Facilities Technician III

Assist in maintaining facilities at ESS Inc in Wilsonville, OR. Join the team in catalyzing a cleaner future with sustainable energy storage solutions.

Wilsonville, United States  UTC-08:00   On-site   Full Time   251-500   2 months ago

At ESS (NYSE: GWH), our mission is to accelerate global decarbonization by providing safe, sustainable, longduration 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

The Facilities Technician III will assist the Facilities Manager with the upkeep, maintenance and operation of the physical facility and all facility equipment. The Scope of work will include technical support of plumbing, HVAC, fire suppression systems, Building control systems, emergency diesel generator, rotary screw compressors, fire doors, security doors, roof, storm drains, mobile material handling equipment, and all facility equipment with scheduling maintenance, and supporting project management in the execution of projects. Under the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Engineer will perform tasks related to the analysis of construction materials, development plans, specifications, and contract administration and inspections.

What you’ll do at ESS

  • Assist in the development and execution of a CMMS (Compute Maintenance Management System).
  • Manage contractors and SME’s for trade work.
  • Conduct preventive and corrective maintenance on facilities equipment.
  • Manage waste streams and equipment.
  • Build jigs and fixtures.
  • Specify and purchase equipment and materials.
  • Plan and execute small and medium scale projects.
  • Maintain facilities in a presentable condition; ensure safety compliance for OSHA and DEQ are attained to ensure all facilities are safe for employees, suppliers, and customers.
  • Identify and execute on cost savings measures.
  • Attend GEMBA walks to identify safety and efficiency opportunities.
  • Assemble cubicles and office equipment.
  • Maintain roof and grounds.
  • Conduct parts research.
  • Respond quickly and appropriately to trouble calls, site-wide maintenance requests & questions.
  • Meet and consult with engineers, contractors, and others on difficult construction matters.

What you bring to the table

The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Requires minimum of 8+ years facilities support, with at least two years of journeyman-level technical trade experience.
  • The ability to read and interpret design schematics, layouts, P&ID, Plumbing, Piping, Mechanical, and Electrical detailed schematics, and specifications.
  • Experience with precision measurement equipment, depth gage, micrometer, caliper, multimeter.
  • Experience operating shop tools such as mill, lathe, grinder, router table, brake, bandsaw.
  • Experience fabricating steel, stainless, and aluminum, stick welding, TIG welding, MIG welding, sheet metal.
  • Experience with construction and using construction materials such as wood, steel and concrete.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Experience implementing CMMS.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety in an industrial environment including PPE, HAZCOM, working at elevations, confined space entry, lockout tagout.

We’d love to see

  • Technical Trade school for welding or machining and /or journeyman millwright license.

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 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.

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About the role

May 17, 2024

Full Time


Nov 17, 2024



Wilsonville, United States

8+ years


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