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Data Center Mechanical Field Engineer

Job ID: 1529153 | Amazon Data Services, Inc.


As an Amazon Colo Mechanical Engineering Specialist, you will provide full life-cycle field support to AWS Data Centers from design inception through site improvement and maintenance. You will be the ‘go to’ engineering resource for your region when technical advice is needed, and will use your subject matter expertise and engage with diverse teams to:
· Perform design and equipment submittal review for new Data Centers in your region.
· Troubleshoot, conduct Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and create Corrective Action (CA) documentation for site/equipment failures.
· Directly support operational issues with ad-hoc training, complex operating procedure reviews, including critical equipment, and event support.
· Own the design for existing data center upgrades and design-solutions, which add capacity, improve availability, and increase efficiency.
· Lead, review, and approve designs for existing co-location (colo) data center upgrades which improve availability/efficiency.
· Interface with internal data center design engineering team, server hardware team, environmental health and safety team to promote standards that maintain consistency and reliability in services delivered.
· Work on concurrent projects, sometimes in multiple geographical regions.
· Initiate and lead engineering site audits within Amazon’s owned or colo data centers. Produce reports outlining risks with recommended mitigations and remediations.
· Support construction, commissioning, and turnover for new construction projects.

Amazon's vision is to be the world's most customer-centric company, and this role is key to that vision. As a Colo Mechanical Engineering Specialist, you will be leading projects to fit out our data centers to meet ever-evolving customer needs as we continue expanding our fleet to hyper-scale. As an ideal candidate you:
· Possess strong engineering judgement and are able to provide recommendations despite uncertainty
· Are detail and data oriented
· Have experience managing engineering projects and consultants.
· Build trust and relationships with different stakeholders (e.g., Operations, Commissioning, Construction and Design)
· Be inclined to get into the field to see things up close.

Each day you will interact with different teams responsible for all aspects of the data centers. You will prioritize your activities to support data center capacity availability and safety focusing on the actions that are most impactful. You will have the opportunity to work on projects locally and globally.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age


· Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
· 6+ cumulative years of experience with industrial or commercial engineering in Mission Critical facilities including but not limited to: data centers, telecom facilities, power generation, aerospace industry, oil / gas facilities.
· English required. Must have the ability to read and speak/communicate in English with respect to complex technical instructions and concepts.


· Organized and have the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines and budget
· Possess leadership and problem-solving skills
· Experience using a variety of web based and other software tools for calculation and data processing.
· Direct experience with the design, construction, operation, or maintenance of mission critical facilities, especially data centers.
· Field experience in engineering.
· Knowledge of building codes and regulations for your region.
· Experience reading and interpreting construction drawings, and creating specifications and submittal documents.
· Ability to carry design concepts through exploration, development, and into deployment/mass production
· Possess excellent communication and writing skills, attention to detail, maintain high quality standards
· Basic understanding of both mechanical and electrical equipment/design related to data centers (Including but not limited to: uninterruptable power sources, diesel generators, electrical switchgear, power distribution units, variable frequency drives, automatic/static transfer switches, chillers [air-cooled and water-cooled], pumps, cooling towers, heat exchangers, CRAHs, air economizers, etc...)
· EPMS/SCADA/BMS Controls system experience (software and/or hardware)
· Advanced degree in engineering, business, or related field.
· Have fluent knowledge of continuous operating redundant electrical systems, cooling systems, air flow containment systems and building management systems. (Including but not limited to: uninterruptable power sources, AC/DC conversion, P&ID loops, diesel generators systems and complex arrangements, direct evaporative cooling systems, etc...)
· Ability to develop solutions and execute plans on complex projects
· Previous ownership of fast track design/build projects and or multiple significant upgrade projects
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role