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Meta Critical Facility Engineer in Altoona, Iowa


Meta 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, building control and fire protection systems.

Required Skills:

Critical Facility Engineer Responsibilities:

  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 in a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)

  3. Achieve and maintain a high-level of technical knowledge regarding data center infrastructure and operations. Successfully complete personnel qualification standards (PQS) training.

  4. Provides technical expertise and assistance as required

  5. Respond quickly, using Meta procedures or emergency operating procedures to data center facility emergencies

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

  7. Troubleshoot, evaluate and recommend system upgrades

  8. Order parts and supplies for maintenance and repairs

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

  10. Escalate issues to facility management appropriately and timely

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

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

  13. Required to work on a shift schedule, which may include nights and holidays

  14. Utilize computerized tooling, in a control room environment, to operate remote equipment, monitor system alerts, centralize communications, diagnose faults, and prioritize dispatching of resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

  3. Work at varying heights and from ladders

  4. Use hands and fingers

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

  6. Stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl

  7. Lift and/or otherwise move 45 pounds or more

  8. 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

  9. Sit or stand at a workstation for extended periods of time

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  2. Knowledge of CMMS systems

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

  4. Knowledge of critical facilities operations

  5. Experience interpreting blueprints/CAD drawings

  6. 3+ years experience in a data center or other Critical Environment (pharma, clean room, medical, power production, etc.)

  7. Trade Certification or state licensure in Electrical or Mechanical (HVAC)

Public Compensation:

$72,717/year to $121,992/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity:

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

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