Mechanical Engineering Technician at Energy Storage Systems
Wilsonville, OR, US

Company: Energy Storage Systems Location: Wilsonville, OR


Company Profile

Energy Storage Systems (ESS) is a fast-growing, clean technology company, located in Wilsonville, OR. ESS has developed an advanced flow battery technology for commercial, industrial, and utility applications. With a team that boasts decades of experience in distributed power generation and energy storage technologies, ESS has developed an extremely cost-effective energy management system that combines a safe, abundant and non-toxic iron electrolyte with our patented flow cell design. This combination of high performance with low cost means that ESS’s technology is ideally suited for applications that range in size from retail energy management to utility-scale renewables integration.


Position Profile

ESS is looking for a motivated, hard-working Mechanical Engineering Technician to join our team. This position involves close interaction with numerous engineering disciplines. Ability to work in a team environment is a must. Applicant must be comfortable working in a fast paced, dynamic work environment. A strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement is required.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for sustainability and the environment, will thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial setting, be self-motivated and have an interest in disruptive, cutting edge technology. The ideal candidate is someone who understands the culture, the rigor and the challenges of a start-up environment.



• Work with mechanical and electrical engineers to assemble batteries and other mechanical systems. • Set up, operate, and maintain test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions and record results. • Read and understand engineering drawings and P&ID’s. • Follow written and verbal work instructions.


Assemble and operate electromechanical systems that include structural, plumbing, pneumatic, and hydraulic components. • Use basic shop tools (CNC, lathe, drill press, hand tools, etc.) to fabricate or modify components and assemblies. • Provide technical assistance and resolution when mechanical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and after construction. • Communicate design issues/problems effectively to engineers. • Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical and mechanical tools and test equipment including but not limited to: metrology tools, hand tools, drill press, table saw, CNC router, lathe, carver hot press, etc. • Collaborate with mechanical engineers or other personnel to identify, define, or solve developmental problems. • Construct and perform reliability tests on various key system components. • Record test results and perform basic calculations. • Perform in-process inspections steps to ensure the quality of the work performed and the functionality of the component and/or module. • Use basic measuring equipment (calipers, height gauge, micrometer, etc.) to inspect parts and assemblies according to mechanical drawings. • Frequent to constant movement throughout the day. • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.



• Requires an AS Degree or higher in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology. • Proficiency troubleshooting electromechanical systems and mechanisms down to the component level. • Proficient with basic shop tools (CNC, lathe, drill press, hand tools, etc.) • Proficient with Microsoft Office software (Word, Power Point, Excel) • Experience with reading engineering drawings and mechanical P&IDs a must. • Experience with basic metrology equipment (calipers, height gauge, micrometer, etc.) • Capability to work on and around industrial power systems. • Experience with basic electrical wiring and electrical schematics a plus. • Experience with programing g-code and operating CNC equipment a plus. • Experience operating 3D printers a plus. • 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 team. • U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency.