Materials Engineer

Natick, Massachusetts, United States
17 days ago
Full time role


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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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 searching for a Materials Engineer to join our Materials Design Team, focusing on materials selection and materials degradation in order to enable long lifetime industrial water electrolyzers. In this role, you will select materials to meet the specifications of the aggressive environments within waters electrolyzers, develop ex situ tests to inform materials selection, determine material lifetime, perform root cause failure analysis to enable peak performance of Electric Hydrogen’s core technology.

You will be based in Natick, MA and report to the Director of Cell Development.


• Ensure reliability of water electrolyzers by owning the materials selection and materials challenges across different scales, from cell to stack to plant.
•Develop, and inform, through experiment technical requirements of materials
•Develop an understanding of the failure modes and link them to environmental conditions
•Develop and maintain a list of compatible materials for different environments through first principles experiments
•Perform corrosion and degradation experiments per ASTM standards
•Design corrosion, degradation experiments that reflect real environments
•Develop mitigation strategies or select cost optimized mitigating materials to ensure long lifetime of the electrolyzer plant
•Work with suppliers to develop processes, design of experiments and generate coupons for analysis
•Work with a cross-functional team, at various scales in order to maintain materials excellence


• Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field such as Metallurgical or Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or other
• 3+ years experience in metallurgy, materials science or engineering, materials failure analysis, corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, degradation of polymers, mitigation of corrosion failure modes, materials selection, metallography, corrosion testing, root cause analysis and failure mode identification.
•3+ years of Experience with standard analytical tools (SEM, XRF, FTIR, TGA, DSC, DMA etc)
•3+ years of Experience with mechanical testing
•3+ years of Experience with electrochemical testing


• Knowledge of electrochemical devices a plus
• Knowledge of sources of stainless steel, welding, brazing, pickling, passivation processes, codes and standards is a plus
• Familiarity with mechanical engineering principles and systems including pumps, pneumatics, fans, flow meters, air handling systems, industrial chilled water, heating, process piping, and heat transfer is a plus
• Exhibits commitment to a safe, reliable, and efficient work environment


[Natick, MA Zone] Materials Engineer (P3): $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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