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Data Center Technician

Company: IES Communications
Location: Sterling
Posted on: July 4, 2019

Job Description:


Job Summary:

The Data Center Technician I will support both the Physical and Virtual Infrastructure of the organization or customer and its facilities. The Data Center Technician will implement data center best practices and relative industry standards following working processes and procedures as and where applicable.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

* Directly support and complete all scheduled data center MACD (Move and Add and Change and Delete) including device labeling, power connectivity, and network cable connectivity

* Complete hardware support work orders involving: hardware and cabling MACD, certification, troubleshooting and break-fix

* Asset management, auditing and daily work log and ticket tracking

* Provide SmartHands assistance as required for multiple customers at various sites within specified SLA response times (on-call duties may apply)

* Maintain a safe and secure operating environment within the data center, or other customer space, and report any violations to their immediate supervisor or lead

* Detailed and thorough documentation and record keeping

* Maintain site security protocols, badging requirements, and data and asset protection procedures and report any violations to their immediate supervisor or lead

* Ensure all media storage devices (Hard drives, thumb drives, CD, DVD s, etc.) are properly logged, secured, and documented to ensure compliance with retention practices and report any violations to their immediate supervisor or lead

* Develop knowledge with server and network hardware and components, copper and fiber infrastructure installation and testing, data center productivity and support tools, applications and software (Windows, Linux, SSH, RDP, Putty, etc.), and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools

* Implements equipment and material receiving, shipping, and RMA support as and when required in accordance with established policies

* Provide vendor and security escorts as needed

* Provide general cleaning on raised floor, cabinet and rack exterior surfaces, work benches, storage areas, and other areas as needed and as scheduled

* Support standard and emergency operating procedures for data center in accordance with run-book provided by team leadership

* Provide status reporting regarding data center service availability, performance, capacity utilization as required

* Daily error log reporting and physical DC inspections for general health, power, cooling, hazards, etc.

* Implements equipment installation and delivery schedules in accordance with set project plans or other direction

* Demonstrates commitment to team and customer through attention to detail, reporting issues, concerns, and mistakes as soon as they occur, and willingness to learn and teach

On-Call duties as needed (may include 24/7 support)






High School


Physical and Mental Requirements:

* Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, positive in approach, professional

* Exposure to creating, developing, and implementing project process improvement(s)

* Must promote the company culture and mission to all employees, vendors, clients and business partners

* Minimum 6 months working in data centers, telco, IT operations, or related technical field

* General knowledge of server and network equipment and software support configurations

* Basic understanding of AC and DC power principles, and preferred knowledge of data center power distribution and best practices

* Strong aptitude for independent working environment and high productivity rate

* Must be able to act as the company liaison for interface with customer representative(s)

* Demonstrates problem-solving, critical thinking skills, and the ability to effectively read, write and give oral presentation(s)

* Must be able to: work at heights from a ladder; work in confined spaces; lift as much as 50 pounds; move as much as 75 pounds; and move pallets of equipment leveraging an unpowered pallet jack

* Must be able to see and distinguish different colors, read small print, and hear and recognize audible signals such as device alarms within a consistently loud environment with varying light levels

* Excellent team and customer communication skills, orally and in writing

Education, Certification, License, and Skill Requirements:

* Must possess at least a High School diploma or GED equivalency

* Minimum 6 months working in data centers, telco, IT operations, or related technical field

* Any server, OS, Network, or data center certification (including in-progress) are a plus

* Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

* Ability to work alone or in teams with minimal instruction

* Must meet Company minimum driving standards

* License Required-NO

Career Path:

* Data Center Technician II


NOTE TO ALL AGENCIES: Any unsolicited agency resumes or agency represented candidates that are presented to any IES employee without first having a signed contract between that agency and the IES Talent Acquisition organization will become the property of IES and no fees will be paid.

EEO & Affirmative Action

The IES policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, or any other protected status or characteristic. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. IES is also committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. IES develops affirmative action programs to support its commitment to equal employment opportunity, consistent with company policy and the company s obligations as a contractor to the United States government.

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Disability Accommodation

IES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. IES provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact the IES corporate office at (713) 860-1500 or any IES office to request assistance.

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