Mechanical Systems Engineer

About the Position

An immediate opportunity exists for a highly skilled candidate experienced in precision component and device design. The individual should have strong component design experience including analysis of mechanical stress and deformation, fluid flow, load distribution, tolerancing, and design for manufacturability, including preparation of detailed documentation and in-depth technical review. Experience with electrochemical systems is a plus


  • Design of electrochemical cell stack components and assemblies. Design characteristics can include; mechanical robustness, uniform fluid distribution, minimized cost, and manufacturability.

  • Ordering and inspecting components for compliance with specifications. Use of equipment and hand tools to assemble and test cell stacks and associated systems.

  • Research, testing, and experimentation to extend electrochemical cell stack functionality, identify novel approaches for cost reduction or increased reliability, and finding new applications for existing technology elements.

  • Preparation of test plans, technical reports, drawings, and assembly process

  • Collaborate with manufacturing team to design for manufacturability and volume production considerations, develop inspection criteria, and evaluate component suppliers

  • Support manufacturing team to disposition non-conforming product and assist technical service group with troubleshooting field returns

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One to five years of industry related experience (fuel cells, fluidics, gas separation, flow batteries, piping systems, pressure vessels).

  • 5+ years of experience designing precision components for complex assemblies.

  • Experience with 3D CAD (PTC CREO strongly preferred)

  • Experience with FEA (PTC Simulate or ANSYS preferred)

  • Motivated self-starter with a high level of initiative and a creative approach to problem solving.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to balance multiple tasks.

  • Capable of working well in a multi-disciplinary team environment with high degree of collaboration

Education and/or Experience:

  • BSME or MSME or equivalent.

Skills and Experience should include most of the following:

  • Design of seals, flow plates, and precision components.

  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes including; molding, machining, forming, and joining methods

  • Working knowledge of electrochemical devices.

  • Work experience in support of manufacturing operations.

  • Supplier interaction and evaluation.

  • Working familiarity with safe work practices and hazard analysis.


The above statements reflect the principal functions of the position and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Nel Hydrogen provides comprehensive health and insurance benefits for its employees as well as a stock option plan. The Company offers competitive paid vacation time, sick leave, and holidays.

The Company has a published Code of Conduct that all employees are expected to follow.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.