Manufacturing Assembler: Level 1 at ESS
Wilsonville, OR, US

Energy Storage Systems (ESS Inc) is a fast-growing, venture-backed, multi patented, clean technology start-up, located in Wilsonville, OR. ESS has developed an extremely cost-effective energy management system that combines an environmentally safe, abundant and non-toxic iron electrolyte with our patented flow cell design. Our advanced flow battery technology combines high performance with low cost, renewable integration designed for commercial, industrial, and utility applications.

Our team boasts decades of experience in distributed power generation and energy storage technologies. We are team building a disruptive, cutting edge technology. We are looking for motivated, hard-working, like-minded people to join our team of individuals who have a passion for sustainability, the environment, and who thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial setting. This position involves close interaction with numerous engineering disciplines. Applicant must be comfortable working in a team environment that is fast paced and dynamic. A strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement is required.

2.0 Position Profile:

ESS is looking for a motivated, hard-working Level 1, Manufacturing Assembler to join our team. This person is responsible for constructing repeatable battery assemblies and components. This person may be asked to perform other duties determined by the dynamic needs of a start-up environment.

The ideal candidate is someone who is adaptable and fully understands the culture, the rigor and the challenges of a start-up environment.

3.0 Primary Responsibilities

· Ability to read, understand, and perform engineering procedures.

· Repeatably construct, assemble, and quality test assemblies.

· Use hand or powered tools for the assembly of components.

· Set up, operate, and maintain test equipment per pre-defined procedures to evaluate performance of assemblies and record results.

· Work with mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing engineers to improve system assembly process and quality.

· Perform in-process quality control inspections per pre-defined procedures to ensure the quality of the work performed and the functionality of the components and/or modules.

· Ability to follow job required Standards and Safety Protocols, per pre-defined processes.

· Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions.

· Maintain clean working environment.

· And other duties as assigned.

4.0 Proficiencies

· Ability to use basic hand tools including wrenches, hammer, tape measure, etc.

· Ability to perform basic math skills consistently without error.

· Familiar with data collection and entry by hand or on computer. MS Excel preferred.

· Ability to take and follow detailed notes.

· Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a small, dynamic team.

5.0 Requirements & Qualifications

· Legally authorized, U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency. – See Note:

· Ability to lift 50 lbs. unassisted.

· Ability to follow job required Standards and Safety Protocols, per pre-defined processes.

· Ability to fluently read and write English, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions.

· Must be able to wear Personal Protection Equipment according to OSHA rules and regulations.


· Experience in a manufacturing environment with dynamic daily priorities.

· Experience in new-product introduction and scale to manufacturing preferred.


· High School Diploma or GED

Physical Demands

· The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

· The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

· The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Warehouse/ manufacturing environment.

Other Duties

· Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time


As an equal opportunity employer, we are open to considering every qualified candidate who is eligible and legally authorized to work in the United States on a full or part-time basis, and who does not require a visa sponsorship or who is of H1B1 status.

6.0 What ESS Offers


· In addition to the value of working with and helping grow a global reaching clean technology, headquartered in the middle of the beautiful Pacific Northwest valley, ESS offers a competitive benefits package: Company assisted Health insurance, Approved PPE Reimbursement, Medical & Dental; FLEX spending account; 6 paid holidays; 401K, a generous PTO accrual; and public transportation assistance.

· Pay dependent on experience: Level 1 $15-$17/hr

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 - $17.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
ESS has Covid-19 Policy in place.


  • Assembly: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Warehouse: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Wilsonville, OR 97070 (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)


  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Typical start time:

  • 6AM

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Company's website:


Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • No
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