Fuel Cell Technician

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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