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"Fuel Cell Engineer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

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

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Fuel Cell Engineer"

1) Validate design of fuel cells, fuel cell components, or fuel cell systems.

2) Fabricate prototypes of fuel cell components, assemblies, stacks, or systems.


3) Develop fuel cell materials or fuel cell test equipment.

4) Recommend or implement changes to fuel cell system designs.

5) Identify or define vehicle and system integration challenges for fuel cell vehicles.


6) Write technical reports or proposals related to engineering projects.

7) Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, or talk with colleagues to stay abreast of new technology or competitive products.

8) Simulate or model fuel cell, motor, or other system information, using simulation software programs.

9) Provide technical consultation or direction related to the development or production of fuel cell systems.

10) Plan or conduct experiments to validate new materials, optimize startup protocols, reduce conditioning time, or examine contaminant tolerance.

11) Integrate electric drive subsystems with other vehicle systems to optimize performance or mitigate faults.

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12) Conduct post-service or failure analyses, using electromechanical diagnostic principles or procedures.

13) Design or implement fuel cell testing or development programs.

14) Characterize component or fuel cell performances by generating operating maps, defining operating conditions, identifying design refinements, or executing durability assessments.


15) Calculate the efficiency or power output of a fuel cell system or process.

16) Analyze fuel cell or related test data, using statistical software.

17) Design fuel cell systems, subsystems, stacks, assemblies, or components, such as electric traction motors or power electronics.

18) Prepare test stations, instrumentation, or data acquisition systems for use in specific tests of fuel cell components or systems.

19) Plan or implement fuel cell cost reduction or product improvement projects in collaboration with other engineers, suppliers, support personnel, or customers.

20) Coordinate fuel cell engineering or test schedules with departments outside engineering, such as manufacturing.

21) Authorize release of fuel cell parts, components, or subsystems for production.

22) Manage fuel cell battery hybrid system architecture, including sizing of components, such as fuel cells, energy storage units, or electric drives.

23) Conduct fuel cell testing projects, using fuel cell test stations, analytical instruments, or electrochemical diagnostics, such as cyclic voltammetry or impedance spectroscopy.

24) Define specifications for fuel cell materials.

25) Develop or evaluate systems or methods of hydrogen storage for fuel cell applications.

26) Evaluate the power output, system cost, or environmental impact of new hydrogen or non-hydrogen fuel cell system designs.

Job Description for "Fuel Cell Engineer" continued here...

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Part 2
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Part 4
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"Fuel Cell Engineer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  17-2141.01


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