Cox Communications is searching for a Critical Facilities Technician I who will assist with the planning, operation and maintenance of Critical Facilities and infrastructure by having the knowledge and experience necessary to deliver the facility uptime and availability that the business requires for all electrical, mechanical and other building systems that provide for network hardware installed and supported in the facilities.
Electrical systems include switchgear, distribution, generators, uninterruptable power supplies, DC power plants, grounding and power conditioning systems. The mechanical systems include precision air conditioning equipment capable of efficiently supplying the correct volume, temperature and humidity air to the hardware installed in racks or cabinets. Other systems include extensive building monitoring, water treatment, fire detection and suppression, etc. Other key tasks also performed are Work Package execution and database management.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions
Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of core technologies such as power (generators, power plant, BDFB, inverters) HVAC (AC, humidifiers) and fire suppression (FM200, fire extinguishers).
Performs routine regulatory inspections on critical equipment and properties. Maintains service records of preventative and other maintenance performed on facility subsystems.
Monitors technical facilities for environmental, fire protection and security compliance and risk avoidance. Implements fixes as needed.
Monitors and maintains the performance of the generators, UPS battery backup systems, DC Power plants and other building operations equipment at the technical facilities.
Maintains the building monitoring management systems (upgrades, training, investigate alarms, test alarms with other teams).
Assists in providing fire protection and safety compliance standards.
Coordinates and accompanies service contractors and vendors performing work at technical facilities (e.g. installation and maintenance of physical HE infrastructure such as racks, doors, walls, alarms, fire suppression, central systems, security access); this may include providing access to facilities and monitoring quality of work to ensure alignment with best practices and related building/state codes.
Assist with the installation of new power systems, cables, and distribution points.
Maintains generators, battery plant and BDFBs, inverters in accordance with the documented maintenance program.
Responsible for installation and maintenance of HVAC systems, filter changes, temperature monitoring, air flow analysis.
Maintains proper floor layout to support equipment needed within the Telecom facilities to expand services to customers in accordance with the work package.
Ability to compete dashboard reports to update leadership on all critical facility infrastructure issues.
HS diploma, GED or relevant work experience; 1 or more year of experience preferred in related field (i.e. HVAC, powering, facilities maintenance, etc.)
Requires working knowledge of HVAC, electrical, generators, fire suppression, and facility monitoring control systems.
Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization
Valid local State Driver’s License and driving record that meets Cox standards
AS/AA or Technical Certification in related discipline desired (i.e. HVAC, electronics, etc.).
Previous exposure to fiber optic transport technology
Knowledge of signal flow layout of Telecomm Facilities
Working knowledge of Cox specifications as they relate to all Telecomm Facilities
Experience in telecommunications industry desired.
Understanding of telecom facility and environmental planned maintenance and monitoring needs
About Cox Communications Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
Organization: Cox Communications, Inc. Primary Location: US-CA-San Diego-5159 Federal Blvd Employee Status: Regular Job Level: Individual Contributor Shift: Day Job Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Schedule: Full-time
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and... data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.