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Google Data Center Facilities Technician, Controls in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Minimum qualifications:

  • Associate's degree, trade school certification, or other certified training in a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 5 years of experience in Controls/Automation in an industrial or commercial environment.

  • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs of equipment, and work on platforms, ladders, and under raised floors.

  • Ability to work non-standard hours and work rotations/shifts.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Certification in system administration (e.g. CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Certified Windows or Linux system administrator).

  • 5 years of experience in controls/automation, or construction/technical environment or a related field.

  • Experience in data centers, hospitals, power plants, or laboratories.

  • Experience in scripting language.

  • Knowledge of meters, devices, sensors, relays and troubleshooting utilizing standard hand tools, digital metering, or calibration/diagnostic equipment.

  • Ability to communicate with contractors who perform maintenance or upgrade work on the data center systems.

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).

As an advocate for best 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.

As a Facilities Technician, you will operate, monitor, and support physical facilities conditions for our data centers.

The Data Center team designs and operates some of the most sophisticated electrical and HVAC systems in the world. We are a diverse, upbeat, creative, team-oriented group of engineers committed to building and operating powerful data centers.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $81,000-$119,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.

  • Inspect, maintain, and repair various data center systems such as servers, network equipment, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), system administration, access control, alarm investigation, and SCADA management.

  • Provide daily assistance to technicians as you read blueprints/schematics/ladder logic/sequence of operations, conduct tours of systems, and assess their working order.

  • Control, monitor, log, and alarm systems.

  • Operate, monitor, maintain, and respond to abnormal conditions in the data center facilities systems and equipment.

  • Support startup, commissioning, and integration of new controls equipment and systems into facilities infrastructure.

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