FuelCell Energy, Inc
About Our Company
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) is a global leader in developing environmentally responsible distributed baseload power solutions through our proprietary fuel cell technology. We develop turn-key distributed power generation solutions and operate and provide comprehensive services for the life of the power plant. We are working to expand the proprietary technologies that we have developed over the past five decades into new products, markets and geographies. Our mission and purpose remains to utilize our proprietary, state-of-the- art fuel cell power plants to reduce the global environmental footprint of baseload power generation by providing environmentally responsible solutions for reliable electrical power, hot water, steam, chilling, hydrogen, microgrid applications, and carbon capture and, in so doing, drive demand for our products and services, thus realizing positive stockholder returns. Our fuel cell solution is a clean, efficient alternative to traditional combustion-based power generation and is complementary to an energy mix consisting of intermittent sources of energy, such as solar and wind turbines. Our systems answer the needs of diverse customers across several markets, including utility companies, municipalities, universities, hospitals, government entities and a variety of industrial and commercial enterprises. We provide solutions for various applications, including utility-scale distributed generation, on-site power generation and combined heat and power, with the differentiating ability to do so utilizing multiple sources of fuel including natural gas, Renewable Biogas (i.e., landfill gas, anaerobic digester gas), propane and various blends of such fuels. Our multi-fuel source capability is significantly enhanced by our proprietary gas-clean-up skid.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated and capable Associate Mechanical Engineer to join the multi-disciplinary Advanced Technology team responsible for designing advanced fuel cell-based systems for hydrogen generation, power generation and carbon capture applications. The Associate Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for designing and developing a broad range of fuel cell module and balance-of-plant components and assemblies for these systems as part of FCE’s growing Solid Oxide (SOFC) technologies and Molten Carbon (MCFC). Additionally, the Associate Mechanical Engineer will be expected to work with team members from different disciplines to identify critical requirements and design for the correct operating conditions to ensure timely delivery of fabrications. This position requires flexibility to work on multiple projects in various stages of the design or validation process.
Work with a broad multi-disciplinary team to gather design inputs requirements and implement into to CAD model designs.
Model designs using Autodesk Inventor (preferred) and/or Solid Works.
Produce and check engineering drawings and equipment specifications.
Manage a Microsoft Excel based Bill of Materials (BOM)
Work with component and equipment vendors to co-develop innovative designs that will meet the unique requirements of high temperature fuel cell systems.
Prepare and present CAD designs and packaging concepts to other members of the team using an appropriate method such as MS Power Point, Design Review, or other.
Work with team members to design experiments, write test plans, carry-out tests and present results.
Hands-on assistance with physical assembly or construction of some components and/or systems and/or test set-ups. Includes assisting with assembly or builds, and designing tooling to assist with builds or test set-ups.
Assist with writing technical reports, providing input, graphics from CAD, and write-ups as needed.
Perform basic structural and thermodynamic hand calculations to prove out design feasibility.
Learn to use computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, such as CFD/FEA analysis packages, to perform more detailed analysis to validate designs.
Performs other tasks and projects as required.
Travels (5% to 15%) domestically and/or internationally to support and execute project activities.
Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field required.
Experience: Requires 0 to 3 years of experience (may include any co-op positions) designing and building hardware utilizing CAD and engineering analysis either academically or professionally.
Required Experience and Characteristics:
Highly proficient 3-D CAD part and assembly modeling skills with Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, or similar programs.
Hands-on experience with working on equipment or hardware, even in a recreational or hobby/academic level.
Test experience, especially with writing test plans and setting up experiments.
Able to create detailed build-to-print engineering drawings taking into account availability of materials, manufacturing processes, packaging, and cost issues, especially for metal fabrications.
Experience and understanding of basic structural and thermodynamic principles
Ability to check the feasibility of a design by performing structural and thermodynamic hand calculations. Capable of learning and performing detailed analysis with FEA/CFD software tools.
Basic understanding of electrical principles such as series/parallel circuits and heaters and control instruments such as pressure, flow, and temperature measurement devices.
Must be versatile and willing to become proficient in many skills and take charge of all manner of engineering challenges associated with bringing a new concept to reality
Comfortable with multi-tasking, working in an environment that requires rapid design changes, and take the initiative to address all impacted areas associated with the developing design
Excellent oral and written communication skills to work effectively and openly with others, both internally and externally. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
Team player who works willingly with others and keeps a positive, goal-focused outlook when tackling challenging, time-sensitive engineering problems.
Understanding of AWS weld call-outs and familiarity with ASME Y14.5 GD&T is helpful.
Experience with instrumentation such as thermocouples, pressure transducers, flow elements, and associated I/O equipment is helpful.
Ability to obtain/maintain a valid passport and travel internationally without restrictions is required.
Working Environment/Working Conditions:
Desk work using a computer.
This position is located indoors and requires the ability to move between separated rooms within the same building.
Occasional travel via car and/or commercial airlines.
Occasional work outdoors in a power plant environment during commissioning activities.
May be required personal protective equipment as designated when required to perform occasional field work or in-house test facilities.
Equal Opportunity Employer – Vet/Disability
We offer a competitive compensation package as well as comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, company-paid life/disability insurance, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan and generous paid leave.
Employment with FCE is subject to pre-employment drug-screen and background investigation.
FuelCell Energy, Inc. is committed to ensuring that its application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all U.S. job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.
To apply for this job please visit careers-fuelcellenergy.icims.com.