Data Center Facilities Technician

Salute Mission Critical Inc.
May 1, 2023
October 28, 2023
Odessa, TX



Across the data center industry – from deployment, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning – Salute Mission Critical is the industry leader of delivering global data center services executed with military precision. 

At Salute, we don’t have employees. We have team members. It’s our culture, and it’s a significant driver of the success we're able to deliver for our clients. This team-oriented culture is defined by transparent communication, collaborative development and deployment of procedures and best practices, a customer service mindset both internally and externally, and a strong commitment to safety.  

Data Center Facilities Technician: 

The Data Center Facilities Technician (FT) is responsible for ensuring that all electrical, mechanical, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center is operating at peak efficiency. This involves both planned preventative maintenance of equipment, daily corrective work, and emergency response to emergent issues. The FT serves as an expert technical resource reporting to the Regional Director and interacting with onsite Engineering Operations Technicians (EOT) and any third-party vendors. They are expected to be a singular focal point for all facility operations within a given data center. Data center equipment that supports mission critical servers must maintain better than 99.999% uptime. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, stand-by diesel generators, switchgear, UPSs, PDUs, AHUs, chillers, cooling towers, chemical treatment systems, pumps, motors, VFDs, and building automation systems.     


  • Operate, monitor, maintain, and respond to abnormal conditions in facilities systems.  
  • Complete planned and ad-hoc preventive maintenance work assignments requiring the skill and direction of several engineering, mechanical, and maintenance trades.  
  • Conduct periodic inspections of building systems, i.e., HVAC, electrical distribution, etc.  
  • Maintain mechanical equipment rooms to ensure clean and safe conditions Rapid response, investigation, and management of indoor emergency situations and air quality complaints.  
  • Assist Facilities Manager in handling request for service Have a complete working knowledge on creating, closing, and tracking “work requests” (WR).  
  • Initiate or respond to work orders, follow-up and verify completion of work.  
  • Monitor performance/note deficiencies of service contractors and recommend changes, as necessary.  
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by management     


  • A minimum of 5-10 years of directly related experience in the operation, installation, and maintenance of data center critical equipment, building systems with in-depth technical understanding and knowledge of all HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire/life safety, and control systems.  
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 5-10 years’ experience in electrical systems, refrigeration and/or HVAC. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Knowledge of the electrical and mechanical systems used in a data center environment, including Feeders, Transformers, Generators, Switchgear, UPS systems, ATS/STS units, PDU/PMM units, Chillers, Air handling units and CRAC units.  
  • Good observation skills and problem-solving ability.     


  • Valid Driver's License required

Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to Lift over 50lbs  
  • Ability to bend and kneel for extended periods of time  
  • Ability to climb ladders and access compact spaces  
  • Color perception is necessary to perform certain critical aspects of the job  
  • May be required to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays   

If your professional growth and compensation trajectory are restricted in any way, consider – 

  • Stepping into a role with a nationally recognized leader in the Mission Critical market 
  • Working with an employer who maintains a corporate philosophy to hire only our nation’s best 
  • Who invests in and are unilaterally committed to continuing the enrichment of their employees  

If you have what it takes to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment we welcome the opportunity to provide more detail and explore your current situation and interests. 

Military experience preferred. 


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