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Data Center Technician

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CoreSite’s Data Center Technician I will assist in the operational integrity, security, and regulatory compliance of the assigned data center. Technicians will learn and gain experience through assisting more experienced data center technicians in day to day operations of the data center including security functions, general site response and triage, and customer interaction. Technicians must ensure that data center problems are identified and repaired quickly, that contractors deliver quality services, and that internal customer demands are met.

We are currently hiring for the Swing Shift: 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm

A Tier 1 technician will hold responsibilities in the functional areas of: Security operations, first-responder, fire watch, safety, trouble shooting, causality response, and customer service. CoreSite’s Data Center Technicians gain working knowledge of the general data center mechanical, electrical, telecom, and security equipment. Responsibilities include monitoring and responding to mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and security systems. These systems include, transformers, PLC’s, generators, switchgear, UPS systems, STS’, ATS’ PDU’s, chilled water systems, CRAC/CRAH, wet sprinkler systems and pre-action sprinkler, security hardware, and CCTV.

The ability to write concise and accurate reports
The ability to appropriately escalate data center incidents and respond to alarms
Familiar with CCTV and access and control security systems
The ability to communicate effectively with customers and internal staff
Good troubleshooting skills
The ability to learn quickly and address issues as they arise in a Mission Critical 24×7 environment
Schedule flexibility with ability to work non-standard business hours
Strong work ethic and accountability
The ability to work independently and be able to follow all escalation procedures in regard to critical or emergency situations.
The ability to operate in and promote a rigorous process-driven team environment
The ability to logically analyze and solve problems
The ability to effectively multi-task while assisting customers and working on multiple projects
Operate Hand and Machine Tools (hammer, drill, saw, etc.)
Operate electrical tools such as a multi-meter or infrared camera
Familiar with computer systems and software programs – i.e., MS Word, Excel, MS Outlook.
A Tier I technician will gain an on-the-job understanding of the mechanical, electrical, fire life safety, and security 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, security hardware, CCTV, monitoring, and CMMS systems.
Completion of CoreSite’s Data Center Operations Qualification Program to the tier level at which you are hired within the first nine (9) months of employment.


High School Diploma or greater
1+ years of experience in either customer service or security industry
Experience in a mission critical facility is a plus

Physical Demands and special requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of CoreSite’s Data Center Technician I role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to stand 1/3 – 2/3 of the time
Ability to walk 1/3 – 2/3 of the time
Ability to sit 1/3 – 2/3 of the time
Ability to climb and balance 1/3 – 2/3 of the time
Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl 1/3 – 2/3 of the time
Ability to reach with hands & arms 1/3 – 2/3 of the time
Ability to smell, talk & hear
Ability to use hands to type, handle & feel
Ability to reach with hands and arms
Ability to see at close and distance ranges and the ability to see color
Must be comfortable working in a high stress, fast paced environment with shifting priorities
Must be willing to work outside normal business hours, including weekends, late nights, holidays, and on-call support
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 1/3 of the time