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Mechanical Balance of Plant Component Engineer

Last Updated Date:  Sep 6, 2022

East Hartford, CT, US, 06108

Company:  HyAxiom

Job Information

Responsible for the selection and maintenance of mechanical components utilized within a fuel cell powerplant. The MBOP group (Mechanical Balance of Plant) is responsible for selecting fuel cell components that meet the requirements generated by the Systems group. Typical tasks include corresponding with and effectively collaborating with suppliers to enable selection of optimal hardware, generating component specifications from component level requirement documents, working with suppliers to develop custom components when necessary, generating component- level models, running performance tests (e.g. pump head vs. flow) and/or accelerated durability tests, and conducting component-level testing of new or refurbished parts prior to installation into the powerplant. Critical focus on troubleshooting component noncompliance issues discovered in the factory or in the field. Ongoing focus on employee and career development of self and others within the discipline. This role requires a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the discipline and the role, while continuing to develop specialized discipline knowledge. Works with moderate guidance on projects and more complex work assignments.

Role & Responsibility

  • Focus technical skills of MBOP group on hardware selection, custom component determination, component modeling, building component test rigs, running performance tests, and troubleshooting.
  • Focus on root cause analysis regarding variance resolution and ensure up to date standard of work documentation.
  • Proactively identify patterns in conflicting information and constructively resolve.
  • With moderate guidance and direction, generate component specifications from component-level requirement documents, and review prior to formal pursuit.
  • Share component specifications with potential suppliers to identify suitable Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) component availability or develop suitable parts.
  • Ensure new componentry has been validated and thoroughly documented prior to production release.
  • As may be required, support the development of suppliers to enable them to meet technical, cost, and delivery targets.
  • Work with supply chain to initiate, develop and execute component-related cost reductions.
  • Challenge the status quo of current hardware componentry, systems and practices to achieve continuous MBOP improvements.
  • Stay abreast of all evolving, external MBOP-related processes, parts, materials, and developments.

Job Requirement

Education & Experience

  • BS degree with 2-5+ years of experience
  • MS degree with 0-2+ years of experience
  • Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related degree

Knowledge & Skill

  • Knowledge of technical componentry and process engineering
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective supplier relationships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Effective computer skills


The position described involves on-site work at office/lab in East Hartford, CT. Doosan is committed to growing and supporting efforts associated with hydrogen economy. Work associated with this position will support existing PAFC based technologies and/or focus on exciting, new opportunities related to PEM H2 generation and mobility projects. All personal information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Questions can be addressed through the HR department at (860) 727-2200 or

Nearest Major Market: Hartford

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