Facilities Technician at ESS
Wilsonville, OR, US

ESS is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our employees and community therefore we require COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. 

Catalyzing a cleaner future.

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 www.essinc.com. 

ESS is hiring a Facilities Technician who will assist with maintaining daily operations of the physical facility, support maintenance mechanics and facilities staff by performing “handyman” maintenance duties such as troubleshooting, light plumbing, running PVC or other pipe, furniture moves, cubicle setup, drywall, spot painting and/or cleaning, light construction and/or exterior cleanup, work with outside contractors on building and equipment repairs, operate site equipment as needed, using hand and power tools as necessary. May perform other activities such as audio-visual (AV) set up for meetings or conferences, inter-office mail deliveries, recycling, and stocking of PPE. Will maintain documentation such as power diagrams, network diagram, space usage, preventive maintenance logs, etc. 


What you’ll do at ESS.


  • Assist Facilities Manager with preventative maintenance programs and ensure PMs are complete on time.
  • Operate maintenance Equipment as needed, using hand and power tools as necessary. 
  • Maintain facilities in a presentable condition; ensure safety compliance for OSHA and DEQ are attained to ensure all facilities are safe for employees, suppliers, and customers.
  • Assist Facilities Manager in providing cost savings and cost avoidances.
  • General Facility support on a daily basis (i.e. building cubicles, office moves, stocking supplies, etc.). 
  • Make periodic inspection of the facilities to determine repair work as necessary.
  • Respond quickly and appropriately to site-wide maintenance requests & questions. 
  • Research parts and place purchase requisitions.


What you bring to the table.

Minimum requirements:


  • Requires minimum of 3+ years facilities support.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and DEQ Regulations.
  • Ability to lift at least 30 lbs.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical, plumbing, and light construction.
  • Experience driving forklift and driving/working off a scissor lift.
  • Excellent oral communication skills, visual acuity, and manual dexterity.
  • Computer experience in Microsoft Office programs and outlook required.
  • ERP experience (placing Purchase requisitions), CMMS (computer maintenance management systems) experience preferred.  

We’d love to see:


  • Welding, industrial electrical, machining, sheet metal fabrication, masonry, or any other technical trade skills are a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience using computerized building control systems.
  • Experience in operation and maintenance of fire alarm systems.

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, 401k with Company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), a generous PTO accrual, and 8 paid holidays.

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.