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Technician - Materials Testing

Technician - Materials Testing

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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 currently seeking a full-time technician to support fuel cell component testing and analysis activities within the Technology group in Danbury, CT.


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

  • Performs fuel cell stack component collection and preparation for analytical laboratory testing;
  • Performs metallographic sample preparation (cutting, mounting, polishing) and basic microscopy;
  • Assists in analytical lab processes including both wet chemistry and physical property testing;
  • Assists in developing methods and procedures for cell component post-test analysis;
  • Accurately documents ongoing tests and experiments as directed;
  • Performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment according to schedule;
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with internal and external customers;
  • Accurately collects and compiles data as directed;
  • Other tasks as assigned.


Education and Qualifications:


High School or GED with minimum of one year of experience working in a chemical lab or production environment. Direct FCE manufacturing experience will be considered OR Associate’s Degree in related Science/Engineering Discipline, or trade school.


Required Experience:  


This includes but is not limited to:

  • Working with cross-section, sample preparation
  • Possesses a good understanding of basic wet chemistry
  • Working as a hands-on, team player, displays the ability to learn new, analytical techniques
  • Possesses working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Desired Experience:

  • Analytical lab skills including wet chemistry and physical characterization techniques
  • Universal tensile/compression testing
  • An understanding of mechanical concepts and equipment

Work Environment/Working Conditions:


This position involves working indoors at various chemical/laboratory work stations. This position requires physical movement between separated rooms within the same building and requires working at a desk for computer related work. Physical requirements also include:

  • Able to perform data entry, data gathering and report generation on a computer
  • Able to work in an upright position at a chemical work station/with chemical processing equipment
  • Able to move independently from one laboratory area to another on concrete flooring for up to 8 hours per day with defined break periods
  • Able to repeatedly lift used fuel cell components weighing 30lbs and occasionally lift and move items weighing up to 50 lbs. with assistance
  • Able 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 above shoulder height
  • Able to perform fine hand motor skills to work with and handle chemical samples and measure powders
  • Able to work in laboratory environment around chemicals, wearing approved personal protective equipment
  • Able to qualify for and wear an approved respirator throughout the course of employment and as required to meet safety protocol
  • Ability to distinguish color

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.


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