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Electrolyzer Testing & Development Engineer

Job Details

Full Time
$110,000.00 - $150,000.00 Salary/year


Status: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt

Salary: Salaries at Advanced Ionics are paid once monthly

Position Summary: You will be a member of our exciting, cutting-edge cell and stack durability testing program. This work includes, but is not limited to, assembling, and installing electrochemical cells in our test stations, performing various tests, reporting procedures, and maintaining detailed test result databases.

Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Days and hours of the work are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Collaborate with research and development teams to identify new testing needs and opportunities.
  • Report results in an extremely clear and concise manner to leadership.
  • Assemble electrolyzer cells in accordance with established specifications and guidelines.
  • Install and monitor cells in test stations to guarantee proper functionality.
  • Execute experiments, collect data, and ensure tests are carried out accurately and on schedule.
  • Record, analyze, and report test results in a timely manner.
  • Code new scripts for the automated operation of test stations.
  • Automate data analysis processes and determine methods by which to improve efficiency.
  • Maintain comprehensive test result databases to ensure accurate record-keeping.
  • Address questions or concerns related to test results as needed.
  • Develop and maintain testing procedures to guarantee accurate and consistent results.
  • Clean and maintain testing equipment, including the recalibration of devices as required.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technical and scientific advancements in your field.

You’re the right candidate for this job if you enjoy workplaces where everyone has a voice, if you’re passionate about solving climate change through complex and wonky markets, and if you’re willing to propose a new idea, write a memo, code a script, and turn a wrench, you bring positive energy and are flexible in your position.

We know the right candidate might not check every box in this job description. You could also have important skills we haven't thought of. If you think you’re a great candidate for this role, apply and tell us why. To apply, send us a resume and a few sentences about why you are interested in this position and what you bring to the table. There will be opportunities for us to train you too! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

About Advanced Ionics:

Our mission is to decarbonize the "hard-to-abate" heavy industrial sectors of the world economy with a new class of electrolyzers. Advanced Ionics is seeking a highly motivated people to join our growing team that is dedicated to developing transformational “green hydrogen” industrial electrolyzer systems.

At Advanced Ionics, we’ve created a green hydrogen platform that allows industrial hydrogen producers and users to achieve sustainability and decarbonize, without sacrificing profit. We combine our patented Symbiotic electrolyzer technology with our customers’ onsite process and waste heat to produce the lowest-cost green hydrogen on the market.

We’re a thoughtful, venture-backed, and mission-oriented team of engineers, creatives, and business people looking to change the world. And, we’re proud to say we’re headquartered in the great city of Milwaukee, in the heart of the industrial Midwest.

Consistent with our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we value people with the ability to work on diverse teams and with a diverse range of people. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.

What We Offer:

  • This is a full-time position
  • Competitive, negotiable salary
  • Vesting options for equity in a venture-backed, climate-tech startup
  • Health and retirement benefits, with flexible options
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Paid parental and sick leave


About Our Hiring Process:

Our hiring process consists of the following:

  • 1st Round Virtual Interview
  • Assessments
  • 2nd Round (ideally) In-Person Interview
  • References
  • Conditional Job Offer
  • Background Check
  • Onboarding
  • Orientation


Professional Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years' experience in running electrochemical cycling and testing protocols with multi-cell electrolyzer or fuel cell stacks in industry or industry-funded/collaborated consortia
  • Ability to design accelerated durability and stress-testing protocols and integrate with modeling tools, such as Comsol or semi-empirical models
  • Understanding and hands-on experience with complete stack designs & builds
  • Astute understanding of materials and electrochemical degradation processes on the stack, cell and electrode assembly level
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot issues with complex systems 
  • Extremely strong spreadsheet and presentation-making skills  
  • Knowledge of methods by which to automate processing of large data sets
  • You have experience with Matlab, Python or similar programming tools
  • You are familiar with how to design experiments with statistics backed methods (preferred)