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Production Test Technician



Wilsonville, OR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024
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 looking for a motivated, hard-working Production Test Technician to join our team. You will be primarily responsible for test equipment maintenance and troubleshooting as well as electromechanical/chemical testing of sub-assemblies for large battery systems. You may be asked to perform other duties, including assembly and production of sub-assemblies, as determined by the dynamic needs of a start-up environment.

What you’ll do at ESS.

  • Read, understand, and perform engineering procedures
  • Set up, operate, and maintain electromechanical and chemical test equipment per pre-defined procedures to evaluate performance of assemblies and record results
  • Work with mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing engineers to improve test 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
  • Use hand or powered tools for the construction and assembly of PVC plumbing and electrical parts primarily in support of test equipment
  • Work with high voltage wiring.

What you bring to the table.

Minimum requirements:

  • Associate degree in a technical field
  • Ability to use basic hand tools and digital volt meters
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with dynamic daily priorities
  • Ability to perform basic math skills consistently without error
  • Familiar with data collection and entry by hand or on computer.
  • Ability to take and follow detailed notes
  • Ability to construct and assemble electrical conduit and junction boxes. primarily in support of test equipment
  • Ability to prepare and terminate cables
  • Ability to follow job required Standards and Safety Protocols, per pre-defined processes
  • Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment with changing priorities
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protection Equipment according to OSHA rules and regulations

We’d love to see:

  • Experience in new-product introduction and scale to manufacturing
  • MS Excel

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.

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 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.

Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:30pm