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Critical Environment Technician

Microsoft

Microsoft

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San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
As a Critical Environment Technician (CET) in Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) team, you will help to maintain the critical infrastructure that keeps our datacenters up and running. This could be anything from performing basic monitoring and inspection, performing various types of maintenance, participating in equipment troubleshooting, enforcing all safety and security requirements, and developing methods of operating procedures (MOPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I Critical Environment Technician, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform. As a group, CO+I is focused on the personal and professional development of all employees and offers training and opportunities including Career Rotation Programs, Diversity & Inclusion training and events, and professional certifications.

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 200 datacenters in 32 countries and millions of servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our datacenter design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class cloud provider.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

Responsibilities

Equipment and Systems Operations

  • Works on tasks (e.g., making rounds, initial assessments on equipment performance) as assigned with varying levels of supervision, sometimes minimal. Builds knowledge in operating equipment and systems within a set discipline (e.g., electrical, mechanical, controls). Operates all systems and equipment in a safe and professional manner.
  • Performs monitoring and inspection of critical environment-related facility equipment (e.g., controls, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning [HVAC], mechanical systems), building, and grounds for unsafe or abnormal conditions. Recognizes circumstances where execution would be considered safe to do. Monitors performance of maintenance and operations of equipment (e.g., electrical, mechanical, fire/life safety) within the data center. Utilizes telemetry, control systems, and other platforms to monitor site status, analyze past and current events, as well as other processes, and can identify critical alarms. Escalates per applicable policies and standards. Performs various inspections and validations of equipment performance.
  • Utilizes internal computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to track all equipment assets and to complete work order requests for maintenance work. Tracks hours for performed tasks. Adds required data, documents changes and upkeep of procedures and building management systems, and runs reports.
  • Safely responds to and stabilizes abnormal conditions within the required timeframes for various abnormal facility events within data center with minimal supervision, utilizing emergency operating procedures (EOPs). Assists in developing EOPs. Identifies appropriate parties to mitigate incidences as they occur. Assists in providing emergency monitoring response to irregular or
  • malfunctioning conditions. Gathers necessary information and participate in the creation of incident timelines/data, root-cause analyses, and/or action items following an abnormal condition as required.

Equipment and Systems Maintenance

  • Performs various types of maintenance (e.g., planned, predictive, corrective) and repairs (e.g., basic replacements, changing of parts) for specific disciplines and equipment for which they have been trained, following methods of procedure (MOPs), and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Performs lower level maintenance with minimal supervision, and may resolve high level issues with supervision of senior colleagues. Follows recommended maintenance schedules. Prioritizes maintenance activities as required and/or appropriate. Documents tasks/issues for follow up as needed. Escalates as appropriate.
  • Has a hands-on understanding of how equipment works within disciplines they have been trained. Performs troubleshooting of equipment and systems independently within their trained discipline(s). Documents issues found in troubleshooting process. Ensures equipment and systems consistency. Escalates as appropriate.
  • Provides necessary escort to third-party contractors, sub-contractors, vendors, and service providers on site based on the appropriate severity leveled procedures. Coordinates on appropriate severity procedures for maintenance. Takes part in getting third-party work underway (e.g., making sure systems are properly energized/deenergized), ensuring the work is started and completed in a safe manner in accordance with standard practices, procedures, federal/local legislation, and municipal codes. Corrects procedures and equipment when appropriate. Ensures work performed by suppliers/vendors is performed to scope and escalates as appropriate. Recognizes circumstances when to stop supplier/vendor work to address potential and/or identified concerns.

Critical Environment Culture

  • Understands, follows, and ensures safety and security requirements (e.g., job hazard assessments [JHAs], toolbox talks), and business processes and procedures to properly perform work in a safe, quality, and reliable manner in accordance to applicable federal, state, local, and Microsoft requirements. Recognizes safe versus unsafe working conditions and responds accordingly. Maintains safe working conditions. Monitors the environment and stops work that is deemed unsafe or incorrect. Seeks to escalate immediately when unsafe working conditions are observed. Participates in required meetings, trainings, and necessary handoffs. Assesses and identifies appropriate resources and equipment necessary to fully support environmental health and safety (EH&S) objectives.
  • Provides and submits reports (e.g., maintenance data, trending data). Develops methods of operating procedure (MOPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for appropriately leveled procedures to ensure safe and reliable execution.
  • Processes method of statement procedure (MSP) documents. Coordinates activities with contractors. Performs inspections of equipment in a facility. Participates in testing and commissioning activities.

Other

  • Embody our culture and values

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • 3+ years work/applied learning experience in mechanical, manufacturing, automotive, electrical, controls, data center, or related fields
    • OR equivalent experience.
Other Requirements

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
  • Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of citizenship due to citizenship-based legal restrictions. Specifically, this position supports United States federal, state, and/or local government agency customers and is subject to certain citizenship-based restrictions where required or permitted by applicable law. To meet this legal requirement, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate’s citizenship will be verified with a valid passport.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent AND 4+ years technical services experience (e.g., high-availability assembly/manufacturing/critical infrastructure environments such as data centers, oil and gas refineries, hospitals, pharmaceutical)
    • OR Associate's Degree or technical trade certification (e.g., military, trade school), or higher-equivalent education AND 2+ years technical services experience (e.g., high-availability assembly/manufacturing/critical infrastructure environments such as data centers, oil and gas refineries, hospitals, pharmaceutical)
    • OR equivalent experience.
Critical Environment Ops ATR-B - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $20.82 - $33.32 per hour. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $27.55 - $35.77 per hour.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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