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Utah Data Center Contractor Positions

Mechanical Engineer

This individual will have direct responsibility and oversight for the mechanical systems, to include chiller plants, cooling distribution, cooling towers, water treatment, air handler units, generator plants, and fuel distribution systems.

. Collects and analyzes operating data and vender supplied reports, reviews/develops required reports for submittal to customer, ensures equipment operates within design parameters to achieve maximum efficiency.
. Performs the duties of Contract Administrators Representative (CAR) for the mechanical systems subcontracts (i.e. Water Treatment, Chiller Maintenance.)
. Optimize temperature reset strategies and air handler economizer settings to reduce water usage.
. Monitors equipment run time data to ensure equal run times on all equipment to maintain equipment reliability, reduce operating costs, and provide assurance that equipment will operate when demand requires it.
. Research and analyze data such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application. Design products or systems in support of facilities' infrastructure, research or maintenance requirements.
. Coordinate, troubleshoot and approve installation activities as inspection services to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and specifications.
. Establishes engineering design criteria and provides guidance to the mechanical systems maintenance team.
. Provides day to day technical support for all mechanical systems maintenance activities.
. Manages the mechanical systems preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance on the facilities heating and cooling systems (HVAC) to include large variable volume air handling units, computer room air conditioning systems (CRACS), chillers, pumps, motors, and associated controls.
. In conjunction with the Electrical Maintenance department provides technical guidance for day to day support of all building wide energy management and control systems, electronic instrumentation, variable speed drives and other electronics installed within the facility.
. Responsible for monitoring performance; fulfillment of maintenance and operational requirements; ensuring quality; and timely response to various customers
. Responsible for the development of work processes, tools, and knowledge resources that support the mission of the facility
. Establish and maintains a preventative maintenance program for major system components and equipment.
. Participate in any key problem resolution efforts including identification of any problem or system failure; root cause failure analysis; code compliance studies; and safety compliance
. Interface with customers on site representatives on a regular basis for support of O&M activities.

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Network Engineer

This individual will have direct responsibility and oversight for the site Real Time Database and SCADA network.

. Performs network troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common network problems.
. Upgrades network hardware and software components as required.
. Is the POC for third party support contracts such as Cisco Works.
. Manages all network switches and maintains a secure network with spares and current -configuration availability.
. Installs, upgrades, and configures network printing, directory structures, rights, security, and software on file servers.
. Provides users with network technical support.
. Responds to the needs and questions of users concerning their access of resources on the network.
. Establishes network users, user environment, directories, and security for networks being installed.
. Inspects microcomputer equipment and reads order sheet listing user requirements to prepare microcomputer for delivery.
. Installs or assists service personnel in installation of hardware and peripheral components such as monitors, keyboards, printers, and disk drives on user's premises.
. Loads specified software packages such as operating systems, word processing, or spreadsheet programs into computer.
. Enters commands and observes system functions to verify correct system operation. Instructs user in use of equipment, software, and manuals.
. Answers customer inquiries in person and via telephone concerning systems operation.
. Diagnoses system hardware, software, and operator problems.
. Recommends or performs minor remedial actions to correct problems based on knowledge of system operation.
. Replaces defective or inadequate software packages.
. Refers major hardware problems to service personnel for correction.
. Attends technical conferences and seminars to keep abreast of new software and hardware product developments.
. Performs research for appropriate hardware and software requirements.
. Writes reports/makes presentations to upper management on networking issues.
. Helps develop and test Disaster Recovery Plans.
. Advices management personnel on new technologies and systems requirements.
. Installing, patching, and upgrading database server and application tasks
. Allocating system storage and planning future storage requirements for the database system
. Creating primary database storage structures
. Creating primary objects (tables, views, indexes)
. Modifying the database structure, as necessary
. Enrolling users and maintaining system security
. Ensuring compliance with license agreement
. Controlling and monitoring user access to the database
. Monitoring and optimizing the performance of database information
. Maintaining archived data on tape
. Backing up and restoring the database
. Maintaining the data dictionary
. Maintaining the database
. Create and maintain forms and reports as necessary
. Install and train users on reporting software

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High Voltage Electrician

Work involves most of the following: installing or repairing any of a variety of electrical equipment such as generators, transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other transmission equipment; working from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or other specifications; locating and diagnosing trouble in the electrical system or equipment; working standard computations relating to load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment; and using a variety of electrician's hand tools and measuring and testing instruments. Requires comprehensive trade knowledge of electrical principles and system operations, experience with Main Tie Tie Main distribution gear is preferred.

. Installs, modifies, repairs, maintains, troubleshoots loads and tests new and installed equipment including secondary distribution lines and circuits used to supply distribution panels, switch gear, motor control centers, power and control circuits, lightning protection systems and grounding systems.
. Testing of all equipment including, but not limited to: AC and DC insulation testing, High Current Low Resistance Testing, high current trip testing, transformer ratio testing, dissolved gas in oil sampling, oil quality testing, contact/connection resistance testing, circuit breaker motion analysis, SF6 gas moisture testing, SF6 Corrosive Sulfur Testing, battery and strap impedance, specific gravity testing, electronic control testing and DOBLE power factor testing and excitation.
. Working from building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and determines the routing placement, type, size, gauge, balance load, continuity, and safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment, and controls.
. Skilled in installing underground cable and conduit, running overhead wire and conduit to attach cross arms making electrical connection by splicing and/or other methods.
. Ability to install street lighting circuits, lamps, and related hardware.
. Determines size, type and gauge of wiring coupling, conduits, relays, etc., effects necessary repairs and modifications.
. Must know and apply the principles, materials, and safety standards applicable to the electrical trade: including interpretation of plans, blueprints and engineering designs: use of tools and test equipment and ability to plan and competently accomplish assigned duties.
. Connects single phase, three phase, and variable speed motors ranging from fractional horsepower up to 300 horse power.
. Calculates motor protection in control circuits, and determines overload sizes and required phase protection.
. Troubleshoots sub panels to determine and correct load balance on phases.
. Tests electrical circuits for resistance, current, and potential difference.
. Safely perform preventative and predictive maintenance of electrical equipment to include infrared thermal imaging.

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Mechanical Technician

These individuals will have responsibility and oversight of the facility Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and shall perform periodic Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and Preventive Maintenance (PM) services (e.g., Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annual) for all HVAC systems.

. Performs PM and PdM services on large scale cooling tower systems (e.g. Check and adjust belt tension; lubricate fan shaft bearings, motor base adjusting screw, and gear drive; Inspect general condition of the tower and check unit for unusual noise or vibration; Clean cold and hot water basins/Spray nozzles; Inspect air inlet louvers/combined inlet shields)
. Performs PM and PdM services and supports vendor related maintenance activities for large scale water cooled centrifugal chillers (e.g. Record operating condition; Check oil and refrigerant levels; Perform vibration testing.)
. Perform PM and PdM services on building air handler units, Computer Room Air Conditioners (CRAC), Blower Coil Units, etc. (e.g. Replace Filters Quarterly; Clean the unit, coils, and condensate pump; Verify condensate pan safety switch operates freely; Coils Clean and Clear of Obstructions.)
. Performs PM and PdM services on stand-alone DX cooling systems.
. Check heavy-duty HVAC systems equipment for proper performance, inspection of systems on equipment to detect unusual wear, faults and or malfunctions.
. Diagnose problems using appropriate tools and instruments to determine extent of repair required to return system to OEM functionality.
. Make necessary adjustments and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems, using appropriate hand and power tools.
. Test and examine repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that the repairs & maintenance meets manufacturers' standards.
. Clean, lubricate and perform other periodic maintenance task for the equipment.
. Performs mechanical fabrication and assembly from sketches, drawings and other engineering documentation.
. Assists in the installation, setup and checkout of major mechanical subsystems.
. Performs complex mechanical setups and alignments.
. Works with metal, fiberglass, composites and various other materials.
. Performs layout and fabrication from engineering drawings and sketches.
. Designs and fabricates test fixtures and jigs to support production.
. Provides suggestions and expert advice for mechanical design solutions for production runs and prototypes.
. Assists with integration and assembly of complex mechanical systems.
. Performs installation of mechanical systems at customer site.
. May apply paint and/or other protective coatings and finishes to fabricated assemblies and components.
. May cut and assemble various types of metal piece parts into structures in accordance with engineering drawings and sketches.
. Inspects completed work for conformance to drawings, specifications and quality requirements.
. Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

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Controls Engineer/Electrical Systems Operator

This individual will operate and maintain the Data Center's Electrical Systems providing oversight and incorporating SCADA and EMCS control system changes. This position requires both control room and outside operator responsibilities. The ESO will be required to perform equipment inspection rounds, record operating data, and support minor maintenance activities if required. This will be a rotating shift position that will be challenged to implement and function test necessary system controls, monitoring and data acquisition changes. These changes will include SCADA/EMCS system changes driven by; expansion, and construction of complex electrical systems including redundant UPS systems, stand-by and emergency generation as well as building and facilities mechanical systems (HVAC), installation of chilled water and hot water generation and distribution systems. This position requires an intimate knowledge of SCADA/Control systems, critical systems design as well as a solid working knowledge of Real Time Data Acquisition, Data Base operation and design.

. Coordinates the controls, SCADA and EMCS engineering with the Operations, Maintenance, Electrical and Mechanical groups.
. Design and development of automation systems unassisted or within a team.
. Modifies and maintains automation systems.
. Tests, troubleshoots and provides solutions to technical problems with minimal assistance.
. Writes computer software and programs as necessary.
. Leads project design, installation, commissioning, project closure and inspections/reporting.
. Able to read and interpret technical documentation (P&IDs, schematics, loop sheets, manuals, etc.)
. Assists in establishing and maintaining project design bases.
. Assists the assigned electrical and mechanical lead engineers in establishing and implementing technical project requirements, preparing controls and automation work plans and implementing the engineering/purchasing schedules and cost estimates.
. Assumes "in charge" responsibility for ensuring that engineering documents comply with applicable state laws/regulations.
. Performs Independent Engineering Design Reviews as required to ensure quality of engineering conformance with project design basis and to comply with regulatory requirements.
. Provides technical guidance to the electrical and mechanical group on projects involving SCADA and or ECMS systems.
. Identifies potential areas of risk, including schedule attainment and the validity of resource loading requirements.
. Fully versed in the work sequence, general content, and methods used to prepare and check design drawings, calculations and specifications for projects.
. Monitor, maintain, and adjust the electrical distribution, UPS, and EGEN systems via use of the Energy Management Control System (EMCS)
. Monitoring facility operation system utilizing support equipment ensuring that all operations function in compliance with established procedures.
. Identifying and evaluating the complexity and criticality of inappropriate processes or malfunctioning processes and taking steps necessary to correct such processes. Steps may include making adjustments via the EMCS, notifying the FCC Watch Officer of problems, or immediately stopping the processing to ensure no harm or accident results as an effect of the malfunction.
. Performing daily systems inspections to ensure optimal cooling efficiency is achieved.
. Performing a combination of duties to control site processes and events including emergency situations
. Controlling site activities to include responding to alarms and site emergencies. Maintaining responsibility for determining area of alarm, notifying personnel and instructing them to evaluate situation, notifying the Fire Department, etc. of such emergencies. Assists leads and managers in maintaining accountability for employees and actions during emergency situations.
. Receiving all incoming reports (radio, phone, fax, etc.) and notifying site personnel of activities via the P.A. announcement system.
. Perform daily activities and compile data relating to operational activities and reports to include daily operator rounds sheets, fire alarms status, environmental inspections, and EMCS generated alarm/data
. Monitoring/inspecting instruments and systems readings, making minor calibration adjustments as required ensuring that the system is functioning within established policy and procedural parameters.
.Maintaining responsibility for identifying and evaluating any discrepancies in readings. Is also responsible for bringing inconsistencies to the attention of the FCC Watch Officer.
. Performing the isolation and lockout/tagout of equipment for maintenance work as per lockout/tagout procedures and training.
. Ensures that the site is operating in an environmentally sound manner with strict adherence to all permit requirements.

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Facilities Control Center Watch Officer

Plan and manage operations, maintenance and all other activities for assigned shift at a 24-hour data center facility to ensure safe, compliant, and productive operations. Develop, interpret and ensure compliance with established procedures for facility operations and activities.

.Planning and directing operations activities, to include establishing operations and maintenance priorities in a safe and compliant manner, and making specific job assignments for operations, maintenance and other personnel during assigned shift.
. Responding to, reviewing, and analyzing quality control, maintenance, and facility issues, including, but not limited to, human resources, safety, equipment malfunctions, and compliance.
. Managing assigned shift personnel to ensure the facility is operating in compliance with customer and company policies and operating procedures.
.Interpreting and ensuring compliance with established procedures for facility operations and maintenance activities, to include review and approval of proposed deviations from established procedures.
. Directing emergency response activities of personnel as the On-site Incident Commander during facility emergencies in accordance with established contingency procedures.
. Utilizing and implementing optimization techniques to achieve integrated performance of plant systems, maximum global productivity, and operating problem elimination.
. Monitoring, evaluating, and implementing preventive and corrective maintenance results, and conducting Reliability/Availability/Maintainability (RAM) analyses of plant equipment to identify those systems/machines/components that have the most adverse impact on safe operations.
. Preparing, reviewing, approving, and distributing Daily Operating Records (DOR), and Facility Status Reports.
. Meeting operations and maintenance schedules, and recommending revision of schedules as a result of equipment failure or operating problems. Consults with other personnel relative to modification of equipment in order to meet schedules.
. Reporting actual operations and maintenance results and comparing them to the prescribed schedule.
. Sets managerial direction and is accountable for assigned shift results and activities relating to operations and maintenance including scheduling and quality of services. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
. Advising and providing input and feedback to shift employees on matters pertaining to specific objectives, individual tasks and duties, and performance requirements to help meet established schedules or resolve technical or operational problems.
. Scheduling activities, and controlling costs and quality of services provided by the Shift.
.Responding to the Shift's outstanding deficiency items.

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Fuel Distribution Operator

These individuals will have responsibility and oversight of the fuel oil receiving, storage, and distribution system. In addition the individual will have responsibilities for general facility maintenance, provide support with Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, and shall perform periodic Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and Preventive Maintenance (PM) services (e.g., Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annual) for all systems. This position will functionally report to the Mechanical Manager.

. Receiving/dispatching diesel fuel via pipelines and trucks; sampling and testing products for quality control and performing inspections and basic maintenance on facilities, fuel systems.
. Supporting Quality Control Technicians; performing routine and periodic inspections in compliance with company, customer, government and industry standards
. Transferring product and monitoring storage tanks, pipelines, and related equipment to ensure good working order.
. Conducting all work in a safe fashion; making required log entries of fuel transactions, quality control, and maintenance. In addition to the duties listed above:
. Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled plumbing, carpentry, painting and electrical activities associated with the maintenance and repair of facilities.
. Works directly with the Master Plumber to install, maintain, and repair plumbing systems and a variety of plumbing fixtures such as faucets, sinks, toilets and water heaters.
. Performs carpentry on buildings; makes repairs to tile and carpet as necessary; makes repairs on doors, windows, floors, gates, roofs, and ceilings; repairs, installs, and constructs furniture, shelves, cabinets, countertops, and other wood equipment and fixtures.
. Paints facilities and equipment; prepares surfaces for painting; applies paint to building interiors, fixtures, equipment or exterior; strip, paint or stain cabinets, doors, and woodwork.
. Works directly with the Master Electrician performing a variety electrical repair and maintenance tasks involving facilities; repairs, replaces, and maintains electrical wiring, fuses, switches, motors, generators, lighting systems, and other electrical fixtures and equipment; installs conduits, wires, pull boxes, and switches required in making additions, extensions, or alterations in electrical systems; identifies damaged or worn electrical components and takes corrective action as assigned.

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Quality Specialist

Responsible for developing, implementing and administering quality programs and plans affecting compliant and reliable operations.

. Responsible for complex technical work in a wide range of quality disciplines to achieve compliance with quality standards along with applicable federal and state regulatory requirements.
. Participate in the development, maintenance, and refinement of internal quality control and reliability programs.
. Perform surveillance and assessment of operations and maintenance activities to ensure adherence to company policies, procedures, and related government regulations.
. Continuously recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures and operating equipment to ensure reliable performance.
. Assist in the development and monitoring of site metrics for the measurement and improvement of all critical human performance, process and equipment factors.
. Recommends corrective action to quality problems and ensures that appropriate action is taken to obtain conformance to established requirements and such correction prevents recurrence
. Acts as a liaison with outside suppliers in establishing or modifying specifications for purchased items.

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Systems Analyst

Provides technical support for data center asset management system by performing all database administrative duties.

. Directs and controls the activities related to data planning and developing and the establishment of policies and procedures pertaining to data base management, security, maintenance and utilization to include the following:
. Analyze information requirements to determine data base construction and maintenance.
. Analyze efficiency of data base, security of information and the use of new technology.
. May assist management with strategy development for long range requirements for data base administration.
. Designs logical and physical data bases.
. Coordinates and makes changes to data base management system.
. Codes, tests and implements physical data base.
. Sets and monitors standards.
. Specifies user access level.
. Advises personnel on data processing administrative policies and procedures, security maintenance, technical problems, methods, priorities and utilization.
. Advises management on data base concepts and functional capabilities.
. May provide some technical guidance to technicians.
. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Master Plumber

. Performs duties to ensure all applicable procedures, policies, specifications and safe work practices are adequately understood and followed, and to ensure all the maintenance activities for assigned shift are in compliance.
. Studies building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations.
. Inspects structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe.
. Locates and marks position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors.
. Cuts openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings.
. Cuts and threads pipe.
. Bends pipe to required angle by use of pipe-bending machine or by placing pipe over block and bending it by hand.
. Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass, and lead, and non-metals, such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic.
. Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulks joints.
. Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking.
. Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers and water softeners.
. Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains.
. Welds holding fixtures to steel structural members.
. Installs, modifies and repairs utility, supply, and disposal systems, and equipment, such as water; mains, oil and gas distribution systems, air compression equipment, water closets, as well as all type of fire protection equipment.
. Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

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Instrumentation & Electrical Technician

Performs routine maintenance, installation and integration of various types of process control instrumentation equipment such as transmitters, controllers, integrators, recorders, square root extractors and final drive elements. Make repairs to electrical power, motor and motor control circuits.

. Troubleshooting and making field repairs to safety shutdown systems
. Troubleshooting and correcting ladder logic
. Troubleshooting and repairing PLC control interfaces
. Troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating, tuning and aligning controllers
. Troubleshooting, calibrating and making field repairs to control valves
. Troubleshooting, calibrating and making field repairs to positioners
. Troubleshooting, calibrating and making field repairs to actuators
. Troubleshooting and repairing level measurement equipment
. Troubleshooting transducers
. Troubleshooting and repairing vibration measurement instrumentation
. Understanding of proper application of pressure rated piping/tubing fittings
. Troubleshooting, calibrating, configuring and repairing electronic transmitters
. Troubleshooting, calibrating, configuring and repairing DCS systems
. Overhauling, repairing and calibrating displacer level controls
. Using pressure test equipment
. Troubleshooting, calibrating and repairing pressure switches
. Troubleshooting, calibrating and repairing regulators
. Troubleshooting and repairing 240V, 480 V and 4160V equipment
. Troubleshooting and repairing power generation and distribution equipment
. Test, troubleshoot and repair AC variable frequency motor drives
. Install, troubleshoot and repair DC battery banks and battery chargers
. Troubleshoot and repair phased and DC electric motors
. Troubleshoot and repair electrical switch-gear equipment
. Perform field fault analysis - determines if instrument has failed or if it is a process problem;
. Perform field calibration of instrumentation utilizing proper test equipment;
. Repair signal transmission media such as tubing, wiring, fiber optic etc.;
. instrumentation to include pneumatic, electronic and digital equipment;
. Perform fault analysis of hardwire relay logic, motor control circuits, motor power circuits (120V to 480V 3phase) and common utility / lighting circuits;
. Perform installation of new control circuits, modification of existing instrument/electrical systems as requested, to include design, load and Implementation of new control logic;
. Perform fault analysis of PLC based systems with control logic modification if required.
. Safely perform preventative and predictive maintenance of facility Instrumentation and electrical equipment to include infrared thermal imaging.

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