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Cummins Inc. Fuel cell material characterization specialist in Mississauga, Ontario

Fuel cell material characterization specialist


Fuel Cell Material Characterization Specialist

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We are looking for a talented Fuel Cell Material Characterization Specialist to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Accelera Business in Mississauga, ON / your remote home office.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Provides independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.

  • Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.

  • Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit.

  • Coordinates and directs work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers.

  • Provides support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role (see “competencies” below).

  • Operates as a recognized specialist in a discipline or product area within the immediate team.

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • .Characterization of Chemical Systems - Designs and conducts tests of physicochemical properties, for example morphology, acid-base and redox properties, diffusion characteristics, impedance behaviors, solubility, and chemical poisoning, in order to aid in diagnostics and prediction of performance and health of chemically active components

  • Product Function Modeling, Simulation and Analysis - Impacts product design decisions through the utilization and/or interpretation of computational tools and methods that predict the capability of a product's function relative to its system, sub-system and/or component level requirements.

  • Product Verification and Validation Management - Develops product systems validation plans from a variety of inputs to identify failure modes, while managing product risk and relative priority; negotiates product requirements against capability to guide project scope; evaluates analytical, simulation and physical test results to verify product capability and validate requirements; assesses legacy versus proposed system solution capabilities and produces recommendations with technical documentation to support product decisions.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Engineering or a related technical or scientific subject required. This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


  • At least 3 years’ experience in PEM Fuel Cells, Electrolysers, and/or other Electrochemical Technologies, and/or electrode material design and characterization.

  • Strong material characterization skills (SEM, TEM, XRD, XRF, FTIR, permeability measurement, conductivities measurement, etc.) is required.

  • Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists.

  • In-depth knowledge of the PEM fuel cell and its subcomponents as well as the effects to the performance and durability.

  • Knowledge and experience of electrochemical modeling, model development, and testing is an asset.

  • Modeling experience of electrochemical technologies, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics (e.g., MATLAB, Python, ANSYS, COMSOL, etc.) is an asset.

  • Global industrial/organizational experience in the PEM fuel cell is an asset.


Primary Location Canada-Ontario-Mississauga-Canada, ON, Mississauga, Hydrogenics Superior

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 27, 2023, 12:03:48 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Accelera Business

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 230009HU