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R&D Stack Engineer in Arnhem

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As R&D Stack Engineer, you work on the design, development and evaluation of a new generation flow battery power module. You translate front-end scientific knowledge into an innovative product. You report to the Team Leader Stack Engineering. The following tasks are an important part of your job:

  • Design, develop and validate hydrogen bromine flow battery stack components, e.g. bipolar plates, sealings, pressurized housings
  • Assist in optimizing electrolyte composition, membranes and electrodes
  • Define, construct, troubleshoot and perform call and cell-stack testing to ensure that the stack components achieve the required performance, cost and durability
  • Optimize the stack design for high performance and low costs and for mass production processes
  • Preparing and reviewing of technical drawings
    • Negotiate with (key) suppliers on design, requirements, manufacturability and cost
    • Lead or participate in performance improvement and cost reduction projects


As a MEA Engineer, you have proven skills and knowledge with developing or producing membranes and electrodes of electrochemical systems. Examples of these systems are PEM fuel cells, electrolyzers or flow batteries. You are innovative, an 'out-of-the-box' thinker and know how to ask the right questions. For this position, it's also beneficial if you have good communication skills with both scientists and engineers of various disciplines. Time management is also important, allowing you to keep working in a safe and structured way. These are the requirements: 

  • You have 5+ years experience in development and/or production of electrochemical cells. Preferably with fuel cell, electrolyzer or flow battery technology;
  • MSc degree in Chemical or Material Engineering or a related discipline;
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal;
  • Data science expertise;
  • Experience with a quality management system, ERP system and in managing changes of product specifications;
  • Experience with contract manufacturing and vendor relationship;
  • Strong communication skills in interdisciplinary teams and projects;
  • Hands-on, can-do mentality;
  • Passionate in clean energy, green hydrogen, and electrical energy storage technologies. 
Wat bieden wij

Elestor has been recognized as 1 of the 10 most innovative companies in the Netherlands by both the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. It's one of the most innovative and fast-growing companies in the Netherlands and you get a chance to be a part of it. You can expect the following conditions:

  • An instant, permanent employment contract with Elestor;
  • An excellent salary depending on your current experience;
  • Being part of an action-oriented and exciting work environment in a diverse and international team of highly educated professionals;
  • An informal and flat organization;
  • Training and education to ensure candidates and employees become successful;
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in Stock Appreciation Right (SARs) program;
  • Possibility to develop to Team Leader MEA.

Elestor is an equal opportunities' employer. We believe diversity aids creativity and innovation, so whatever your race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability, you are welcome to join our ranks! We actively promote inclusion and we abhor discrimination. We treat all our employees, contractors, workers, job applicants, suppliers, clients and everyone else with respect.