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Chemical Operator - Swing Shift



Other Engineering
Wilsonville, OR, USA · Oregon, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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. Trading on the NYSE (GWH), it is poised to be one of the fastest growing energy technology companies in the world, with projects already across 4 continents. 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 seeking a motivated and versatile Chemical Operator to join our team. The role will be focused on producing electrolyte on-site by mixing dry and wet chemicals according to a recipe and monitoring the reaction to completion while complying with all environmental and health safety standards.

What you’ll do at ESS.

  • Weigh, process, and mix all dry and wet ingredients in the prescribed amounts to produce electrolyte for our iron flow batteries.
  • Monitor the reaction over time to make sure all parameters like temperature stay within production and safety requirements.
  • Move 50-pound buckets of ingredients manually and with a forklift.
  • Ensure all safety precautions and health protocols are being followed at all times.
  • Identify any issues in the production process and work with supervisors and engineering to troubleshoot the issues.
  • Report any on-site accidents and injuries to senior management and EH&S.
  • Oversee the quality of the production process and suggest improvements.
  • Wear safety gear when appropriate – respirator and ~20% of the time a full body protective suit.
  • Ensure that the chemicals are handled and transported in a safe manner.
  • Work with supervisors and engineering to make sure all equipment is maintained and in working order.
  • Store and label the chemicals in the correct containers.
  • Record production data.

What you bring to the table.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in a chemical manufacturing environment with dynamic daily priorities.
  • Forklift certified or capable or being certified upon hire.
  • The ability to use a computer system to monitor chemical reactions.
  • Knowledge of English/Metric system measurement.
  • Ability to understand and comply with all environmental health and safety standards.
  • The ability to lift 50-pounds repeatedly.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable transportation to and from work.

We’d love to see:

  • Familiarity with exothermic reactions.
  • Background and/or experience with chemistry.

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.