SAP Basis Administrator

at Fincantieri Marine Group
Published January 25, 2024
Location Bellevue, WI
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Description

Fincantieri Marine Group is a main subsidiary of Fincantieri, a global organization with 20 shipyards across the world, a workforce of twenty thousand people and a mission to be world leaders in all segments that demand the very best in marine solutions. We strive to be the shipbuilder of choice in safety, quality, value and dependability by offering innovative and competitive maritime solutions tailored to our customers' needs.

Life at FMG

Fincantieri Marine Group has career opportunities at our three Wisconsin-based shipyards located at Marinette, Sturgeon Bay, and Green Bay, and our headquarters in Washington, D.C. We offer competitive wages, exceptional benefits with excellent premiums, and ample opportunities for advancement. And our large backlog provides the opportunity for long-term job security.

We are convinced that real change comes from the people who advocate it: people who are committed, dedicated and passionate about what they do to help create the Company's future, the future of the sea, and their own future. We welcome those who thrive in a fast paced environment and aspire to develop, grow, and leave their mark on our shipbuilding history dating back more than 230 years.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for SAP Basis Administration as the infrastructure lead for hardware and software for all SAP applications. The position will be a member of an Information Services team that supports and develops SAP solutions for a manufacturing plant.

Essential Skills and Functions

  • Manage day-to-day SAP Basis Administration of several SAP Systems.
  • Lead a team and formally supervise one or more direct reports.
  • Lead projects to upgrade server and storage infrastructure.
  • Lead projects to install, configure, upgrade, and patch the operating systems, databases, and SAP software.
  • Maintain and monitor the SAP infrastructure including servers, fiber switches, EVA/SAN, tape library, UPS, and VMware.
  • Identify problems and provide timely solutions.
  • Initiate and manage service calls for hardware and software issues.
  • Maintain readiness for disaster recovery with regular DR testing and monitor backups.
  • Develop and maintain documented procedures for all job activities.
  • Provide support and guidance to IS analysts and business users for urgent production down situations, such as loss of functionality or emergency break-fix scenarios. Collaborate as part of a team to resolve issues to root cause.
  • Budget and Cost Control related to operational and project expenses.
  • Accountable for IT Governance and alignment with company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for delivery of formal updates to leadership regarding KPI's related to budget, project performance and SL
  • Functional and technical knowledge of the ITIL workflow platforms (such as SysAid and ServiceNow)
  • Well-versed with working with outsourced service desk and application support teams to leverage and develop processes to continuously identify opportunities to drive processes to L1 and L2 support activities
  • SAP Certifications for System Administration, Solution Manager, HANA, and S/4 HANA Conversion.
  • SAP HANA Database
  • Understanding of High availability, and public cloud platforms
  • Ability to balance the long-term and short-term implications of individual decisions
  • SAP Basis Administration
  • VMware
  • Must have strong Microsoft Office Suite computer skills
  • Must have strong organizational, time management, written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have ability to maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor
  • All employees are required to adhere to ISO and OHSAS policies established by FMG and shall have high values for safety awareness
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, or related field from an accredited institution
  • 5 years' minimum experience in a similar role (SAP Basis and Infrastructure areas)
  • Project Management and team leadership experience


Fincantieri utilizes basic universal competencies for all employees that are consistent with our strategy, culture and values. Our competencies are intended to provide basic behavioral expectations for all roles and include the following:

  • Open Mindset: Identify and analyze potential problems to implment effective solutions, adopting alternative perspectives and methods to improve processes, activities and tasks, embrace change and proactively seek development opportunities to acquire new skills
  • Strategic Leadership: Lead toward shared and common goals while promoting a culture of trust, cohesion, follow through, and support, engaging with others and leveraging their peculiarities to successfully create value for the entire organization and promote development
  • Accomplishment: Own projects and activities to achieve or exceed objectives, focus on priorities, time and budget constraints, resources and quality, embrace internal and external customer needs, expectations, and requirements to ensure maximum satisfaction
  • Social Connection: Work interdependent and enhance collaboration between different teams, actively listen, communicate and share knowledge, embrace diversity and take value from all differences while promoting a culture of acceptance and inclusiveness

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stand or walk; use hands to handle materials or equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee's workspace is in a clean and comfortable climate-controlled setting with little to no exposure to the moving equipment, elements, extreme conditions, or risk of injury. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. When entering the shipyard, areas of the work environment may not be climate-controlled and there is exposure to moving equipment, etc.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the work environment, knowledge, skill, ability, and physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities of the particular position. Other duties may apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EEO Statement

Fincantieri Marine Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and promotes a Drug Free Work Environment. Minorities, Women, Veterans and Disabled are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, or related field from an accredited institution
  • 5 years' minimum experience in a similar role (SAP Basis and Infrastructure areas)
  • Project Management and team leadership experience