Fuel Cell Stack Prototype and Manufacturing Engineer

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Fuel Cell Stack Prototype and Manufacturing Engineer
Ford Motor Company

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Ford Research and Advanced Engineering is expanding fuel cell development activities at its Dearborn Research and Innovation Center and is seeking an experienced PEM fuel cell stack prototyping and manufacturing engineer. The position will focus on the development of advanced prototyping and volume manufacturing processes for stack components and assembly. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly qualified and motivated engineer to join a diverse team of researchers tasked with shaping and delivering Ford’s future product strategy for fuel cell technology.


· Develop enhanced fabrication processes for prototype MEAs from purchased CCMs, GDLs, frames, fuel cell stacks, and seal materials

· Oversee/manage build and assembly of prototype short and full fuel cell stacks

· Maintain prototype Bill of Materials and Bill of Process documentation

· Establish prototyping lab and facilities at Ford

· Oversee/manage post testing stack tear down and characterization

· Conduct joint manufacturing R&D with stack and stack component suppliers

· Support assessment of supplier stack manufacturing capabilities

Minimum Requirements:

· Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

· 3+ years’ experience fuel cell stack and MEA prototyping and manufacturing experience with a major automotive manufacturer or as part of a major automotive manufacturer joint venture

Preferred Requirements:

· Solid understanding of PEM fuel cell fundamentals

· Familiarity with measuring equipment and techniques for fuel cell components and stacks

· Computer skills, i.e. Excel, MS Project, etc…

· Familiarity with fuel cell volume manufacturing processes

· Knowledge of manufacturing quality processes and APQP

· Experience with Six Sigma methodologies desired

· Team player with strong interpersonal skills; able to work effectively in collaborative environment

· Strong written and oral communication skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team you will discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.