Kaiser Permanente Engineer, Data Center - Silver Spring Data Center in Silver Spring, Maryland

Assume the responsibility to properly operate and correctly maintain all plant and engineering equipment (electrical and mechanical) as assigned, within the Data Center, to ensure continuous availability, and delivery of required engineering services. This position consistently supports compliance and Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct by adhering to federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures. In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform hands-on operation and maintenance of all Data Center building engineering-related equipment and systems, which include, but are not limited to: Mechanical (HVAC, chillers, boilers, Computer Room AC Units, pumps, strainers, controls, water treatment, etc.); Electrical (UPS, PDUs, generators, switchgear, etc); Plumbing (condensate, fuel oil, etc.); Building Automation and Control Systems (BAS, BMS, etc.); Fire/Life Safety (alarms, suppression, etc).

  • Operate Building Automation and Control Systems.

  • Operate computer based control and monitoring system, as well as PC based systems for tracking of operations and maintenance activities.

  • Perform all work in accordance with Data Center Engineering Policies and Procedures, with special emphasis on work in designated critical areas, and demonstrate Critical Awareness in all work activities.

  • Carry out routine Data Center Preventive Maintenance as directed on all equipment specified.

  • Perform required Data Center Corrective Maintenance as directed on all equipment specified.

  • Conduct Data Center facility/building rounds as scheduled.

  • Promptly report all equipment/system anomalies noted while in the Data Center.

  • Immediately report any hazardous materials encountered or unsafe work practices observed.

  • Maintain logs, record readings, document equipment histories, and prepare other engineering-related documentation.

  • Store, maintain and use Critical Spare Parts and general-use parts in accordance with prescribed policy.

  • Perform services as directed in Project related work.

  • Provide access/escort service to subcontractors working in engineering areas as required.

  • Use all tools and equipment properly as designed and in a safe manner.

  • Participate in all training programs provided.

  • Actively take part in all emergency drills and scenario exercises as directed.

  • Respond quickly and appropriately to all emergencies occurring in the Data Center.

  • Work independently or with other team members as directed.

  • Report any accidents encountered, either to self or others.

  • Conduct all work in a professional manner and respond courteously to all client requests.

  • Work weekend/evening shifts as required.

  • Write, or assist in writing, documents related to the operation, maintenance and repairs of said equipment and systems. The documentation includes, but is not limited to, Critical Facility Work Authorization (CFWA), Methods of Procedure (MOP), Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), and Emergency Operating Procedure (EOP).

  • Operating Engineers will carry out maintenance/operations tasks as assigned by management and submit accompanying documentation in a timely manner. Documentation includes but is not limited to when work was completed, how long the work took to complete, anomalies encountered, repairs made, parts used, etc.

  • Take all required and mandated training in order to maintain required certifications and licenses per the State of Maryland.

  • Performs other duties, within their field, as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in critical, high availability Data Centers and/or Hub Medical Centers required.

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is required.

  • Demonstrated experience with heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems.

  • In-depth knowledge of Life Safety codes on Federal, State and Local levels required.

  • Ability to work independently and in a professional manner.

License, Certification, Registration

  • State of Maryland first class Stationary Engineer license and Universal CFC or equivalent licensing from DC/VA required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematic drawings and technical manuals required.

  • Knowledge of equipment and systems described above including electrical repairs and maintenance required.

  • Attained CFC Certification required.

  • Is current or willing to become member of IUOE required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of four-year apprentice program or have journeyman status in electrical/mechanical crafts.

  • Documented and completed course work in electrical systems fundamentals, UPS Systems, generators, chillers systems, building automation and control systems.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Engineer, Data Center - Silver Spring Data Center

LOCATION: Silver Spring, Maryland

REQNUMBER: 671754

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.