Textron Senior IT Specialist PLM in Troy, Michigan

Senior IT Specialist PLM


Kautex - a division of Textron (TXT) - is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, and rated among the TOP 100 Automotive Suppliers worldwide. Kautex is a leading global supplier of plastic fuel systems, selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) and clear vision systems and sensor cleaning solutions. Furthermore, the company produces and supplies camshafts and industrial packaging. Kautex operates in 14 countries with more than 6,000 employees.

Kautex is seeking a Senior IT Specialist PLM based at our North American headquarters located in Troy, MI. The primary responsibilities of this role are to perform administrative and support functions to the critical engineering application PLM. The position ensures that the global PLM application is up and running in all aspects including installing, configuring, documenting, validating, upgrading and maintaining global PLM application in particular:

  • Experienced in RedHat Linux Enterprise OS and in general Unix environment

  • Experienced in Tomcat Web application server management with Load Balancer configuration

  • Understanding of Oracle DB management

  • Familiar with Java Virtual Machine based application

  • Knowledgeable in Dassault Enovia PLM Application in the versions of 2012 or higher

  • Troubleshoots application failures

The IT Specialist PLM is expected to remain current on continuing innovation within the organization and relevant technology trends. She/he is acting as a 2nd level support and working with the global ticketing system Remedy.

Furthermore, the position acts as liaison between engineering operations and IT with reference to the PLM application.

This position may be asked to participate in an on-call rotation to provide infrequent but as-needed after-hours support to triage and escalate incidents when appropriate.



  • 2-3 years plus experience in administration/configuration of Linux/Unix

  • Experienced in webservers administration/configuration (e. g. Tomcat) and Java based applications

  • Experience in administration of Oracle database version 10g and 11g

  • Knowledge in engineering processes would help

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Good conceptual capabilities and project management skills

  • Self-driven, creative and ability to work across country and organizational boundaries


  • Strategic agility

  • Strong business acumen

  • Communications skills

  • Cultural awareness and ability to work across countries

  • Ethics & Values

  • Compassion

  • Self Development

  • Priority Setting

  • Drive for Results

  • Developing Direct Reports & Others

  • Organizing

  • Location: Troy, MI (USA) with 15% domestic and/or international travel requirements

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location US-Michigan-Troy

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 259525