On Friday, Apple posted a johttp://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2010/02/apple-newark.jpgb listing for a ‘Data Center Chief Operating Engineer’ in Newark, CA, where the company currently has a large data center (aerial picture shown).  Now this posting wouldn’t be anything groundbreaking if it wasn’t for this defined ‘Primary Responsibility’:

“Plan and coordinate the implementation of new data center facilities projects.”

Now, this could be referring to any future projects Apple decides to implement, but given their purchase of land in North Carolina and planned investment of an estimated $1 billion on data center, we think this isn’t a coincidence.  The data center, according to at least one report, will be used to support the sales of both the iTunes Store as well as the iPhone App Store, though other possibilities have been discussed as well.

Check out the full job description below:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Manage the installation, repair, and maintenance of critical facility systems
-Responsible for scheduling and managing the regular testing of facility equipment
-Responsible for executing and tracking planned expense facilities work at the Data Center
-Plan and coordinate the implementation of new data center facilities projects
-Monitor and report on facilities system utilization, capacities, and performance
-Review existing procedures and implement needed additional maintenance procedures
-Prepare site documentation including floor layouts and engineering designs
-Develop site solutions in support of various key infrastructure and business needs
-Work directly with Corporate Facilities to manage preventive maintenance activities as well as infrastructure upgrades
-Manage shipping and receiving operations including tracking packages and staging deliveries
-Build and foster a culture of teamwork at the site.

-10+ years infrastructure experience with a focus on Data Center Facilities operations
-A very good understanding of electrical and mechanical systems in use in the Data Center environment including transformers, generators, switchgear, UPS systems, ATS & ASTS units, PDU/RPP units, chillers, cooling towers, CRAC/CRAH units
-Ability to communicate effectively and provide direction to contractors and vendors performing maintenance or upgrade work on systems installed in a data center environment
-Must understand the Data Center environment and excel in customer service especially when dealing with IT group
-Ability to learn quickly, works autonomously, and addresses any issues that arise day or night
-A willingness to provide on call support in case of emergencies or other off hours issues at the facilities
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Detail oriented
-Strongly prefer a degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering technology

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