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RL Canning Mainframe DB2 Technician in Springfield, Illinois

What We Do

RL Canning Inc. is a global provider of information technology consulting and managed services. We deliver innovative IT services that offer our customers the flexibility to meet unique business needs and the opportunity to transform and perform through services. Our people, and their capabilities, make a difference and share a passion for excellence and commitment to the customer experience.

Our Mission

Make a difference to our customers with our people, a dedicated team that shares a passion for excellence and commitment to our mission and values.

About the Role

The Mainframe Technician performs monitoring and support for information technology systems and services related to security, network, applications, and infrastructure operations required to meet the requirements of customers. They also take full responsibility for monitoring and coordinating support activities related to systems and service performance and their contribution to the business.


  • Installs, configures, and troubleshoots mainframe systems.

  • Performs remote monitoring and analysis of systems-related events and operations.

  • Analyzes and ensures that events, incidents, and requests are handled according to agreed procedures and service levels, including supporting documentation.

  • Provides technical documentation to insure efficient planning and execution.

  • Interacts with the internal team, external customers, other service functions, and providers to troubleshoot, communicate status, and resolve issues.

  • Maintains the highest levels of Mainframe availability, scalability, performance, and data protection.

  • Plans and implements platform maintenance.

  • Gathers and prepares service and systems related data and information required for operational effectiveness and improvements.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience supporting IT systems, including broad knowledge of security, network, applications, and infrastructure technologies.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field preferred.

  • Experience with a variety of programming languages, including JCL, TMS, COBOL, Easytrieve Plus, DB2, IMS DB, or VTAM.

  • Experience displaying strong communication skills; ability to explain complex technical concepts to both technically proficient IT professionals as well as end-users in an understandable and comprehensive manner.

  • Experience working with hardware and software vendors to diagnose and correct problems.

  • Experience providing end-to-end ownership for problems, issues, or escalations.

  • Working experience with Mainframe OS installation, maintenance, and support.

Who We Are

For over 20 years, we’ve worked with customers from Fortune 1000 companies to Government organizations. What we have learned through this experience is that our customers appreciate our innovative solutions, adaptable services model, and our collaborative approach. We offer a wide range of services and have a broad base of capabilities including, but not limited to the following:

  • Digital Transformation

  • IT Service Desk/End User Support

  • Configuration Management

  • IT Asset Lifecycle Management

  • Site Support Services

  • Project Management

Why Join Us?

  • We offer a positive and supportive working environment, full benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability, along with six paid holidays, paid time off, and more.

** RL Canning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, or an unfavorable discharge from military service.