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Senior Electrical/Electronics Engineer



Other Engineering
Wilsonville, OR, USA · Oregon, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 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), ESS 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 looking for a motivated and hard-working Electrical/Electronics Engineer for our R&D group, responsible for hardware development test and reliability analysis for our line of iron flow battery products. The candidate will work with our team of technicians and engineers to develop and execute reliability R&D testing.

What you’ll do at ESS

  • Delegate responsibilities and manage schedules for a team of electronic technicians.
  • Provide technical training and mentorship for your team of engineering technicians.
  • Support the design, build and assembly of custom test fixtures for battery, electronics, and thermal/mechanical testing.
  • Create and maintain documentation packages for all ESS custom test fixtures.
  • Create, assemble and setup electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical test equipment, wiring harness, and fixtures coupled to power supplies, loads, and data acquisition equipment and other instrumentation.
  • Provide regular updates to the engineering team members and management, and proactively drive issues to resolution.
  • Ensure adherence to best test lab practices.
  • Assist with lab development & expansion initiatives.
  • Continuously audit lab and testing activities for adequate safety and hazard protection.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance programs to maintain lab equipment usability and uptime.

What you bring to the table

Minimum requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience working with common R&D test engineering hardware in product testing, in a laboratory, and mass product development or manufacturing environments.
  • Proven ability to work independently under high pressure and comfortable with working in a multifaceted hands-on environment.
  • Knowledge in use of standard electronics lab tools including AC/DC meters, Oscilloscopes, AC/DC power supplies.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of metrology and analytical tools, hand, and power tools and HV lab equipment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A demonstrated track record of building or testing complex electro-mechanical assemblies.
  • Ability to independently work efficiently and safely.

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 medical, dental and vision care, flexible spending account, 8 paid holidays, 401K with company match, a competitive PTO accrual, and approved PPE reimbursement.

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.