Fuel Cell Engineers

Fuel Cell Engineer Examines a Fuel Cell Model

Fuel cell engineers design, study, modify, and build fuel cell components, and work closely with fuel cell technicians who provide support on fuel cell projects. They use various analytical instruments and electromechanical diagnostics to conduct fuel cell testing on systems for transportation, stationary, or portable applications. There are about 6,550 people employed in the hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain in the Northeast, and 43 states across the country have fuel cell power plants.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Design, study, modify, and build fuel cell components
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country but are best in Michigan, California, and Texas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
Experience Four or more years experience; internship
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Fuel Cell Engineering Manager or Executive
  • Fuel Cell Engineer
  • Fuel Cell Technician