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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

more than 370 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $16 billion in product sales.

Careers in Industrial Distribution: Information Technology

View an organizational chart for these positions.

Chief Information Officer

Average Salary: $109,200*

  • Responsible for integrating long-term corporate-wide information needs with data processing activities, including systems analyses, programming and computer and auxiliary operation.
  • Develops overall corporate IT strategy, including needs, system development, hardware/software acquisition and integration.
  • Identifies new computer technology and determines their applicability to the company's long-term goals.
  • Oversees corporate policies and procedures, technical standards, methods and priorities.
  • May have direct day-to-day management responsibilities for data processing plans, projects, performances and related matters.


Information Technology (IT) Manager

Average Salary: $62,866*

  • Responsible for managing IT operations, including system analysis, programming and auxiliary operations of an organization.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of timeliness and quality standards for all aspects of the data processing operation.
  • Determines and recommends department budgets and analyzes controllable expenditures.
  • Plan and coordinate the evaluation and effectiveness of existing data processing application and the feasibility and potential value of new applications.


Systems Administrator

Average Salary: $37,500*
Learn more about the skills sets for this position.

  • Provides system support to the activities and resources required providing quality computer operations processing.
  • Set-up and implement standards for computer operation and use software support tools to process scheduling, reports, database administration, system data backups, performance tuning and security.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems associated with local and wide area network environments, PC's and software, coordinates with help desk and connections to broadband/baseband networks.


Hardware/Software Installation and Support (Technical Support Analyst)

Salary Range: $43,899 - $59,150**
Learn more about the skills sets for this position.

  • Analyzes, troubleshoots, repairs and maintains the computer system, technical network, and peripheral equipment.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on all computer system equipment.
  • Responsible for the maintenance repair of data transmitting equipment such as transmitters, receivers, time emitters and other specialized equipment.
  • Utilizes diagnostic programs and electronic test equipment.


Corporate Trainer (PC Trainer)

Salary Range: $55,165 - $72,851**
Learn more about the skills sets for this position.

  • Coordinates, administers and conducts training programs designed to educate an organization's PC users about specialized applications of  macro/mini computer systems.
  • Monitors the level of employee advancement and evaluates the effectiveness of the program.
  • Assesses the requirements necessary for effective training.
  • Prescribes outside training, as required.


*Salary information obtained from 2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Report, Vol. 1, published by the Power Transmission Distributors Association using the average salaries as reported by PTDA members.
**Salary information obtained from www.salary.com, 09.01.2016 using the first and third quartiles as lowest and highest ends of the range.
All salary ranges vary by individual company.