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Sr. IT Programmer Analyst

Traverse City, MI, US, 49684

Your career begins at Cone Drive Operations, a Timken company!  Cone Drive is located in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan and boasts nearly 100 years of success in the gearing industry.  If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Cone Drive.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Programmer analysts perform the jobs of both a systems analyst and a computer programmer. Systems analysts design and develop software and computer systems. Computer programmers implement the designs by writing computer programs as well as updating and repairing existing programs. The programmer’s role will be to provide and assist in a variety of services developing and maintaining the vast array of application systems, including the operation and administration of the IBMi platform.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Production support, new development, and enhancement of existing IBMi / Infor XA ERP applications.
  • Analyzes, designs, develops, and maintains application software utilizing RPG, RPG ILE, * RPG-FREE, RPG-RDi and SQL languages. Apply a strong knowledge of application development techniques and tools to design, develop, test and implement a wide range of application solutions based on user specifications and approved project listings.
  • Troubleshoot and debug existing code and system to identify and resolve issues.
  • Providing coverage as backup to Programming staff.
  • Drafting reports, correspondence, and analysis as directed by management.
  • Offers suggestions that will assist in both short- and long-term goals.
  • Organizes workload to maximize efficiency and quality of job performance.
  • Ensures that all activity in area of responsibility is conducted in accordance with the Company’s safety program and all related procedures and practices.
  • Identifies ways to reduce operating costs, increase organizational productivity, lower costs and improve customer service on a continuing basis.
  • Explores, documents and recommends to management new methods and /or systems which, when implemented, would improve performance in area of responsibility.


  • Associates Degree in Information Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with IBM i operating system administration and system backups
  • On-call availability for emergency issues
  • Ability to conduct research into technical solutions and products as required
  • Minimal travel may be required for the purpose of on-site installation of hardware/software and troubleshooting
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of IBMi platform
  • Skills to maintain any program that is on the IBMi
  • He/she will be called upon to research and debug programs that have been written by other programmers.  This will require them to understand legacy programming techniques that may be 25+ years old
  • Understand how DDS and screen formatting works
  • Understand the usage of indicators, GOTOs, subroutines, etc
  • Understand RPG, RPG-ILE, Free Format RPG, RDi, CL, Query, and SQL
  • Understand Library List structures

Preferred Experience:

  • Support of Manufacturing systems and software is strongly desired...Infor XA, Paperless MES, Help/Systems

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Major Market: Traverse City
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan

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