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Quick Question:

Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Performing maintenance tasks that include: light landscaping, changing light bulbs, basic electrical and mechanical, painting, door hardware and adjustments.
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Do you have a strong background in carpentry and general building hardware maintenance (doors, locks, windows, flooring, etc.)?
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Quick Question:

Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Working directly with vendors including scheduling/coordination
Facilities Maintenance
VA - Ashburn


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty
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Enjoy both autonomy and support while building a career home at a global industry leader

If you are highly self-motivated and have a strong sense of ownership, this position offers you some great opportunities. Consider:
  • While experience in high-reliability facilities is preferred, this could be your opportunity to learn mission-critical data center operations -- at a brand new building 
  • You won't be bored: This is an important role touching on everything from handling minor repairs and modifications to coordinating with vendors to helping out on the loading dock Quick question for you - click here
  • People enjoy this role at Digital Realty -- we have a high number of Facilities Maintenance staff with many years of tenure at different locations
  • You'll become part of an exciting, expanding industry; Digital Realty is a major player in the phenomenal growth of the Internet, cloud deployments, etc., and you'll work with some well-known clients
  • In addition to a competitive wage and bonus potential, we offer comprehensive benefits
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 unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.
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Own an Important Role at New Data Center -- Join Now to Make Your Mark from Construction Forward

The Requirements
Find out what it takes to thrive in this role.
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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 Facilities Maintenance opportunity, you will have:
  • 2+ years of experience in commercial facility management; experience in data centers or other high-reliability environments is preferred
  • A background in carpentry and general building hardware maintenance (doors, locks, windows, flooring, etc.) preferred
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Rudimentary problem-solving skills, technical and organizational expertise
  • Basic carpentry skills Quick question for you - click here
  • Painting experience
  • General mechanical skills
  • Strong written and verbal command of the English language
  • A responsible attitude with strong work ethic; leading by example in attendance, attitude and technical work product
  • The ability and willingness to respond to emails after hours in the event of an emergency
It's important to note that this position does require a lot of walking and standing. For the most part, you will work regular business hours, but we'll also look to you to be flexible about working extra hours as necessary, including some weekends. You also will need to be willing and able to take after-hours calls, although historically there are very few such calls.

Pictured: While you won't focus on the networking side, you will learn about leading-edge telecom/Internet infrastructure, and maintain the mechanical and electrical systems that support that infrastructure.
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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 Real Estate Manager, you will join a team that includes other facilities maintenance staff supporting different data centers on a large campus. You'll be responsible for maintaining interior and exterior common areas of your assigned data center, including coordinating with vendors and handling cleaning, minor repairs and maintenance yourself. Quick question for you - click here

More specifically, you will:
  • Assist with minor facility modifications
  • Assist as a security monitor (includes looking for security violations and at times escorting contractors to secured areas)
  • Assist with shipping/receiving and general loading dock activities and operations
  • Perform daily walkthrough of facility and maintain facility logs in compliance with walkthrough observations
  • Assist Managers with obtaining facility-related price quotations and bid proposals
  • Assist with scheduling repairs and preventative maintenance of general facility equipment and grounds, including but not limited to landscaping, irrigation systems, elevators and lifts, dock levelers, pest control and trash removal
  • Assist with cleaning and general maintenance of the facility
  • Perform general maintenance tasks. Typical tasks include light carpentry, light landscaping, changing light bulbs, crating and uncrating equipment, painting, door hardware and adjustments. Be able to utilize all standard hand tools
  • Assist the Infrastructure Managers with the maintenance of HVAC systems, electrical systems, fire extinguishers and other facility equipment
  • Maintain work areas in a neat and safe manner
  • Organize and file facility documents
Note: 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
More great reasons to build a career home with us.
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Impact role
In many ways you will be the eyes and ears of the Operations Team, identifying areas that need attention. Over time you should be able to recognize potential issues before they become problems, helping us stay ahead of the curve.

Professional development
As you can see under The Role, you will expand your skills in a variety of areas. Our success depends upon our staying on the leading edge in all aspects of operations, and you'll learn new processes and technologies on an ongoing basis.

Global reach
Digital Realty is in 20 countries on 6 continents, and provides interconnected ecosystems for 700+ network and content providers, 600+ cloud and IT providers, and 800+ enterprises. It is always on, including 24/7 support 365 days a year, delivering 99.999% uptime.

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.

Entrepreneurial culture
We value collaboration and encourage innovation, and the organization is committed to providing employees the tools they need to excel and develop professionally.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage and discretionary bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you'd expect such as insurances, multiple flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k) plan, along with some nice surprises, such as a low employee contribution on health insurance, a generous match for the 401(k), a pet insurance offering and more.

Video: PlatformDIGITAL™ is a global data center platform from Digital Realty that enables clients to host their critical infrastructure and interconnect to digital ecosystems across the world.
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Road to Success
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To excel in this role you will bring a strong sense of ownership and the initiative to see what needs to be done and do it. You should be able to achieve goals independently. Help is always available, but if you're the person we're looking for, you understand that working through problems is a great way to learn.

At the same time, you'll need to be a team player, as you will interact with a wide variety of internal and external contacts. We'll look to you to take a customer service approach to those interactions, including actively soliciting feedback to ensure your activities and deliverables meet expectations. In addition, to stand out in this position you will:
  • Lead by example in attendance, attitude and technical work product
  • Pay close attention to details and also grasp the bigger picture
  • Take initiative in digging in to discover the cause of issues, and combine analytical skills and creativity in solving them
  • Be flexible and willing to perform tasks and duties expected and unexpected with a pleasant and professional attitude
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Remain open to learning new things, including the Digital Realty way
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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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at sgaskill@engage2excel.com.