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  • 28 Jun 2022 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IT Systems Administrator

    Our growing manufacturing client 30 minutes east of Lexington, KY is seeking a friendly, professional, collaborative and hands on IT Systems Administrator with Level 2-3 IT knowledge, to join their team in the office (this is not a remote position.) Candidates must have excellent organizational and communication skills with all levels of the organization and must be comfortable working in an open office environment.  MSP or manufacturing experience is highly preferred.

    The IT Systems Administrator will provide professional and technical support for the company’s networks in the following areas: General system administration, specialized system administration, Network administration, and Cloud administration. Candidates must be able to provide system administration for workstations, servers, and various network and infrastructure devices, to include installation/imaging, patching, maintenance, and troubleshooting of systems to resolution on the required Operating System, ensure all servers, workstations, and various network and infrastructure devices adhere to security and compliance requirements, perform configuration changes, conducting log analysis, system hardening, and managing/maintaining endpoint security compliance.

    The selected candidate should have a history of providing design, deployment, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of systems in the below environments: Enterprise software distribution and management tools, Directory structure management, Virtualization infrastructure, Storage arrays, Endpoint security servers, and Databases.

    Other responsibilities include administration of MS Windows 2016/2019 Server Active Directory environment, design and plan LAN/WAN network infrastructure, administration, maintenance, and support of NEC phone systems, creation of new user accounts including Active Directory and Phone/Voicemail setup, generating reports for management including but not limited to web usage and phone reports, workstation hardware/software maintenance, and develop/streamline procedures for frequently performed tasks.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Support and troubleshoot network problems
    • License and backup management
    • Assist with SCCM Implementation
    • Serve as a liaison between sites for account management
    • Support of production IT equipment including Zebra Printers, Honeywell Scanners, and PC’s
    • Checks and responds to service requests.  Completes in a timely manner.  Seeks assistance from other IT members if necessary.
    • Troubleshoots and maintains network infrastructure issues with IT team.
    • Assists associates with software / hardware issues on daily basis
    • Troubleshoots all printer/ copier issues with outside vendor.
    • Checks all backup reports on daily basis.  Ensures data is protected and reports all anomalies.
    • Assists IT department in keeping accurate information on network/software structures in departmental reporting software (LAN Sweeper).
    • Develop and create Standardized Work Instructions for tasks that department and associates using different hardware and software would use.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.
    • 5-7 Years’ experience in Systems Administration.
    • Must understand network TCP/IP, switch configurations and firewall settings.
    • Must be experienced in Active Directory.
    • Project management skills are required.
    • Must be experienced in VMWare and Windows Server Management
    • Must have experience supporting and managing MS Office 365

    Client offers an excellent benefits package: medical, vision, dental, disability, group life & AD&D, voluntary life, FSA, HRA, HAS, paid time off, 401-k, and a competitive salary ($64k-$70k per year). Relocation Assistance not provided. Company offers great opportunities for advancement!  The culture is a friendly, open atmosphere. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a well-respected and growing company. If you are looking to take your career to the next level and build a successful long-term career, please email your resume to courtney@cmiconsulting.com.


  • 28 Jun 2022 11:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For more information and application link, please visit:  https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/406275

    Position Time Status: Full-Time

    Shift: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm with some flexibility for patient care needs.

    Job Summary:  The Language Interpreter II will provide Japanese interpretation services for UK Healthcare (UKHC), primarily for main Lexington HealthCare campus sites. This position will accurately convey information between patient and provider; manage the flow of communication to maintain accuracy; facilitate rapport between the provider & patient; recognize & address instances that require intercultural inquiry to ensure accurate & complete understanding; and provide interpretation of policies, procedures, consents, directions, & instructions. These duties enable patients and families to effectively communicate in a language they understand which allows UKHC to achieve optimal patient outcomes. This position also helps UK Healthcare meet federal and Joint Commission requirements for language access.


  • 16 May 2022 3:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    POSITION TITLE: Vice-President Janitorial Operations

    REPORTS TO: President

    BASIC FUNCTION:

    Manage, direct, and implement Operations’ strategies and objectives in the area to ensure the achievement of division’s goals. Specifically, involving all operating functions focusing on customers service, cost of services, quality and gross margin, and staffing for the near term. Focuses for the long-term goals are the formulation, planning and implementation of strategies.

    Job Summary:

    The VP of Janitorial Operations will oversee the day-to-day activities of the company, ensuring that the organization is managed and performing efficiently and effectively.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Participates in the hiring and training of departmental managers.

    • Organizes and oversees the work and schedules of departmental managers.

    • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.

    • Handles discipline and termination of employees with assistance of Human Resource Director as needed and in accordance with company policy.

    Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Establishes quantitative and qualitative metrics (KPI’s), guidelines, and standards by which the company’s efficiency and effectiveness can be evaluated; identifies opportunities for improvement.

    • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business procedures.

    • Implements policies and procedures that will improve day-to-day operations.

    • Ensures work environments are adequate and safe.

    • Oversees manufacturing, purchasing, and sales departments, ensuring each is reaching goals set by departmental and company leadership.

    • Plans, directs, controls, implements, evaluates, monitors, and forecasts budgets and cost of sales in each division to achieve financial objectives.

    • Communicates and explains new directives, policies, or procedures to managers; for major changes, meets with entire operations staff to explain changes, answer questions, and maintain morale.

    • Improves customer service and satisfaction through policy and procedural changes.

    • Leads coordination and integration of efforts among operations, engineering, technology, and customer service divisions to produce smoother workflow and more cost-effective business processes.

    • Projects a positive image of the organization to employees, customers, industry, and community.

    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Skills/Abilities:

    • Thorough understanding of practices, theories, and policies involved in business and finance.

    • Superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

    • Superior managerial and diplomacy skills.

    • Extremely proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

    • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

    Education and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in Business Administration preferred.

    • Extensive and diversified background with at least 10 years of related experience.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

    SMC Vice-President Level Benefits Package

    -At 30 days of employment -

    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • Short Term Disability
    • Hospital Indemnity
    • Accident Insurance

    -At one year of Service -

    • 401k – 401k participation eligibility at one year of service on January 1st and July 1st each year. Company currently matches 5% up to 5% of your payroll deferrals.

    -Time Off/Leaves –

    • Vacation

    Employment Years  /  Vacation Earned

    Years 1 through 3  /  5 Days

    Years 4 through 9  /  10 Days

    10+ years  /  15 Days

    • PTO PAID TIME OFF

    After 30 days of service, You are also eligible for (5) annual days PTO (Paid Time Off) time off In addition to the above schedule, which must be used within the year. Each January you are again awarded (5) days. Unused PTO time is forfeited at the end of each year.

    • Bereavement Leave

    In the event you experience death in your immediate family, SMC will grant you three (3) days of funeral leave with pay. Immediate family members are as follows: spouse, child, parent/legal guardian, brother, sister. Immediate family member also includes in-laws and step relationships. Employees who experience the death of a non-immediate family member are eligible for one (1) day of paid funeral leave. Non-immediate family members are as follows: grandparent, great-grandparent, first cousin, aunt, uncle, niece, and nephew. This policy also includes in-laws and step relationships and applies to employee only.

    • Bonuses may be paid out by year end. They are discretionary and are not guaranteed.
    • Company Vehicle - A company vehicle will be provided for you to use for your business travel.
    • Company Laptop, Cell Phone, other electronic items deemed necessary will be provided for you.

    For more information, contact: Laura Yates (laura@smc.cc)

    Address:
    141 Howell Drive
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    (270)-769-2553
    Fax: (270)-769-3257


  • 16 May 2022 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    POSITION TITLE: Vice-President Human Resources

    REPORTS TO: President

    BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for oversight of Human Resource Department and Related Issues

    Job Summary:

    The VP Human Resources will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff in the Corporate HR Department.

    • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.

    • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.

    • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.

    Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.

    • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.

    • Administers or oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development. Oversees organizational changes to boost employee satisfaction and engagement.

    • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management. Manages Temporary Staffing Personnel Contracts.

    • Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organization’s human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management system.

    • Monitors and ensures the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.

    • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.

    • Develops and implements HR Departmental budget.

    • Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities for HR staff.

    • Performs other duties as required.

    Required Skills/Abilities:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.

    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

    • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

    • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.

    • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

    • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

    • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Master’s degree a plus.

    • At least five years of human resource management experience required.

    • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

    • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.

    SMC Vice-President Level Benefits Package

    -At 30 days of employment -

    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • Short Term Disability
    • Hospital Indemnity
    • Accident Insurance

    -At one year of Service -

    • 401k – 401k participation eligibility at one year of service on January 1st and July 1st each year. Company currently matches 5% up to 5% of your payroll deferrals.

    -Time Off/Leaves –

    • Vacation

    Employment Years  /  Vacation Earned

    Years 1 through 3  /  5 Days

    Years 4 through 9  /  10 Days

    10+ years  /  15 Days

    • PTO PAID TIME OFF

    After 30 days of service, You are also eligible for (5) annual days PTO (Paid Time Off) time off In addition to the above schedule, which must be used within the year. Each January you are again awarded (5) days. Unused PTO time is forfeited at the end of each year.

    • Bereavement Leave

    In the event you experience death in your immediate family, SMC will grant you three (3) days of funeral leave with pay. Immediate family members are as follows: spouse, child, parent/legal guardian, brother, sister. Immediate family member also includes in-laws and step relationships. Employees who experience the death of a non-immediate family member are eligible for one (1) day of paid funeral leave. Non-immediate family members are as follows: grandparent, great-grandparent, first cousin, aunt, uncle, niece, and nephew. This policy also includes in-laws and step relationships and applies to employee only.

    • Bonuses may be paid out by year end. They are discretionary and are not guaranteed.
    • Company Vehicle - A company vehicle will be provided for you to use for your business travel.
    • Company Laptop, Cell Phone, other electronic items deemed necessary will be provided for you.

    For more information, contact: Laura Yates (laura@smc.cc)

    Address:
    141 Howell Drive
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    (270)-769-2553
    Fax: (270)-769-3257


  • 16 May 2022 3:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    POSITION TITLE: Vice-President Production Operations

    REPORTS TO: President

    BASIC FUNCTION:

    Manage, direct, and implement Production Operations’ strategies and objectives to ensure the achievement of goals. Specifically, involving all operating functions focusing on customers service, cost of services, quality and gross margin, and staffing for the near term. Focuses for the long-term goals are the formulation, planning and implementation of strategies.

    Job Summary:

    The VP of Operations will plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee operations activities in the organization, ensuring development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the organization.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    With authority stretching over all or most of the organization’s departments, a VP’s responsibilities can include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning how both material and human resources are to be utilized. Other duties can include scheduling, making work assignments, and overseeing projects to completion.

    Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Establishes, implements, and communicates the strategic direction of the organization’s operations division.
    • Collaborates with executive leadership to develop and meet company goals while supplying expertise and guidance on operations projects and systems.
    • Collaborates with other divisions and departments to carry out the organization’s goals and objectives.
    • Identifies, recommends, and implements new processes, technologies, and systems to improve and streamline organizational processes and use of resources and materials.
    • Ensures that departmental decisions and project plans such as those for staffing, development, organization, material efficiency, hardware acquisitions, and facilities are in line with the organization’s business plan and vision.
    • Establishes, communicates, and implements operations-related policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent support and execution.
    • Reviews and approves cost-control reports, cost estimates, and staffing requirements for projects.
    • Establishes and administers the department’s budget.
    • Presents periodic performance reports (KPI’s) and metrics to the President and other leadership.
    • Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in production operations management.
    • Identifies training needs and ensures proper training is developed and provided.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Skills/Abilities:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
    • Extensive knowledge of the principles, procedures, and best practices in the industry.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or other industry-related field required;
    • At least 10 years of industry-related experience including three years in upper

    Physical Requirements:

    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Occasional Plant floor walking up to 2-3 miles per visit
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

    SMC Vice-President Level Benefits Package

    -At 30 days of employment -

    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • Short Term Disability
    • Hospital Indemnity
    • Accident Insurance

    -At one year of Service -

    • 401k – 401k participation eligibility at one year of service on January 1st and July 1st each year. Company currently matches 5% up to 5% of your payroll deferrals.

    -Time Off/Leaves –

    • Vacation

    Employment Years  /  Vacation Earned

    Years 1 through 3  /  5 Days

    Years 4 through 9  /  10 Days

    10+ years  /  15 Days

    • PTO PAID TIME OFF

    After 30 days of service, You are also eligible for (5) annual days PTO (Paid Time Off) time off In addition to the above schedule, which must be used within the year. Each January you are again awarded (5) days. Unused PTO time is forfeited at the end of each year.

    • Bereavement Leave

    In the event you experience death in your immediate family, SMC will grant you three (3) days of funeral leave with pay. Immediate family members are as follows: spouse, child, parent/legal guardian, brother, sister. Immediate family member also includes in-laws and step relationships. Employees who experience the death of a non-immediate family member are eligible for one (1) day of paid funeral leave. Non-immediate family members are as follows: grandparent, great-grandparent, first cousin, aunt, uncle, niece, and nephew. This policy also includes in-laws and step relationships and applies to employee only.

    • Bonuses may be paid out by year end. They are discretionary and are not guaranteed.
    • Company Vehicle - A company vehicle will be provided for you to use for your business travel.
    • Company Laptop, Cell Phone, other electronic items deemed necessary will be provided for you.

    For more information, contact: Laura Yates (laura@smc.cc)

    Address:
    141 Howell Drive
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    (270)-769-2553
    Fax: (270)-769-3257

  • 26 May 2021 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Located in Lexington.

    We are looking for a competent Restaurant Server to take and deliver orders. You’ll be the face of our restaurant and responsible for our customers’ experiences.

    Food server responsibilities include ensuring our tables are clean when guests arrive, presenting menus and serving food and beverages. You need to be quick on your feet and have a polite and friendly attitude. If you enjoy talking to people and thrive in a fast-paced workplace, we’d like to meet you. Your ultimate goal will be to provide high-quality service that will help us maintain and attract customers.

    Responsibilities:

    • Prepare restaurant tables with special attention to sanitation and order
    • Attend to customers upon entrance
    • Present restaurant menus and help customers select food/beverages
    • Take and serve orders
    • Answer questions or make recommendations for complementary products
    • Opening and closing duties
    • Clean and sanitize
    • Deal with complaints or problems with a
    • Issue bills and accept payment

    If you're interested in this position, please contact Tomoka at (859)-368-0660 or send an email to contact@schoolsushilex.com


  • 26 May 2021 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Located in Lexington.

    We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who can perform a multi-tasking job in our restaurant.

    Kitchen experience is desired but not required. Important to have a good work ethic and be able to work with a Japanese chef.

    Assist in prepping and cooking items according to meal schedule.

    Maintain a clean and sanitary work area and use proper precautions to ensure fresh and clean products.

    Clean work areas including counters, floors, dishes and related equipment, and ensure they are in proper sanitary conditions.

    Assist cooks, performs other duties as necessary.

    Anybody interested in learning how to cook Japanese food.

    If you're interested in this position, please contact Tomoka at (859)-368-0660 or send an email to contact@schoolsushilex.com



Japan/America Society of Kentucky
464 Chenault Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 209-9630
programs@jask.org

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