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Sr. Electrolyzer Stack Engineer



Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023
Fourier is working on making on-site Hydrogen universally accessible. Our breakthrough architecture enables highly modular and fully automated electrolyzers that scale to any size and optimize efficiency at all loads. We are on a mission to transition the global energy landscape towards a purely sustainable and emission free future.

About The Role

We are looking for an engineer to design and coordinate the manufacturing of hydrogen electrolyzer stacks. You will define material requirements and use those requirements as the basis to develop a supply chain. You will design the stack, and the related tooling and processes for assembly. You will manage resources for assembly as well as working with our internal staff to aid in the design, assembly, testing, and optimization of our system. Fourier engineers work in a hands-on, collaborative environment to solve problems and push progress forward. Qualified candidates should have prior hands-on experience building and testing electrolyzer and/or fuel cells.

Roles and responsibilities
  • Overall ownership of stack design, management and integration of components designed by other Fourier engineers
  • Create a BOM for a reference PEM electrolyzer stack
  • Develop requirements for each subsystem
  • Identify primary and secondary sources for all components; define OQC (outgoing quality control) for vendors and establish Certificates of Compliance (CoC’s)where required
  • Identification of fabrication process and design of tooling
  • Creation of test stands for evaluation of the performance and reliability of the system and its components
  • Establish metrics for IQC (internal quality control)


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering / Chemical Engineering / Materials Science or related degree/experience + 4 years industrial experience
  • Hands on experience with fabrication and testing of PEM based devices or similar technology
  • Portfolio should include examples of projects involving medium scale manufacturing and equipment test stands
  • Ability to perform cost models and skilled at design for cost down.

  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D) in relevant field
  • Experience with metal coating processes such as sputter, evaporation, spray, or plating
  • Design of catalytic reactions: optimization of cost vs performance
  • Expertise with manufacturing processes: conventional machining + etch + additive
  • Manufacturing experience with PTFE membranes

What we offer
  • Fully paid Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • 401k
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Paid sick days and vacation

Compensation Range: $140K - $210K