Fuel Cell Technicians
SOC: 17-3029.10


Install, operate, or maintain integrated fuel cell systems in transportation, stationary, or portable applications.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
70,100 employed

Projected (2024):
69,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

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

  • Tasks:

  • Recommend improvements to fuel cell design or performance.
  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance procedures, such as part replacements or tune-ups.
  • Document or analyze fuel cell test data, using spreadsheets or other computer software.
  • Collect or maintain fuel cell test data.
  • Calibrate equipment used for fuel cell testing.
  • Test fuel cells or fuel cell stacks, using complex electronic equipment.
  • Assemble fuel cells or fuel cell stacks according to mechanical or electrical assembly documents or schematics.
  • Troubleshoot fuel cell test equipment.
  • Order fuel cell testing materials.
  • Report results of fuel cell tests.
  • Perform routine or preventive maintenance on fuel cell test equipment.
  • Build fuel cell prototypes, following engineering specifications.
  • Conduct tests or provide technical support for tests of prototype fuel cell engines or thermal management systems.
  • Install or test spark ignition (SI) or compression ignition (CI) engines.
  • Install, calibrate, or operate emissions analyzers, cell assist software, fueling systems, or air conditioning systems in engine testing systems.
  • Perform electrochemical performance or durability testing of solid oxide fuel cells.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Alternating current AC clamp meters
  • Altitude test chambers
  • Ammeters
  • Calorimeters
  • Conductivity probes
  • Digital multimeters
  • Digital thermometers
  • Direct current DC clamp meters
  • Environmental chambers
  • Exhaust gas analyzers
  • Flow meters
  • Frequency response analyzers
  • Fuel cell monitors
  • Gas analyzer meters
  • Gas pressure gauges
  • Graphing calculators
  • Heat exchangers
  • Laptop computers
  • Leak detection meters
  • pH meters
  • Potentiostats
  • Preheat tanks
  • Resistive load banks
  • Scientific calculators
  • Spectroscopes
  • Thermocouples
  • Torque wrenches
  • Volatile gas monitors
  • Volt-ohm meters VOM
  • Voltmeters
  • Water heaters
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data acquisition software
  • Load simulators
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle software

  • architecture and engineering

    industry stats

    SOC: 17-0000

    Total Employed: 2,475,390

    Average Annual Salary: $82,980