Facebook Lead Electrical Subject Matter Expert in Altoona, Iowa
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Facebook is seeking a data center Lead Electrical Subject Matter Expert for 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 Lead Electrical Subject Matter Expert will be a part of the Facility Operations team and will lead and manage a team of electrical SMEs who are the data center electrical system technical operations experts. The Lead 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. In addition to a strong technical capability, this candidate will be equipped with leadership and management skills that will be essential for team alignment to global strategies.
Hire, develop, mentor, and manage an onsite team of electrical subject matter experts, including performance and HR aspects
Ensure appropriate cross-functional collaboration between local electrical team and applicable local and global teams
Depending on the site, serve as the primary electrical safety program coordinator for site
Serve as primary onsite technical resource of electrical infrastructure systems and equipment, with an emphasis on practical/field application
Author or approve work procedures to cover electrical troubleshooting, repair, retrofit, and maintenance activities, with an emphasis on assessing & mitigating personnel and system risk
Conduct or oversee hands-on troubleshooting, repair, retrofit, and maintenance of electrical equipment
Provide Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAQC) oversight of initial campus construction, retrofit projects & maintenance activity
Lead and/or participate in root-cause analysis activities in area of expertise
Provide training to Critical Facility Engineers and other cross functional teams on electrical equipment/systems, procedures, and changes
Select and manage vendor relationships for electrical maintenance and retrofit work
Provide feedback on global electrical maintenance strategies and global electrical system design improvements
Other duties as required to support the operation of Facebook data centers
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.
High school diploma or equivalent
7+ years relevant electrical industry experience or electrical trade level experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 3+ years relevant electrical industry experience will be considered in lieu of 7+ year electrical industry experience
Expansive theoretical & practical understanding of power equipment & systems, with expertise in electrical equipment design, maintenance, troubleshooting, testing, and/or construction
Working knowledge of critical facility operations with experience or understanding of procedure-based work
Working knowledge of mechanical, controls, and life safety monitoring systems
Significant experience in comprehending electrical plans, specifications, and equipment shop drawings
Experience working in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite - Word, Excel and Outlook
Experience managing direct reports or leading a team
7+ years’ experience in a data center or other critical environment
NETA or NICET electrical testing experience/certifications
Equipment field service engineering experience
Experience in instrumentation & control, power system protection, power automation, etc.
Experience in high Voltage (up to 345kV) equipment construction, operation, and maintenance
Trade Certification or state license as an electrician
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