Mechanical Subject Matter Expert

Mechanical Subject Matter Expert
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Utah County, UT
Meta is seeking a data center Mechanical Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our Data Center Facility Operations team. Our data centers serve as the foundation upon which our systems operate to meet the demands of our customers. The Mechanical Subject Matter Expert will be a part of the facility operations team and will be responsible for being the mechanical system technical operations expert. The candidate will need to have a broad understanding of mechanical system and equipment function and will be responsible for procedure-based mechanical maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, training, and project oversight. The Mechanical Subject Matter Expert will need to be experienced in diverse technologies such as chiller systems, evaporative cooling, DX cooling, water distribution and treatment, emergency diesel generators, fire suppression systems, and have a working knowledge of building automation systems and electrical distribution.
Mechanical Subject Matter Expert Responsibilities
  • Serve as primary onsite technical resource as part of a team of mechanical infrastructure systems and equipment, with an emphasis on practical/field application
  • Ensure appropriate cross-functional collaboration between local mechanical team and applicable local and global teams
  • Contribute to mechanical safety program for site
  • Plan resource, author or approve work procedures to cover mechanical troubleshooting, repair, retrofit, and maintenance activities, with an emphasis on assessing & mitigating personnel and critical systems and operational risk
  • Conduct or oversee hands-on troubleshooting, repair, retrofit, and maintenance of mechanical equipment
  • Oversee mechanical system configurations and component upgrades to ensure system integrity is maintained and that all modifications to existing systems comply with best practices, including change control processes
  • Provide Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAQC) oversight of construction projects & maintenance activity
  • Lead and/or participate in root-cause analysis activities in area of expertise
  • Provide training to Critical Facility Engineers and other cross functional teams on mechanical equipment, systems, procedures, and changes to include mechanical/fire & life safety/industrial water equipment/systems and procedures
  • Manage vendor relationships for mechanical maintenance and retrofit work
  • Provide feedback on global mechanical maintenance strategies and global electrical system design improvements
  • Travel expectations can be significant during the first 1-3 months for initial training and onboarding. After initial onboarding, travel expectations are 10-15%. and then ongoing occasional travel for factory witness tests, collaboration, training, etc.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 7+ years relevant mechanical industry experience or mechanical trade level experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 3+ years relevant mechanical industry experience will be considered in lieu of 7+ year mechanical industry experience
  • Experience in critical environments
  • Experience interpreting blueprints/CAD drawings
  • Working knowledge of electrical, controls and fire / life safety systems
  • Significant experience in comprehending mechanical plans, specifications, and equipment shop drawings
  • Working knowledge of psychrometric charts and refrigeration cycles
  • Theoretical & practical understanding of mechanical equipment & systems, with expertise in mechanical equipment design, maintenance, troubleshooting, testing, and/or construction
  • Working knowledge of critical facility operations with experience or understanding of procedure-based work
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in data center industry
  • Familiarity with ASHRAE standards
  • Trade Certification or state license in Mechanical (HVAC)
  • Equipment field service engineering or representative experience
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

Individual pay is determined by skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Compensation details listed in this posting reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity or sales incentives, if applicable. In addition to base salary, Meta offers benefits. Learn more about benefits at Meta.
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