Chemical Lab Technician

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.

About the position

An immediate opportunity exists for a Chemical Lab Technician to work in an exciting team environment within the Engineering Department of Nel Hydrogen. This position will require working closely with cross-functional teams to perform laboratory tasks and electrochemical cell testing. Projects range from mixing and applying inks, processing polymer membranes, assembling test cells, and collecting and summarizing electrochemical test data.

Salary: $55k – $60k


  • Executes test plans related to material evaluation and electrochemical performance
  • Prepares solutions for electrolyte testing, membrane processing, and ink printing
  • Fabricates electrode components such as applying catalyst layers on substrates, die cutting gaskets and porous materials, and assembling multi-layer components
  • Assembles test cells, connects to electrochemical test stations, and takes data over a defined parameter range
  • Summarizes test results in graphs, Power Point charts, and written reports
  • Supports manufacturing group in testing of non-conforming product and analyzing components from field returns
  • Capable of working well in a multi-disciplinary team environment



Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry

Required skills and abilities

  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Experience working hands on in a chemical or materials laboratory
  • Knowledge of chemical safety data sheets (SDS) and awareness of safe laboratory practices
  • Motivated self-starter with high level of initiative and willingness to suggest improvements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to balance multiple tasks
  • Capable of working well in a multi-disciplinary team environment with high degree of collaboration
  • Experience working with electrochemical devices desired


  • Planning and Organizing
  • Time Management; priority goals
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Positive Attitude
  • Independent decision-making capabilities
  • Team Player
  • Communication-verbal and written
  • Multi-tasking
  • Collaboration


  • 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.


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  2. Email the completed application, your resumé, and a cover letter to

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