Estes Forwarding Worldwide, LLC

  • Desktop Support Analyst

    Job Location US-VA-Richmond
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
    2nd (Day)
  • Overview

    Founded in 2003, Richmond-based Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW) is a domestic and international freight forwarder. At EFW, we are always on. Our commitment to personal service has made us a leader in logistic solutions across the globe. With offices across the country, EFW offers a full range of domestic and international solutions—including air, ocean, ground and international transportation—that few competitors can match.


    Under the direction of IT Management the Desktop Support Analyst is responsible for providing technical hardware and software support for end users from support staff to top executive management.


    • Responsible for the routine maintenance and support of the standard hardware/software technology in use at the company. This could range from configuring and moving a workstation to inputting data into local operational processes, like PC inventory, to escalating a technical issue to a more senior tech within the team.
    • Work independently on tasks and service requests, but gets active guidance from more senior technical resources within the location team.
    • Assist in technical upgrading and maintaining of entire desktop systems
    • Install, configure, test, monitor and make minor repairs to personal computer hardware and software systems, and provide technical assistance and training to system users.
    • Assist in preparing, maintaining, and upholding procedures for logging, reporting, and statistically monitoring desktop operations.
    • Effectively supports our technology to ensure productivity of associates as they work in turn to serve our external customers.
    • Receive and respond to incoming calls, pages, and /or emails regarding desktop problems.
    • Track distribution and disposition of desktop peripheral equipment and software
    • Support and promote company core values.
    • Comply with Company C-TPAT and TSA security procedures.
    • Must be able to work extended hours, weekends and holidays based upon business need.
    • Regular attendance is required.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Education/ Experience & Qualifications:


    Minimum of at least one acceptable technical certification and/or Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in related field plus 3-5 years of related IT experience. However, a combination of experience and/or education will be taken into consideration.


    Technical aptitude and experience as it relates to PC hardware and LAN technologies


    Experience with Microsoft Windows 7 and MS Office are highly desirable


    Experience with VOIP (Polycom phones) and iPhones is desirable


    Demonstrated track record and eagerness to learn new technology


    Demonstrated technical aptitude and knowledge


    Demonstrated solid customer service skills


    Strong quality focus with good follow-through and accuracy


    Demonstrated self-starter and independent worker


    Team oriented focus


    Attention to detail and organization skills


    Solid interpersonal and communications skills


    Must be mentally and emotionally capable of handling a high stress environment.


    Must be eligible to work in the United States.


    Must possess intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based and job specific software applications.


    Proven competence to communicate clearly and persuasively with all levels of an organization required. Proven ability to handle difficult conversations. Honest, sincere and consistent in communications.


    A thorough knowledge of Desktop/Laptop hardware and end-user level peripherals a must. Very strong problem solving and analytical skills and should be a methodical and systemic thinker.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a history of proactive orientation towards troubleshooting, problem solving, and quick thinking with a sense of urgency and priority.

    Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

    Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple projects and set priorities.


    Ability to solve problems with a variety of concrete variables through semi-standardized solutions that require some ingenuity and analysis. Ability to draw inferences and follow prescribed and detailed procedures to solve moderately complex problems.


    Periodic travel up to 25% required.


    At this time, EFW will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


    EFW prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a drug screen and a background check.


    EFW offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.


    EFW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran.






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