Mechanical and Electrical Shift Engineer




Slough, United Kingdom


Position summary

Mechanical and Electrical Shift Engineer

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 240+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 20 years of continuous growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,100 networks and 3,000+ cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents.  

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best-in-class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary

In the Engineering team at Equinix, we keep the lights on! We are responsible for maintaining the electrical and mechanical infrastructure across the various sites. This is including and not limited to stand by power generators, AC units, chilled water systems. This is a 24/7 position, therefore in this role you will be working shift work (including nights).


  • In this critical role you will be responsible for the facility infrastructure maintenance

  • You will perform the site inspections and monitor the building and Data Centre alarms

  • You will ensure preventative maintenance on site infrastructure is run (https://e.g. maintenance of primary infrastructures), or handled by vendors with your oversight

  • You maintain repairs and run corrective maintenance on equipment

  • In the role you are also responsible for preparing and carrying out planned maintenance

  • Completion of site logs and data gathering for permits, such as MOPs and scripts is a key part of this position

  • You will assist more senior staff with responding to all on-site incidents and act as directed

  • You may requested to begin responding to basic incidents based on own knowledge and experience

  • Completes basic work requests and circuit installations

  • Participates in ongoing infrastructure projects

  • Carry out small works projects https://i.e. lighting upgrades etc


  • ONC/BTEC/NVQ or equivalent qualification in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering

  • Previous data center / critical environment experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of critical infrastructure https://i.e. UPS, generator, BMS, chillers, life safety systems

  • Self-motivated and flexible

  • Full qualified apprenticeship

  • HV Switching experience

  • Clean UK Driving licence

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you are a qualified candidate and need assistance or an accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the https://U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Why you should apply for a job to Equinix:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2022

  • 4.7/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.8/5 in supportive management

  • 92% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 94% would recommend this company to other women

  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Temporary & Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Internship Programs with Universities by partnering with local universities all over the world

  • Education, Training, Tuition & Certification Reimbursement