Data Center Infrastructure Technician

Salute Mission Critical

This individual will be responsible for the day-to-day activities that support data center operations and support of IT systems, network services, business-critical processes, and procedures that support the delivery of customer products and services. The ideal candidate is a strongly motivated, self-starter who conducts themselves professionally and works under minimal supervision. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience from stacking and racking of servers to battery/power and structured cabling.
  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects while meeting deadlines and ensuring uptime
  • A penchant for leading projects and has the ability to work autonomously under the customer’s direction, written or verbal, on servers/routers/switches.

The Infrastructure Technician is trained to work on all posts at the assigned site location and is available to work all shifts


Perform simple measuring tasks, such as reading a tape measure, using a level and a square to ensure that installed framing, equipment racks, and superstructure are straight, level, and square.
Under direction, be able to install superstructure, cable rack, fiber optics raceway, and equipment racks or cabinets.
Understand the universal telecommunications wiring color code, and be able to identify each wire or fiber accordingly.
Be able to correctly terminate data, switch, coaxial, and fiber optic cabling.
Identify cabling and fibers by type, wire size, number of leads, and usage.
Understand minimum bend radius of power, switch, data, and coaxial cabling, as well as fiber optic cabling or jumpers.
Properly run cabling in either a subfloor environment or an overhead cable rack environment.
Properly dress and secure cabling and fiber cabling using lacing cord or Velcro strips, and properly label them.
Maintain awareness of surroundings; watch for irregular or unusual conditions
Observe departing personnel and ensures that authorized removal of property is conducted within appropriate client requirements
Contribute to communication and awareness of site policies and issues as needed
Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitors entrances and exits; control/direct traffic


Install all racks and enclosures for equipment
Prepare all equipment to be installed in racks and other enclosures
Update cable the management system as changes are made to the data center cable plant
Update asset management system as the equipment is added and removed from the Datacenter
Execute tasks for each project and work with all teams to meet project timelines
Provide status to team members and management on the completion of all tasks
Provide all information to assist with Data Center capacity planning for space, power, data communications, and cooling
Cabling installation within Whitespace (Whitespace fit-out)
Ability to understand drawing, plans, and specifications
Ability to follow instructions from Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer within a data center to complete the project in a timely and qualitative manner
Complete terminations of copper and fiber cabling, moves-adds-and changes (MAC)
Panel installations, patch cord management, cabinet installation, and proper device connections
Inside and Outside plant installation in accordance with required TIA standards
Experience in troubleshooting copper and fiber optic cabling, break-fix as required
Experience using test equipment to verify results and compliance to standards, with most commonly used industry-standard test equipment, OTDR, etc.
Understanding of test results and mitigation requirements
Proper labeling and documentation (TIA 606)
Basic configuration
Must be familiar with safety
Experience with spreadsheets
Responsible for policing the computer rooms, ensuring they are clean at all times, and does not contain cardboard
Responsible for reporting hazards and violations of any safety issues to Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer

Basic Requirements:

2+ years in Data Centers managing hardware assets
Demonstrable project management experience with the ability to manage tasks under tight deadlines
Experience as a data center operations technician working within large heterogeneous environments
Solid day-to-day experience working in data centers and co-location environments
Experienced working in fast-paced engineering data center environments
Experience with a large variety of different vendor hardware such as servers, storage, and network equipment.
Familiar with the processes of pulling, terminating, and testing copper and fiber network cabling
Experience in contributing to detailed project plans for programs involving cross-functional teams and challenging requirements
Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects
Demonstrated ability to coordinate issue resolution across departmental teams
Coordinating vendors
Experience with Asset Management Systems
Experience in managing the inventory of all cable, power cords, and other infrastructure items.
Strong sense of methodology, process, and metrics
Must be able to pass a drug test and criminal background check

Preferred Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred
Proven track record of success and delivering results
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills conducive to team development
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Physical work Ability to lift at least 50-70 lbs. on a regular basis, and able to use server lift or pallet jacks

If your professional growth and compensation trajectory are restricted in any way, consider:

  • Stepping into a Data Center Site Representative role with a nationally recognized leader in the Mission Critical market
  • Working with an employer who maintains a corporate philosophy to hire only the best
  • Who invests in and are unilaterally committed to continuing the enrichment of their employees

If you have what it takes to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment I welcome the opportunity to provide more detail and explore your current situation and interests.

PREFERRED: Military experience

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.00 – $29.00 per hour

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