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Electrolyzer Engineering Specialist

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$110,000.00 - $180,000.00 Salary/year


Position: Electrolyzer Engineering Specialist

Status: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt

Salary: Salaries at Advanced Ionics are paid once monthly

Reports to: VP of Research & Development

Position Summary: The Electrolyzer Engineering Specialist is responsible for the integration of electrolyzer stacks, mechanical systems, and control systems in a cohesive package that is safe, reliable, and durable.  You will leverage experience you’ve had in prior roles working with sizable electrolyzer systems to successfully accomplish this.  

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:

  • As a part of a collaborative team design, develop, build, and validate turn-key electrolyzer systems for the chemical and related industries.
  • Integrate electrolyzer stacks, mechanical systems, and control systems into a cohesive, safe, reliable, and durable package.
  • Optimize electrolyzer performance through systematic testing, data analysis, and modeling techniques.
  • Collaborate with research and development teams to innovate and enhance electrolysis technology, including material selection, stack design, and system integration.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to project teams during the installation, commissioning, and operation of electrolyzer systems.
  • Identify and troubleshoot technical issues related to electrolyzer operation, recommend and implement solutions to ensure optimal performance.
  • Stay updated with emerging trends, advancements, and best practices in electrolysis technology and renewable energy systems.
  • Participate in knowledge sharing activities such as technical training sessions, seminars, and conferences to foster continuous learning and professional development.

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:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a related role with an electrolyzer company. 
  • Strong understanding of electrochemistry, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, controls, and heat transfer principles relevant to electrolysis technology.
  • Experience in working deeply with materials scientists, system engineers, controls engineers, other technical specialists, and leadership in a cross-functional synergistic team. 
  • Demonstratable understanding and applied knowledge of hydrogen safety protocols and systems.
  • Exhibited proactive, motivated self-starting characteristics with ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex system issues
  • Strong project management skill set with a nuanced, detail-oriented focus on of the complexities of developing new technology for commercial products. 
  • Proficiency in engineering software tools for modeling, simulation, and analysis (e.g., COMSOL, Aspen Plus, MATLAB).