Critical Facility Technician

RagingWire Data Centers, Inc - Ashburn, VA3.2


The Critical Facilities Operations (CF Ops) Data Center Technician L1 must possess a working level of data center knowledge, is responsible for the operational integrity and regulatory compliance of the data center electrical, mechanical, and fire life safety systems. Regular, predictable attendance is essential to satisfactory performance.


This position will also be responsible for the processes that maximize customer uptime in the most cost-effective way. Technicians must ensure that data center problems are identified and repaired quickly, that contractors deliver quality services, and that internal customer demands are met. A L1 Technician develops creative approaches to keep operational costs to a minimum, improve efficiency, and implement new strategies.

Some key responsibilities include:

Mechanical responsibilities will include chilled water systems and components, HVAC systems such as roof top units, CRAC/CRAH units, and humidification systems.
Electrical responsibilities will include electrical/critical power distribution from the Utility/Generator main switchgear through the UPS systems out to the customer load.
Fire Life Safety responsibilities will include wet sprinkler systems and pre-action sprinkler systems as well as their associated detection devices.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Understanding of the mechanical, electrical, and fire life safety systems used in a data center environment including, but not limited to the following: electrical distribution and layout, Transformers, PLC's, Generators, Switchgear, UPS systems, STS', ATS' PDU's, Chilled Water Systems, CRAC/CRAH's, Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems
Operates, monitors, maintains, and responds to abnormal conditions in facilities systems. Areas include: Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Life Safety, and Building Monitoring and Control
Analyzes systems to ensure best practices for both internal and external customers
Provides feedback to DCO Engineering on the effectiveness of existing standards and processes
Works with contractors and consultants to review quality assurance for all system expansions, corrections, and upgrades
Works with the CF Ops Lead Technician to track and complete an aggressive preventive and predictive maintenance program
Ensures data center operates at maximum operational efficiency, including analyzing existing operating conditions, recommending new technologies and improving overall efficiency, and cost reduction.
Manages systems to avoid unplanned customer-impacting events
Works with CF Ops Lead Technician to determine maintenance requirements for mechanical, electrical, and fire life safety systems
Knowledge of NEC, NFPA 70E, NFPA 72, NFPA 25, and compliance issues as well as building codes in regard to fire life safety
Current knowledge in industrial safety best practices (i.e. lockout/tag out, arc flash protection, OSHA and state regulations)
Familiarity with data trending / tracking and analysis and the ability to utilize a PC based integrated critical monitoring systems
Hands-on experience installing, maintaining, and/or troubleshooting large commercial and industrial systems including:
Chilled Water Systems
Large Centrifugal Chillers
Cooling Towers
Heat Exchangers
Water Treatment Systems
VFD's and Pumps
HVAC equipment
Humidification Systems
Water heaters
Water/Air filters
BMS and PLC Controls
Emergency Standby Diesel Generator Systems
Fuel/Oil systems,
480/277 and 208/120 electrical generation and distribution
Static UPS Systems
Double Interlock Pre-Action Systems
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
Ability to communicate effectively with customers and internal staff.
Ability to coordinate, supervise, and communicate with contractors who perform maintenance or upgrade work on these systems.
Ability to learn quickly and address issues as they arise during normal working hours or after hours.
Ability to operate in and promote a rigorous process-driven team environment
Ability to logically analyze and solve problems
Ability to effectively multi-task multiple projects
Operate Hand and Machine Tools (hammer, drill, saw, etc.)
Operate electrical tools such as a multi-meter or infrared camera.
Operate a forklift.


Associate of Science in Technology or equivalent work experience normally obtained with 3-4 years' related experience.
One to two years in a mechanical/electrical position within critical facilities (preference given to data center, hospital, semi-conductor, or power plant experience).
CPR/First Aid and NFPA70E Certified during employment.
Forklift certified during employment.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Facilities Maintenance: 4 years (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)