Test Engineer

San Carlos, California, United States
3 months ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to create an abundant and decarbonized material future. Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels. 

We are looking for a Plant Operations Engineer who will commission and operate Electric Hydrogen's Prototype Plant – our first large-scale electrolysis system – located in San Carlos, CA. You will join a multidisciplinary engineering team tasked with bringing the system to life and creating the procedures for its long-term operation. It will be exciting, varied work, providing an opportunity to develop novel technology in a fast-paced, startup environment.


  • Commission the electrolysis plant. Bring industrial process equipment such as pumps, valves, chillers, and power supplies online; troubleshoot issues as they arise.
  • Be the primary operator of the plant. Control the system via HMIs and monitor instruments that measure pressure, flow, temperature, and voltage.
  • Be the standard of safety. Exemplify safety-first culture when approaching the variety of hazards inherent to electrolysis and hydrogen generation systems.
  • Develop test plans in collaboration with the plant engineering team. Build schedules and manage the plant as a resource for providing design validation data.
  • Collect and analyze data generated during testing. Data will come from multiple sources with varying degrees of automation; distill this into actionable information and present to engineering stakeholders in reports and presentations.
  • Create standard operating procedures for routine plant operations that will serve as the basis future operator training.

The role will require knowledge of multiple disciplines (electrical, mechanical, chemical, and controls). Above all else, the job demands a continuous focus on safe and reliable plant operation. A successful candidate will have the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering; mechanical or chemical engineering strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience operating large fluid handling, compressed gas, or chemical processing systems in an industrial setting
  • Experience working with SCADA systems; interacting with equipment via HMI and logging data to a historian for analysis
  • Experience performing hazard and operability analysis (HAZOP) or similar hazard assessment process for new systems or plants
  • Working knowledge of common industrial process equipment, instrumentation, and sensors
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering diagrams and drawings from a variety of disciplines
  • Experience writing procedures and training plant operators


  • Experience operating high pressure hydrogen or oxygen systems
  • Experience with design of experiments and statistics driven data analysis tools such as JMP
  • Experience automating tests and data analysis tasks in a scripting environment using high-level programming languages such as Python
  • Hands-on electrical experience troubleshooting sensors and low voltage circuits
  • Previous experience working in a startup environment

Compensation & Benefits

Test Engineer (P2): $101,000 - $134,000 per year

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

COVID-19 vaccination required for all employees and contingent workers, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination to attend an onsite interview or at their first day of employment.

About Electric Hydrogen

Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.

Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply

Founded by experienced renewable energy technologists and backed by committed mission-driven investors, Electric Hydrogen is building solutions to help cost-effectively ...

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