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Facebook Critical Facility Engineer in Altoona, Iowa


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking a data center Critical Facility Engineer to join our Data Center Facility Operations team. Our data centers serve as the foundation upon which our software operates to meet the demands of our customers. The Critical Facility Engineer will be a part of the Facility Operations team responsible for operating and maintaining critical systems in our data centers. The candidate will need to be experienced in diverse industries such as electrical generation, electrical distribution, cooling technologies and fire protection systems.

Required Skills:

  1. Perform hands-on operations and maintenance which includes all physical and administrative operations tasks, service, and maintenance in accordance with site processes and procedures to ensure the highest levels of uptime, efficiency, and safety without disruption to the business

  2. Complete work order requests accurately and on time

  3. Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with cross functional teams

  4. Respond quickly, using Facebook procedures or emergency operating procedures to data center facility emergencies

  5. Regularly inspect equipment, buildings, safety routes and grounds to check or identify any abnormal or unsafe conditions or faults

  6. Troubleshoot, evaluate and recommend system upgrades

  7. Order parts and supplies for maintenance and repairs

  8. Work with vendors and contractors to ensure work is in accordance with the agreed Facebook processes, procedures, and standards

  9. Escalate issues to facility management appropriately and timely

  10. Assist in scheduling and supervising vendors/subcontractors during equipment/systems maintenance and service

  11. Provides technical expertise and assistance as required

  12. Provides recommendation of improvements to the operations and maintenance program on an on-going basis

  13. Ability to work night shift work and set shift which may include nights and holidays

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED)

  2. 5+ years experience in electrical, HVAC, mechanical, controls, or other technical maintenance field

  3. Associate's degree in engineering plus 3+ years experience or Bachelor's degree in related field plus 2+ years experience in electrical, HVAC, mechanical, or controls will be considered in lieu of 5+ years experience

  4. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel and Outlook

  5. Experience interpreting blueprints/CAD drawings

  6. Regularly walk job site areas of flat and uneven terrain

  7. Work at varying heights and from ladders

  8. Use hands and fingers

  9. Reach/push/pull with hands/arms/shoulders

  10. Stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl

  11. May lift and/or otherwise move 45 pounds or more

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years experience in a data center or other Critical Environment (pharma, clean room, medical, power production, etc.)

  2. Trade Certification or state license in Electrical or Mechanical (HVAC)

  3. Professional affiliations (7x24 Exchange, IFMA, Data Center Pulse, etc.)

  4. Knowledge of CMMS systems

  5. Knowledge of critical facilities operations

  6. Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and life safety monitoring and control systems typically used in critical environments

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