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Fuel Cell Technician  What They Do

Just the Facts


Installs, operates, or maintains integrated fuel cell systems in transportation, stationary, or portable applications.

This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Manufacturing Production pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Recommends improvements to fuel cell design or performance.
  • Performs routine vehicle maintenance procedures, such as part replacements or tune-ups.
  • Documents or analyzes fuel cell test data, using spreadsheets or other computer software.
  • Collects or maintains fuel cell test data.
  • Calibrates equipment used for fuel cell testing.
  • Tests fuel cells or fuel cell stacks, using complex electronic equipment.
  • Assembles fuel cells or fuel cell stacks according to mechanical or electrical assembly documents or schematics.
  • Troubleshoots fuel cell test equipment.
  • Orders fuel cell testing materials.
  • Reports results of fuel cell tests.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel