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What You Need to Know About Fuel Cell Technician

Job Description & Duties Install, operate, or maintain integrated fuel cell systems in transportation, stationary, or portable applications.

List of Fuel Cell Technician Job Duties

  • Report results of fuel cell tests.
  • Calibrate equipment used for fuel cell testing.
  • Install or test spark ignition (SI) or compression ignition (CI) engines.
  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance procedures, such as part replacements or tune-ups.
  • Perform electrochemical performance or durability testing of solid oxide fuel cells.
  • Troubleshoot fuel cell test equipment.

Types of Fuel Cell Technician

  • Fuel Cell Assembler
  • Alternative Energy Technician
  • Fuel Cell Technician
  • Fuel Cell Battery Technician

Job Demand for Fuel Cell Technicians

In the United States, there were 76,800 jobs for Fuel Cell Technician in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 5.2% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,000 new jobs for Fuel Cell Technician by 2026. The BLS estimates 7,100 yearly job openings in this field.

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The states with the most job growth for Fuel Cell Technician are Utah, Nevada, and Connecticut. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, West Virginia, or South Dakota. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Do Fuel Cell Technicians Make A Lot Of Money?

The average yearly salary of a Fuel Cell Technician ranges between $36,120 and $98,720.

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Fuel Cell Technicians who work in District of Columbia, Maryland, or Maine, make the highest salaries.

How much do Fuel Cell Technicians make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $59,380
Alaska $71,850
Arizona $59,210
Arkansas $60,310
California $71,420
Colorado $63,590
Connecticut $64,510
Delaware $51,380
District of Columbia $92,600
Florida $58,860
Georgia $59,830
Hawaii $76,070
Idaho $55,540
Illinois $63,760
Indiana $58,450
Iowa $57,620
Kansas $65,870
Kentucky $58,880
Louisiana $59,930
Maine $79,670
Maryland $84,790
Massachusetts $64,220
Michigan $64,270
Minnesota $57,440
Mississippi $60,500
Missouri $59,830
Montana $59,810
Nebraska $57,630
Nevada $71,330
New Hampshire $57,730
New Jersey $75,380
New Mexico $78,160
New York $63,780
North Carolina $63,600
North Dakota $75,030
Ohio $61,060
Oklahoma $63,790
Oregon $56,890
Pennsylvania $57,210
Rhode Island $73,240
South Carolina $70,820
South Dakota $51,110
Tennessee $57,800
Texas $66,630
Utah $56,480
Vermont $58,960
Virginia $77,280
Washington $74,810
West Virginia $70,550
Wisconsin $58,780
Wyoming $67,110

What Tools & Technology do Fuel Cell Technicians Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Fuel Cell Technicians:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data acquisition software

Who Employs Fuel Cell Technicians?

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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Image Credit: Airman 1st Class Ryan Conroy via Public domain

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