Electrical Engineering Technician at ESS
Wilsonville, OR, US

Note: ESS is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our employees and community therefore we require COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Catalyzing a cleaner future.

ESS is a globally recognized leader in sustainable energy storage and is consistently identified as one of the most innovative and exciting technology players in energy storage. It is poised to be one of the fastest growing energy technology companies in the world, with projects already across 4 continents and an upcoming public offering. The ESS vision is about enabling the decarbonization of the grid by enabling us to achieve up to 100% of our electricity from clean, sustainable renewable energy.

These are ambitious goals, and we are pursuing them with passion. At ESS, we are leading the energy transition, creating the sustainable energy solutions of the future to help individuals, businesses and communities change energy into lasting value.

ESS is hiring a motivated, hard-working Electrical 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.

What you’ll do at ESS.

  • Work with mechanical and electrical engineers to assemble battery systems
  • 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.

What you bring to the table.

Minimum Requirements:

  • AS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Experience with reading electrical schematics and mechanical P&IDs
  • 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
  • Proficiency troubleshooting electronics and electro-mechanical systems down to the component level
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a small, dynamic team
  • A strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement is required.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

We’d love to see:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Experience with battery or fuel cell systems a plus.

Benefits of working at ESS.

In addition to the value of working with and helping grow a global reaching clean technology, ESS offers a Company assisted Health insurance, Approved PPE Reimbursement, Medical & Dental; Flex spending account; 8 paid holidays; 401K, and a competitive PTO accrual.

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, without a need for sponsorship.

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.