Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
7 years of experience in facilities within a critical environment.
Experience supervising or managing a technical team.
Licensed or certified in one MEP discipline with experience at journeyman level.
Ability to speak and write English fluently and idiomatically in a professional working environment.
About the job
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 Plant Engineer, you will advocate excellent environmental practices. You'll help the Data Center team design and operate sophisticated and efficient electrical and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. You will seek different approaches to reducing operational costs while improving efficiencies through the operation and maintenance of water pumps and treatment systems, HVAC, UPS, generators, electrical distribution, and control and monitoring systems.
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.
Provide effective leadership for successful critical system troubleshooting, unit commissioning, and repairs/replacements with minimal supervision in quality, quantity, and timeliness as assigned.
Operate critical plant equipment as authorized by facilities manager.
Provide coordination and input for global facilities programs such as vibration analysis, training, and thermography.
Respond to critical data center events and alarms and be responsible for being a point of escalation on operational issues.
Communicate effectively with clients.
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