Automation Engineer at ESS
Wilsonville, OR, US

At ESS (NYSE: GWH), our mission is to accelerate global decarbonization by providing safe, sustainable, long-duration energy storage that powers people, communities, and businesses with clean, renewable energy anytime and anywhere it’s needed. As more renewable energy is added to the grid, long- duration energy storage is essential to providing the reliability and resiliency we need when the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing.

Our technology uses earth-abundant iron, salt, and water to deliver environmentally safe solutions capable of providing up to 12 hours of flexible energy capacity for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications. Established in 2011, ESS Inc. enables project developers, independent power producers, utilities, and other large energy users to deploy reliable, sustainable long-duration energy storage solutions. For more information visit

We are currently looking for a dynamic and experienced Industrial Automation Engineer to join our growing team to work with our systems integrators to create innovative, responsive solutions to a wide variety of machine control applications. As a member of our engineering team, you will work cooperatively with other engineers, draftspeople, project managers, and production technicians on interesting and challenging projects.

What you bring to the table.

  • Must be familiar with PLC programming and automation electrical or mechanical design.
  • Must be proficient implementing/troubleshooting PLCs, HMI, motion control, servo systems, and industrial sensors.
  • Experience with industrial networks.
  • Flexibility in using new or specialized standardized conventions and guidelines.

We’d love to see:

  • ANSI C/C++ Programming
  • Experience with Allen Bradley, Bosch, or BRX (Do-More Designer) PLCs.

Benefits of working at ESS.

In addition to the value of working with and helping grow a global reaching clean technology, ESS offers Company assisted medical, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, 8 paid holidays, 401K, approved PPE reimbursement, 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.