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Data Center Facilities Technician, Electrical



Other Engineering, Operations
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023

Please submit your resume in English - we can only consider applications submitted in this language.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Associate's degree, trade school certification, other certified training in related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of electrical experience (e.g., electrical testing equipment/electrical distribution) in industrial or commercial environment.
  • Ability to lift/move 50lbs equipment, work on platforms, ladders, and under raised floors.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours and work rotations/shifts.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in maintenance of electrical distribution systems or construction/technical environment or a related field.
  • Experience in data centers, hospitals, or power plants.
  • Knowledge of meters, devices, sensors, and troubleshooting utilizing standard hand tools, digital metering, or calibration/diagnostic.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems used in a data center environment (e.g., Feeders, Transformers, Generators, Switchgear, UPS systems, ATS/STS units, PDU/PMM units.
  • Ability to communicate with contractors who perform maintenance or upgrade work on the data center systems.

About the job

The Data Center team designs and operates some of the most sophisticated electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and HVAC systems in the world. Facilities Technicians at Google data centers operate, monitor and support physical facilities conditions. Some of these duties will include heating and cooling of air and water, power supply, generators, UPS systems, electrical distribution and control and monitoring systems. You regularly help inspect, maintain and repair various data center systems such as piping and non-critical electrical or mechanical system components). You provide daily assistance to senior technicians as you read blueprints/schematics, conduct tours of systems and assess their working order.

As an advocate for best practices, you develop creative approaches to reducing operational costs while improving overall data center efficiency. You ensure that environmental and safety standards are consistently met, identifying problems and making repairs quickly. In emergency situations or abnormal conditions, you manage data center performance issues and outages to minimize the recovery time from failures.

As a Facilities Technician at Google, you will operate, monitor and support physical facilities conditions for our data centers.

The Data Center team designs and operates some of the most sophisticated electrical and HVAC systems in the world. We are a diverse, upbeat, creative, team-oriented group of engineers committed to building and operating powerful data centers.


  • Inspect, maintain, and repair various data center systems.
  • Provide daily assistance to technicians, read blueprints/schematics/sequence of operations, conduct tours of systems, and assess their working order.
  • Manage the uptime and maintenance of UPS, generators, electrical distribution, and control and monitoring systems.
  • Operate, monitor, maintain, and respond to abnormal conditions in the data center facilities systems and equipment.
  • Support startup, commissioning, and integration of new electrical equipment and systems into facilities infrastructure.

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