Data Center Technician - 3720

Metro Systems Inc. is looking for Critical Facilities Operations Data Center Technicians to support our rapidly expanding team in Northern Virginia. 

Metro Systems Inc. is looking for Critical Facilities Operations Data Center Technicians to support our rapidly expanding team in Northern Virginia. This position will also be responsible for the processes that maximize customer uptime in the most cost-effective way. Technicians must ensure that data center problems are identified and repaired quickly, that contractors deliver quality services, and that internal customer demands are met. A L2 technician develops creative approaches to keep operational costs to a minimum, improve efficiency, and implement new strategies. Regular, predictable attendance is essential for satisfactory performance.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Mechanical responsibilities will include chilled water systems and components, HVAC systems such as roof top units, CRAC/CRAH units, and humidification systems.
  • Electrical responsibilities will include electrical/critical power distribution from the Utility/Generator main switchgear through the UPS systems out to the customer load.
  • Fire Life Safety responsibilities will include wet sprinkler systems and pre-action sprinkler systems as well as their associated detection devices.
  • Firm and proven understanding, and proficiency, of the mechanical, electrical, and fire life safety 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, and Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems
  • Operates, monitors, maintains, and responds to abnormal conditions in facilities systems. Areas include: Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Life Safety, and Building Monitoring and Control
  • Analyzes systems to ensure best practices for both internal and external customers
  • Provides feedback to DCO Engineering on the effectiveness of existing standards and processes
  • Works with contractors and consultants to review quality assurance for all system expansions, corrections, and upgrades
  • Works with the CF Ops Lead Technician to track and complete an aggressive preventive and predictive maintenance program
  • Ensures data center operates at maximum operational efficiency, including analyzing existing operating conditions, recommending new technologies and improving overall efficiency, and cost reduction.
  • Manages systems to avoid unplanned customer-impacting events
  • Works with CF Ops Lead Technician to determine maintenance requirements for mechanical, electrical, and fire life safety systems
  • Proficient understanding of NEC, NFPA 70E, NFPA 72, NFPA 25, and compliance issues as well as building codes in regard to fire life safety
  • Current knowledge in industrial safety best practices (i.e. lockout/tag out, arc flash protection, OSHA and state regulations)
  • Well versed in regard to data trending / tracking and analysis with the ability to utilize a PC based integrated critical monitoring systems
  • Hands-on experience installing, maintaining, and/or troubleshooting large commercial and industrial systems including:
    • Chilled Water Systems
    • Large Centrifugal Chillers
    • Cooling Towers
    • Heat Exchangers
    • Water Treatment Systems
    • VFD's and Pumps
    • HVAC equipment
    • CRAC/CRAH's
    • Humidification Systems
    • Water heaters
    • Water/Air filters
    • BMS and PLC Controls
    • Emergency Standby Diesel Generator Systems
    • Fuel/Oil systems,
    • 480/277 and 208/120 electrical generation and distribution
    • Static UPS Systems
    • Double Interlock Pre-Action Systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and internal staff.
  • Ability to coordinate, supervise, and communicate with contractors who perform maintenance or upgrade work on these systems.
  • Ability to learn quickly and address issues as they arise during normal working hours or after hours.
  • Ability to operate in and promote a rigorous process-driven team environment
  • Ability to logically analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to effectively multi-task multiple projects
  • Operate Hand and Machine Tools (hammer, drill, saw, etc.)
  • Operate electrical tools such as a multi-meter or infrared camera
  • Operate a forklift
Performs other duties as assigned