Quick Question:

Do you possess a minimum of 1 year of facility management experience in a high reliability data center or similar environment?
Quick Question:

Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Perform maintenance tasks that include light carpentry, light landscaping, changing light bulbs, crating and uncrating equipment, painting, door hardware and adjustments.
Quick Question:

Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Working directly with vendors: invoices and service agreements
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Facility Assistant
VA - Ashburn

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to build your career with Digital Realty.
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Strong Training & Mentorship · Variety · Flexibility · Excellent Benefits · Premier Campus

If you combine solid facility maintenance skills (general mechanical and electrical, carpentry, painting, patching, etc.) with dependability and the communication skills to work with a variety of vendors and internal contacts, the job of Facility Assistant with Digital Realty could be your perfect fit. Here's why:
  • You'll be assigned to a building on our Ashburn campus where you'll enjoy strong mentorship and training from a highly experienced Facility Assistant who also supports the data center, and from your supervisor, the Real Estate Manager.
  • While experience in mission-critical facilities is preferred, this could be your chance to join the stable and growing data center industry.
  • You won't be bored: This is an essential role working on everything from minor repairs and modifications to coordinating with vendors to assisting with grounds keeping. Every day is different.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance within one of the world's largest providers of full-service data center solutions. In fact, this job is open due to a promotion!
  • In addition to a competitive wage and bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans; flexible spending plans for multiple purposes; a health savings account; a 401(k) plan with company match, and much more. 
This is a Monday - Friday day shift position offering some shift flexibility (you'll choose an 8-hour shift starting between 6 AM and 9 AM) and occasional overtime.

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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Own an Important Facility Maintenance Job at Our Growing, Ashburn Data Center Campus

Your Qualifications
Find out what you'll need to take ownership of this job.
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To be a good fit for the Facility Assistant opportunity, you will have:
  • 1+ years of experience in commercial facility management; experience in data centers or other high-reliability environments is preferred but not required 
  • Background in basic carpentry and general building hardware maintenance (doors, locks, windows, flooring, etc.) preferred
  • Painting and patching experience  
  • General mechanical and electrical skills
  • Solid computer skills to work with our ticketing system; working knowledge with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Outlook, Word and Excel 
  • The ability to provide routine reports to a variety of key contacts
  • Experience with vendor management / interaction and coordination
In addition, you will need:
  • Strong written and verbal command of the English language
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Rudimentary problem-solving skills and technical savvy
  • A responsible attitude and strong work ethic; willing to work extended hours as required
  • The ability and willingness to respond to emails after hours in the event of an emergency
It's also important to note that this is a very busy position that requires a lot of walking and standing.

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. 

All candidates chosen for consideration must submit to and pass Digital Realty's background check.
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Your 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 be responsible for providing day-to-day facility maintenance and repairs at a large-scale data center on Digital Realty's Ashburn campus. This is a broad role with important facility-focused responsibilities. While other members of Operations are responsible for equipment repair and maintenance, your focus will be on the building and grounds. You will use our web-based ticketing system to prioritize your work, and support the facility's reliability by assisting with basic maintenance and repair of various mechanical systems, minor leaks, oversight of the grounds, including irrigation and snow removal, and more. As necessary you will coordinate with and ensure quality work by contractors, and that the facility always looks its best.  

Specifically, you will:
  • Assist with minor facility modifications
  • Assist as a security monitor, including 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 the 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
  • Perform general maintenance tasks, such as light carpentry, light landscaping, changing light bulbs, crating and uncrating equipment, painting, door hardware and adjustments; you'll need to be able to utilize all standard hand tools
  • Assist with fire extinguishers and other facility equipment
  • Maintain inventory of administrative and break room supplies, alerting management when reorders are needed
  • Routinely perform a visual roof inspection to identify leaks
  • Providing basic maintenance reports
  • Maintain work areas in a neat and safe manner
  • Organize and file facility documents
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, while at the same time, serving as a customer-centric team player as you will interact with a variety of internal and external contacts. 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. 

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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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.

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