Google Data Center Facilities Technician (Engineer) in Eemshaven, Netherlands

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 a master of best-in-class 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.

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're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

  • Take responsibility for the uptime and maintenance of water pumps and treatment systems, HVAC, UPS, generators, electrical distribution and Control and Monitoring Systems.
  • Develop creative approaches to reducing operational costs, whilst improving efficiencies.
  • Operate, monitor and maintain data center facilities systems and equipment, and respond to abnormal conditions as required.
  • Provide tracking and trending of operational characteristics.

Minimum qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications:

  • Authorization to work in the EU.
  • Experience in electrical maintenance of critical large-scale facilities (Data Centers, Pharma/Medical/Electrical installations, etc) including maintenance of UPS, generators, and associated devices.
  • Experience in mechanical maintenance, including HVAC, plumbing, water pumps and water treatment, and evaporator systems.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new process, procedures and equipment
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team while prioritizing work efficiently.

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