Data Center Facilities Technician

Location: Clarksville, TN
Company: Google
Employment: Full-Time
Posted: Sep 10, 2020

Minimum Requirements

Associate's degree, trade school certification, or equivalent practical experience.

2 years of experience at journeyman or technician level in a critical environment.

Ability to work differing work rotations/shifts and non-standard work hours.

Preferred Requirements

Data center, hospital, or power plant experience.

Knowledge of the electrical and mechanical systems used in a data center environment, including: Feeders, Transformers, Generators, Switchgear, UPS systems, ATS/STS units, PDU/PMM units, Chillers, Air handling units and CRAC units.

Ability to learn quickly and address issues as they arise during normal working hours or when on-call.

Ability to communicate intelligently and effectively with contractors who perform maintenance or upgrade work on these systems.

Job Description

The Data Center team designs and operates some of the most sophisticated electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and HVAC systems in the world. Facilities Technicians at Google data centers operate, monitor and support physical facilities conditions. Some of these duties will include heating and cooling of air and water, power supply, generators, UPS systems, electrical distribution and control and monitoring systems. You regularly help inspect, maintain and repair various data center systems such as piping and non-critical electrical or mechanical system components). You provide daily assistance to senior technicians as you read blueprints/schematics, conduct tours of systems and assess their working order.

As an advocate for best practices, you develop creative approaches to reducing operational costs while improving overall data center efficiency. You ensure that environmental and safety standards are consistently met, identifying problems and making repairs quickly. In emergency situations or abnormal conditions, you manage data center performance issues and outages to minimize the recovery time from failures.

As a Data Center Facilities Technician, you will help build a high functioning team to operate and maintain Google-owned data centers in a highly cost-effective, efficient, and non-traditional manner.

Behind everything, our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.



Develop and mentor other technicians.

Operate, monitor, control, maintain, and respond to abnormal or unexpected conditions in facilities systems (electrical, mechanical, and control).

Support startup, commissioning, and integration of new equipment and systems into facilities infrastructure.

Provide operational and maintenance insights into design review process.

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