Operations Engineer
Latisys - Oak Brook, IL

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Operations Engineer

Operations Engineer

Facility: Oak Brook, IL

Latisys prides itself on offering its employees an opportunity for a challenging career in a team-oriented environment. As a fast growing company, we are always on the lookout for ambitious people with a positive attitude and commitment to being the best they can be.

Latisys is seeking a motivated individual to d irect the day-to-day management of the data center critical infrastructure. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. Latisys offers an extensive benefits package to its employees, including 401(k), medical insurance, dental insurance, vision care plan, pre-tax flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care, employee assistance program, paid life insurance, paid AD&D, paid short term and long term disability, paid time off and paid company holidays.

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Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Oversee electrical and mechanical contractor work and operations
  • Perform power distribution, mechanical, electrical, and HVAC start-up operations
  • Implement policies and procedures adhering to data center best practices
  • Establish and employ Power plant and Mechanical plant Rounds, Readings, and Log Functions
  • Document and report all problems
  • May perform other duties as assigned
  • Conduct capacity planning management
  • Areas of responsibility include: Critical and emergency power infrastructure, Power distribution systems, HVAC cooling and cooling distribution systems, Facility controls and monitoring systems, Cable plant and Security and access control systems
  • Optimize all aspects of the Data Center Operations
  • Documents and reports Data Center Operations key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Perform on-call duties in accordance with company procedures
Other Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Train new employees regarding critical infrastructure as well as Operation’s policies and procedures
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate to all levels (from COO to non-technical staff)
  • Thorough understanding of power, cooling, and space management
  • Willing to work in a fast-paced ever changing dynamic environment with the ability to identify potential problems before they happen
Education and/or Experience:
  • Must have 3+ years’ experience in enterprise class data center operations—preferably in a data center provider/colocation environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Working Conditions

Most work is done in an area where normal office noise is present and people are moving around frequently, as well as the normal noise of a data center where machinery is running 24x7x365.

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