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Associate Database Engineer

Associate Database Engineer

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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 highly motivated, forward-thinking engineering professional to join our Engineering department.


Position Summary:


Reporting to the Manager - Instrumentation & Controls, the Associate Database Engineer supports a centrally located OSI PI database system and all PI interfaces to several process controls systems. This position also provides support to all local HMI databases, including but limited to sequence of events software.

  • Configures and maintains data acquisition software, such as Proficy Historian, to acquire signals and data directly from the plant’s control system.
  • Configures and maintains data acquisition system, such as OSI Soft PI system, to interface with plant’s local historian.
  • Develops documentation for data acquisition system while adhering to product development engineering processes.
  • Maintains documentation for data acquisition system while adhering to design change engineering processes.
  • Maintains and continuously improves all SCADA related databases.
  • Performs daily database administration tasks including monitoring, troubleshooting and remediation activities.
  • Maintains and implements database change control, release process for all production and non-production environments.
  • Develops and maintains data integrity, security, High Availability (HA), Disaster Recover (DR) planning.
  • Modifies databases based on approved requests from internal and external customers.
  • Plans and conducts structured testing of database designs to confirm functionality and performance, optimize and tune database schemas, stored procedures, triggers, dynamic queries, and works with Engineers and Technical Mangers to implement complete solutions.





Education:   Bachelor’s degree (Technical, Scientific or Engineering) or related BS with applicable experience


Experience:  0 - 2 years of related experience   


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Database Theory, Structure and Reporting
  • Experience with Engineering & Scientific data acquisition and processing tools
  • Reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with data historians and OPC server/client platforms would be a plus
  • System documentation and review experience
  • General programming skills in one or more: C,C++, C#, VBA, Python, .NET or JAVA
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, especially Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong people orientation and relationship building skills
  • Strong aptitude and desire to learn fuel cell control systems
  • Ability to work in a team environment including Engineers, Operators and Technicians.

Work Environment / Physical Requirements

  • Office environment where the employee may sit comfortably to do work
  • Some walking, standing, bending, reaching, and carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts; driving an automobile, etc.
  • On-call rotation duty

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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