Reliability Engineer, Mechanical Systems


Location: Dallas, Texas (Headquarters)
Functions: Data Center Operations

The Reliability Engineering Team is responsible for the overall health of critical systems across Stream facilities.  For each of the major systems Electrical, Mechanical, and Controls, the Reliability Engineering team is responsible for ensuring success in the commissioning stages of new construction, evaluating and improving the reliability and performance of existing critical infrastructure, sustaining equipment operational availability through maintenance programming, providing technical support to the Site Operations Teams, and providing systems reliability and maintainability feedback to the Design Engineering teams for future design considerations.

The Reliability Engineer Mechanical Systems is responsible for the overall operational health of critical cooling systems. This responsibility includes oversight of facility acceptance testing, mechanical system maintenance planning, and Facility Operations technical support. Requirements for this position include full familiarity with mechanical systems arrangements, equipment types, system automation and control components.  The Reliability Engineer candidate understands component failures and the extended effects of those failures on the larger cooling system as well as appropriate mitigating actions.  Also required is an understanding of cooling system theory, an ability to read drawings and schematics, and an ability to identify likely failure points in design.  The mechanical reliability engineer acts as an advisor for Site Operations to reference as needed and has enough experience to train technicians to the level of effective troubleshooting.  The mechanical systems Reliability Engineer regularly interfaces the Stream Data Centers Design Engineering team, the Automation Systems Group, and Facility Operations teams.

Stream Data Centers powers, cools, protects, and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyperscale data companies, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across eight markets in North America. Stream has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands. Stream’s business is growing exponentially, through a combination of greenfield market expansion and acquisitions across North America.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university or college or equivalent field experience to successfully perform essential job functions.
  • 5 years of experience in critical facility operations and maintenance
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of total work time.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure newly built systems meet design intent and perform without issue during the facility acceptance testing phases of new construction.
  • Design maintenance programs to maximize equipment operability and efficiency while minimizing life cycle costs.
  • Understand potential equipment failures and provide full technical support Facility Operations teams in the event of a critical system failure.
  • Provide systems reliability and maintainability feedback to the Design Engineering teams for future design considerations.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Design Engineering and Construction teams to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations.
  • Review construction equipment submittals, identify potential deficiencies, and evaluate maintenance feasibility.
  • Review commissioning plans and ensure the thoroughness of startup testing.
  • Attend factory witness testing to verify and validate equipment functionality.
  • Develop risk management plans that will anticipate reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operation.
  • Work with Site Operations to perform analyses of Asset Utilization, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, and Remaining useful life.
  • Perform system component upgrades as required to ensure reliability and combat obsolescence.
  • Perform Root-Cause Failure Analysis and facilitate corrective action.
  • Design maintenance programs to minimize maintenance complexity and reduce maintenance down time.
  • Validate maintenance performance by analyzing trends, operational history, and maintenance data.
  • Design appropriate site response procedures based on potential critical system failures.
  • Provide at request guidance and technical support to Facility Operators.
  • Confirm Site Teams are proficient system operation and maintenance.