Building Operations Technician

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada | Kelowna | Full-time

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ABOUT HUT 8 

Imagine the ultimate destination for those who want to work at the cutting edge of technology, energy, and infrastructure. An industry leader in bitcoin mining, Hut 8 builds and operates some of the world’s largest data centers for next-generation computing workloads. We are proud to offer interesting and challenging opportunities for individuals who want to build teams, solve problems, and make an impact from day one. If you’re an ambitious individual looking for a career that is as rewarding as it is challenging, you’ve come to the right place.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking a skilled Building Operations Technician to join our team in Kelowna. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in maintaining and optimizing our data center facility, ensuring it operates at peak performance levels. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and contribute to the success of our clients' businesses.

Some of the key responsibilities you should expect are the following:

  • Conduct routine inspections of the data center facility to identify any issues or potential areas for improvement.

  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks on critical infrastructure components, including HVAC systems, electrical distribution systems, and fire suppression systems.

  • Monitor environmental conditions within the data center, such as temperature and humidity levels, and take appropriate actions to ensure optimal operating conditions.

  • Coordinate with vendors and contractors for equipment installations, repairs, and upgrades.

  • Respond promptly to facility-related alarms and incidents, troubleshoot issues, and implement corrective actions as necessary.

  •  Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities and equipment inventory.

  • Assist in the implementation of security protocols and procedures to safeguard the facility and its assets.

  • Collaborate with other teams, such as network operations and customer support, to address customer inquiries and resolve issues in a timely manner.

ABOUT YOU

  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical certifications or vocational training in a related field preferred.

  •  Proven experience in building operations, facilities maintenance, or a related field, with specific experience in data center environments highly desirable.

  • Strong understanding of HVAC, electrical, and mechanical systems, with the ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment as needed.

  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations governing data center operations, such as Uptime Institute Tier Standards and ANSI/BICSI standards.

  •  Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, demonstrating initiative and resourcefulness.

  • Flexibility to work on a rotating schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as required.

ABOUT THE WORK ENVIRONMENT

This role is in office at our Kelowna, BC. site. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WHAT MAKES HUT 8 A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Hut 8 offers a benefits and wellness program that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance, as well as paid time off.

We are proud to invest in building the best team in the industry. At all levels of the organization, we are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, radical transparency, and relentless growth mentality. 

At Hut 8, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with bright, driven peers from a range of educational and professional backgrounds including software development, energy, engineering, entrepreneurship, investment banking, private equity, and management consulting

  • Design and pitch new products, services, and other initiatives to a leadership team consisting of serial entrepreneurs and seasoned executives and backed by a board of directors consisting of industry veterans of energy, finance, and government

  • Debate ideas and alternatives in a truly meritocratic setting where the learning curve is steep and the lessons come from both senior and junior members of the team

  • Build a lifelong network of friends and professional connections at the cutting-edge intersection of technology, energy, and infrastructure

Salary: $45,000 - $55,000 per year