• Mechanical Lead Technician

    Job Locations US-TX-Irving
    Job ID
    Data Center Operations and Facilities

    The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New infrastructures. New and more complex customer needs. Every day feels like a shift. There’s a sense of excitement surrounding the future, but also uncertainty. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center provider. We support next-generation cloud and hybrid colocation solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re innovating to stay ahead of the curve.


    At QTS our people power us to provide expertise, technology and infrastructure for IT decision makers in complex, high-pressure environments. 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 a problem, or create a solution to improve lives. 


    We are powered by our people.


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


    The Mechanical Lead Technician is responsible for ensuring the reliable operation of the mechanical systems at Quality Technology Services. This role will perform preventative and corrective maintenance on all mechanical equipment and assist in other facilities-related processes, including but not limited to maintenance, the development and implementation of procedures, and emergency response. This role will work with the facilities staff to develop metrics that show the performance of the mechanical systems, and will regularly submit reports on these indicators. This role will suggest, plan, and implement measures that increase the energy efficiency of the facility. This role is also responsible for team lead responsibilities including on-the-job training, mentoring, and assisting with staffing job assignments.

    RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

    • Perform periodic maintenance and repairs on facility mechanical equipment, including CRAC units, pumps, motors, chillers, cooling towers, pneumatic controls, etc.
    • Perform regular walkthroughs of the facility to ensure the proper operation of all facilities-related equipment and systems.
    • Respond to facilities-related emergencies, including HVAC equipment failures, fire alarm response, etc. This includes response to emergencies after-hours and on weekends.
    • Participate in the planning and execution of facilities-related maintenances and construction projects.
    • Participate in the preparation and implementation of standard operating procedures and emergency response procedures for facilities-related equipment.
    • Monitor work performed by facilities vendors and contractors.
    • Assist other members of the facilities department as needed.
    • Provide updates and reporting to the Facilities Leadership Team.
    • Lead, train, assist with development and coaching of other employees.
    • May require 24x7x365 on call responsibilities


    • Four or more years data centers experience or equivalent
    • Universal, Journeyman HVAC licenses, Master HVAC license, QTS certification CET Level III certification or equivalent


    • Associates degree in Business, Engineering, Architecture, Military Schooling or 10+ years related work experience preferred
    • Apprenticeship completion subject area: Mechanical and/ or Electrical. QTS MGT 101, CPR, AED


    • Exceptional customer service
    • Ability to manage complex situations during off management hours - single point of contact
    • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to function in a team environment
    • The ability to pass job-related skills assessments based on pre-determined scoring criteria and time frames
    • The ability to acquire and apply job-related knowledge within set guidelines and expectations
    • Related computer skills including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Clarizen, eMaint, ServiceNow.
    • Position may involve frequent typing, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, bending, reaching and lifting. Lifting requirements may range from <10 lbs. - 50 lbs. on a regular basis, with heavier weights done in conjunction with other individuals or lifting aids.


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