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Critical Operations Technician
Position ID: # EB-1047235286
Date Posted: 9/5/2023 8:00:00 AM
Location: Chicago, IL
Salary: $38 - $42

Job Description

Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm, is currently recruiting transitioning or former military professionals for Critical Operations Technician positions with a leading provider of digital infrastructure, catering to the needs of the most innovative companies worldwide.

Position Details
Location: Chicago, IL (Elk Grove Village)
Compensation: $38-$42/hr
Shift: Will work all shifts on a rotating basis
Benefits: Competitive compensation package with strong benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401K program, flexible spending accounts – even a cell phone subsidy.?
Travel: Less than 5%

Position Description
As a Critical Operations Technician, you will support the data center. They will execute programs related to Safety, Team, Availability, Communication, and Knowledge. You will handle day-to-day data center operations. Mechanical duties include working on chilled water systems, HVAC systems (such as rooftop units, CRAC/CRAH units), humidification systems, fan wall systems, air-cooled chillers, and central plant operations. Electrical responsibilities involve power distribution from the main switchgear to UPS systems, customer load, and cabinets. Fire Life Safety duties include monitoring wet and pre-action sprinkler systems and associated detection devices. Responsibilities will include:
• Support data center operations, including mechanical, electrical, and safety systems.
• Execute programs for Safety, Team, Availability, Communication, and Knowledge.
• Handle daily data center operations, including mechanical and electrical tasks.
• Ensure a culture of safety across company data centers and monitor facility systems.
• Track operational performance, provide feedback on standards, and optimize efficiency.
• Collaborate on preventive and predictive maintenance scheduling and assist with maintenance database management.
• Coordinate power installations and upgrades, utilizing a CMMS system for facility management.
• Solve problems using established procedures and manage asset and consumable inventory.
• Provide exceptional customer service, including incident escalation, response, and reporting.
• Conduct facility and security tours, addressing issues as needed, and offer mechanical and control expertise.
• Contribute to technical writing for maintenance procedures.
• Be available for on-call duties outside regular hours.
• Undertake additional duties as required by the company. (Note: Job responsibilities may evolve over time.)

Position Requirements
• High school diploma or equivalent required; bachelor's degree preferred.
• 1-3 years of experience in data centers or similar mission-critical roles.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and other database software.
• Strong multitasking ability and adaptability to handle stress.
• Familiarity with data center electrical and mechanical systems (e.g., UPS, Transformers, Chillers).
• Knowledge of NFPA70e, NFPA72, NFPA25, and fire safety compliance.
• Experience in data center trend analysis and PC-based site monitoring systems.
• Physical requirements: occasional standing, walking, sitting, lifting up to 25 pounds.
• Willingness to work outside regular hours, including weekends, holidays, and on-call support.
• Comfortable in a high-stress, fast-paced environment.
• Preference for candidates with technical military specialties like United States Navy Nuclear Engineering.
• Strong knowledge of mechanical, electrical, fire life safety, and base building systems.

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Data Center Mechanical Lead
Position ID: # EB-3178844575
Date Posted: 8/9/2023 4:48:25 PM
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Salary: $135,000 - $150,000

Job Description

Position Details:

• Title: Data Center Mechanical Lead
• Location: Santa Clara, CA
• Shift: Shift, some evening/weekends, On-call rotation
• Compensation: $135 - $150K based on experience (occasional OT)
• Benefits: Robust benefit package
• Travel: Minimal

Position Description: Responsibilities include:
• Support maintenance and repair of data center infrastructure per company standards.
• Comprehensive understanding of building systems to be able to recommend improvements needed.
• Ensure 24X7 availability/uptime of all mission critical infrastructure.
• Provide technical support to Sales, customers, and others to support the business.
• Establish cost estimates and participate in the procurement processes in support of operations.
• Develop Budget & Resource Management (BRM), and Capital Project budgets and track for efficient use of resources.

• Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or experience desired.
• Military training or technical certifications in mechanical studies desired.
• Certification in Facilities Management or equivalent desired.
• Mechanical license or other credential may be required based on location.
• Extensive operational knowledge of mechanical distribution, such as, CRAC/CRAH, RTU, chilled water systems, containment, and air balancing.
• Operational experience with data center critical infrastructure equipment (i.e., switchgear, generators, UPS’s, PDU’s, and fire detection/suppression systems).
• Ability to pass security clearance and/or background check via government or similar agency may be required.

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Engineer I
Position ID: # EB-1110357805
Date Posted: 8/9/2023 2:25:54 PM
Location: Chandler, AZ
Salary: $34 - $36

Job Description

Position Details:
Title: Engineer I
Location: Chandler, AZ
Shift: 2nd and 3rd Shift available (4 days a week, 10 hour shifts)
Compensation: $34-$36/hour + OT + 10% bonus
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision insurance / 401(K) / Holidays + PTO / much more!
Travel: None
Vaccine Requirement: Not required
Position Description: The Engineer position is a contributing member to the site level Data Center Operations team assigned to one or more of our data center properties reporting directly to the Manager of Facility Engineering. The Engineer I will have experience in mission critical infrastructure, including Generators, UPS Systems, HVAC Systems, Fire/Life Safety Systems, BMS Systems, and CMMS systems. It is expected that the Engineer I candidate has expertise in either electrical work or mechanical work and it would be expected that he/she would be competent in the area of non-expertise. The responsibilities of the Engineer I are:

• Contribute to the daily site operation, including creation and modification of site operating procedures
• Contribute to creation of change management tickets and timely incident reporting
• Site maintenance and repairs/inspections to help ensure Digital Realty’s data center operations achieve the highest level of availability

• 4+ years experience as a Navy Nuclear Operator/Technician
• Experience in mission critical facilities operating / engineering or equivalent equipment experience including assets associated with mission critical engineering relevant to the specific site. (UPS, HVAC, generators, fire/life safety systems).
• Hands-on electrical or mechanical skill and competence in the area of non-expertise (for example, electrical expertise with mechanical competence, or vice-versa).
• Strong knowledge of various UPS Systems and architectures.
• Strong knowledge of various cooling systems and architectures.
• Strong knowledge of energy efficiency principals.

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Construction Estimator
Position ID: # EB-1048558689
Date Posted: 7/24/2023 2:55:18 PM
Location: Ashburn, VA
Salary: $78,000 - $118,000

Job Description

Position Details:

Title: Construction Estimator
Location: Ashburn, VA
Shift: Day shift
Compensation: $78,000 - $118,000
Benefits: Company offers a competitive and comprehensive package that includes additional benefits beyond enhanced medical, dental, and vision coverage. (* indicates exceptions may apply)
• Health Benefits - (Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance) Provider- Anthem
• Flexible Spending Account Options
• 401K Plan (ER contribution 3 %) Provider- Principal
• Employer paid Life & Disability Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Paid Time Off accrues biweekly (0-2 years : 10 days, 3-5 years: 15 days, 20 days after 6 years) + 40 Hours sick time* (depending on location)
• 11 Company Holidays *
• Employee Referral Program
Travel: 20% travel for local candidates within the VA, DC, MD Area.
Vaccine Requirement: No Covid-19 vaccination required.
Position Description:
The Estimator supports the department with developing cost estimates and cost budgets for new projects across a portfolio of fast-paced construction/ service projects. You will be involved in the solutioning, pricing and the proposal phases.
• Review and understand RFP/RFQ documents from customers and supports request for information (RFI) process.
• Identify project risks and/or challenges as part of solutioning process.
• Assist in generation of rough order of magnitude and/or formal estimates for potential projects.
• Assist in proposal development.
• Maintain a well-organized database of bid documents for reference upon award of contract.
• Identify additional revenue opportunities for the company, as applicable.
• Coordinate with personnel from sales, engineering, preconstruction, execution, and finance team.
• Collect different quotes from subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers pertaining to the task at hand.
• Review and assess cost estimates.
• Identify labor, material, costs, and time requirements by researching proposals, blueprints, and any related documents.
• Prepare detailed cost estimate reports.
• Present complex and detailed reports to management.
• Comfortable making site visits and documenting the data for distribution to the company team.

• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• 2+ years of experience in construction estimating with specific knowledge of Mission critical systems.
• 2+ years of data center experience relating to batteries, UPS replacements and general maintenance required in a mission critical environment.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. On Screen Take Off or Bluebeam, BuildingConnected or Accubid or RS Means preferred
• Electrical estimating is a plus.
• Seeking construction (mechanical, electrical) estimating experience (commercial).
• Ability to interpret contract terms, conditions, and exhibits as applicable to project requirements.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
• Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated experience developing and justifying budgets.
• Ability to create and maintain processes for project documentation.
• Possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage internal and external meetings.

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Data Center Technician
Position ID: # EB-8998445433
Date Posted: 7/10/2023 4:27:38 PM
Location: Marietta, GA
Salary: $21 - $22

Job Description

Position Details:

Title: Data Center Battery Installation Tech
Location: Marietta, GA
Shift: 8am – 5pm, Monday - Friday
Compensation: $21/hr - $22/hr + OT (5 OT hours/week expected); $5,000 sign-on bonus
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life, and Supplemental Insurances available; Paid time off (PTO) – 3 weeks (15 days) prorated; paid holidays; up to 4% 401K match.
Travel: Local travel for first 6 months; opportunities for regional travel thereafter

Position Description:
This position is primarily responsible for installation and removal of batteries in Data Centers. Essential functions include:
• Always maintain a safe working environment. Report possible concerns to lead person or supervisor.
• Perform preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
• Removes and replaces battery connectors and contact tips.
• Attaches leads from charger to battery posts and starts charger.
• Operates transfer cart to change batteries in and out of equipment.
• Makes minor repairs to battery cables.
• Work with other team members to complete custom and large installation projects.
• Establish, promote, and maintain excellent rapport with all customers, co-workers, sales representatives, and others as appropriate.
• Maintain and safeguard company-issued tools and equipment.
• Maintain vehicle in safe and operational condition and always maintain current insurance and a valid license.
• Safely cleans up electrolyte spills.

• Capability to lift, carry, push, and pull equipment up to (and sometimes more than) 100 pounds on a frequent basis.
• Must have satisfactorily completed a pre-employment assessment, background screening, pre-employment physical and DOT drug screen (hair follicle).
• Must have a valid driver’s license, insurable driving history and ability to operate a motor vehicle following all traffic laws and safe, courteous driving habits.

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