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Materials Engineer for Electrolyzer Stacks

Job Details

Full Time
$100,000.00 - $140,000.00 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 Materials Engineer to join our growing team that is dedicated to developing transformational “green hydrogen” industrial electrolyzer systems.

You will be responsible for designing and building electrode materials, electrode assemblies, cells, and stacks. You will also be responsible for developing new and existing materials for our cutting-edge electrolyzers.  

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 (there is no job “beneath” any Advanced Ionics team member).

What You’ll Do

  • Design and develop electrodes and ion conductors for our electrolyzer technology
  • Assemble unified electrode assemblies and integrate them into full stacks
  • Conduct experiments to evaluate material properties, including chemical composition, crystal structure, and thermal stability
  • Screen commercial materials against established performance and durability criteria
  • Analyze and interpret data from experiments and simulations, and report results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Stay current with relevant research and technologies, and propose new ideas and approaches for material design and characterization

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 3 years of experience (post-educational degrees) designing and developing electrode assemblies above 25 cm2 in size
  • Built and operated low or high temperature electrolyzer or fuel cell stacks above 25 cm2 in size
  • Worked on solid oxide or other high temperature technologies at a major manufacturer of electrolyzer or fuel cell systems (preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of operating principles and conditions
  • Experience in synthesis, characterization, and testing of materials
  • Knowledge of material characterization techniques, such as X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and electron microscopy
  • Demonstrated successful analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • You can work with unconventional materials and unorthodox methods, with proven results.
  • You can execute design of experiments (DOE) protocols with robust statistics-backed methods.