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Data Center Facilities Technician

Data Center Facilities Technician


Multiple Locations


Job Type


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The Facilities Technician job offered by Google Inc. In collaboration with the Women of Color STEM DTX Conference 2023. A Facilities Technician role can be an important position in an organization, responsible for maintaining and ensuring the smooth operation of various facilities and equipment. 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.

Various Locations for roles:

  • Lenoir, NC
  • Moncks Corner, SC
  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • Clarksville, TN
  • Leesburg, VA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Omaha, NE
  • The Dalles, OR
  • Pryor, OK
  • Reno, NV

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.

Job Description:

Position Functions & Responsibilities:

  • 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 the design review process.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree, trade school certification, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 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 Qualifications:

  • 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 effectively with contractors who perform maintenance or upgrade work on these systems.