Google Data Center Facilities Technician in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Minimum qualifications:

  • Associate's degree, trade school certification or other verifiable training in a relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of electrical, mechanical/HVAC or controls experience in an industrial or commercial environment.
  • Ability to lift and move 50lbs of equipment; work on platforms, ladders and under raised floors.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Universal Refrigeration Handler's certification.
  • 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.
  • Data center, hospital or power plant experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with contractors who perform maintenance or upgrade work on these systems.
  • Ability to learn quickly and address issues as they arise.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours, including working weekends, holidays and on shift-based schedules as required.

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 a master of best-in-class 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.

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're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

  • Operate, monitor, maintain, and respond to abnormal conditions in facilities systems across electrical, mechanical, and building monitoring and control.
  • Monitor and track operational characteristics to develop and analyze trends.