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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 full-time Research Technician to support high temperature carbonate fuel cells testing and ceramic lab processing activites within our Technology group in Danbury, CT.

  • Under the direction of a scientist or engineer, the Research Technician performs a variety of tests and experiments associated with matrix molten carbonate electrolyte, including slurry preparation, powder characterization and processing
  • Prepares test fixtures and experimental set up for materials evaluation at high temperatures
  • Conducts data collection and compilation
  • Builds and assembles lab-scale fuel cell for testing
  • Assists in developing methods and procedures for ceramic powder processing
  • Documents and maintains detailed records of ongoing tests and experiments
  • Performs troubleshooting of test station and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Interacts with internal and external customers
  • Tracks and records chemicals inventory
  • Performs other duties as assigned






Education: Associate’s degree in science, engineering (chemistry or chemical engineering/mechanical engineering) or equivalent experience is required.


Preferred Experience:   Minimum one year experience in a lab or production environment:


  • Experience with high temperature materials handling
  • Ceramic powder or slurry processing
  • Experimental set up to evaluate materials stability at high temperature
  • Cross-section samples preparation
  • Basic wet chemistry
  • Hands-on, team worker and ability to learn new analytical techniques
  • XRD and electrochemical testing are a “plus”
  • Mechanical inclination/experience a “plus
  • Slurry preparation and tape cast experience desired but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Basics including Excel, ,Word, PowerPoint, Outlook




  • The employee should be able to carry light samples of materials such as powders and lift 30 Lbs. regularly
  • Must be able to work in shop and laboratory environment, and around chemicals with proper personal protective equipment
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion tasks with full range of motion with both hands/arms
  • Motions include circular, up and down, back and forth, side to side and overhead
  • Ability to remain on feet and move from area to area within a shop for a period of eight (8) hours with standard breaks


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.


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