M.C. Dean, Inc.

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M. C. Dean, Inc. Electrical Maintenance Technician 3 - Alexandria, VA in Alexandria, Virginia

Electrical Maintenance Technician 3 - Alexandria, VA

ID 9497

Location Alexandria, VA

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Responsible for ensuring that all electrical, mechanical, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center is operating at peak efficiency. This involves both planned preventative maintenance of equipment, daily corrective work, and emergency response to emergent issues. The technician serves as an expert technical resource reporting to a program manager, interacting with Onsite Engineering Operations (OEO) and any third party vendors. They are expected to be a singular focal point for all facility operations within a given data center and to support operated data centers. Data center equipment that supports mission-critical servers must maintain better than 99.999% uptime.

Job Duties:

  • Render assistance in administration and regulation of the duties of junior technicians and provide oversight of contractors’ roles for electrical duties.

  • Analyze systems requirements, conducts research on equipment and procedures and recommends modifications to new and existing systems. Installs new units or replacement parts for existing units according to specifications and established safety guidelines, relies on MOPs, manufacturer's literature, and industry best practices to perform tasks.

  • Utilizes safe working practices; can apply lockout/tagout, MSDS, applies good housekeeping methods, etc. Ability to type and utilize common administrative and office software.

  • Troubleshoot, repair and make modifications to malfunctioning electronic units like the printed circuit boards, set-up sensing mechanisms, and advanced electrical circuits.

  • Performs maintenance, installations, and service repairs on critical data center systems, as well as all industrial electrical equipment and systems that include power distribution components/wiring, electronic components and lighting systems throughout the data center campus, to ensure efficient operation. Capable of utilizing appropriate test equipment, including infrared scanning and vibration analyzing meter, to perform system and equipment diagnostics. Ensures activities are logged in CMMS.

  • When necessary, perform daily walk-through of facility documenting parameters such as power availability, temperature and humidity, alarm status, etc. to be catalogued and compared for identification of discrepancies and trends. Monitor and make necessary changes to site BAS, following site MOP's & SOP's.

  • Manages mechanical and electrical systems in emergency situations including: HVAC components, power distribution equipment, generator systems, load transfer and control systems, UPS systems, DC power systems, fire and life safety.

  • Identify required materials and parts for maintenance and repair; prepares and presents cost estimates for parts, equipment, and supplies for proposed installation or repairs to facilitate procurement.

  • Maintain relationship with all major vendor accounts.

  • Schedule, coordinate, and oversee all critical environment vendors during maintenance, emergency, and break/fix events to ensure personnel safety and maintain power to the critical load.

  • Set up and operate electrical data capturing devices (Dranetz, Fluke PQA, etc.).

  • Create required MOPs and SOPs; perform periodic technical and quality reviews of all MOPs and SOPs to ensure that the most “up-to-date” techniques and safety guidelines are utilized.

  • Collect and generate internal and vendor field service reports describing all activities (preventive maintenance, repairs, etc.) performed at the facility; reviews all reports prior to submission to end user.

  • Develop reliability reports to assist in identifying areas for increased efficiency, resiliency, or to mitigate unplanned downtime.

  • Conduct training with junior technicians and other staff personnel on electrical equipment/system for maintenance, repairs and operation.


  • Ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, floor plans, construction documents, safety requirements, OEM operating and maintenance instructions, job specifications, and MOP's.

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent, with 8 years of experience. Electrical OEM factory specific training or experience preferred.

  • Organize safe maintenance principles for regulating and scheduling planned and unplanned activities, as well as establish and meet deadlines for work/projects. Interprets building codes and local and federal regulations as they relate to installations and applies them as required by the site. Maintain maintenance records as required by City, State, and EPA regulations.

  • Operate and inspect emergency power generation and reliability equipment; determining systems are functioning properly and that maintenance is performed in accordance with MOPs, manufacturer's literature, and industry best practices to perform tasks.

  • Ability to utilize hand tools and test equipment to perform maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical equipment. Analyze, plan, and perform Preventive Maintenance of Electrical systems throughout the facility. Must be able to troubleshoot advanced electrical circuits.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Understanding of power density and parity with HVAC system capacities. Ensures availability and capacity targets are achieved and maintained.

  • Knowledge of building automation systems and their components

  • Must be committed to excellence and generate a high quality of work.

  • Must consistently report to work on time, work well with other employees to accomplish a common goal, and maintain a safe work environment.

  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to work on M.C. Dean, Inc. projects anywhere.


  • 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.


Applicants for this position may be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate that they have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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