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Cleared Engineering Operations Technician


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Job summary
Data Center Engineering Operations Technicians (EOT) are Amazon Data Center’s front line responders for hands-on electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting and operation. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, stand-by diesel generators, electrical switchboards/switchgear, circuit breakers, UPSs, PDUs, AHUs, pumps, motors, VFDs, and building automation systems. They provide 24/7 shift coverage which could include 12 hour shifts, rotating shifts, 3, 4, or 5 day work weeks.

Perform the following tasks, with or without reasonable accommodation:
• Walk job sites in uneven terrain
• Work in extreme climates
• Work at heights and from ladders
• Regularly lift and/or move up to 49 pounds; and participate in group lifts for 50 pounds or more
• Bend or twist the body into unusual positions while working
• Push or pull heavy objects into position
• Work in noisy environments

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and work in cramped and/or elevated locations with or without reasonable accommodation
Ability to work non-standard hours including nights and weekends.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and must currently possess and maintain an active Top Secret security clearance. Upon application you will be asked qualifying questions that will be used only in relation to the US Government Security Clearance required for this role.

In compliance with the U.S. government requirement that employees of its contractors, and employees who work on or in connection with U.S government contracts must receive the COVID-19 vaccine, this position may require that the candidate selected be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A person is considered fully vaccinated by completing the full regimen of the COVID-19 vaccine (two doses for Pfizer or Moderna and one dose for Johnson & Johnson).

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Key job responsibilities
• Operate and maintain mechanical and electrical, mechanical, emergency generator, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center
• Troubleshoot of facility and rack-level events within internal SLAs
• Perform limited maintenance tasks to including filter changes, HVAC PMs, rack power installs, rack PDU, and rack ATS replacements
• Provide support to Data Center Operations technicians
• Perform root cause analysis of equipment failures
• Ensure all safety procedures are adhered to while performing work
• Work a 12 hour shift (rotating 3 and 4 day work weeks days or nights)
• Take daily operational readings of all mechanical and electrical equipment through routine rounds/log taking (temperatures, voltages, currents, etc.)
• Utilize internal CMMS to manage building workflows and spare part inventory
• Supervise contractors who perform servicing or preventive maintenance
• Respond to off hour emergency calls per on call rotation for any one of the region’s sites
• Fully comply with all physical security procedures and policies
• Drive innovation while reducing operational costs in the facilities
• Manipulate small wires and objects

A day in the life
After an initial training period, you will support data center infrastructure operations on a shift schedule supporting our 24/7 staffing model. You will get information from your peer technicians who are ending shift, review the maintenance schedule for any tasks due that day, and then perform routine physical checks of our critical systems. After these rounds are complete, you and your shift partner will perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot technical issues, take repair actions, and perform facility maintenance. You will also author technical procedures, work orders, and work on advanced qualifications and projects as your career progresses at AWS!

About the team
The cleared LCK DCEO team provides operations and maintenance of critical AWS data center facility infrastructure for our customers in the Intelligence Community.


  • 3+ years of maintenance experience on mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Current, active US Government Security Clearance at the Top Secret level


  • Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline
  • Data Center Operations Experience or experience operating electrical or mechanical systems in a mission critical environment (i.e. military, telecom, etc.)
  • Fundamental knowledge of network design and layout as well as low voltage (copper/ fiber) cabling
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (excel, word) and web-based operational tools
  • Experience with building management systems (BMS and EPMS control systems) and data collection/trending
  • Solid leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to be self-sufficient and complete tasks with little direction
  • Ability to prioritize in a complex, fast-paced environment
  • Operating engineering license(s) such as DC II, DC III, or equivalent
  • Electrical or mechanical Journeyman License
  • CFC license (Universal or minimum Type II)
  • NFPA 70E Cert

Related Military Ratings/MOSs

  • Navy: AD, AE, AT, CE, CM, EM, EMN, ET, ETN, FC, FT, MM, MMN, EN, STG, STS, UT
  • Army:15D, 15F, 15X, 15Y, 21P, 21Q, 21R, 31L, 35N, 52C, 52D, 52F
  • Marines:612, 613, 1141, 1142, 1161, 6073, 6322, 6323, 6324, 6326, 6332, 6333, 6336, 6337
  • Air Force: 3E531, 3E631, 3E032, 3E131, 3E331, 3E431, 2M033, 3D136, 3D137, 3E031

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