting. Think heavy duty industrial Big Data. Company provides business solutions to various industries including transportation / railroad, oil & gas, medical device, semiconductor, grain handling, food, water and waste water.

Innovative, Fast Paced Organization!

Are you interested? Contact me confidentially at jdesmond@georgekonik.com

Position Description:
This is your opportunity to lead. As Senior Controls Engineer, you will utilize strong Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Human Machine Interface (HMI), and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming development skills to perform all engineering tasks associated with PLC based process control systems. In this dynamic position, you will interface with clients, vendors and internal company personnel to ensure project design, development, implementation, and life cycle maintenance and support meets client requirements.

Six Figure Compensation Package!

Are you interested? Contact me confidentially at jdesmond@georgekonik.com

This position has responsibility for R&D as well as applying system engineering and integration of various process control system components associated with major technology projects. Demonstrated industrial process control systems engineering experience with real-time process control systems, open systems architecture design and implementation, software systems development and lifecycle planning is required.

Relo available for the right candidate!

Are you interested? Contact me confidentially at jdesmond@georgekonik.com

Advanced IT Event

“Get into IT.” You hear it all the time. If you want to make some money, get into software engineering or technology. That’s where the job security is today, apparently. But what is “IT” exactly?

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the Advanced IT Mixer in St. Paul. 30 or so recruiters had dinner and conversation with 100 or so students and recent graduates who are “getting into IT.” What a great time! Smart, professional people making technology their first or second career.

What do they do, exactly? Almost everything. Hai has a BS in Computer Science and Math and her sweet spot is programming in C, C++, Java, J2EE, PHP and more.

Aleta has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Forensics. “So nothing is ever erased?” I asked. “If it was ever there, I can find it,” she said. Important implications within government, law enforcement, “And enterprise,” offered Brett, who has experience with forensics in big business organizations.

Randy is a Network Consultant, designing and installing and trouble-shooting networks for business.

Jacob is interested in virtualization of networks. Scott installs digital signage solutions. Mike does web layout and design. Andrea manages projects and databases, doing a lot of troubleshooting and problem solving.

So, what is IT? 100 candidates. 100 different backgrounds, educational experiences and interests, doing 100 different types of jobs. IT is what you make it, and once you start exploring careers in technology, chances are, you’ll find one that works for you.

Grassroots Web Info Sharing at MinneWebCon’s upcoming event

Event Details

MinneWebCon’s roots are in people coming together to solve problems and make things easier, and we are entering our sixth year with a big-time commitment to grassroots knowledge-sharing. You might hear from folks who are working in your field, or are in a position you consider light-years from the everyday. Our work with the web brings us together, and at MinneWebCon attendees and speakers from all backgrounds, career paths, and work environments have a space to collaborate, talk, learn, ask, test, argue, create, and grow.

From the Twin Cities, Minnesota, the Midwest, and beyond… join us this April!

MinneWebCon has ala carte registration: register for just our Day 1 conference (with keynotes and breakout sessions), only a workshop or two, or the whole two days! Whatever fits for you, we hope to see you in April.

Day One Pricing (Conference)

The Day One registration fee includes a lunch buffet, and snacks and beverages throughout the day; it does not include parking.

  Early Bird Price Through Feb 28 Standard Price Beginning March 1
Regular Rate $200 $250
Non-Profit, Government, or Education Rate $150 $200
Student (any school, college, or university) $100 $150

Day Two Pricing (Workshops)

You can sign up for Day Two workshops without attending Day One (though Day One is great, and we recommend coming!). Workshop pricing is the same for every type of attendee, and there are no early/late prices. When a workshop is full, it will no longer be an option in registration.

One Workshop (AM or PM) $120
Two Workshops (AM and PM) $200
REFUNDS: Full refunds are available through April 1, 2014. From April 2 until the event, no refunds will be available. If you are unable to attend and wish to transfer your registration to another person, you may update your registration information (Name, Email, etc).

                            Have questions about MinneWebCon 2014?                                 Contact MinneWebCon

Oracle Developers: Anyone home?

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GKA has multiple openings for talented Oracle Developers in Minnesota and Virginia.  These are direct hire positions that pay the kind of competitive wage you deserve… plus benefits!  Developers, contact me for information.  $1000 referral or sign-on bonus (Yes – you can refer yourself – or someone else).

Who is on Your (Web) Team?

Women's Cross Country Team runs the OZ invitat...

Women’s Cross Country Team runs the OZ invitational on the Les Bolstad Golf Course (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fall is my favorite time for sports!  Love football, baseball, cross country running and I know hockey is just around the corner.  It’s all good.  But the team I’m thinking about today plays in a different league altogether… The IT League.

Employers who need to update their websites, online presence and technology may choose to pay on outfit to take that on.  Or, they might choose to bring the work inhouse.  If your company is taking it on internally, you’ll need to build a solid team.  How do you even know where to start?  Well, I’ll tell you.

Start with a Web Manager.  You need someone on board from the get-go (does anyone ever say “get-go” anymore?) to manage the process.  The Web Manager is part third grade teacher, part banker and part evangalist.  I mean, they have to be able to interpret and explain new ideas to multiple stakeholders (remember learning cursive?) and they have to keep a tight fist on the team’s budget, recognizing and responding effectively when the work is trending outside preset parameters and they have to keep everyone on board.  Web development takes time and can evolve over time; the Web Manager will need to keep people in the game even if it goes into extra innings.  The Web Manager should be someone with deep experience managing projects in your sector.  This person would, ideally, have tentacles into the developer and design worlds which will save you money and headaches when recruiting for these positions.

Designer? or Developer?  Many pros can do both.  But should they?  I can throw with my left hand and my right, but I’m better as a rightie.  By asking enough of the right questions, you will be able to determine whether a person’s strength is development or design, and you can hire accordingly.

[For non-technical teammates, a WEB DESIGNER might do web graphic design, interface design, user experience (UI) design and search engine optimization. a WEB DEVELOPER is the person with the earbuds, head down, coding, coding, coding specifically for internet applications that go from the company’s server to the customer’s web browser.]

An excellent Content Producer will be key to providing quality information to the site.  Again, if you’re small, hire someone who knows what they’re doing because they have been there, done that, many times before.  Hiring a Content Producer is straightforward because you should be able to view their content online on other sites.  Look for blogs and articles published online, as well.

Later, you might expand out to add architects, marketing pros, and additional developers to your team.  Pay a little more for your first hires, so you can sleep at night knowing they know what they’re doing.  And, now this is really important, as the business owner/CEO/manager or major investor, keep close tabs on your code.  Develop a rapport with your developers so you can begin to understand their work.  Occassionally, ask outside developers to review the code so you can be sure it’s clean.  It happens all the time, a developer quits or gets hit by a truck, and the business owner is forced to start from scratch, with a new developer, because the new person can’t interpret the other person’s work.  Don’t let this happen.  Dive in, ask questions, and, like I said, rest easy.  Your web presence will be up and running in no time.