Technician – Electrical Manufacturing at Energy Storage Systems
Portland, OR, US
Energy Storage Systems (ESS) is a fast-growing, venture-backed, clean technology start-up,
located in Portland, OR. ESS has developed an advanced flow battery technology for
commercial, industrial, and utility applications. ESS is looking for a motivated, hard-working
Electrical Manufacturing Technician to join our team. This person wires and assembles electrical
components /modules within the iron redox flow battery system. Ability to work in a team
environment is a must. Applicant must be comfortable working in a fast paced, deadline driven,
dynamic work environment. A strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement is
• Responsible for the safe, efficient completion of the assembly process in a high quality
and repeatable manner
• Work with mechanical and electrical engineers to assemble battery systems with all Iron
redox flow batteries.
• Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts,
assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions and record results
• Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering data
and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments
• Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are
encountered before, during, and after construction.
• Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical instruments or testing
• Collaborate with electrical engineers or other personnel to identify, define, or solve
developmental problems.
• Draw or modify diagrams and write engineering specifications to clarify design details
and functional criteria of experimental electronics units.
• Construct and perform reliability tests on various key system components.
• Perform in-process inspections steps to ensure the quality of the work performed and the
functionality of the component and/or module.
• Maintain production and test equipment.
• Support electromechanical troubleshooting of product and support equipment.
• Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions
2.0 Desired Skills & Experience
• Requires an AS Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or 10+ years of experience
in an electronics manufacturing environment (preferably capital equipment related).
• Proficiency troubleshooting electronics and electro-mechanical systems down to the
component level.
• Experience with reading electrical schematics and mechanical P&IDs a must.
• Experience with Oscilloscopes, DMMs, Power Analyzers, Signal Generators etc.
• Familiarity with single and three phase power systems and power distribution systems.
• Familiarity with power conversion equipment.
• Familiarity with computer and micro-controller systems.
• Capability to work on and around industrial power systems.
• Experience with battery or fuel cell systems a plus.
• Work independently and proactively.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a small, dynamic
• U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency.
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