Applications Engineer - Fuel Cells

W. L. Gore & Assocs.

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Elkton, MD

Job Description

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Job Overview:

About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.
About the Industry:  Gore helps manufacturers grow more tech-savvy and energy-efficient with solutions from headlamp to rear lamp. Learn more at 
About the Role:  We are looking for an Applications Engineer to join our Fuel Cell team. This role offers the opportunity to split time between a facility in Elkton, Maryland and a remote home office. In this role, you will provide technical support to our customers in a fast-growing market and leverage your fuel cell experience to acquire deep knowledge of our products and of customer applications.
  • Develop a deep understanding of fuel cell proton exchange membrane (PEM) membrane electrode assembly (MEA) technology, and fuel cell power systems
  • Cultivate in-depth market and application understanding of fuel cell applications
  • Understand customers’ needs and collaborating with global team to fulfill those needs, utilizing and developing internal capabilities
  • Participate in new product development, commercialization, and market introduction projects, bringing in knowledge of the customer and application needs
  • Educate the sales & marketing team and customers on product performance characteristics, applications, and installation processes
  • Support customer validation activities to ensure the elements of Fit-For-Use and the customer requirements are met
  • Address customer technical issues and driving the resolution of quality issues
  • Operate within a quality system
  • Develop specifications in conjunction with customers through the planning, coordination, testing, and analyzing of limit part samples
Required Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Science plus a minimum 4 years industrial experience in fuel cell engineering or electrochemistry OR PhD in Fuel Cells or Electrochemistry  
  • Minimum 1 year industrial experience in PEM fuel cell engineering   
  • Strong technical acumen with ability to interface with leading research scientists  
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills to efficiently resolve technical issues  
  • Competence in project management  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including both written and verbal communication, enable effective virtual teaming
  • Demonstrated ability to manage expectations, with internal or external customers  
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with and influence across global functional teams to drive business results  
  • Proven ability to extract application requirements and translate into product specifications   
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate working within an international team, including morning/evening conference calls
  • Ability to travel 25%
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working in automotive quality systems  
  • Experience with strategic selling and market assessment activities  
  • Experience applying statistics to specification development  

What We Offer:  At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at

We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

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