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About Our Company

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 seeking an experienced Recruiter in manufacturing with the ambition and ability to achieve excellent results and support growth in a high tech industry. Based in our recently expanded, climate controlled Torrington manufacturing plant, this position focuses primarily on hiring hourly shop floor workers. Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, you will be responsible for sourcing, identifying, attracting, and hiring the labor needed to support production.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, attracting, and recruiting hourly workers for manufacturing shop floor positions.
  • Assisting with sourcing strategy, candidate development and execution of full life cycle recruitment.
  • Reviewing applications/resumes, dispositioning candidates, conducting interviews, supporting job fairs, participating in candidate selection process, extending offers, preparing paperwork for onboarding.
  • Assisting with scheduling, organization and management of company sponsored hiring events.
  • Implementing recruitment strategies that align with and meet key business priorities and talent strategy. Recommending recruitment strategies and best practices based on expertise, knowledge and/or experience.
  • Actively managing candidate experience, helping to reinforce the Company’s reputation as a great place to work.
  • Ensuring all requisition/candidate activity data is captured in the applicant tracking system.
  • Leading offer preparation and negotiations with candidates.
  • Identifying opportunities and working to improve the quality and efficiency of the recruitment process. 
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Education:   B.S. degree preferred.  Equivalent experience and H.S. Diploma may be considered.


Experience:   Minimum of 5 years’ experience with manufacturing or hourly workforce recruiting.


The candidate will have / be:

  • Must have a good grasp of applicable state and federal laws, including requirements for federal contractors.
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and customer focus.
  • Experience utilizing multiple candidate development tools, e.g. social media, networking, referrals.
  • Strong drive for results and independent initiative; must be highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, professional, collaborative and inclusive team environment.
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information appropriately.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Experienced with automated applicant tracking systems.  iCIMS experience a plus.
  • Recruiting in a corporate environment a plus.

Work Environment

  • Work is performed in an office environment utilizing a computer and other office equipment;
  • Able to move effectively and timely between external office buildings and in and around 70,000+ square foot cement floored manufacturing facility;
  • Be able and willing to wear required personal protective equipment, as designated, such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and other PPE as required;
  • Able to travel between CT sites (Torrington and Danbury) to attend meetings as 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 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.