Chemical Engineer

Wallingford, CT, 

United States

Are you passionate about the energy transition? Join us.

Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy, and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Our roots date back to 1927, and since then, we have had a proud history of development and continuous improvement of hydrogen technologies. Today, our solutions cover the entire value chain: from hydrogen production technologies to hydrogen fueling stations, enabling industries to transition to green hydrogen, and providing fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as fossil-fueled vehicles – without the emissions.

Salary Range: $75,000-$95,000

About the position

An immediate opportunity exists for a hands-on candidate with strong technical and communication skills to support technology development and transition to commercial products. This position will require working in a team environment while providing subject matter expert support in chemistry and materials. The ideal candidate should have experience working on multiple projects simultaneously as well as understanding of electrochemical devices and trouble-shooting issues.


  • Characterization of new catalyst and membrane materials for electrolyzers
  • Documentation of test plans, data analysis, literature summaries, and technical reports
  • Test cell assembly and operation and inspection of parts before and after testing
  • Manufacture of catalyst inks and application on substrates
  • Electrode fabrication from powders, polymer membranes, and porous substrates
  • Write reports regarding testing methods, influencing factors and results
  • Work closely with Materials Scientists and Chemical Engineers to develop advanced manufacturing processes to enable electrolyser cost reduction and efficiency improvements
  • Apply engineering fundamentals to practical problem solving and develop and optimize robust component specifications to meet product requirements
  • Solve any engineering challenges encountered related to chemical and material aspects of design and manufacturing process
  • Able to travel (< 20%) as needed



BS in Chemistry or chemical engineering or equivalent with at least 3-5 years of industry experience required. PhD in the area of Chemistry/Chemical Engineering with emphasis in electrochemistry is also acceptable.

Required skills and abilities

  • At least 3-5 years of related manufacturing experience required
  • General understanding of manufacturing methods including a basic understanding of manufacturing process optimization
  • Good hands on lab skills in wet chemistry and bench techniques
  • Working knowledge of electrochemical devices
  • Working familiarity with safe work practices and materials safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Experience in characterization of fuel cell/electrolyzer or related material
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks including working under pressure and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated hands-on research and problem-solving with strong analytical skills


  • Communication verbal and written
  • Multi-tasking
  • Attention to detail
  • Results driven with demonstrated follow through
  • Team player
  • Relationship building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ownership
  • Ethical


  • Nel will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided.
  • Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal opportunity employer

Nel is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


To apply, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and complete this application.
  2. Email the completed application, your resumé, and a cover letter to

© 2022 Nel ASA. All Rights Reserved. H2Station, Nel, number one by nature, Optifill, Proton, StableFlow, and the Nel and Proton logos are trademarks of Nel ASA or its subsidiaries.