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Equinix, Inc

DoD Military Skillbridge - Data Center Facility Engineer (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrician, Security Systems)

New York, NY

Who are we?

Equinix is the world's digital infrastructure company®, operating over 250 data centers across the globe. Digital leaders harness Equinix's trusted platform to bring together and interconnect foundational infrastructure at software speed. Equinix enables organizations to access all the right places, partners and possibilities to scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value, while supporting their sustainability goals.

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best-in-class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

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DoD Military Skillbridge - Data Center Facility Engineer (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrician, Security Systems)

*This is not the official application; you must first speak with a representative from Equinix Pathways Military Program. Please note that this program is exclusively for Military Spouse Fellows or Active-duty US military personnel.

Equinix is the world's digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.

Are you a military service member within or nearing your 180-day window for separation from active duty? Are you a military spouse fellow wanting to engage a technology career? If this is you, then Equinix has a unique opportunity to help kick-start the next chapter in your professional life.

We are accepting applications for our very own DoD SkillBridge Fellowship Program supporting the Data Center Operations, Critical Facilities Engineer. The training will be on the cutting-edge of technology in a digital infrastructure environment supporting an initiative designed to link our nation's warfighters to the best employment opportunities available.

Do you have a background in Electronics, Electrician, or HVAC and skilled Mechanical trades?

This could be your next career move!

In this DoD Skillbridge Program with Equinix, you will:

• Learn how your military experience translates into a rewarding civilian career

• Explore a career or industry you might want to pursue upon separation from active duty

• Earn real-world industry qualifications and certifications

• Build experience and competency in your trade/ profession with our team

• Expand your professional network of contacts

• Gain familiarity with corporate culture.


Has a substantial understanding of the job while working on assignments that are moderately difficult requiring judgement in resolving issues or making recommendations. Focus is on moderately difficult tasks, using substantial understanding of standard operating procedure. Supports the overall team.

Facility / Infrastructure Maintenance

  • Performs moderately difficult preventative and corrective maintenance checks on-site to facility components. You will perform site inspections and monitor the building and IBX alarms
  • Performs moderately difficult repairs, maintenance, installations, and on-site inspections to facility systems. Supports energy efficiency measures
  • Monitors the Building Monitoring System (BMS) and resolves moderately difficult alarm issues that require judgement in resolving while following standard operating procedures
  • Operates and maintains plumbing, fire suppression, and safety systems
  • Operates critical infrastructures under the supervision of more senior technical staff
  • Normally receives little instruction on daily work, general instructions on newly introduced assignments

Site Administration & Incident Support

  • Performs moderately difficult site logs for permits, such as Maintenance Operation Protocol (MOPs) and scripts
  • Identifies Single Points of Failure (SPOFs) and makes recommendations
  • Responds to all moderately difficult on-site incidents, including failures, problems and delays
  • Uses substantial understanding in following operating procedures to support on-site administration

Work Orders & Additional Projects

  • Completes routine work requests and circuit installations
  • Troubleshoots and maintains office equipment (if necessary); supports auxiliary equipment and machines with problem-solving and repairs to avoid/minimize downtime
  • Makes minor changes to mechanical, electrical, and specialized systems, as directed
  • Carries out infrastructure projects


  • Collaborates with others to resolve moderately difficult facility incidents
  • Effectively collaborates within the department; may mentor team members on general maintenance activities
  • Provides stakeholders of inventory needs in order to maintain optimal stock levels of critical parts and equipment
  • May recommend infrastructure projects


  • Must meet all eligibility requirements outlined in DOD Instruction 1322.29 and NAVADMIN 222/15. Required
  • Technical associates degree, military-technical school, or civilian technical trade school completion
  • Education level: Working on bachelor's degree or relevant experience with 1-4 years in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of critical infrastructure i.e., UPS, generator, BMS, chillers, life safety systems
  • Coursework in HVAC design or heat transfer and thermodynamics
  • Knowledge of HVAC testing and balancing methodologies
  • Good time management habits, ability to multi-task, to sustain focus on long tasks.
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas.
  • Attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, teamwork, creativity.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environments.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based work assignments.
  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law. (Equal Opportunity / AA / Disabled / Veterans Employer)

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: Equinix-582173937
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • On-Site Gym
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Fitness Subsidies
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
    • Casual Dress
    • Snacks
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development

    • Internship Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program