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Data Centre Mechanical Specialist

This role provides technical support for the National Technical Manager, Data Centre technicians and Data Centre managers.  As a Data Center mechanical specialist, the role involves the development of data center infrastructure - from concept designs and design approvals, to construction projects and major modification and upgrade of existing infrastructure.

Main function of the Job


  • Data Centre Projects
    • Collaborate with the data center team to understand, develop and approve the data center mechanical system designs for new data center construction and system enhancement projects.
    • Designs will include DX Cooling systems, chilled water systems, direct and indirect free cooling systems.
    • Review and approve basis of design documents, capacity calculations and mechanical schematics.
    • Review and approve all commissioning and system testing strategies for each project.
    • Constant enhancement of mechanical systems to ensure high level of efficiency.
    • Infrastructure design, implementation and testing to deliver a concurrently maintainable, cost effective solution supporting 99.999% electrical uptime and 99.99% mechanical uptime.
    • Conduct working methods to ensure all SLA and MSA’s are achieved.
    • Ensure all parts of the designs can be monitored and connected back to the BMS system for overall system monitoring and management.
    • Review, approve and provide all hand over documentation to the Data Center operations team.
  • Data Center Operations
      • Review and approve all mechanical maintenance procedures.
      • Create safe work procedures for all mechanical maintenance to be done on all systems.
      • Ensure applicable planned and corrective maintenance is managed in accordance to ensure customer MSA’s and SLA’s are achieved.
      • Ensure all maintenance and systems complies to local legislation and standards.
      • Provide training to the operational team on the design and operation principles of the mechanical systems.
  • Compliance
    • Maintain compliance in accordance to all relative policies and procedures
    • Support the HR department in achieving the organization developmental plan deliverables within agreed timelines
    • Meet agreed inter-departmental OLA (Operational Level Agreement)
    • H&S monitoring and corrective action to meet statutory compliance, SLAs and good business practice
    • Implement company and departmental policies, processes and work instructions as per the agreed quality and timeline/ RFS

 Critical System Management

    • Conduct working methods to maintain agreed PUE levels
    • Task finalization and report accurately, as per agreed format, quality and within the agreed timelines
    • Provide national technical support to operational data centers


  • Data Centre Ethics

o   Ensure compliance is maintained incorporating industry best practices

Job requirements: 

Qualifications and Experience

  • National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or 5 years industry experience with proven track record.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant design experience.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant plant operation experience.
  • Extensive knowledge on Data Centre environments and critical infrastructure systems.
  • Extensive data centre design knowledge.
  • Data centre qualification will be an advantage.

Skill Requirements

    • Excellent technical design and calculation abilities.
    • Knowledge of electrical, control, fire and BMS systems will be an advantage.
    • Advanced AutoCAD, Revit and 3D modelling skills will be an advantage
    • Effective communication skills, active listener – ability to understand requirements
    • Proactive problem solver, perform rapid and accurate assessments
    • Ability to work independently, as well as being a positive team player
    • Self-motivated
    • Conducts self professionally, exhibits elevated levels of tolerance and patience
    • Responsible for continued learning and self-development
    • Quick response to potentially critical situations
    • Trouble shoot systems and components to identify root causes of failures
    • Implement corrective actions promptly to mitigate the negative effects of system changes
    • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

Reference Number: 





JHB East Rand




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Information Technology