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Engineer for Bipolar Plate Design

Job Details

Full Time
$100,000.00 - $150,000.00 Salary/year


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 engineer to join our growing team that is dedicated to developing transformational “green hydrogen” industrial electrolyzer systems.

You’ll be responsible for designing and optimizing bipolar plates and manifolds to maximize the performance and efficiency of electrolyzer stacks. This includes conducting simulations, designing prototypes, and working with manufacturing teams to produce final products.

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 propose a new idea, write a memo, code a script, and turn a wrench to accomplish the team’s mission.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and optimize designs for bipolar plates and manifolds for electrolyzer stacks
  • Work with the Multiphysics modeling team in to conduct simulations and modeling to evaluate and refine designs
  • Develop prototypes and perform testing with cross-functional teams
  • Collaborate with manufacturing teams to ensure designs can be produced at scale and low cost
  • Continuously improve designs and processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs
  • Evaluate methods to mitigate corrosion and work with the materials team and third-parties to develop coatings if necessary
  • Design and execute experiments with statistically-backed methods  
  • Maintain a strong understanding of industry trends, technologies, and best practices related to electrolyzer stack design

Where We Are and 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, with flexible company holidays
  • Paid parental and sick leave

About Advanced Ionics:

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.

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.


What You’ve Done to Get Here:

  • At least 2 years of experience in designing bipolar plates and manifolds for electrolyzers or fuel cells at a tier-1 company
  • Proficiency in CAD software and simulation tools such as ANSYS, COMSOL, or similar
  • Knowledge of metallurgy, materials science, manufacturing processes, and electrochemistry
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams