Generator Specialist, Subject Matter Expert

Generator Specialist, Subject Matter Expert
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Kansas City, MO
Meta is seeking a Generator Subject Matter Expert (SME) 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 SME will be a part of the facility operations team and will be responsible for being the emergency and back-up generator system operations and maintenance expert. The candidate will need to be experienced in all aspects of generator theory, operations and maintenance of the complete generator system and have a working knowledge of electrical distribution and general mechanical systems. The candidate will support data center daily operations and global quality/standardization initiatives and will have a working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.
Generator Specialist, Subject Matter Expert Responsibilities
  • Serve as technical/consultative resource for generators and supporting equipment with an emphasis on practical/field application
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain generators and all associated fuel and support systems
  • Assist with regulatory compliance and reporting related to air quality and emissions
  • Assist in authoring processes and procedures for generators and related equipment
  • Analyze data, develop metrics, and identify trends related to generator reliability. Contribute to generator maintenance and repair strategy
  • On-site lead for root cause analysis activities in area of expertise
  • Provide training to critical facility engineers on generators and supporting equipment
  • Manage generator vendor relationships, scheduling, and work scope
  • Supervise and validate generator vendor-performed activities (startup, commissioning, maintenance, etc.)
  • Ensure appropriate cross-functional collaboration between local SME and EHS teams
  • 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
  • Experience in comprehending plans, specifications, and equipment shop drawings
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in generator maintenance or diesel mechanic trade experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or trade certification in related field plus 3+ years relevant industry experience will be considered in lieu of 5+ years industry experience
  • Knowledge of power generation and transfer systems
  • Knowledge of diesel fuel system components, fuel storage and fuel quality management
  • Working knowledge of critical facility operations with experience or understanding of procedure-based work
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment
  • Experience interpreting blueprints/CAD drawings
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in the data center industry
  • Experience in critical environments
  • Experience managing vendor contracts
  • 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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