Careers

Career Opportunities with ESS, Inc. — Join Us

ESS Inc. is a fast-growing, venture-backed, clean technology start-up, located near Portland, Oregon, an area that continues to earn high marks for livability and environmental awareness. You’ll join a team that boasts decades of experience in distributed power generation and energy storage technologies, and have the chance to make your own mark on the future of renewable energy.

Notice to recruiters and staffing agencies: ESS has an internal talent acquisition department and designated career site for individuals looking to join our team. ESS will not accept unsolicited resumes from any external recruiters, staffing firms, search agencies or any fee-based referrals. Any unsolicited resumes sent to directly to ESS, in any capacity will be considered property of ESS North America. This policy is applicable to all ESS locations and will be the responsibility of third parties and vendors to understand this policy. ESS will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Current Openings

Inside Sales

ESS is hiring an experienced Inside Sales Representative to support our sales organization by qualifying and responding to inbound sales leads and conducting outbound sales efforts. This role is critical to the success of the sales organization and requires a motivated and dedicated individual with a sales focused mentality and the ability to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external partners.

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

As the Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for taking late-stage design or R&D concepts and establishing turnkey, robust manufacturing processes. You will work with a cross functional team to develop, validate, and improve products and processes to make them ready and viable for full scale manufacturability.

VP of Marketing

We are hiring a VP of Marketing to play a leading role in helping ESS achieve and our goals. As the VP of Marketing, you will be at the forefront of designing and delivering strategy that supports our growth. You will develop sound marketing strategies, on a world-wide scale, designed to increase market share and bookings, develop, and implement integrated communications campaigns and brand building programs that drive growth while strengthening the value of both the Company brand and individual product brand. You will evaluate and analyze the results of each campaign and program along with any recommendations for future enhancements.

Sourcing Recruiter

We are looking for a Sourcing Recruiter to support our recruiting team and help us hire qualified candidates faster. The Sourcing Recruiter responsibilities include searching social networks and portfolio sites to identify potential candidates, sending recruiting emails and organizing an effective employee referral system. To be successful in this role, you should combine knowledge of sourcing techniques with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Production Planner

We are currently recruiting for a Production Planner who will facilitate the flow of information and materials among and between departments according to an established production schedule. In this role you will perform various production planning and control activities, including releasing work orders, labor accounting, use of materials, monitoring customer orders, posting production schedules, and calculating production rates. Additionally, you will review, update, and distribute production, shipment, and work schedules.

Sales Engineer

ESS is hiring a Sales Engineer to support our growth. The Sales Engineer works independently in partnership with sales, product marketing, product management, and engineering as a critical link between internal technical resources, the end customer, and key stakeholders. They lead pre-sales functions that enable efficient and data-driven project assessment and drive revenue by clearly communicating the range of solutions and corresponding benefits across the spectrum of performance, cost, risk, and compliance to provide value to the customer while maximizing business results. The Solutions Engineer must excel in diverse roles including system modeling and design as well as customer and channel partners’ interactions. Travel required up to 25% of the time (domestically and internationally).

Director, Corporate FP&A

Our company is looking for a Director, Corporate FP&A to join our team. Reporting to the CFO, this position will be an integral part of the leadership team. This position involves close interaction with numerous cross-functional disciplines, including engineering, and multiple manufacturing environments.  Applicant must be comfortable working in a team environment that is fast paced and dynamic.  A strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement is required.

Engineering Test Technician

ESS is looking for a motivated, hard-working Test Technician to join our team. This person is responsible for maintaining test equipment (cleaning, building/fixing, calibrating), modifying test equipment under engineering supervision, making chemical solutions, providing high quality record keeping, and working with engineers as required.

Production Test Technician

ESS is looking for a motivated, hard-working Production Test Technician to join our team. This person will be primarily responsible for test equipment maintenance and troubleshooting as well as electromechanical/chemical testing of sub-assemblies for large battery systems. This person 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. The ideal candidate is someone who adaptable and fully understands the culture, the rigor, and the challenges of a start-up environment.

Technical Writer

ESS is seeking a dynamic Technical Writer. Candidates with knowledge of large and complex industrial products, containerized manufacturing & transport are highly desired. Experience in battery, fuel cell technologies or power generation systems are helpful. The Technical Writer will plan, design, write, edit, and produce major manual works and other smaller jobs. Works as a project team member, working with other technical writers, editors and illustrators as required. Responsible for exercising independent judgment to successfully execute a complete product documentation introduction on schedule and within budget.

Systems Integration Technician

ESS is looking for a motivated, hard-working System Integration Technicians to join our team. This person is responsible for constructing and integrating plumbing, electrical, and sub- assemblies of large battery systems. The ideal candidate is someone who adaptable and understands the culture, the rigor, and the challenges of a start-up environment.

Software Engineer

The Software Engineer will work closely with our development team to create software that will run the flow battery systems. The main focus of the programmer will be the analysis and modeling of energy systems to help the flow battery systems run at optimal performance for the location and application that they are deployed.

R&D Engineer

ESS is looking for a motivated and versatile R&D Engineer to join our team. Our current program scope involves the design, development and evaluation of a new generation power module, and electrolyte management system, to characterize and improve electrolyte chemistry.

Mechanical Engineer

ESS is seeking a dynamic Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in mechanical design, Thermodynamics, fluid flow and structural analysis. The role will focus on the packaging of ESS’ advanced battery technology to ensure product life, cost and efficiency. The successful candidate will have excellent project management skills and an ability to manage multiple projects effortlessly. Candidates with knowledge of large and complex industrial products, containerized manufacturing & transport are highly desired. Experience in battery, fuel cell technologies or power generation systems are helpful.

Manufacturing Assembler

ESS is looking for a motivated, hard-working Entry Level Manufacturing Assembler to join our team. This person is responsible for constructing repeatable battery assemblies and components. This person may be asked to perform other duties determined by the dynamic needs of a start-up environment.

Integration – Electrical Controls Technician

ESS is looking for a motivated, hard-working Electrical Controls Technician to join our team. The Electrical Controls Technician job duties include:

Assembles, installs, tests and maintains electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
Diagnoses malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
Responsible for the connection of wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
When the work has been completed – must inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.

Field Service Engineer

The Field Service Engineer (FSE) performs customer installs, repairs, and preventative maintenance of ESS’ turnkey system – Energy Warehouse. The FSE positively interacts with customers to solve technical problems and identify areas of improvement. The FSE also looks for opportunities to increase revenue by providing more services to the customer. This job is based in greater Portland area but will involve travel to customer sites.

Engineering Electrical Technician

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.

Mechanical Drafter / Designer

ESS is seeking a dynamic Mechanical Designer/Drafter with a strong background in 3D CAD systems, mechanical design, thermodynamics, fluid flow, and structural analysis. The role will focus on supporting the development of ESS’s advanced battery technology to ensure product life, cost, and efficiency. Candidates with knowledge of large and complex industrial products, containerized manufacturing & transport are highly desired. Experience in battery, fuel cell technologies or power generation systems are helpful. The ideal candidate will have a passion for sustainability and the environment, will thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial setting, be self-motivated and have an interest in disruptive, cutting edge technology. The successful candidate understands the culture, the rigor, and the challenges of a start-up environment.