Criterion Systems Facilities Operations Specialist in St. Louis, Missouri

At Criterion Systems, Inc., we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. Our Offerings: *100% employee-owned private Government contractor founded in 2005. *High retention rate because we work hard at holding onto talent. *Excellent Leadership Team comprised of individuals who have successfully built and run businesses and are involved in day-to-day operations to include an open-door policy. We are as large in 2017 as we have ever been! Our employees are the most valuable assets. Are you ready to be appreciated?


Criterion Systems, Inc. is seeking a Facility Operations Specialist to serve as a Facilities Operations Specialist responsible for project management activities in support of data center mission capabilities, including change, problem and inventory management. Support provided to the overall operation of the data center and oversees data center facilities plans and proposals as well as ensuring all security requirements are met in accordance with Government guidelines and standards.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans and develops electrical power needs for new and existing equipment in the Centers by applying a thorough and practical knowledge of engineering methods and techniques. Considers characteristics of electrical power systems to draft, design, analyze and review plans for power distribution, ground grid systems, electrical circuitry, size of conduit, wire, etc., necessary for installing Center support systems. Translates plans into specification tasks as required. The contractor shall assist the NITC facilities manager as required, to include the updating of existing documentation or creation of new documentation using Microsoft Office products, and AutoCAD.

  • Monitoring of office and computer room environmental conditions such as air conditioning, heat, power, generators, and air plenum to ensure computer system availability as required. Identifies and analyzes potential problems and prepares alternative solution for consideration. The contractor shall follow procedures and instructions to specify method of repair, modification, maintenance and testing of environmental systems.

  • Identifies electrical, space, and cooling requirements for new IT hardware. Monitors environmental controls to ensure the computer room is operating at peak performance always. Physically assists when needed to support the installation of hardware in rack space on the data center floor; setting up conference rooms; assisting with day to day facility operations; documenting equipment installation, configuration, and electrical connection; and distribution of applicable documentation to asset management personnel as required.

  • Perform quality assurance activities in support of maintenance operations.

  • Submit recommendations and justifications to modernize or improve structures and equipment. Provides input into performance profile surveys, equipment inspections, technical troubleshooting, maintenance evaluations, and workload analysis.

  • Review, analyze and evaluate deficiency reports and equipment malfunction reports. Considers significance of failures in regard to safety hazards, cost of repairs, loss or downtime of equipment, and delays resulting from lack of available parts.

  • Evaluate and determine the quality and quantity of repair parts and tools to reduce unnecessary duplication and variety, as well as to ensure that needed materials are on hand.

  • Perform preparation and restore all activities associated with the installation and removal of equipment related to work areas consisting of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, high/low voltage electrical, carpentry, painting, masonry, sheet metal work and similar trades. Prepare inspection reports for identifying and recommending solutions to problems involving lack of personnel, materials, poor workmanship, conditions in need of repair, and various other related concerns.

  • Responsible for facilities related hardware systems ingress and egress from the data center floor. Receives and installs hardware from agencies or vendors. Determine power requirements and coordinate electrical service installation for hardware. Support the procurement and complete the installation of low voltage cabling to provide connectivity to existing systems and to internal KVM monitoring systems.

Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum 6-10 years’ experience with job related skills.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field, or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.

*The following certification must be obtained within 180 days of start date: BICSI Information Communication Technology (ICT) Design Fundamentals.

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience with electrical and HVAC systems.

  • Experience with the management of mechanical, electrical, and environmental requirements associated with a computer room environment.

  • Working knowledge of computer protection devices and environmental systems, including, but not limited to, the following: uninterruptible power systems, diesel generators, transfer switches, paralleling gear, computer room air-conditioning, security, and fire protection systems

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.