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Fuel Cell Engineers

Also called: Director, Hydrogen Storage Engineering; Engineering Professor; Research Engineer; Senior Engineer

What they do:
Design, evaluate, modify, or construct fuel cell components or systems for transportation, stationary, or portable applications.
On the job, you would:
  • Conduct fuel cell testing projects, using fuel cell test stations, analytical instruments, or electrochemical diagnostics, such as cyclic voltammetry or impedance spectroscopy.
  • Design or implement fuel cell testing or development programs.
  • Write technical reports or proposals related to engineering projects.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
Math and Science
  • physics
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • FactSage
  • Gaussian GaussView
Development environment software
  • C
  • Wind River Systems C/C++ Compiler Suite
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$82,100
per year, on average
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