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Data Center Facility Engineer II or III (2nd shift)
AZ - Phoenix


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty.
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Tired of Working for a 3rd Party? Come Join Digital Realty’s Engineering Team and Work Directly for One of the World’s Fastest-Growing Data Center Companies

Learn a Diverse Range of Equipment in a Building with Multiple Systems and Colocation to Enterprise-Level Clients

If you combine strong technical knowledge of facilities operating systems/equipment (e.g. UPS, BMS, generators, cooling, and/or fire/life safety systems) with a strong electrical, mechanical or HVAC background and the desire to learn and grow professionally, this position offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Expand your experience in critical infrastructure facilities operations -- as long as you have experience in at least one trade (electrical, mechanical, or HVAC), we'll teach you the others.  
  • Play an important role in overseeing and monitoring building operations, including HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and fire/life safety systems.  Quick question for you - click here
  • Work in our Phoenix data center which features a diverse range of equipment in a building with multiple systems and colocation to enterprise-level clients.
  • Work on a team with seasoned to newer Engineers offering strong mentorship, collaboration and support. 
  • Share ideas and insights with a large, diverse team and organization that shares a strong commitment to operational excellence, as evidenced by over a decade of consecutive years of five nines uptime (99.999%).
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance within one of the world's largest providers of full-service data center solutions.
You will work our 2nd, Tuesday - Saturday, 2 PM to 11 PM shift.

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives. We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create a unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.
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Grow Your Career and Critical Infrastructure Skills at a Global Leader in Data Center Solutions

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Data Center Facilities Engineer II or III opportunity, you will have:
  • 3+ years of experience with at least one facilities operating / engineering trade (UPS, HVAC, generators, cooling, fire/life safety systems). Data center experience is preferred. Quick question for you - click here
  • The ability to:
    • Comprehend, analyze and interpret complex project documents, including AutoCAD, Visio and PDF documents.
    • Manage projects effectively.
    • Develop installation standards and project tracking/management documents.
    • Respond effectively, verbally and in writing, to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints.
  • Solid MS Office Suite skills, including Word and advanced ability in Excel.
  • A high level of commitment to customer service to both co-workers and clients.
  • A collaborative, team player mentality.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary and to respond to emergencies.
Preferred but not required:
  • Electrical, HVAC and / or mechanical licenses.
  • EPA Universal Refrigerant certification.
  • Experience writing technical MOPs.
  • Change management experience.
  • Experience with incident reporting.
  • Technical trade school or other relevant education.
Pictured: Digital Realty Data Center, Phoenix, AZ.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to the Facility Engineering Manager, you will join a team that includes engineers from diverse backgrounds. Each engineer is assigned an asset, but you'll also learn and help support other assets, as needed, as well as participate in larger projects. Daily, you will perform rounds and respond to issues that arise and monitor building operations, including adjustments to the HVAC, electrical, BMS, emergency generators and fire/life safety systems. You'll also maintain chilled water, air conditioning, ventilating and other mechanical and electrical equipment. Quick question for you - click here

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Monitoring and maintaining all building systems and mission-critical facilities equipment and other equipment associated with the raised floor environment including mechanical, electrical, emergency generators, fire/life safety systems and associated equipment.
  • Conducting routine, ongoing assessment of the building systems operations.
  • Performing tests and rounds, and analyzing data to assure the proper functioning of equipment.
  • Performing preventive maintenance on all building equipment.
  • Working on building management programs for a mission-critical facilities environment.
  • Ensuring efficient operation of all building systems.
  • Assisting, as necessary, with scheduling of preventive maintenance, contracted maintenance and general maintenance with minimum disruption of building services. Coordinating maintenance efforts, as needed, with outside contractors, tenant finish personnel and engineers.
  • Maintaining lighting in all areas of the building.
  • Ensuring compliance with all safety procedures as well as utilization of protective equipment.
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with tenants, owners, property management and vendors.
  • Assisting in updating and/or maintaining as-built drawings.
  • Responding quickly to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure, etc.) and customer concerns.
  • Assisting with maintaining inventory control programs/purchasing parts and supplies.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agencies and Digital directives as they relate to building operations.
You'll typically spend half of your time on the floor and should be eager to expand your skills and take on a variety of duties. Pivotal to your success will be your ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems independently.

This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
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Training and Professional Development
Even if you already have data center experience, you are bound to gain new skills and experience, working with legacy and newer equipment. You will train on the first shift for your first 30 days, enjoy strong mentorship and coaching, and have ongoing training and cross-training opportunities. We are committed to helping our people grow professionally.

Career Options
Success in this position could set you up to pursue advancement to an Engineer III and beyond. At Digital Realty, we are committed to hiring from within whenever possible.

Growth Without Limits
We're growing fast and growing smart, including acquiring businesses that complement and strengthen our core offerings. We're already one of the largest players in our space, and ongoing growth will create opportunities for strong performers.

Global Reach
Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.  

Green Standard for Sustainability
At Digital Realty, we are committed to improving our data centers' performance and energy efficiency through the creation, adoption, and promotion of industry-leading best data center practices and experience. We are pioneers in thinking about green data centers and adopting and building to LEED and BREEAM certification requirements. We are also a contributing member of The Green Grid.

Excellent Compensation
In addition to a competitive wage, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises, like multiple flexible spending plans, a generous company match on the 401(k) plan, and more.
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Road to Success
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Depending on your background, there may be a lot to learn. We'll help you, of course, but you also should be proactive about getting up to speed quickly. Even if your knowledge is broad and deep, you should be open to learning on an ongoing basis -- no one knows it all.

To excel in this position you will grasp the important role played by the equipment and infrastructure in this data center, and the critical role played by the data center in our customers' businesses. To be successful on this team you'll need to see this as much more than a job -- you'll need to see it as a mission. You will be a self-motivated go-getter who's willing to step outside of your comfort zone, ask questions, share knowledge and influence/lead by example. In addition, to be an outstanding Data Center Facilities Engineer II or III, you will:
  • Achieve goals independently, but also know when to ask for help.
  • Remain open to learning new things, including the Digital Realty way of doing business.
  • Be willing to dig in to discover the cause of issues and be creative in solving them.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and pride in your work.
  • Bring a commitment to teamwork.
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Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.