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FuelCell Energy is transforming the world’s energy landscape by delivering clean and efficient solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy.  We thrive on innovation as our fuel cell power plants provide answers to some of the industry’s biggest challenges, such as generating a virtually pollutant-free and affordable supply of electric power within cities, reducing carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired power stations, and producing hydrogen for transportation, industry and utility-scale energy storage.  Our unique mission requires a diverse, energetic and creative workforce, and our shared passion for a cleaner energy future is the foundation of our Company’s culture. We take pride in what we have accomplished and are dedicated to providing innovative solutions that address energy, environmental and economic challenges for power users and communities world-wide.


With SureSource™ installations on three continents and millions of megawatt hours of ultra-clean power produced, FuelCell Energy is a global leader with environmentally responsible power solutions. 


Join our team and contribute to a brighter, cleaner energy future.



We are currently seeking a highly motivated, forward-thinking Electro-chemical Engineering professional to join our Technology group in Danbury, CT where you will assume a key role in the design and development of advanced concepts, electrodes and process for high temperature carbonate fuel cells..

  • Participate in the design and development of new advanced concepts, electrodes, electrolyte and process for high temperature carbonate fuel cells.
  • Apply problem solving skills to develop new and innovative solutions to improve electrode performance, manufacturing process and reduce product cost.
  • Support development of materials specifications, ceramic slurry characterization and resolve component manufacturing issues.
  • Lead carbonate fuel cell material research: Lab-scale tape casting, evaluation, testing and optimization of electrodes and electrolyte systems.
  • Prepare detailed graduation plans for projects and report progress to management on weekly and monthly basis.
  • Review published literature and patents.
  • Organize and analyze data, design experiments and failure mode analysis, supervise and independently lead projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education:       M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science or Ceramic Engineering, or a related area.


Experience:    Minimum one year of experience in electrochemistry, chemistry, material science, battery, or corrosion characterization is desired.   Chemistry/chemical lab experience is required.


Ideal candidate will have / be:

  • Hands-on, team worker; required to work independently; comfortable working in a chemical lab environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electrochemistry, corrosion, ceramic processing/characterization and high temperature materials, design of experiments and management.
  • Knowledge of electrochemical techniques (Cyclic voltammetry, AC impedance, current interruption test) and XRD, BET, SEM, microscopy, Rheology, and particle size analysis.
  • Computer knowledge: Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Power point and Microsoft project).
  • Must be able to interact in a professional manner with internal and external customers, work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Able to independently conceive, design and execute experiments; interact with manufacturing and technology teams, and supervise technicians.
  • Capable of communicating with all levels of the organization, and reporting results and updates to managers.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:


Work is in lab environment including handling ceramic powder and chemicals:

  • Standing or moving from area to area for extended periods for time on concrete floor.
  • Periodic bending, reaching, working with both hands and arms in full range of motion, climbing ladders, and carrying items in excess of 25 lbs.(with assistance)
  • Wearing of assigned personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety gloves, hard hats, safety shoes and other PPE as assigned
  • Moving between separate buildings to attend meetings.
  • Computer work for extended periods of time is also required.
  • Local travel to other CT locations may be required.


Equal Opportunity Employer - Vet/Disability



We offer a competitive compensation package as well as comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, company-paid life/disability insurance, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan and generous paid leave.


Employment with FCE is subject to pre-employment drug-screen and background investigation.


No agency submissions please. Resumes submitted to any FuelCell Energy employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the FuelCell Energy Recruiting team for this position will become the property of FuelCell Energy and no agency fees will be paid.


FuelCell Energy, Inc. is committed to ensuring that its application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all U.S. job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.


If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please send an email with your resume to jobs@fce.com or contact us by calling 203-205-2070. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed.


NOTE:   This dedicated phone line and email address are designed exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be acknowledged.  A response to your request may take up to two business days.