Engineering Electrical Technician
Wilsonville, OR
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ESS, Inc. is a fast-growing, venture-backed, clean technology start-up, located in WIlsonville, OR. ESS has developed an advanced flow battery technology for commercial, industrial, and utility applications. ESS is looking for a motivated, hard-working Engineering Electrical 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. A strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement is required.

  • 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.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions

Desired Skills & Experience

  • AS Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Proficiency troubleshooting electronics and electro-mechanical systems down to the component level.
  • Experience with reading electrical schematics and mechanical P&IDs a must.
  • 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.
  • Experience with battery or fuel cell systems a plus.
  • Work independently and proactively.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a small, dynamic team.
  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency.
What ESS Offers
  • In addition to the value of working with and helping grow a global reaching clean technology, headquartered in the middle of the beautiful Pacific Northwest valley, ESS offers a competitive benefits package:  Company assisted Health insurance, Approved PPE Reimbursement, Medical & Dental; FLEX spending account; 8 paid holidays; 401K, a generous PTO accrual.