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Controls Engineer

 

Controls Engineer

  • JR-122219
  • Milan
  • Operations
  • Full time
Controls Engineer

Who are we? 

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.


Equinix Italy is hiring a Controls Engineer based in Milan

The Controls Engineer is responsible for designing, installing, maintaining, modifying and evaluating components and methods used to monitor and control systems, machinery and processes.


Responsibilities

Technical Execution

  • Interacts with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modification
  • Develops Scope Of Works for control system maintenance and replacement projects
  • Performs or supervises complex maintenance and repair tasks on the BMS / Controls
  • Organises, supervises and approves the work performed by external contractors
  • Performs regular technical checks and diagnoses on the systems, takes precautionary measures, carries out urgent corrective operations, involves the competent providers where appropriate
  • Defines, organizes, maintains the proper inventory of critical spare parts 
  • Supports and problem solves BMS/Controls non routine issues
  • Makes recommendations for system level enhancements to eliminate potential problems
  • Documents any material that helps the country team to better use their BMS/Controls on a daily basis and react to incidents
  • Works with the local teams to implement any improvement plan arising from the findings of audits or in reaction to incidents involving the BMS/Controls
  • Expert level communication to include cross functional Standard Operating Procedures development and relevant technical writing


Project Management

  • Acts as the country/sub-regional subject matter expert for BMS/Controls related projects
  • Determines design approaches and parameters, in compliance with Equinix GDS, local R&R, best practices
  • Analyzes equipment to establish operating data
  • Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability
  • Writes/develops controls systems code consistent with global standards​ and/or steers suppliers to achieve the same results
  • Tests suitability of components/codes for deployments
  • Completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance

Development

  • Train other site staff on BMS/Controls systems 
  • Help the country organizations on their control engineering insourcing journey
  • Develop technical skill sets through continuous learning / training​
  • Keep oneself up to speed with the Equinix BMS/Controls standards/best practices

Leadership characteristics of the role

  • Was exposed to matrix type of organization, global environments
  • Demonstrates and instills the Equinix culture and values
  • Demonstrates influencing skills to achieve solutions and dealing with challenging stakeholder situations

Knowledge and Experience

  • Technical education (Diploma of Higher Education, BSC Degree) in automated systems and/or industrial computing
  • At least 3-year experience in this type of role, ideally in a similarly mission critical environment
  • Knowledge of industrial programmable logic controllers (Schneider TSX, Allen-Bradley, Wago, etc.)
  • Knowledge of WonderWare, Honeywell , Niagara, Trend, Schneider Getex, and PcVue development and monitoring tools
  • All-round technological skills

Skills and Attributes

  • Focus on results – establishing high standards for performance, setting goals and developing plans, following through and being accountable for results
  • Ability to communicate easily with third parties and internal customers
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, allowing smooth communication with all internal and external stakeholders

What we offer?

The opportunity to leave your mark in a company that is growing quickly and still manages to keep a pioneer spirit; international career perspectives ; of course a competitive salary and great secondary benefits like an annual bonus scheme, a defined contribution pension plan ; and a true company culture that values commitment, respect and pleasure at work.

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