Lead Critical Engineering Technician- Electrical (Stream Data Centers- Minnesota)

Lead Critical Engineering Technician- Electrical (Stream Data Centers- Minnesota)

Departments: Data Centers

The Critical Engineering Technician is responsible to lead shift operations and maintenance work in a data center and/or critical environment facility. The purpose of this role is to support Stream Data Centers and client mission for 100% facility uptime. The position requires strong engineering technical skills and routine conduct of hands-on operations and maintenance work on a variety of facility systems and equipment in an operating critical environment.

Work requires strong formal conduct of operations skills, technical expertise, personal accountability, and flawless execution of work activities commensurate with a high risk critical environment and associated expectations for exceptional customer satisfaction and confidence.

At Stream, we realize that our success begins and ends with our people. As a result, we work hard to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. These high-caliber professionals come together to create a distinct culture that is best summarized by our firm’s values: Nice. Smart. Honest. Passionate. More information on the firm is available on the About Stream page.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides technical direction to Critical Engineering Technicians (CET) and Critical Maintenance Technicians (CMT) on assigned shift. Prior experience supervising employees and managing work assignments is preferred.
  • Prefer Candidate with Master Electrical License or Journeyworker
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and execute administrative procedures, equipment manuals, drawings, complex work scripts, procedures, and maintenance work instructions.
  • Ability to perform equipment troubleshooting and diagnoses of general system operating issues and deficiencies
  • Proficient in basic computer applications and software such as MS Office



  • Lead operations and maintenance on assigned shift and monitor performance of assigned responsibilities. Perform and/or direct the performance of all maintenance departmental service requests, ensuring work performed in these areas is accomplished efficiently with a minimum amount of disruption and inconvenience. It is also followed up with adequate clean up. Check malfunctioning equipment and ascertains corrective action required to restore to satisfactory operating condition.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and modification of assigned critical environment building systems, which may include the following: mechanical (including HVAC, computer room air conditioners, chillers, and plumbing) electrical (including UPS, DC battery systems, PDU, generators, transfer switches, and switchgear), cabling (including data and voice, broad band), fire detection and suppression, life safety, lighting, temperature control systems, building management systems, and digital systems (including fire alarm, duress, card access, CCTV).
  • Strong understanding and experience with electrical systems in critical facilities. Including Switchgear, Transfer Switches, UPS Systems and PDUs.
  • Routinely performs all work in strict accordance with governing Critical Work Packages (CWPs), standard operating procedures, and maintenance work instructions.
  • Leads or directly operates and monitors critical and non-critical system equipment and components. Oversees CWP work efforts (including 3rd party contractors) for the safe and compliant operation, maintenance (corrective and preventive), and modification of critical equipment. Disables and enables fire alarm control panels and systems.
  • Provides on-the-job training and technical support to shift engineers and maintenance technicians.
  • Responsible for training and mentoring all other team members as the Electrical Systems Subject Matter Expert (SME).
  • Support implementation of the preventative maintenance program for their assigned shift. Specific duties include but are not limited to: scheduling of preventative maintenance with a minimum disruption of building services, performing and/or delegating preventative maintenance tasks to the appropriately qualified maintenance staff member, orders parts and equipment required for repair, maintenance and installation of new equipment and facilities, and maintains inventory.
  • Receives work order for Preventative and Corrective maintenance on critical systems and building physical structure. Consult with supervisors and staff as appropriate to identify and order necessary materials to complete all maintenance and perform necessary work. Finalize work orders by completing necessary documentation.
  • When properly qualified, performs Building Management System Console Operations.
  • Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure, etc.) and customer concerns.
  • Update tools and supply inventories as appropriate. Specific duties include, but not limited to preparing and submitting purchase-order requests, developing sources for stock materials and performing periodic checks for supplies.


  • Limited travel is required in this position.