Fuel Cell Technicians

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Fuel cell technicians work on fuel cell systems that are used in transportation and for stationary and portable applications. They assemble and install fuel cells or fuel cell stacks, following assembly documents and schematics. They work closely with fuel cell engineers and other professionals to design, study, modify, and build fuel cell components. Approximately 6,550 people are employed in the Northeast fuel cell and hydrogen supply industry.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Fuel Cell Field Technicians
Duties Assemble, calibrate, operate, and maintain fuel cell systems; collect and analyze fuel cell data
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country but are best in California, Connecticut, and New York
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Two to three years experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Skills
  • 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 Technology Engineering Manager or Executive
  • Fuel Cell Technology Engineer
  • Fuel Cell Technology Technician

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