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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Materials Scientist/Materials Engineer

Location
Burnaby, BC
Details
Full Time
4 days ago
Ballard Power Systems is actively seeking a Materials Scientist/Materials Engineer to join the Materials Engineering team on a permanent basis. The successful applicant will work as part of a team evaluating new fuel cell materials to ensure they meet technical requirements. They will interface cross-functionally to integrate qualified materials into next generation fuel cell products.

The Materials Engineering team is a fast paced, collaborative group that continually innovates to develop materials that will meet the needs of next generation green energy power products. We are looking for an energetic, creative, detail-oriented person to help the team move our technologies forward.

Responsibilities:
  • Characterize materials with a wide range of equipment, including Universal Testing machines, DMA, DSC, FTIR, and TGA-MS.
  • Develop material characterization data sets that can be used as inputs to models and predictive life calculations.
  • Manage laboratory experiments and create thorough test plans to investigate degradation mechanisms of various materials.
  • Understand and select different chemical analytical techniques to support laboratory testing.
  • Perform data analysis and link observations to underlying material science.
  • Follow standardized testing procedures (ISO, ASTM, etc.) and also design and implement non-standard testing as required.
  • Communicate with a small team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to achieve team deliverables safely, effectively, and with a high level of quality.
  • Interface effectively with Research, Supply Chain, Quality and Manufacturing to resolve technical issues to support the development of fuel cell products.
  • Follow sound engineering practices regarding material specification documentation, document control, change management and failure investigations.

Qualifications:
  • Relevant degree in science or engineering (e.g. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Materials Engineering).
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Working knowledge of thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, composites, materials science, and materials processing.
  • Hands-on experience with wet chemistry and sample preparation.
  • Practical experience with analytical equipment (e.g. DMA, DSC, etc.), including data analysis.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills required.
  • Industry experience on materials composition as well as material supply chain from raw material manufacturers, compounders and processing companies is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of fuel cells stacks or systems is desirable.

Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.
Category
Engineering