Critical Facilities Technician (Electrical / Mechanical) 3rd Shift– Chicago, IL

Company: T5 Data Centers
Title: Critical Facilities Technician (Electrical/Mechanical)
Location: Chicago, IL United States
Job Number: 2018 – T5FM007 – CHICFT3

***Position is located in Elk Grove Village***

Job Description:

Critical Facilities Manager (Electrical/Mechanical)

The Critical Facilities Technician (CFT) is responsible for all aspects of data center operations related to critical and non-critical infrastructure, equipment, and systems.


  • Operate and maintain critical and non-critical data center infrastructure, equipment, and systems
  • Work with a team of CFTs to deliver total availability (100% uptime) while minimizing risks
  • Monitor power, cooling capacity, and environmental conditions within the data halls
  • Utilize a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) as a tool to manage all planned and unplanned data center work
  • Perform preventive maintenance on data center electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Assist with the development, revision, and execution of approximately 200 operating procedures and preventive maintenance inspections, and perform quality control reviews to ensure accuracy, clarity, and continual improvement
  • Assist with the development of Data Center standards and policies when necessary
  • Resolve all electrical and mechanical issues within the Data Center quickly while minimizing risk and properly communicate issues to the appropriate chain of command
  • Respond to emergencies and critical issues as necessary and work independently and as a team, according to staffing and situation, towards complete recovery
  • Troubleshoot and document technical issues, escalates as appropriate, and ensure issue resolution
  • Assist with planning on all corrective issues
  • Assist and/or complete physical and logical installations of T5 services
  • Maintain accurate facility data including, rounds, PM work orders, change management, etc.
  • Maintain strict adherence to change control activities
  • Manage assigned workflow tasks in order to provide timely turnaround
  • Escort and work effectively with outside contractors, ensure they are abiding by critical facility work rules
  • Complete facility rounds at the beginning of each shift to ensure data center and grounds upkeep
  • Follow T5 data center corporate policies and procedures
  • Participate in facility training programs on a regular basis
  • Assist in facility operations, as required
  • Participate in construction and commissioning, as directed by the CFM
  • Work shifts to support 24×7 data center operation, and have flexibility in work hours to cover other shifts
  • On call emergency support as required
  • Adhere to all federal and local safety laws
  • Complete other such duties consistent with your role as you may be assigned by T5FM 

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • High school degree, required
  • Prior military or technical school training, preferred
  • 1-3+ years’ experience in Mission Critical Environments, preferred
  • Electrical or mechanical licensure, preferred

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