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Assistant Critical Facilities Manager (Electrical/Mechanical) – Dallas, TX

Company: T5 Data Centers
Title: Assistant Critical Facility Manager (Electrical/Mechanical)
Location: Dallas TX, United States
Job Number: 2017 – T5FM004 – DALACFM

Job Description:

Assistant Critical Facilities Manager

The Assistant Critical Facilities Manager (ACFM) is responsible for all aspects of data center management and operations throughout the year. They will create an unwavering attitude and commitment to of safety and reliability within the Data Center as they work with the critical facilities manager (CFM) in building a team of Critical Facilities Technicians (CFTs) and outside contractors capable of achieving the goal of 100% availability. The ACFM will drive continual improvements to the operation by creating an expectation of learning and development of their staff.



  • Assist the CFM in managing the operation and maintenance of critical and non-critical data center infrastructure, equipment, and systems
  • Assist the CFM in building a staff of CFTs with the necessary skill sets to accomplish data center operations that deliver total availability (100% uptime) while minimizing risks for T5’s customers
  • Manage power and cooling capacity and monitor environmental conditions within the data halls
  • Work shifts to support 24×7 data center operations, have flexibility in work hours to cover other shifts and support maintenance activities, as needed
  • Provide on-call support and respond to all data center emergencies 24×7, including on site response outside of scheduled shifts
  • Resolve all electrical, mechanical and Fire Protection System issues in the data center while minimizing risk and communicate issues to management and customers
  • Assist the CFM in a lead-capacity coordinating data center construction and commissioning and overseeing the transition from construction to sustainable operations
  • Review results from preventive maintenance inspections and provide guidance on how to address issues found
  • Determine actionable items to address Quality Control review results
  • Assume an ownership stake in the ongoing evolution and operation of the facility Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Ensure that T5FM standards for using the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) use are being adhered to by all staff
  • Oversee accuracy and completeness of the CMMS, produce operational reports as needed
  • Enforce strict adherence to customer SLAs and change control activities
  • Assist as-requested with the development and enforcement of Data Center standards and policies
  • Responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and reviewing work handled by outside contractors and vendors
  • Assist with managing client relationship and growing the business at assigned site
  • Assist and plan with clients on facilities issues and resolutions
  • Manage access to the Data Center(s) ensuring that the appropriate access control lists are maintained and reviewed regularly
  • Assist the CFM in managing site safety and environmental compliance
  • Assist the CFM in performing resource planning, cost estimation, and budget development
  • Assist in managing the facilities budget
  • Assist CFM with managing facilities support and operations staff
  • In the absence of the CFM, assume a leadership role with limited authority
  • Assist with site-tours for current and future customers as-required
  • Assist with coordination with all other groups (development, marketing, etc.) as needed
  • Manage CFT work-schedules and assignments
  • Manage special projects as assigned
  • Adhere to all federal and local safety laws
  • Complete other such duties consistent with your role as you may be assigned by T5FM management

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university in a major relevant field of study or equivalent 3-5 + years’ experience in mission critical environments, required
  • Minimum 1-year direct management of non-exempt shift based employees, required
  • Technical school with an emphasis on mission-critical operations, high-performance manufacturing, or relevant military operations (US Navy a plus), preferred


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required for interacting with internal employees and leaders, and external contractors and customers, required
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills required for understanding and evaluating complex problems, including analyzing a problem, identifying solutions, and selecting the best solution, required
  • Solid understanding of budgets and financial topics, required
  • Able to prioritize work based on business and customer demands, required
  • Able to work within middle to upper levels of the organization, required
  • Able to articulate concepts and ideas to a non-technical audience, required
  • Participate in and contribute to customer-requested business reviews and audits, required
  • Able to understand and train others on electrical and mechanical systems, as well as other technical aspects of facilities management, required
  • Able to read and understand complex drawings, systems and other documentation, required
  • Experience creating, managing, and maintaining service catalogs and SLAs, required
  • Knowledge of critical systems monitoring and change control, required
  • Experience creating and managing a critical infrastructure preventive maintenance program, required
  • Takes responsibility for actions and is transparent in dealing with internal and external partners / stakeholders, required
  • Has a “can-do” service attitude who is conscientious and takes personal pride in their work, preferred

To apply or for more details, email us at jobs@t5datacenters.com.

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