Penske Data Communications Engineer in Reading, Pennsylvania


Position Summary:

A Data Communications Engineer’s main responsibility is to provide day-to-day support of the Company’s wide area and local area networks. They support, monitor and maintain network hardware and WAN connectivity to ensure maximum operability. The Data Communications Engineer is responsible to install and maintain PTL locations networks. They manage and administrate the Company’s DNS and Cisco devices to ensure proper connectivity. The incumbent monitors network stability and performance; bring non performing sites to the attention of management. They participate in DR testing and maintain detailed documentation of the primary and redundant network infrastructure. A Data Communications Engineer will participate in multiple projects that have department or division-wide implications and impact. Such efforts will require cross-function involvement

with IT groups. They are responsible for the creation of project plans, timelines, milestones, goals and ownership. The position requires the ability to participate in after hours tasks such as on-call responsibilities and organizational outage windows.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Management, maintenance, updating, and support of Company’s WAN and LAN

  • Identification and correction of location network connectivity issues

  • Understanding and execution of TCP/IP skills and IP address subnetting

  • Manage traffic in and out of network hardware (routers) to ensure maximum utilization

  • Involved in analyzing system/software performance and adjust network specifications based on any identified problems

  • Analyze network connectivity to ensure that hardware is utilized at its highest capacity

  • Perform network analysis and disaster recovery planning and testing for the Company’s WAN environment.

  • Participate in the development and planning of projects.

  • Identify and recommend solution to meet customer needs, and implement chosen solution.

  • Manage projects from identification of need to implementation and ongoing monitoring of system/solution performance.

  • Communicate with client groups on a regular basis to determine needs

  • Work closely with customer’s leadership and project team during scope development and option analysis phase.

  • Manage the projects and/or solutions to client group expectations.


  • Associates degree required, advanced degrees preferred

  • CCNA certification preferred or equivalent experience.

  • 3-5 years of functional experience

  • 1-2 years of project management (including mid-to-large scale projects, and managing multiple projects at one time)

  • Experience and full fluency in the following hardware/software (depending on role):

-Cisco tools (routers, switches, wireless access points, and WLSE)

-Frame Relay and Site-to-Site VPN implementations


-IP Addressing schemes.

-Bandwidth / Circuit monitoring tools.

-Microsoft office applications (including Visio)

-HTML / PHP / MySQL Skills

-Windows Server Administration

-UNIX Server Administration

  • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, General Electric Capital Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 216,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

Work Locations: 100 Gundy Drive Reading, PA

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Reading

Job: Information Technology

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Information Technology

Req ID: 1704130