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Controls Engineer

 

Controls Engineer

  • JR-123698
  • Miami
  • Operations
  • Full time
Controls Engineer

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. 

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.   

 

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best in class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.  

Job Summary: The Staff Controls Engineer is a seasoned professional that performs system maintenance and support. Leads projects with well defined and a finite scope using internal and external resources. Assists with development of policies and procedures. Effectively interacts with other internal and external teams, including the design engineering, site engineering, regional operations teams, onsite support vendors and consultants on projects, policies and procedures within a diverse scope. Mentors junior engineers.

Responsibilities

System Operation and Work Practices

  • Expert operating knowledge of control systems to include advanced diagnostics and repairs

  • Ability to apply knowledge of Equinix process and procedure and industry standards to resolve diverse issues

  • Utilizes safe working practices at an expert level (e.g. can apply procedure for lockout/tagout, can explain MSDS, etc.)

  • Evaluates and assures the safe working practices of others

  • Interacts with other engineering disciplines

  • Through understanding of networking architecture to include subnets, VLANs, firewalls, etc.

Problem Solving

  • Consistently solves diverse, cross-functional issues requiring action and a high degree of initiative to resolve

  • Implements and makes recommendations for system level enhancements to eliminate potential problems

  • Tests suitability of components for deployments

  • Experience with field-device troubleshooting (i.e. actuators, control valves, process instrumentation, etc.), utilizing a 0-10VDC, 4-20mA signal or similar for analog and relay signals from digital outputs

Internal/External Contact

  • Supports in mentoring junior team members

  • Supports in directing internal and external project team members

  • Assists in directing teams per project or initiatives such General Contractors, design teams, commissioning agents, equipment suppliers, etc.

  • Expert level communication to include cross functional SOP development and relevant technical writing

  • Interactions are primarily to exchange information between departments within the organization

  • May include executive level communications in standardized templates

Technical Expertise

  • Has a full thorough understanding of typical  electrical, fire protection, and HVAC system operation including typical optimization strategies and typical deficiencies.

  • Has expert controls system knowledge, typically confined to a few brands of system.

  • Is a subject matter expert to others in the group

  • Participates by presenting at internal and/or external engineering seminars/conferences

  • Expert knowledge of Rockwell Automation products to include Allen-Bradley PLCs, FactoryTalk Studio SE, RS Logix 5000, Connected Components Workbench or similar PLC products to include Siemens, Direct06, Schneider, etc. - preferred

  • Experience with Aveva Systems Platform, previously known as WonderWare - preferred

Training

  • Acquires knowledge by expanding experience with systems, vendor training and shadowing others

  • Is SME with some systems and trains others inside and outside of the group

Develop Policy/Methods

  • Participates in review of policy and procedure documents

Assess Adherence to Policy

  • Assures adherence to developed standards and policy through review of documentation, participation in commissioning activities and IBX physicals

Qualifications

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in control system design, operations, maintenance, and project planning with a emphasis and special focus on controls preferred

  • Bachelors degree preferred

At Equinix, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #IamSafeIBelongIMatter culture transcends and informs all we do. In alignment with our culture, as well as our status as a U.S. federal contractor, as of December 8, 2021, Equinix will be mandating all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If you are unable to get a vaccine due to a medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief, Equinix will consider exemption requests as an accommodation. 

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

Visit our Career page here to understand about Equinix COVID-19 Vaccine Policy.

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