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17-3029.10 - Fuel Cell Technicians

Install, operate, or maintain integrated fuel cell systems in transportation, stationary, or portable applications.

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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  • Assemble fuel cells or fuel cell stacks according to mechanical or electrical assembly documents or schematics. Green Task Statement
  • Build fuel cell prototypes, following engineering specifications. Green Task Statement
  • Calibrate equipment used for fuel cell testing. Green Task Statement
  • Collect or maintain fuel cell test data. Green Task Statement
  • Document or analyze fuel cell test data, using spreadsheets or other computer software. Green Task Statement
  • Perform routine or preventive maintenance on fuel cell test equipment. Green Task Statement
  • Report results of fuel cell tests. Green Task Statement
  • Test fuel cells or fuel cell stacks, using complex electronic equipment. Green Task Statement
  • Order fuel cell testing materials. Green Task Statement
  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance procedures, such as part replacements or tune-ups. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

Flowmeters — Flow meters
Multimeters — Digital multimeters
Refrigerated and heated reach in environmental or growth chambers — Altitude test chambers
Scientific calculator — Graphing calculators; Scientific calculators
Voltage or current meters — Direct current DC clamp meters; Voltmeters

Technology used in this occupation:

Analytical or scientific software — Data acquisition software; Load simulators
Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software
Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Interest code: RCI

Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Work Values

Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other.
Employment data collected from Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other.
Industry data collected from Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other.

Median wages (2014) $29.60 hourly, $61,580 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
Employment (2012) 68,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Little or no change (-2% to 2%) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 14,600
State trends Employment Trends
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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