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Job Details

Hiring Organization Amazon
Post Name Data Center Engineering Operations 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 20 To USD 23 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 CI polygraph. The position further requires that, after the start, the selected candidate obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with full scope polygraph and satisfy other security-related requirements.


  • 4+ years of experience working primarily as an HVAC Technician or an Electrician
  • Practical understanding of electrical safety requirements/LOTO
  • Practical understanding of 3-phase power distribution in commercial facilities
  • Practical understanding of standby generator power systems
  • Practical understanding of chiller and AHU operations
  • Solid leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven self-starter

**Current, Active US Government Security Clearance at or above the Top Secret/SCI w/CI poly.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or relevant discipline
  • 4+ years of Data Center or Mission Critical Facilities Engineering Operations 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
  • 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 Journeyman License or Certified HVAC Technician
  • CFC license (Universal or minimum Type II)
  • NFPA 70E Certification

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or another legally protected status.

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