Manufacturing Engineer at ESS
Wisconsin, US

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  and  versatile  Manufacturing  Engineer  to  join  our  team. The  Manufacturing  Engineer  will  be engaged  in  a  wide  spectrum  of  activities  including process, work instruction, automation, and tooling development.

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
•Provide technical product sustaining support from product release into manufacturing through end of service
•Develop and maintain technical product and process documentation through ECO process
•Characterize and improve process and product performance per defined business metrics
•Provide technical support to the factory, to ensure that ESS is capable of shipping quality products on-time to its customers
•Conduct detailed troubleshooting and analysis of issues that affect reliability, performance, etc. This includes the use of statistical analysis, 7-Step Problem Solving or other established methods
•Provide input or participate in new product introduction projects.
•Provide supply chain support including vendor qualification and quality issue resolution
•Support Field Service/TSS with product escalations as necessary. May require some on-site support at customers
•Perform hands-on assembly, testing and training of personnel as required during project work (i.e., assembly, test or measurement, troubleshooting)
•Facilitates and may lead cross-functional improvement and other Operations projects
•Adhere to safety, environmental, Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory standards
•Other duties as assigned

Requirements
•University degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Chemistry or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required skills.Preference for experience in large capital equipment manufacturing techniques and energy strorage.
•Typically 5-10 years of technical experience in high-tech industry environment in service, development or manufacturing
•Preference for candidates with CAD design experience using solid modeling systems.
•Demonstrated experience with process improvements, equipment validation and data analysis methods required
•Demonstrated experience improving processes using Statistical process control, 6 sigma methods, DOE and advanced analytical methods is required.
•Demonstrated ability to do hands-on troubleshooting, assembly and engineering validation work required.
•Willingness to travel up to 10%
•Demonstrated experience participating in or managing concurrent technical projects
•Self-starter who is also highly productive when not supervised to meet the agreed objectives
•Demonstrated ability to plan and resolve issues that involve gaining cooperation of cross-functional, multi-cultural groups and sites without damaging relationships.
•Must demonstrate ability to create technical documentation and engineering reports
•Must have ability to obtain a valid passport and travel regionally and internationally as required
•Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
•U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency required.