Sample Job Description for Data Center Operator

Following is a sample job description template for the position of Data Center Operator. You should edit it to reflect the actual requirements of your organization.

Job Title: Data Center Operator

Location of the job: East Kingston, NY 11937

Years of Experience: 2+ to 4 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: High School or equivalent

Job Summary:

We are seeking Temporary Data Center Operator who can work the Saturday 7PM to 7AM shift and the Sunday 7PM to 7AM shift in our Piscataway, NJ facility.​

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preserve orderly conditions of the command center and server room.​
  • Provide Help Desk coverage during off hours, weekends and when deemed necessary.​
  • Create Shift Status Reports communicating shift activities and problems.​
  • Inventory paper, printer and other miscellaneous supplies.​
  • Assist with Disaster Recovery exercises.​
  • Report printing.​
  • Create and update procedural documentation.​
  • Maintain off-site tape storage rotation.​
  • Execute/​monitor system backup and restores.​
  • Perform routine system maintenance.​
  • Monitor all processing during shift and work with support teams to resolve issues that may arise.​

Position Requirements:

  • Attention to detail is essential for this role. Process schedules are critical for delivery and can have dramatic repercussions if missed.
  • 2-4 yrs experience verifying daily run logs, processing schedules and handling of tapes.
  • ALL candidates should have 2-4 yrs experience in a data center as a computer operator.
  • Unix and Windows client Server experience in a production/data center environment.
  • Flexibility to work occasional 2nd or 3rd shift for cross-training and/or emergency coverage.

Salary: 14.​00 – 16.​00 USD /​hour