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Meta Electrical Subject Matter Expert in Altoona, Iowa


Meta is seeking a data center Electrical Subject Matter Expert to join our Data Center Facility Operations team. Our data centers serve as the foundation upon which our systems operate to meet the demands of our customers. The Electrical Subject Matter Expert will need to have a broad understanding of electrical system and equipment function and will be responsible for procedure-based electrical maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, training, and project oversight. The candidate will need to be experienced in Low Voltage & Medium Voltage power distribution (High Voltage is a plus!), electrical protection & controls systems, UPS & battery systems, electrical testing, applicable electrical codes & standards, and have a basic understanding of mechanical systems.

Required Skills:

Electrical Subject Matter Expert Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as primary onsite technical resource of electrical infrastructure systems and equipment, with an emphasis on practical/field application

  2. Author or approve work procedures to cover electrical troubleshooting, repair, retrofit, and maintenance activities, with an emphasis on assessing & mitigating personnel and system risk

  3. Conduct or oversee hands-on troubleshooting, repair, retrofit, and maintenance of electrical equipment

  4. Provide Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAQC) oversight of initial campus construction, retrofit projects & maintenance activity

  5. Lead and/or participate in root-cause analysis activities in area of expertise

  6. Provide training to Critical Facility Engineers and other cross functional teams on electrical equipment/systems, procedures, and changes

  7. Manage vendor relationships for electrical maintenance and retrofit work

  8. Provide feedback on global electrical maintenance strategies

  9. Provide feedback on global electrical system design improvements

  10. Other duties as required to support the operation of Facebook data centers

  11. Travel expectations: Can be significant during first 1-3 months for initial training/onboarding and then ongoing occasional travel for factory witness tests, collaboration, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or GED

  2. 7+ years relevant electrical industry experience or electrical trade level experience

  3. Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 3+ years relevant electrical industry experience will be considered in lieu of 7+ year relevant electrical industry experience

  4. Expansive theoretical & practical understanding of power equipment & systems, with expertise in electrical equipment design, maintenance, troubleshooting, testing, and/or construction

  5. Working knowledge of critical facility operations with experience or understanding of procedure-based work

  6. Working knowledge of mechanical, controls, and life safety monitoring systems

  7. Significant experience in comprehending electrical plans, specifications, and equipment shop drawings

  8. Experience working in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment

  9. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite - Word, Excel and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 7+ years’ experience in a data center or other critical environment

  2. NETA or NICET electrical testing experience/certifications

  3. Equipment field service engineering experience

  4. Instrumentation & control, power system protection, power automation, etc. experience

  5. Experience in high Voltage (up to 345kV) equipment construction, operation, and maintenance

  6. Trade Certification or state license as an electrician

Public Compensation:

$110,000/year to $156,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at