Data Center Facilities Technician, Mechanical




London, United Kingdom


Position summary

Minimum qualifications:

  • Associate's degree, trade school certification, or other verifiable training in a relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Experience with mechanical maintenance, including fire and safety systems, building infrastructure, pumps, tanks, piping, elevators, and cooling systems (https://e.g., HVAC equipment, chillers, cooling towers).

  • Experience with fire life safety systems installation and maintenance.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with mechanical maintenance of critical facilities (https://e.g., data centers, pharma/medical/electrical installations) including maintenance of UPS systems, generators, and associated devices.

  • Experience investigating failures and performing data analysis.

  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and controls systems, including Feeders, Transformers, Generators, Switchgear, UPS systems, ATS/STS units, PDU/PMM units, Chillers or commercial HVAC units.

  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new processes, procedures, and equipment.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to perform maintenance or projects on the systems.

  • Ability to work non-standard hours and differing work rotations/shifts.

About the job

The Data Center team designs and operates some of the most sophisticated electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and HVAC systems in the world. Facilities Technicians at Google data centers operate, monitor and support physical facilities conditions. Some of these duties will include heating and cooling of air and water, power supply, generators, UPS systems, electrical distribution and control and monitoring systems. You regularly help inspect, maintain and repair various data center systems such as piping and non-critical electrical or mechanical system components). You provide daily assistance to senior technicians as you read blueprints/schematics, conduct tours of systems and assess their working order.

As an advocate for best practices, you develop creative approaches to reducing operational costs while improving overall data center efficiency. You ensure that environmental and safety standards are consistently met, identifying problems and making repairs quickly. In emergency situations or abnormal conditions, you manage data center performance issues and outages to minimize the recovery time from failures.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.


  • Be responsible for the uptime, maintenance, and troubleshooting of various data center systems such as pumps, HVAC, control and monitoring systems, stand-by power generation, electrical distribution.

  • Operate, monitor, maintain, and respond to abnormal conditions in the data center facilities systems and equipment.

  • Lead the execution of complex controls system programming, starting-up, commissioning, documentation, and full facilities turnover on assigned projects.

  • Follow the site's environmental health and safety policies.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

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  • Generous parental and caregiver leave along with fertility and growing family support.

  • Flexible work options that include a hybrid work model, four “work from anywhere” weeks, and remote work opportunities.

  • A chance to be a part of a variety of employee resource groups, community groups, and culture clubs.