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Data Center Chief Engineer, Inc. - Ashburn, VA

Job DescriptionAmazon is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented individual to join our Data Center Engineering Operations Team. This committed group works to maintain the critical physical infrastructure that supports Amazon Web Services. Specifically, this team works to ensure that the data center's MEP operates at 100% availability while maintaining first-class customer service to the teams and groups within the data centers. 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\u2019s 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. Also expected from the CE is the ability to management small-to-medium impacting projects from conception to completion. These projects involve large amounts of independent work as well as collaboration with external support groups including engineering, automation, processing, and finance in both local and global settings. The CE will be tasked with creating and delivering on key milestones, obtaining and tracking quotes for all necessary costs, and documenting project results for future implementation at other facilities. The goals of such projects are for the CE to drive innovation and resiliency while reducing operational costs in the facilities. The CE directs, trains and supports EOT\u2019s in their role of providing hands-on electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting and operations. Implementation and execution of site/equipment-specific training exercises is also expected. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, stand-by diesel generators, switchgear, UPS\u2019s, PDU\u2019s, AHU\u2019s, chillers, cooling towers, chemical treatment systems, pumps, motors, VFD\u2019s, and building automation systems. Responsibilities: \u2022 Oversee the day-to-day operations and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment in a data center. \u2022 Operate independently with limited direct management \u2022 Act as an escalation point for all facilities-related issues within the data center, escalating to the Data Center Facility Manager as needed \u2022 Perform root cause analysis of equipment failures \u2022 Troubleshoot and report of facility and data sever-level events within internal SLA \u2022 Create and deploy new standard practices for Engineering Operations Technicians, Chief Engineers, and vendor support teams \u2022 Provide training and guidance to Engineering Operations Technicians \u2022 Ensure all safety procedures are adhered to by vendor and Amazon staff \u2022 Utilize internal CMMS to manage building workflows \u2022 Communicate complex technical information to a non-technical audience Physical Requirements: \u2022 Walk job sites in uneven terrain \u2022 Work at heights and from ladders \u2022 Regularly lift and/or move up to 49 pounds; and participate in group lifts for 50 pounds or more \u2022 Coordinate body movements when using tools or equipment \u2022 Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance \u2022 Bend or twist the body into unusual positions while working \u2022 Perform physical tasks all day without becoming overly tired \u2022 Use hands to manipulate small wires and objects \u2022 Push or pull heavy objects into position \u2022 Work in a noisy environment \u2022 Work at depths, such as under raised floors
Basic Qualifications\u2022 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 \u2022 High School diploma or equivalent
Preferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications: \u2022 Associates or Bachelors in applicable engineering field or mechanical or electrical trades \u2022 Operating engineering licenses such as DC II, DC III, or equivalent \u2022 Stationary Engineering or Building Engineering License \u2022 Electrical or mechanical Journeyman License \u2022 CFC license \u2022 NFPA 70E \u2022 Strong verbal and written communication skills \u2022 Solid leadership and organizational skills \u2022 Proven self-starter \u2022 Ability to prioritize in a complex, fast-paced environment \u2022 Attention to detail Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer \u2013 Minority/Female/Disability/Vet

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Data Center Chief Engineer, Inc. - Ashburn, VA, United States


Location: Ashburn, VA

Company Profile:
Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.