Data Centers are extremely complex, so it requires Field Service Engineers that are specialized in this line of work to install, maintain and repair mission critical equipment. We recruit UPS Field Service Engineers, as well as HVAC Techs, GenTechs, and Controls Techs that are also in high demand.
Field Service at a Glance
There are many paths that a job seeker can take to enter this career. Some start out as Licensed Journeyman, Master Electrician / HVAC Mechanic or have previous Military Experience with a solid grasp of the repair and installation aspect of a field service position. We work with many individuals that come from the Military (Navy Nuclear- Navy Nukes, Air Force – Power Production, Army – Power Generation) as they have exposure to critical environments that allows for a smooth transition into the data center space.
Field Service Engineers typically have their specialized focus on the equipment they service. For example, a data center UPS Field Service Engineer knows how to repair and maintain static Uninterruptible Power Supplies between 500 – 1000 kva. Other UPS Field Service Engineers specialize in Rotary or DRUPS equipment. Other field service engineers also specialize in any of the following: UPS, Generators, Batteries, Switchgear, PDU’s, Chillers, CRAC Units, CRAY Units, BMS, BAS, EPMS, Controls, etc.
Field Service is not your typical 9-5 job and there is usually some weekend / night work required. The field service engineer must be prepared to travel. While many positions tend to be regional in nature, sometimes travel outside a given region is required. A typical UPS Field Service Engineer is guaranteed 40/hrs. per week, with company vehicle or car allowance (not in all cases), and tool box. Overtime is usually available.