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Junior Data Center Facility Engineer

Salute Mission Critical

Salute Mission Critical

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Across the data center industry – from deployment, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning – Salute is the industry leader of delivering global data center services executed with precision. Join us as a Junior Data Center Facility Engineer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

At Salute, we don’t have employees. We have team members. It’s our culture, and it’s a significant driver of the success we're able to deliver for our clients. This team-oriented culture is defined by transparent communication, collaborative development and deployment of procedures and best practices, a customer service mindset both internally and externally, and a strong commitment to safety.

This role does not require any previous Data Center experience and is ideal for anyone with some Mechanical, Electrical, or other Building or other Building Services system knowledge who is looking to move into the Data Center sector.

The Data Center Facility Engineer (FE) is responsible for ensuring that all electrical, mechanical, and fire/life safety equipment within the data center is operating at peak efficiency. This involves both planned preventative maintenance of equipment, daily corrective work, and emergency response to emergent issues. The FE serves as a technical resource reporting to the Site Manager and interacting with onsite Engineering Operations Technicians (EOT) and any third-party vendors. They are expected to support all facility operations and equipment within a given data center. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, standby diesel generators, switchgear, UPSs, PDUs, AHUs, chillers, cooling towers, chemical treatment systems, pumps, motors, VFDs, and building automation systems.


  • Operate, monitor, maintain, and respond to abnormal conditions in facilities systems.
  • Complete planned and ad-hoc preventive maintenance work assignments requiring the skill and direction of several engineering, mechanical, and maintenance trades
  • Conduct periodic inspections of building systems, i.e., HVAC, electrical distribution, Maintain mechanical equipment rooms to ensure clean and safe conditions
  • Rapid response, investigation, and management of indoor emergency situations and air quality complaints
  • Have a complete working knowledge on creating, closing and tracking "work requests" (WR). Initiate or respond to work orders, follow-up and verify completion of work
  • Monitor performance/note deficiencies of service contractors and recommend changes as necessary
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by management


  • A minimum of 1 year of directly related experience in the operation, installation and maintenance of building systems with technical understanding and knowledge of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire/life safety, and control systems
  • High school diploma or College Degree
  • Good observation skills and problem-solving ability.

The role is a full-time position and your base salary will be commensurate with experience but is expected to be highly competitive. The opportunity is located in Amsterdam and will include business travel as needed to meet business demands but will likely be nominal.

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