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Fuel Cell Technical Engineer

Guardbridge, St Andrews, UK

Job Type

Full time

About the Role

As a Fuel Cell Technician-Engineer, you will play a vital role in the assembly, testing, and maintenance of our fuel cell systems. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of engineers to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of our products. This position requires a strong technical background in fuel cell technology, hands-on experience with assembly and testing, and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.


• Assemble fuel cell systems and components according to established procedures and engineering specifications.
• Conduct functional testing, performance evaluations, and quality control checks on fuel cell prototypes and production units.
• Perform maintenance and troubleshooting activities on fuel cell systems to identify and resolve technical issues.
• Collaborate with the mechanical engineering team to optimize system performance, efficiency, and durability.
• Operate and maintain specialized equipment and instruments for fuel cell testing and analysis.
• Collect, analyse, and document data from testing and performance evaluations.
• Support the development and implementation of new testing procedures and protocols.
• Ensure compliance with safety standards and procedures during all activities.
• Contribute to continuous improvement efforts by providing feedback on product design and manufacturing processes.
• Stay updated with the latest advancements in fuel cell technology and industry trends.


Essential Knowledge/ Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field.

• Proven experience as a Fuel Cell Technician or in a similar role, with hands-on experience in the assembly, testing, and maintenance of fuel cell systems.

• Solid understanding of fuel cell technology, including stack assembly, balance of plant components, and associated systems.

• Proficiency in performing functional testing, performance evaluation, and quality control checks on fuel

cell systems.

• Familiarity with specialized tools and equipment used in fuel cell assembly and testing.

• Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot technical issues in fuel cell systems.

• Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow engineering specifications and procedures.

• Effective communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.

• Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

Desirable Knowledge/ Qualifications

• Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field

• Relevant certifications or vocational training in fuel cell technology are a plus.

• Knowledge of safety protocols and regulations related to fuel cell systems.

• Passion for clean energy technologies and a commitment to sustainability.

About the Company

ZEM (Zero Emission Marine) Fuel Systems Ltd is a start-up company specialising in the design and manufacture of Direct Ammonia Fuel Cells (DAFs) for low-carbon applications such as marine transport, and off-grid power generation. ZEM Fuel Systems’ fuel cell systems are designed to be environmentally friendly, with zero harmful emissions and high energy efficiency. The company's mission is to provide sustainable and innovative solutions for the marine sector as part of the global energy transition towards Net Zero. ZEM Fuel Systems also provides consulting and technical support services to help customers integrate Direct Ammonia Fuel Cell systems into their applications and operations. With a team of experienced engineers and researchers, ZEM Fuel Systems is dedicated to driving innovation in the fuel cell industry and accelerating the adoption of clean energy solutions worldwide.

How to Apply

If you are a talented Fuel Cell Technical Engineer looking to make a significant impact in the field of fuel
cell systems, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please submit your CV, a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, and any supporting documentation to Dr A. Damiano Bonaccorso by emailing Please include "Fuel Cell Technical Engineer" in the subject line.

ZEM is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

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