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Fuel Cell Engineers
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 890

Projected Annual Job Openings: 40

Typical Hourly Wage: $35.56 - $55.02

Typical Annual Salary: $74,000 - $114,400

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Conduct fuel cell testing projects, using fuel cell test stations, analytical instruments, or electrochemical diagnostics, such as cyclic voltammetry or impedance spectroscopy.
  • Design or implement fuel cell testing or development programs.
  • Authorize release of fuel cell parts, components, or subsystems for production.
  • Write technical reports or proposals related to engineering projects.
  • Plan or implement fuel cell cost reduction or product improvement projects in collaboration with other engineers, suppliers, support personnel, or customers.
  • Validate design of fuel cells, fuel cell components, or fuel cell systems.
  • Define specifications for fuel cell materials.
  • Calculate the efficiency or power output of a fuel cell system or process.
  • Plan or conduct experiments to validate new materials, optimize startup protocols, reduce conditioning time, or examine contaminant tolerance.
  • Conduct post-service or failure analyses, using electromechanical diagnostic principles or procedures.

tools & technology

  • Engine or component test stands
  • Homogenizers
  • Infrared spectrometers
  • Power meters
  • Reactors or fermenters or digesters

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Development environment software
  • Office suite software
  • Presentation software
  • Word processing software

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