Element Critical is seeking an experienced Facility Engineer Technician to join our team in our data center located in Austin, Texas.

Element Critical is looking for energetic, detail-oriented individuals to join our team. This experienced team works to maintain the critical physical infrastructure that supports Element Critical. Specifically, this team works to ensure that the data center’s Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems operate at 100% availability while maintaining first-class customer service to our critical data centers.

The Data Center Engineer is responsible for operating and maintaining all electrical, mechanical, and fire/life safety equipment within the facility. The Data Center Engineer serves as a technical resource to support Element Critical equipment that supports critical servers to maintain better than a 99.999% uptime. Data Center Engineers are also tasked with driving innovation and creativity while reducing operational costs in our data centers.

Data Center Engineers are Element Critical‘s first line responders for hands-on electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting and operation. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, Stand-by diesel generators, Switchgear, Uninterrupted Power Supplies, Power Distribution Units, Air Handling Units, Chillers, Cooling towers, Chemical treatment systems, Pumps, Power monitoring, Electric motors, Variable Frequency Drives, Building Automation Systems, and Automatic Transfer Switches.


Element Critical is a well-funded, fast-paced organization that is seeking to make several acquisitions over the next few years and develop into a very strong national player with an eye toward international expansion. Led by a team of savvy and experienced executives with a history of success, this is an opportunity to get involved near the ground level and grow exponentially with a company that is poised to execute.

Element Critical owns and operates data centers in Chicago-Illinois, Vienna-Virginia, Austin-Texas, Houston-Texas, and Sunnyvale-California. Our Tier III hybrid IT-ready facilities are carrier-neutral, network-rich, concurrently maintainable, and available in a variety of deployment sizes and densities. Element Critical cares as much about the people we serve as the servers we house. We offer a data center experience that brings solutions engineering and customer service out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

Element Critical is powered by our people. And we would like to invite you to join us.


Element Critical is seeking to add a Facility Engineer Technician to the operations team in the Company’s Austin One data center at 8025 North Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, Texas 78753.


The following represent some of the responsibilities that will be assigned to the Facility Engineer Technician:

  • Operate and maintain mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Perform root cause analysis of equipment failures.
  • Troubleshooting of facility events.
  • Ensure all safety procedures are adhered to while performing work.
  • Take daily operational readings of all mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Utilize internal processes to manage data center work.
  • Ability to perform work autonomously with little to no supervision.
  • Able to read, write, and understand Standard Operating Procedures.


The physical demands listed below must be met for the employee to perform the essential job functions of the position.

  • Walk job sites in uneven terrain.
  • Work at heights and from ladders.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 49 pounds; and participate in group lifts for 50 pounds or more.
  • Work shifts up to twelve (12) hours in duration.
  • Coordinate body movements when using tools or equipment.
  • Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance.
  • Bend or twist the body into unusual positions while working.
  • Perform physical tasks all day without becoming overly tired.
  • Use hands to manipulate small wires and objects.
  • Push or pull heavy objects into position.
  • Work in a noisy environment.
  • Work at depths, such as under raised floors.
  • Ability to work in an environment that operates 24/7 with an ability to participate in on-call rotation and provide after-hours support as needed.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Technical (Military/ Trade School) training and/or relevant experience at a critical infrastructure facility which include but are not limited to the following: data centers, nuclear, semi-conductor, and pharmaceutical
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and suites
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


  • 4+ years of data center operations/facilities experience
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in applicable engineering fields or mechanical or electrical trades
  • Operating engineering licenses such as DC II, DC III, or equivalent
  • Stationary Engineering or Building Engineering License
  • Electrical or mechanical Journeyman License
  • CFC license
  • NFPA 70E training
  • First-Aid /CPR, Basic Life Saver Cert.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. Management duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.


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