Electrical Subject Matter Expert

at Meta in Kuna, Idaho, United States

Job Description


Meta is seeking a data center Electrical Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our Data Center Facility Operations team. Our data centers serve as the foundation upon which our systems operate to meet the demands of our customers. The Electrical SME will be a part of the facility operations team and will be responsible for being the electrical system technical operations expert. The Electrical Subject Matter Expert will need to have a broad understanding of electrical system and equipment function and will be responsible for procedure-based electrical maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, training, and project oversight. The candidate will need to be experienced in Low Voltage & Medium Voltage power distribution, electrical protection & controls systems, UPS and battery systems, electrical testing, applicable electrical codes and standards, and have a basic understanding of mechanical systems.

Required Skills:

Electrical Subject Matter Expert Responsibilities:

1. Serve as an onsite technical resource of electrical infrastructure systems and equipment, with an emphasis on practical field operation

2. Ensure appropriate cross-functional collaboration between local electrical team and applicable local and global teams

3. Contribute to electrical safety program for site

4. Plan resource, author or approve work procedures to cover electrical troubleshooting, repair, retrofit, and maintenance activities, with an emphasis on assessing & mitigating personnel and critical systems and operational risk

5. Conduct or oversee hands-on troubleshooting, repair, retrofit, and maintenance of electrical equipment

6. Oversee electrical system configurations and component upgrades to ensure system integrity is maintained and that all modifications to existing systems are in compliance with best practices, including change control processes

7. Provide Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAQC) oversight of construction projects & maintenance activity

8. Lead and/or participate in root-cause analysis activities in area of expertise

9. Provide training to Critical Facility Engineers and other cross functional teams on electrical equipment, systems, procedures, and changes

10. Manage vendor relationships for electrical maintenance and retrofit work

11. Provide feedback on global electrical maintenance strategies and global electrical system design improvements

12. Travel expectations can be significant during the first 1-3 months for initial training and onboarding. After initial onboarding, travel expectations are 10-15%. and then ongoing occasional travel for factory witness tests, collaboration, training, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

13. 7+ years relevant electrical industry experience or electrical trade level experience

14. Bachelor’s degree or trade certification in related field plus 3+ years relevant electrical industry experience will be considered in lieu of 7+ years relevant electrical industry experience

15. Working knowledge of critical facility operations with experience or understanding of procedure-based work

16. Experience in critical environments

17. Experience in comprehending electrical plans, specifications, and equipment shop drawings

18. Theoretical and practical understanding of power equipment & systems, with expertise in electrical equipment design, maintenance, troubleshooting, testing, and/or construction

19. Experience working in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment

20. Experience interpreting blueprints/CAD drawings

21. Working knowledge of mechanical, controls, and fire and life safety systems

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

22. Experience in a data center industry

23. NETA or NICET electrical testing experience/certifications

24. Instrumentation & control, power system protection, power automation, etc. experience

25. Experience in high voltage (up to 345kV) equipment construction, operation, and maintenance

26. Trade Certification or state license as an electrician

27. Equipment field service engineering or representative experience

Public Compensation:

$110,000/year to $156,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity:

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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Job Posting: JC255543137

Posted On: Feb 18, 2024

Updated On: May 31, 2024

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