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Data Center Chief Engineer

Data Center Chief Engineer

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Vadata, Inc
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Operations, IT, & Support Engineering
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Job Description

The Data Center Chief Engineer (CE) is responsible for ensuring that all electrical, mechanical, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center is operating at peak efficiency. This involves both planned preventative maintenance of equipment, daily corrective work, and emergency response to emergent issues. The CE serves as an expert technical resource reporting to a site’s Data Center Facility Manager and interacting with onsite Engineering Operations Technicians (EOT) and any third party vendors. They are expected to be a singular focal point for all facility operations within a given data center and to support Amazon within its owned and operated data centers. Data center equipment that supports mission-critical servers must maintain better than 99.999% uptime.

· Oversee the day-to-day operations and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment in a data center.
· Operate independently with limited direct management
· Act as an escalation point for all facilities-related issues within the data center, escalating to the Data Center Facility Manager as needed
· Perform root cause analysis of equipment failures
· Troubleshoot and report of facility and data sever-level events within internal SLA
· Create and deploy new standard practices for Engineering Operations Technicians, Chief Engineers, and vendor support teams
· Provide training and guidance to Engineering Operations Technician
· Ensure all safety procedures are adhered to by vendor and Amazon staff
· Utilize internal CMMS to manage building workflows
· Communicate complex technical information to a non-technical audience

Basic Qualifications

Physical Requirements:
· Walk job sites in uneven terrain
· Work at heights and from ladders
· Regularly lift and/or move up to 49 pounds; and participate in group lifts for 50 pounds or more
· Coordinate body movements when using tools or equipment
· Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance
· Bend or twist the body into unusual positions while working
· Perform physical tasks all day without becoming overly tired
· Use hands to manipulate small wires and objects
· Push or pull heavy objects into position
· Work in a noisy environment
· Work at depths, such as under raised floors

Basic qualifications:
· 4+ years of relevant work experience in a data center or other critical environment or 8+ years of Technical (Military/Trade School) training and/or experience with relevant data center facilities equipment
· High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

· Associates or Bachelors in applicable engineering field or mechanical or electrical trades
· Operating engineering licenses such as DC II, DC III, or equivalent
· Stationary Engineering or Building Engineering License
· Electrical or mechanical Journeyman License
· CFC license
· NFPA 70E
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Solid leadership and organizational skills
· Proven self-starter
· Ability to prioritize in a complex, fast-paced environment
· Attention to detail

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Vet