• Engineering Technician - Fuel Processing

    Job Locations US-CT-Danbury
  • 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 looking for an energetic engineering technician to support fuel processing lab test and development activities in our Technology group.


    The engineering technician is responsible for the operation and maintenance of test stands and instrumentation in the Fuel Processing Lab, and performing tests as directed by the supervisor.

    • Collects fuel samples and analyzes samples by GC (gas chromatography);
    • Conducts laboratory experiments for the evaluation of fuel processing catalysts;
    • Maintains reactors and heaters to ensure smooth operation;
    • Loads and unloads samples in reactors for test and integratation;
    • Maintains records of experimental conditions and changes;
    • Communicates to supervisor progress and key observations weekly or as needed;
    • Collects, reduces, and analyzes test data using MS Excel;
    • Keeps the work environment clean and safe, in compliance with FCE EHS policy;
    • Conducts experiments on other fuel process activities as assigned;
    • Other duties as assigned.



    Education and Qualifications:


    High School degree or GED with minimum of 3 years working in commercial laboratory environment is required (Direct FCE manufacturing experience will be considered); will consider candidates with an Associate’s Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related Science/Engineering discipline and 0 to 2 years of relevant experience.


    Special Skills:

    • Demonstrable understanding of the properties of flammable gases
    • Must be comfortable working with flammable gases
    • Operate GC (gas chromatography)
    • Knowledge of laboratory methods and tools
    • Demonstrable mechanical skills
    • Able to operate well outside the range of established procedures, and identify new potentially repeatable processes for which procedures need to be created
    • Able to work as a team player, exercise judgment, use technical expertise, and incorporate other entities such as EH&S or facilities as required.
    • Microsoft office skills.

    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

    • Requires the ability to work in a laboratory environment, standing at a work station using laboratory equipment
    • Must be able to move from area to area or room to room during testing
    • Be able to run experiments on laboratory equipment described in the job scope, including but not limited to working around laboratory equipment and chemicals, working with both hands simultaneously, use a high level of visual acuity to run tests and read test results
    • Able to wear required personal protective equipment in laboratory areas as required, such as safety glasses, safety shoes, clothing or gloves that provide appropriate protection
    • Sedentary work includes writing documentation and working at a computer, utilizing a keyboard and mouse
    • Able to repeatedly lift up to 30 pounds without assistance; and occasionally lift and move items weighting up to 50 pounds with assistance

    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.


    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.



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