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Critical Facilities Specialist (Mechanical) - Pocatello, Idaho

Company: M.C. Dean, Inc.
Location: Pocatello
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Dean Fluor is looking for a Critical Facilities Specialist (CFS) to join our operations team in the operations and maintenance of a mission critical government data center. The CFS is responsible for ensuring that all electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center is operating at peak efficiency. This involves continuous monitoring of mechanical equipment using advanced automated control systems, planned preventative maintenance of equipment, and emergency response to emergent issues. The technician serves as an expert technical resource reporting to a critical facilities manager, interacting with government support personnel, and any third party vendors. They are expected to be a singular focal point for all mechanical facility operations within the data center.

The Critical Facilities Specialist job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Remotely monitors the mechanical systems equipment performance. Performs daily rotations of critical equipment to maintain equal runtimes. Adjust operating parameters as needed to maintain the facility within specifications.
  • As abnormal operations are identified, walks down equipment, troubleshoots and identify corrective measures, repairs if possible or generate a corrective maintenance work order.
  • Responsible for tracking and recording the status of the operational system using applicable journals and control system tools.
  • Identify and recommends changes to improve overall plant reliability, performance and output.
  • Updates the mechanical system control applications maximizing their efficiency and revising the operating parameters as needed to accommodate changes in the facility operations or to correct identified problems/inefficiencies
  • Performs routine operator rounds of facility equipment monitoring the operation and recording operating parameters on reading sheets.
  • Records and reports all faults, deficiencies, and other unusual occurrences. Responds to emergency situations and performs any and all task necessary for the protection of occupants and the facility.
  • Performs minor preventative maintenance work on facility support equipment (e.g. Air compressors, electronic door locks, pumps, fences, gates, humidifiers, air conditioning units, etc).
  • Record all values in a computerized maintenance management system, accurately recording plant condition, time spent on job, condition equipment, and additional repairs if needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


  • Must be able to work as needed, including shift work (e.g. nights, weekends, and holidays). Willing to work overtime as necessary to complete tasks.
  • A minimum high school diploma or GED coupled with a minimum of five (5) years' experience in facilities HVAC maintenance with thorough understanding of performing work on mechanical and HVAC systems, HVAC controls, chilled water distribution systems, generators, and life safety systems, including one (1) year concurrent related experience in data center or complex mission critical environments.
  • Ability to read and comprehend work orders, equipment/tool manuals, safety manuals, and other printed and/or written material as it relates to the job
  • Ability to input basic information into computerized maintenance and time keeping databases.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces, at elevations, on ladders, and lift equipment over six feet above the ground.
  • Must carry a two-way radio when on duty to enable prompt emergency response.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to and from the job site.
  • Must conform to all city, state and federal licensing and certification requirements.
  • Must comply with all company policies and procedures and adhere to company standards.
  • Must be a team player committed to working in a quality environment.
  • Requires excellent verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills in English.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload with minimal supervision
  • Must perform other miscellaneous job-related duties as requested.
  • Must be able to achieve and maintain TS security clearance


  • AS/BS degree in mechanical engineering or related field
  • Operational experience in a control room environment
  • Programmer knowledge of Energy Management Controls System (EMCS) control and software logic
  • Water treatment experience

This position is considered sensitive and may require extensive background screening processes in order to meet current or future Network and/or government contract needs. Applicants and employees may be subject to and/or be required to meet specific background eligibility requirements in order to apply and maintain such positions.


  • Lifts at least 100 pounds at one time and 60 pounds for an extended period of time.
  • Relocates a 12 foot stepladder without assistance.
  • Works at various heights up to 60 feet and can climb and maintain balance on scaffolds, aerial lifts, catwalks and all types of ladders.
  • Walks, climbs, lifts, squats, crawls, kneels, pushes, pulls and reaches overhead on a routine and repetitive basis.
  • Possess good vision (may be corrected vision), the ability to see in color, and the ability to hear and communicate in English.
  • May use a standard ladder without exceeding the weight limit while carrying tools.
  • Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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