IT Service Specialist in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 10/25/2019

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    Raleigh, NC
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Career Description

Job Description


The IT Service Specialist, will work with a team in the Independent Technical Helpdesk to provide first-level technical support for CarQuest Independent Stores.  Exploris and Weblink end users, applications and infrastructure; and perform technical support to keep all systems performing with minimum down time. The Support Analyst will work with internal and external customers to gather and verify information to accurately diagnose IT issues and troubleshoot to complete resolution.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Under general supervision, troubleshoot IT issues (identify probable cause with hard facts and data, investigate resolution, determine root cause, and demonstrate success of solution), by following instructions, learning from senior Analysts and Developers, and collaborating with other support teams

Escalate more complex problems to next level

Utilize software release documentation, knowledge bases, and FAQs to aid in problem resolution

Respond with urgency to system failure situations and provide collaborative solutions to other analysts, developers, engineers, and support teams

Clearly document problem resolution thoroughly in support tools for future reference and team member training.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience using Microsoft Office Professional Series (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Experience using incident management systems (such as Service Now), for incident, problem, and change management processes

Previous experience in Exploris /Weblink and Basic understanding of retail operational procedures preferred

Ability to troubleshoot IT issues as well as hardware issues for the equipment in the stores

Understanding of accounts receivable and inventory management preferred but not required

Ability to integrate with a team, yet work independently to resolve technical problems

Experience handling multiple assignments and using prioritization skills in high-demand situations

Ability to communicate effectively with business users, technical staff and team members to reach solutions collaboratively, including the ability to present information and respond to questions from developers, engineers and customers

Ability to respond to off-hour emergencies and perform evening, weekend, and holiday work as necessary

Ability to work on weekends one weekend a month as well as on call during the evenings every other month.


1-3 years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience


ITIL certifications preferred


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; talk or hear; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Weekend and shift work will be required.  Work Environment consists of normal office conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.