Generator Subject Matter Expert

Generator Subject Matter Expert
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Altoona, IA
Meta is seeking a Generator Subject Matter Expert to join our Data Center Facility Operations team. Our data centers serve as the foundation upon which our software operates to meet the demands of our customers. The Generator Specialist will be a part of the facility operations team and will be responsible for being the emergency generator system operations expert. The candidate will need to be experienced in all aspects of generator theory, operations and maintenance (electrical, mechanical and controls) and have a working knowledge of electrical distribution and general mechanical systems.
Generator Subject Matter Expert Responsibilities
  • Serve as technical/consultative resource for Emergency Generators and supporting equipment, with an emphasis on practical/field application
  • Support troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of emergency generators
  • Assist in authoring processes and procedures
  • Analyze data, develop metrics, and identify trends related to reliability. Contribute to generator maintenance and repair strategy based on data
  • On-site lead for root cause analysis activities in area of expertise
  • Provide training to critical facility engineers on emergency generators and supporting equipment
  • Manage vendor relationships, scheduling, and work scope
  • Supervise and validate vendor-performed activities (startup, commissioning, maintenance, etc.)
  • Perform any additional services needed to meet the requirements of the facility in support of maintenance functions
  • Travel to other data center regions will be required
  • Other duties as required to support the operation of Facebook data centers
Minimum Qualifications
  • Knowledge of power generation and transfer systems
  • Experience interpreting blueprints/CAD drawings
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of diesel fuel system components and fuel quality management
  • 6+ years of experience as a trade or manufacturer generator technician, or 6+ years of generator experience in critical operations
  • High school diploma or equivalent
Preferred Qualifications
  • 6+ years of experience in a data center or other critical environment (pharma, clean room, medical, power production, etc.)
  • Experience managing vendor contracts
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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$110,000/year to $156,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Please note the national salary range listed in the job posting reflects the new hire salary range across levels and U.S. locations that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s final level and final location. Also, this range represents base salary only and does not include the company bonus, incentive for sales roles, equity, or benefits , if applicable.
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