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Fuel Cell Engineers

Fuel Cell Engineers

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Fuel Cell Engineers Description

Design, evaluate, modify, or construct fuel cell components or systems for transportation, stationary, or portable applications.

Fuel Cell Engineers Related Job Titles

Alternative Energy Technician, Fuel Cell Battery Technician, Fuel Cell Engineer, Fuel Cell Systems Engineer, Fuel Cell Test Engineer,


Fuel Cell Engineers Tasks
Supplemental Tasks
  • Analyze fuel cell or related test data, using statistical software.
  • Calculate the efficiency or power output of a fuel cell system or process.
  • Characterize component or fuel cell performances by generating operating maps, defining operating conditions, identifying design refinements, or executing durability assessments.
  • Conduct fuel cell testing projects, using fuel cell test stations, analytical instruments, or electrochemical diagnostics, such as cyclic voltammetry or impedance spectroscopy.
  • Conduct post-service or failure analyses, using electromechanical diagnostic principles or procedures.
  • Design fuel cell systems, subsystems, stacks, assemblies, or components, such as electric traction motors or power electronics.
  • Design or implement fuel cell testing or development programs.
  • Develop fuel cell materials or fuel cell test equipment.
  • Fabricate prototypes of fuel cell components, assemblies, stacks, or systems.
  • Identify or define vehicle and system integration challenges for fuel cell vehicles.
  • Integrate electric drive subsystems with other vehicle systems to optimize performance or mitigate faults.
  • Manage fuel cell battery hybrid system architecture, including sizing of components, such as fuel cells, energy storage units, or electric drives.
  • Plan or conduct experiments to validate new materials, optimize startup protocols, reduce conditioning time, or examine contaminant tolerance.
  • Provide technical consultation or direction related to the development or production of fuel cell systems.
  • Recommend or implement changes to fuel cell system designs.
  • Simulate or model fuel cell, motor, or other system information, using simulation software programs.
  • Validate design of fuel cells, fuel cell components, or fuel cell systems.
  • Authorize release of fuel cell parts, components, or subsystems for production.
  • Coordinate fuel cell engineering or test schedules with departments outside engineering, such as manufacturing.
  • Plan or implement fuel cell cost reduction or product improvement projects in collaboration with other engineers, suppliers, support personnel, or customers.
  • Prepare test stations, instrumentation, or data acquisition systems for use in specific tests of fuel cell components or systems.
  • Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, or talk with colleagues to stay abreast of new technology or competitive products.
  • Write technical reports or proposals related to engineering projects.
  • Define specifications for fuel cell materials.
  • Develop or evaluate systems or methods of hydrogen storage for fuel cell applications.
  • Evaluate the power output, system cost, or environmental impact of new hydrogen or non-hydrogen fuel cell system designs.

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