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Job Title: Senior Data Center Facilities Technician, Controls

Company: Google 

Location: Eemshaven, Netherlands


Job Description 

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.

In this role, you will maintain, troubleshoot, and repair automation equipment. Next to this, you will monitor several data centers from a central control room, ensuring quick response and minimum recovery time from failures. You will also troubleshoot problems, do repairs on critical equipment, and supervise contractors to deliver quality service. You'll work in an international environment in the northern part of the Netherlands.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. 

We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.


Minimum qualifications:

> Associate's degree, trade school certification, or other verifiable training in a relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

> Experience with automation systems.

> Experience with automations controls systems, PLC’s, BMS, etc.

> Experience working in the control room for critical operations.

Preferred qualifications:

> Experience with mechanical maintenance of critical facilities (e.g., data centers, pharma/medical/electrical installations) including maintenance of UPS systems, generators, and associated devices.

> Experience investigating failures and performing data analysis

> Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and controls systems including Feeders, Transformers, Generators, Switchgear, UPS systems, ATS/STS units, PDU/PMM units, Chillers, or commercial HVAC units.

> Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to perform maintenance or projects on the systems.

> Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new processes, procedures, and equipment.

> Ability to work non-standard hours and differing work rotations/shifts.


> Perform data center maintenance and (complex) repair tasks in the Controls/Automation Domain: Power Monitoring System (PMS), Building Monitoring System (BMS), Servers and IT infrastructure Control and Monitoring Systems, Operational Monitoring Systems.

> Install, maintain, and replace automation systems at key points in the process.

> Support commissioning, startup, and integration of new equipment and systems into facilities infrastructure.

> Follow, improve and develop templates for system analysis, diagnostic, preventive maintenance, and trend logs for data center critical facilities systems.

About the Company 

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 

We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and Know your rights: workplace discrimination is illegal. If you have a need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

To all recruitment agencies: Google does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Google employees or any other organization location. Google is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

At Google, we're committed to building a workforce that is more representative of the users we serve and creating a culture where everyone feels like they belong. To learn more about our diversity, equity, inclusion commitments and how we're building belonging, please visit our Belonging page for more information.

We welcome and encourage people who are expecting and/or parents-to-be to apply to this or any other role at Google.

Google is a global company and, in order to facilitate efficient collaboration and communication globally, English proficiency is a requirement for all roles.


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