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Research Technician

Research Technician

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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.





Under the direction of a scientist or engineer, the Research Technician:

  • Performs a variety of tests and experiments associated with wet chemistry, wet ceramic powder synthesis, powder processing, and powder characterization;
  • Prepares experimental set ups and carries out the laboratory work needed;
  • Conducts laboratory experiments and maintenance for the evaluation of sulfur control systems and fuel processing catalysts;
  • Runs analytical lab tests, as necessary;
  • Assists in developing methods and procedures for ceramic powder processing;
  • Documents and maintains detailed records of ongoing tests and experiments;
  • Organizes data meticulously in both lab notebook and computer spreadsheets;
  • Communicates well with other technicians, scientists, and engineers to explain daily work completed and work remaining;
  • Performs cleaning and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment;
  • Tracks and records chemicals inventory;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Education and Experience:   Minimum of High School or GED and 3 years of related experience; or, Associate’s degree in science, chemistry, engineering (chemistry or chemical engineering/mechanical engineering) and 1 year of related experience.   Direct experience working at FuelCell Energy a “plus”.



  • Basic wet chemistry;
  • Hands-on, team worker and ability to learn new analytical techniques
  • Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)
  • Experience with catalysts, ceramic powders, powder processing, or ceramic shaping preferred
  • Analytical lab work (powder surface area measurements, ICP, porosimetry, microscopy) preferred
  • Cross-section samples preparation preferred
  • Mechanical experience preferred


  • This job will involve mostly laboratory work; must be able to work in laboratory environment, with chemicals using proper personal protective equipment.
  • Works in a shop environment where the employee will typically be standing performing work or moving between various work areas in the same building.
  • Should be able to carry light samples of materials such as powders and lift 30 lbs. regularly.
  • Ability to perform bench top lab work for majority of the day.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion tasks with full range of motion with both hands/arms, including 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.


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