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Product Development Engineer at Ballard Power Systems Inc

Product Development Engineer

Ballard Power Systems Inc Full-Time

The Ballard Stack Hardware Engineering team in Burnaby, BC is searching for a Product Development Engineer. As a Product Development Engineer, you will be working directly on fuel cell core technology, surrounded by world-class experts. If you are a highly motivated individual who enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced environment and the satisfaction of taking an idea from concept into production, we want to hear from you!


  • Develop designs for structural hardware components in PEM fuel cell stacks based on requirements cascaded from product specifications
  • Perform preliminary structural, thermal, fluid flow analysis and trade off studies on fuel cell stack hardware components
  • Build ex-situ and in-situ tools for conducting experiments to validate design concepts
  • Participate in the entire product lifecycle from concept to production including engineering design reviews
  • Collaborate with members of Ballard’s Modeling, Stack and Systems Engineering Groups to develop designs that meet unit cell and system requirements
  • Work with Quality and Test Engineering departments to qualify new fuel cell hardware components


  • B.Sc degree in Mechanical or Materials Engineering
  • 2-3 years of experience in relevant industry
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and capability for critical thinking
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and listening skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team environment
  • Familiarity with design tools such as DFMEA and RCL/RDM
  • Comfortable with drawing standards, including GD&T
  • Ability to interpret test data and compare against design objectives


  • Experience with high volume mechanical part design (e.g. injection molding, casting, stamping, etc.)
  • Knowledge of structured problem solving methods (is/is-not, fishbone, shanin, etc.)​
  • Experience in motive applications such as bus, train, automotive or marine
  • Understanding of fuel cell physics and design

Our Values

Listen & Deliver | Quality. Always. | Inspire Excellence | Row Together | Own It

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



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