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Job Details

Hiring Organization Amazon
Post Name Critical Facilities Technician
Qualification Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or relevant discipline
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 40 To USD 50 Per Hour
Location San AntonioTexasUnited States 78245

Job Summary

The Data Center Engineering Operations Technicians (EOT) are Amazon’s front-line responders for hands-on electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting and operation.

This equipment includes, but is not limited to, stand-by diesel generators, switchboards/switchgear, UPSs, PDUs, AHUs, pumps, motors, VFDs, and building automation systems. They provide 24/7 shift coverage which could include 12-hour shifts, rotating shifts, 3, 4, or 5-day work weeks.

Key job responsibilities


  • Operate and maintain mechanical and electrical, mechanical, emergency generator, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center
  • Troubleshoot facility and rack-level events within internal SLAs
  • Perform limited maintenance tasks including filter changes, HVAC PMs, rack power installs, rack PDU, and rack ATS replacements
  • Provide support to Data Center Operations Technicians
  • Perform root cause analysis of equipment failures
  • Ensure all safety procedures are adhered to while performing work
  • Work a 12-hour shift (rotating 3 and 4-day work weeks days or nights)
  • Take daily operational readings of all mechanical and electrical equipment through routine rounds/log taking (temperatures, voltages, currents, etc.)
  • Utilize internal CMMS to manage building workflows and spare part inventory
  • Supervise contractors who perform servicing or preventive maintenance
  • Respond to off-hour emergency calls per on-call rotation for any one of the region’s sites
  • Fully comply with all physical security procedures and policies
  • Drive innovation while reducing operational costs in the facilities
  • Manipulate small wires and objects
  • Perform the following tasks, with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Walk job sites in uneven terrain
  • Work in extreme climates
  • Work at heights and from ladders
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 39 pounds, and participate in group lifts for 40 pounds or more
  • Bend or twist the body into unusual positions while working
  • Push or pull heavy objects into position
  • Work in noisy environments

This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with a polygraph.


  • 1+ years of maintenance experience on mechanical or electrical equipment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline
  • 4+ years of Data Center Engineering Experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of network design and layout as well as low voltage (copper/ fiber) cabling
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills · Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (excel, word) and web-based operational tools
  • Familiar with BMS and EPMS control systems and data collection/trending
  • Proficient with maintenance management software · Solid leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail · Proven self-starter
  • Ability to be self-sufficient and complete tasks with little direction
  • Ability to prioritize in a complex, fast-paced environment
  • Operating engineering licenses (s) such as DC II, DC III, or equivalent
  • Electrical or mechanical Journeyman License · CFC license (Universal or minimum Type II)
  • NFPA 70E Certification

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