Data Center Engineering Operations Technicians (HVAC / Electrical)

Datacenter Operations; HVAC; CRAC; Electrical; Generators; ATS; PDU; switchgear; VFDs
Full Time
40 / hr
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Our Client is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented individuals to join our Data Center Engineering Operations Team. This committed group works to maintain the critical physical infrastructure of all of our client’s datacenters. Specifically, this team works to ensure that the data center's MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (architectural)), operates at 100% availability while maintaining first-class customer service to the teams and groups within the data centers.

Data Center Engineering Operations Technicians (HVAC/AHU/CRAC/Electrical/ATS/PDU/Generators)

Aetea has been asked by their valued client, one of the world’s largest cloud computing infrastructures, to assist with their need for experienced Data Center Engineering Operations Technicians / IBX with focuses in Electrical and Mechanical Operations.


To give you an idea of what you will be doing and team you will be doing it with, here’s the high level overview


The Data Center Engineering Operations Technician -- Mechanical/Electrical is responsible for operating and maintaining all electrical, mechanical, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center. The EOT serves as a technical resource to support its owned and operated data centers. Data center equipment that supports mission-critical servers must maintain better than 99.999% uptime. EOT's are also tasked with driving innovation while reducing operational costs in the facilities.


EOT's are the front line responders for hands-on electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting and operation. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, stand-by diesel generators, switchgear, UPS's, PDU's, AHU's, chillers, cooling towers, chemical treatment systems, pumps, motors, VFD's, and building automation systems.

 Core Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Perform root cause analysis of equipment failures.
  • Troubleshooting of facility and rack-level events within internal SLA.
  • Ensure all safety procedures are adhered to while performing work.
  • Able to work a 12 hour shift (rotating 3 to 4 day work weeks).
  • Take daily operational readings of all mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Utilize internal CMMS to manage building workflows.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Technical (Military/ Trade School) training and/or relevant experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid leadership and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize in a complex, fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • 4+ years of data center operations/facilities experience
  • Associates or Bachelors in applicable engineering field or mechanical or electrical trades

Preferred Licensing

  • 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 

This is a great opportunity to get in with a stable and growing organization that values technology and the people that drive it. There is a lot more we can share with you about the role, so please contact me (or apply) at  or through the “apply” function listed. This is an urgent opportunity and the client committed to moving quick when they identify the right person.

Duration: 9 month contract

Location: Ashburn, VA 20147 + Sterling VA / Loudoun County / Fairfax County / Prince William County

Company Description

For more than 30 years, Aetea Information Technology has been the go-to partner for both premier clients and IT professionals alike. As a full spectrum IT Human Capital organization, we have experience in all industries, supporting clients ranging from emerging start-ups to Fortune 50. Our consultants value Aetea for their benefits, length of assignments, sequential employment opportunities, and compensation models; not to mention the attentiveness and world-class support you will receive from the internal Aetea team.

Posted By

Michael Delprete

1445 Research Blvd Suite 210 Rockville, MD, 20850

Dice Id : cxaeteap
Position Id : 094543
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