Facebook Colocation Lead Critical Facility Engineer in Ashburn, Virginia


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Facebook is seeking a Lead Critical Facility Engineer to join our data center facility operations team at our Ashburn, Virginia colocation site. Our data centers serve as the foundation upon which our software operates to meet the demands of our customers. The Lead Critical Facility Engineer is the point of contact for all tenant facilities related items in the colocation facility. This role requires a strong electrical background, as well as strong organization and communication skills.

Required Skills:

  1. Oversee the day-to-day operations and maintenance of facilities, including the coordination of all corrective and preventive maintenance on Facebook equipment.

  2. Work with local data center operations teams to plan and install power for server racks and network equipment.

  3. Provide quality control oversight of electrical installations.

  4. Schedule maintenance with building owner and internal teams.

  5. Audit, maintain, and inspect equipment for proper power redundancy.

  6. Coordinate with global construction and engineering teams for retrofit projects.

  7. Coordinate DCIM installation, verification, and repair projects

  8. Manage electrical vendors, including scheduling, reviewing proposals, and onsite coordination

  9. Maintain current Facility Operations project list for colocation facility

  10. Contribute information for operating budget

  11. Operate as the qualified electrician onsite, including electrical troubleshooting and small electrical repairs.

  12. Ensure electrical safety is maintained for all work

  13. Maintain electrical test equipment and safety equipment.

  14. Communicate with all groups in the colocation space, including building owner, data center operations teams, global support teams, and vendors.

  15. Order material and coordinate deliveries as needed.

  16. Audit cooling/floor tile placement in computer rooms

  17. Respond to off-hour emergency calls.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years electrical Journeyman level experience

  2. High school diploma or equivalent

  3. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

  4. Ability to read blueprints/CAD drawings

  5. Familiar with Electrical, Mechanical and Fire Protection Systems typically used in a critical environment

  6. Able to work at heights from ladders and lift/move up to 75 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years data center experience

  2. Trade certification or state license

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Facebook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.