Designs, evaluates, modifies, or constructs fuel cell components or systems for transportation, stationary, or portable applications.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Engineering and Technology pathway.
A person in this career:
- Conducts fuel cell testing projects, using fuel cell test stations, analytical instruments, or electrochemical diagnostics, such as cyclic voltammetry or impedance spectroscopy.
- Designs or implements fuel cell testing or development programs.
- Writes technical reports or proposals related to engineering projects.
- Plans or implements fuel cell cost reduction or product improvement projects in collaboration with other engineers, suppliers, support personnel, or customers.
- Validates design of fuel cells, fuel cell components, or fuel cell systems.
- Calculates the efficiency or power output of a fuel cell system or process.
- Defines specifications for fuel cell materials.
- Plans or conducts experiments to validate new materials, optimize startup protocols, reduce conditioning time, or examine contaminant tolerance.
- Conducts post-service or failure analyses, using electromechanical diagnostic principles or procedures.
- Reads current literature, attends meetings or conferences, or talks with colleagues to stay abreast of new technology or competitive products.