Fuel Cell Systems Engineer

Bend, Oregon
Epic HQ
Depends on Experience  Annual

Interested in working for a dynamic, innovative, design-driven company that's changing the world of aviation? Headquartered in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Epic Aircraft specializes in the design and manufacture of high performance, all carbon fiber aircraft. We are seeking enthusiastic, passionate individuals willing to work hard, be rewarded, and have fun! Join our team, grow with our company, and contribute to the success of game-changing aircraft!

Position Description:

If innovation and new technology is your passion, this could be the career for you! You will be responsible for assisting in the design and development of a fuel cell powertrain system. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and as a team on engineering projects containing critical problems, the solution to which require major technological advances and extensive development.

Your Day-to-Day (Job Duties):

  • Characterize fuel cell performance and efficiency by generating operating maps, defining operating conditions, identifying design refinements, and executing durability assessments
  • Assist in the development and implementation an accurate control system model for the fuel cell power system
  • Modelling and prototyping fuel cell system designs
  • Component selection for system integration and balance of plant
  • Interface with suppliers and industry representatives
  • Validate fuel cell performance through simulations
  • Test fuel cells to determine performance characteristics and document results
  • Develop procedures to ensure safety during development, testing, and operation
  • Identify and document failure and degradation modes and develop mitigating features

What You Bring to the Team (Requirements):

  • 5+ years experience working with Fuel Cells
  • Strong fundamentals in fuel cell working principles
  • Knowledge on state-of-the-art fuel cell and electrical components (Fuel cell stacks, Air handling, Battery, E-Motor, Inverter, Charger)
  • Knowledge of controls software verification & validation, data analysis, requirement and design analysis of fuel cell stacks, air handling, fuel metering and electrical energy management desired
  • Experience with component level analysis of complex fluid thermal systems desired
  • Bachelor's Degree in related engineering field
  • Knowledge of aerospace regulatory requirements and general design requirements for aircraft is desirable
  • Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the US without sponsorship now or in the future

Benefits Include:

  • Company Provided Paid Time Off
  • Seven paid holidays 
  • Paid time off the week between Christmas Day & New Year's Day
  • 100% paid health, vision and dental benefits for employees
  • 401K retirement plan with 3% Matching Program
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Friendly team environment
  • Fun company events!
  • Live and work in Beautiful Bend, Oregon: https://www.visitbend.com/