Electrical Manufacturing Technician at Energy Storage Systems
Wilsonville, OR, US

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 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 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.


 


Responsibilities


 


• 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


equipment.


• 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


 


Requirements


 


• 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 team.


• U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency