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Senior GDL Specialist

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FTXT Canada is committed to developing world class hydrogen fuel cell products. FTXT has a global multicultural team with R&D centers in Shanghai, Baoding, and Canada. This position is in Greater Vancouver, BC, at FTXT’s fuel cell stack center of excellence. FTXT offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package with a culture of innovation. FTXT has an immediate and exciting opportunity for a full-time GDL Specialist. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Technical Officer and perform a variety of key roles within a 30-person team in 2022, growing to 50-100 people in the next 5 years.


Lead the design and qualification of GDL (gas diffusion backing and MPL) component

Gather, develop, and verify design specifications and customer requirements

Collaboratively work with MEA and other component expertise to support the development of fuel cell stacks

Develop new tools, test protocols, and procedures

Develop material characterization data sets and models to predict component performance, reliability, and lifetime under stack assembly and operating conditions

Evaluate materials, perform tests, and analyze data to support component selection and suppliers

Prepare, present, update, release, and maintain relevant documentation for various reviews (design, technical, project, etc.) and weekly meetings

Stay up to date on relevant global developments and look for opportunities to leverage the information and continuously improve products and best practices

Build rapport with suppliers, customers, and team members and communicate timely information, needs, and wants

Support and periodically contribute to creating IP portfolio

Take initiatives and leads on various project tasks and activities and ensure they stay on track and meet the technical objectives, budget, and timeline

Follow all company and departmental procedures, policies, and guidelines, including directions provided by senior colleagues and supervisor


Relevant bachelor's degree in science or engineering (e.g. Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Materials Engineering). Prefer a relevant Master's degree or Ph.D.

10+ years of experience in relevant in fuel cell industry

Expertise in GDL materials, processes, evaluation, modeling, electrochemistry, testing, characterization, and failure analysis

Strong automotive experience and understanding of IATF 

Exceptional communication skills with the proven ability to communicate with all levels of an organization

Enjoy working in a multi-functional, multi-geographical, and multi-cultural team environment

Advanced knowledge of MS Office software

Strong initiative and analytical skills

Must be resourceful in resolving technical and day-to-day operational/business problems 

Strong supplier management and relationship skills

Ability to multitask and prioritize workload

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Proven team player with the ability to interact effectively with a team, customers, and suppliers while representing the company professionally

FTXT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Applications can be sent to

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