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Facility Assistant

  Northern Virginia
Position Title: Facility Assistant
Location: Northern Virginia

Facility Assistant


Your role 

The Facility Assistant is a part of the Data Center Portfolio Operations Team. The Facility Assistant shall provide leadership and management for day-to-day operations of a large scale Data Center electrical/mechanical plant, while ensuring the highest levels of reliability and availability are maintained.


What you’ll do 


  • Assist as a security monitor (includes looking for security violations and at times escorting contractors to secured areas) during normal business hours and on call for emergencies
  • Assist with shipping/receiving and general loading dock activities and operations
  • Perform daily property tours 
  • Assist Managers with obtaining facility related price quotations and bid proposals on property quotes
  • Assist with performing and scheduling repairs and preventative maintenance of general facility equipment and grounds, related to landscaping, irrigations systems, elevators and lifts, dock levelers, pest controltrash removal, painting, crating and uncrating equipment, security equipment IE cameras, readers and gates.
  • Assist with cleaning and general custodial services of the facility
  • Escorting vendor to the appropriate departmental contact but excluding all areas for MEP, roof and critical space in the data center.
  • Maintain work areas in a neat and safe manner, non-critical space.
  • Organize and file property related facility documents


What you’ll need

  • 2 years of facility management experience in a high reliability data center or similar environment preferred
  • Background in carpentry and general building hardware maintenance (doors, locks, windows, flooring, etc.) preferred
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite applications, Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Rudimentary problem solving skills, technical and organizational expertise
  • Actively solicits feedback to ensure all activities and deliverables meet expectations
  • Basic carpentry skills
  • Painting experience
  • General mechanical skills
  • Extended hours may be significant at times
  • Strong written and verbal command of the English language
  • Responsible attitude with strong work ethic; leading by example in attendance, attitude and technical work product
  • Ability and willingness to respond to emails after hours in the event of an emergency

A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries on six continents.


To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


A bit about our Digital team

Our Operations team keeps our customers’ infrastructure running safely and securely. We get plenty of opportunities to take on a variety of tasks and develop our technical skills. From overseeing electrical power to cooling and fire suppression systems, our team plays a vital role in making sure everything in our data centers operates as it should.


What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. 


Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. 


Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.


This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.


Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.


Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.