• Critical Environment Technician (CE Technician) - Data Center

    Job Locations US-VA-Manassas
    Job ID
    Data Center Operations and Facilities

    The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New trends. New opportunities. There’s true excitement surrounding the future. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center. We innovate next-generation cloud and hybrid solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated I.T. platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re defining the curve.


    As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies, we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve new problems, and create new solutions to improve lives.


    At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.


    The Critical Environment Technician (CE Technician) is responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing/piping equipment, machinery and controls located in the interior and exterior of building.  This role monitors operations and conducts a routine and ongoing assessment of the building systems operations and performance. This role performs tests, rounds and analyzes data to ensure the proper functioning of departmental equipment. 



    Level of CET I or CET II will be determined at time of offer dependent on experience and competency level.


    RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned



    • Monitor and control daily service ticket activity, customer calls, and service levels.
    • Exceptional customer service
    • Resolving technical problems with hardware, software and connectivity.
    • Email Management
    • Ability to manage complex situations during off management hours - single point of contact
    • Troubleshooting customer issues while maintaining agreed upon service levels for customer contact and resolve
    • Perform miscellaneous warehouse related tasks
    • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
    • Adherence to assigned schedule
    • Adhering to documented policies, procedures and processes both QTS internal and customer specific.
    • Able to function in a team environment
    • Maintain knowledge levels as industry enhancements occur
    • Continuous improvement of service delivery.
    • Continually maintain data integrity
    • Record, manage, and maintain an accurate physical hardware inventory
    • Perform physical hardware audits
    • Perform hardware warranty / RMA requests
    • Coordinate deliveries and transport requests
    • Perform physical material packaging and shipping
    • Sr. level technicians may have team lead responsibilities.
    • Maintain Order to Cash inventory levels 
    • Manage and perform all critical and non-critical processes/maintenances and participate in predictive maintenances
    • Manage third party vendors within the data center to ensure compliancy, specifications and quality standards
    • Perform and execute necessary rounds throughout Data center as directed.

    TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (not an all inclusive list)

    • Mechanical Theory - Central plant, centrifugal, chilled water, boilers
    • Air Distribution equipment, including air handlers, CAHU, CRAC, and Package units, heat pumps
    • Skills - Chiller systems 100 to 2500 tons, CRAC’S 20-60 tons and package split systems 2-100 tons
    • Skills - valves, variable speed equipment, dehumidification, compressors, condensers, coils, bearings, drives, gears
    • Skills - refrigeration, pressure gauges, vacuum pumps, reclaim units, piping
    • Water Systems Infrastructure - thermal storage, pumps, valves
    • Skills - water treatment, cooling towers, water filtration systems
    • Control Systems - BMS, VAVs, controllers
    • CFD modeling, sensor and SLA understanding
    • Emergency System Infrastructure
    • Emergency Operating Procedures (EOP), mock drills and adherence
    • Change Management Process
    • Computerize Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
    • Inventory management - including shop maintenance, inventory controls
    • Provisioning Process
    • BAS/BMS Product Software
    • Procurement Process - Reqlogic
    • Method of Procedures (MOPs)



    • Technical college degree, Military, or workplace equivalency (2+ years)
    • One or more years' of experience in a data center or similiar critical facility (Navy Nuclear, hospital etc)
    • Currently involved in apprenticeship subject area: Electrical, Mechanical, CPR, AED.
    • CE Technician I or II Certifications to be completed within six to twelve months upon hire


    • Three or more years' of experience in a data center or similiar critical facility (Navy Nuclear, hospital etc)


    • Team Oriented
    • Problem solving
    • Priority setting
    • Results oriented
    • Personal Accountability - Integrity, Character, Trust
    • Client focused - Premium Customer Experience driven



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