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Job #: R-00012418
Location: Austin, TX
Category: Facilities
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Rotating
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

Description

Job Requisition:

HVAC Specialist

Job Description:

Leidos is currently seeking an HVAC Specialist to support a Department of Veteran Affairs mission critical data center located in Austin, TX. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the IOSS mission.  The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Information Technology (IT) Operations and Services (ITOPS), Infrastructure Operations (IO) is to support One VA world-class service to Veterans and their families by delivering results-oriented, secure, highly available, and cost-effective information technology services provided/housed in a data center.

Primary Responsibilities:

Must have prior experience in installing, operating, and maintaining large computer room air conditioning (CRAC) systems in an IT data center.  As a member of the 24/7/365 team:

  • Perform 24/7/365 monitoring and readiness of Data Center infrastructure and space.
    • Tour of duty will involve shift work.  This position, after completing on-boarding and training, will be working the shift Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Schedule tour of duties, review daily reports, and manage day to day operations of IT Equipment Room Operations
  • Support the operation and maintenance of the Data Center’s environmental systems, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, power systems, and fire protection systems. HVAC systems may include chilled water, condenser water, direct expansion refrigerant, and/or other type systems, depending on the location.
  • Monitor the computer room mechanical support systems, including chilled water systems (water chillers, air conditioning units, pumps, distribution piping, heat rejection units, cooling towers, air handlers, humidifiers, and other HVAC equipment) and heating systems (boilers, water heaters, and other HVAC equipment).
  • Monitor emergency generators, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, storage batteries, transfer switches, transformers, switch gear, electrical monitoring and distribution equipment, variable speed drives, lighting systems, circuit breakers of all sizes and descriptions, and other electrical systems/equipment to ensure a stable, redundant, reliable computer room environment.
  • Review, install, and close out computer room system installations and de-installations of HVAC equipment/systems.
  • Ensure the computer room operating environment in accordance with applicable ASHRAE guidance for Class A computer room environments.
  • Plan, implement, and maintain a predictive sustainment, maintenance, and repair program for installed infrastructure equipment supporting the computer room environments.
  • Closed loop cooling maintenance and repair.
  • Maintain system operational and maintenance logs by tracking scheduled and unscheduled events, record issues and identify potential risks to reliable equipment operations for future engineering review and trend analysis.
  • Prepare correspondence, memoranda, reports and related documents as required by ITOPS IO standards or other directives provided by the Government COR/VA PM.
  • Prepare reports required for tracking progress as required.
  • Establish and maintain assigned project files for the Facilities Management Section.
  • Perform analysis on equipment as required to maintain performance. Research online or other sources for market research information and prepare results for COR Per COR Instructions.
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommended updates to all operational and maintenance procedures.
  • Adhere to task order specifications and established policies and procedures by reporting any noted discrepancies to the COR, Government VA PM, or management.
  • Document and update facility maintenance plans and schedules.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience
  • Active Texas Air Conditioning / Refrigeration License
  • Certificate of Attendance – OSHA Safety (10-hour course)
  • Ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance
  • Must be US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with chiller plants a plus.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Rotating

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Facilities

2000

Health

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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