HVAC Maintenance / Operations Engineer


International telecom data center located in Staten Island, NY seeks an HVAC professional with a valid NYC refrigeration license Q-99 (Q-01). Experience with Centrifugal pumps, CRAH unit operation and maintenance, pneumatic & electric controls, chiller operation & emergency power systems. We are looking for a candidate who has operated & understands UPS systems & Generator operation (Previous Data Center experience is a plus). The candidate should be a self-starter, who is knowledgeable and understands maintenance procedures for HVAC equipment and has a strong knowledge of 480-volt power distribution systems and switchgear operation as well as an ability to troubleshoot low voltage control circuits. This is not an entry level position and non-union job; Only experienced applicants should apply.

Essential Functions:

  • Must come on time and leave no earlier than their shift end. Also work overtime as need if there is an outstanding issue or event.
  • Maintain strict compliance with all Federal, State and Local codes, regulations and standards.
  • Perform preventative tests and analyze data to ensure the proper functioning of all base building and critical system equipment, including electrical, HVAC, fire/life safety, security and emergency back-up systems.
  • Be able to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of any problems/malfunctions and take corrective action as required. Preventative maintenance and repair experience required.
  • Monitor the operations and make approved adjustments of chilled water systems, heat exchangers, CRAC Units, HVAC, electrical systems, emergency back-up systems, hot water systems, pumps, valves, filters and other mechanical and electrical equipment. Record readings and make recommendations for adjustments where necessary to ensure proper operation of equipment.
  • Update maintenance tickets and reports to accurately document the condition of systems in the data center. Maintain detailed logs of all work performed.
  • Read, comprehend and work from complex technical information (i.e., blueprints, sketches, building plans and schematics) pertaining to electrical and mechanical systems that serve the data centers. 
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures and formal change control processes to implement changes.
  • Interact with all parts of the organization to respond to a variety of service requests. 
  • Perform all work to ensure the safety of the building’s tenants and the continuous operation of the facility.
  • May be on-call after regular scheduled hours.
  • Perform new customer site installs, and/ or oversee contractors conducting customer site installs.
  • Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Method of Procedures (MOP) and Emergency Operating Procedures (EOP) established for the critical environments, as well as the formal change control process.
  • Operate machinery to approved specifications ensuring no downtime attributed to poor operations.
  • Perform tests, rounds and analyzes data to ensure the proper functioning of equipment.
  • Remote monitoring for other facilities through BMS and web control system follow up with upper management vendor in emergency situations in conjunction with company procedures.
  • In the absence of FSD/DFSD, act as a fire warden during your scheduled shifts.
  • Tenant routine work orders (bulb and ballast replacement, security lock repairs, constructing private customer caged suites (or) cage modifications, repairs to office furniture etc.).
  • Coordinate with outside vendors or contractors for work within your site as contracted by the Facility Manager.
  • Perform preventative and proactive maintenance on the physical plant and associated critical systems (chillers, CHW pumps, sumps, cooling towers, oversee vendor PM of diesel generators, batteries, & UPS systems)
  • Perform preventive and proactive maintenance and conduct readings on fuel tanks, air handlers, air compressors, exhaust fans, halon purge fan, heat exchanger, dry coolers and variable frequency drives.
  • Perform all assigned work as to ensure the safety of the building’s tenants and the continuous operation of the facility.
  • Perform monthly breaker amperage readings for all critical breakers for compiling power reports, complete chiller rotations and testing exercises, thermal infrared scanning, generator / load bank testing and facility load transfers when required for testing and drills.
  • Perform other work assigned to them by their supervisor.


  • 2-year degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience is required.
  • 3+ years of experience in a data center environment.
  • Current NYC refrigeration Q99 / Q01 License (Refrigeration System Operating Engineer License)
  • Must be experienced with Centrifugal pumps, pneumatic and electric controls, diesel generators, UPS’s, PDU’s ,ATS’s , STS’s, chillers, water towers, PM’s and general data facilities knowledge.
  • Preventative maintenance and repair experience required.
  • Must be a team player, well organized, detailed in managing work assignments, and service orientated when dealing with clients.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and pc network and application skills. Must be proficient is Microsoft office suite, 

Knowledge, Skills Abilities:

  • High level of accuracy and dependability are required.
  • Must be capable to communicate with supporting staff and customers to represent Telehouse America for facilities related inquiries.
  • Must have a good background in electrical and mechanical systems with a thorough knowledge of all building trades.
  • Will be required to work overtime and assume other related duties as required by the department management team.


During training (Monday thru Friday 9 to 5). After training period, engineer will take a shift. There will be 2 shift options.

  1. Sunday 11p-11a (overnight- 1st shift) watch shift, Monday, Tuesday Wednesday- 9A to 5P maintenance shift.
  2. Sunday 11a-11p (daytime – 2nd shift) watch shift, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday- 9A to 5P maintenance shift

*The # 1 and # 2 engineers will also cover engineer PTO shifts as needed.


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