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Fuel Cell Engineers

Design, evaluate, modify, or construct fuel cell components or systems for transportation, stationary, or portable applications.   (O'Net 17-2141.01)

 
Reported job titles:   Alternative Energy Technician, Director, Hydrogen Storage Engineering, Division Director, Engineering Professor, Fuel Cell Battery Technician, Fuel Cell Engineer   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Mechanical Engineers which includes:
                          - Fuel Cell Engineers
                          - Automotive Engineers
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 23.95   $ 30.02   $ 37.82   $ 47.14   $ 61.00   $ 40.56  
    Yearly $49,820   $62,450   $78,670   $98,060   $126,870   $84,370  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 25.02   $ 31.05   $ 39.27   $ 49.27   $ 64.51   $ 42.32  
    Yearly $52,040   $64,570   $81,670   $102,490   $134,170   $88,020  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 20.90   $ 26.89   $ 36.02   $ 43.53   $ 48.36   $ 35.86  
    Yearly $43,470   $55,930   $74,920   $90,550   $100,580   $74,590  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 22.38   $ 27.53   $ 34.72   $ 40.19   $ 47.29   $ 36.37  
    Yearly $46,560   $57,250   $72,210   $83,600   $98,370   $75,640  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Mechanical Engineers which includes:
                                  - Fuel Cell Engineers
                                  - Automotive Engineers
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 527 552 0.5% 19
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Mechanical Engineers which includes:
                                - Fuel Cell Engineers
                                - Automotive Engineers
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Architectural, engineering, and related services 23.5%
    Machinery manufacturing 14.6%
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 12.5%
    Computer and electronic product manufacturing 6.7%
    Scientific research and development services 5.9%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Fuel Cell Engineers
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  • Analyze fuel cell or related test data, using statistical software.
     
  • Calculate the efficiency or power output of a fuel cell system or process.
     
  • Characterize component or fuel cell performances by generating operating maps, defining operating conditions, identifying design refinements, or executing durability assessments.
     
  • Conduct fuel cell testing projects, using fuel cell test stations, analytical instruments, or electrochemical diagnostics, such as cyclic voltammetry or impedance spectroscopy.
     
  • Conduct post-service or failure analyses, using electromechanical diagnostic principles or procedures.
     
  • Design fuel cell systems, subsystems, stacks, assemblies, or components, such as electric traction motors or power electronics.
     
  • Design or implement fuel cell testing or development programs.
     
  • Develop fuel cell materials or fuel cell test equipment.
     
  • Fabricate prototypes of fuel cell components, assemblies, stacks, or systems.
     
  • Identify or define vehicle and system integration challenges for fuel cell vehicles.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Fuel Cell Engineers  updated July 2011
     


    Knowledge
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    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Fuel Cell Engineers  updated July 2013
     


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    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Fuel Cell Engineers
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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Engineer Vermont Secretary of State
    Office of Professional Regulation
    Board of Professional Engineering
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2015.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Electromechanical Engineering. (NEW)
     
    • Mechanical Engineering.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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