Columbia Tech

Job Summary

The Business Systems Analyst I will support the implementation and operation of the enterprise wide business systems and analytic software solutions in support of the manufacturing and distribution of capital equipment. After training on Coghlin Companies core systems, the Business Systems Analyst provides direct end user support for problems/questions, develops and documents proposed solutions, and will test and implement changes with the functional associates and IT staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes complex business or systems requirements, determines solutions or enhancements and develops a plan.
  • Works with functional associates on issues and projects with discussions lead by a Director of Business Systems or a member of management.
  • Identify opportunities that can improve efficiency of business processes.
  • Document the cause, effect, and resolution to production issues.
  • Completes unit/functional testing to ensure total functionality is in place. Creates and executes test plans/activities to obtain end user approval.
  • Coordinate application development for multiple projects.
  • Assist in troubleshooting software application issues.
  • Assist network administrator with application installation and testing.
  • Develop proficiency in the design and maintenance of database resources; perform related database work. Work with employees to support the development of analyses, dashboards, reports, and ad hoc queries.
  • Provides assistance and advice to business users in the effective use of applications and information technology.
  • Provide minor programming for in-house IT projects.
  • Researches available tools and technologies to provide innovative solutions to application problems.
  • Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and troubleshooting hardware.
  • Assist in the creation of the system design and functional specifications for all new development projects.
  • Serve as a liaison and facilitator between all business units to assist in addressing and resolving IT software issues.
  • Responsible for and participating in the data backup process and disaster recovery planning.


  • 1-3 years of related experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with ERP manufacturing systems.
  • Manufacturing Experience on the shop floor.
  • Has worked with shop floor control systems.
  • Understanding of BOM structures, job costing, and MRP at a support level.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities.
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high-pressure, on-call environment with changing priorities.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours in support of system maintenance, system deployments, and resolution of production issues.
  • A results-oriented individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment with multiple project assignments and has the ability to multitask and effectively manage competing priorities.
  • Quick learner with an outstanding work ethic.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, quality assurance staff, system users, documentation staff and management.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
  • Post-secondary degree in computer science or related field or a combination of related experience and education.
  • Must have outstanding communication skills and a strong understanding of applications, computers and mobile devices.
  • Must have a basic understanding of IT infrastructure, networking communication and a basic understanding of information security.
  • Competency in manufacturing processes and practices and an understanding of how software applications function.
  • Stellar troubleshooting, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • A plus, but not required: BS degree in related field (IT / business / operations)

Working Environment

Generally works in an office environment, but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting.

Physical Requirements

  • Must have a reliable form of transportation and ability to travel to other company locations.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours when needed.
  • Must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.