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Field Engineer - Instrumentation & Controls

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Electric Hydrogen Co.

United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to make molecules to decarbonize our world! 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 looking for Electrical Engineers to join our Field Engineering & Commissioning team. You will be focused on delivering first of a kind, large-scale, modular, and mass manufactured electrolysis Plants. You will be involved in the full lifecycle of the deployment and upkeep of Electric Hydrogen's electrolysis plant, including: DFM support and feedback across teams, developing tools and instruments improve installation, upkeep, and operation, and supporting customer plant installations, startups, and turnarounds.

You will report to the manager of the Commissioning team working on a variety of projects focused on building and integrating first of a kind chemical process facilities. This role is remote based but with a 75% travel expectation around the United States and the amount of travel will be based on the current stage of the project cycle.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Program and test Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for use in heavy industry manufacturing systems using the standard set of IEC-1131 languages
  • Program and test site specific code updates for specific customer projects
  • Configure, integrate, and calibrate analytical sensors and instrumentation
  • Develop automated or guided protocols for testing & commissioning of instrumentation, analyzers, devices, and equipment
  • Update and troubleshoot HMI design and programming
  • Update site specific software as part of change management include updates to instrumentation, interlocks, C&E matrices, control loops, and processes historians
  • Provide technical guidance and engineering expertise to support project site work
  • Create simple and concise work instructions to help inform the installation, configuration, calibration and commissioning of the devices, instruments, and control loops with the plant
  • Identify schedule, cost, and technical risk items, then help identify solutions
  • Provide contractors, customers, and vendors engineering information by answering requests
  • Coordinate with EH2 Software Systems design groups as directed by Project/Site Manager
  • Oversee the factory acceptance testing of equipment
  • Lead trouble shooting activities on instrumentation, communication, and control loop issues in customer facilities


  • B.S. Mechatronics, Electrical, Mechanical, or Equivalent Discipline/Industrial Experience
  • 6+ years industry experience
  • Programming experience on the following platforms (Rockwell/Allen-Bradley, Modicon, Siemens (S7)
  • Programming experience with the following SCADA systems (FTView SE, Wonderware, Ignition)
  • Experience with common industrial protocols (OPC, HART, Modbus, and Ethernet/IP)
  • Experience working on chemical or power generation plant is a preference. Experience working during turnarounds and outages or installation and startup of plants is a preference
  • Have developed installation, commissioning, or deployment procedures
  • Worked on projects that involve coordinating between interdisciplinary teams and technical communication

Compensation and Benefits | P4


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$139,400$187,000 USD

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.

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!