Fuel Cell Technician

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JOB OUTLOOK

Stable

What They Do

Installs, operates, or maintains integrated fuel cell systems in transportation, stationary, or portable applications.

This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Manufacturing Production Process Development pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Assembles fuel cells or fuel cell stacks according to mechanical or electrical assembly documents or schematics.
  • Builds fuel cell prototypes, following engineering specifications.
  • Calibrates equipment used for fuel cell testing.
  • Collects or maintains fuel cell test data.
  • Documents or analyzes fuel cell test data, using spreadsheets or other computer software.
  • Performs routine or preventive maintenance on fuel cell test equipment.
  • Reports results of fuel cell tests.
  • Tests fuel cells or fuel cell stacks, using complex electronic equipment.
  • Orders fuel cell testing materials.
  • Performs routine vehicle maintenance procedures, such as part replacements or tune-ups.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel