Mechanical Technician, Hydrogen Filling

Universal Hydrogen

Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Aug 28

Universal Hydrogen is developing state-of-the-art technology that will revolutionize the hydrogen industry to create a cleaner environment for generations to come. Our ambitious goals start with building a hydrogen test facility to develop revolutionary hydrogen filling technologies for gaseous and liquid applications. This is where you come in - we are looking for an experienced mechanical technician. Using your passion for being hands-on with a project and experience executing mechanical designs you will have the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team that creates technology from prototype to production. 

About the Role

  • Build, modify, and maintain prototype and testing equipment for our unique hydrogen filling technology for gaseous and liquid applications.
  • Assist with the prototyping and concepts for gaseous and liquid hydrogen filling technology.
  • Operate equipment and perform test(s) related to filling UH2 products in collaboration with the engineering teams.
  • Ensure safety procedures are followed and help define new procedures where applicable.
  • Participate in the commissioning of future commercial equipment/setup as well as assist with external supplier collaboration. 

About you:

  • Proven hands-on experience with building or maintaining high-pressure gas and/or liquid process equipment. Hydrogen experience is a plus.
  • Familiar with reading and understanding P&ID documents as well as 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Enthusiasm to work in a prototyping environment where creative solutions are encouraged.
  • Experience with pipework, cone and thread fittings tools, and applications.
  • Passion for collaborating with others in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

About Us

At Universal Hydrogen, our mission is to fuel carbon-free flight and reduce the climate impact of air travel. We are stitching together the end-to-end hydrogen value chain for aviation, both for hydrogen fuel and hydrogen-powered airplanes. We are building a transport and logistics network that moves hydrogen from production facilities to airports over the existing freight infrastructure, eliminating the need for costly new pipelines and storage facilities. Our system utilizes specialized capsules that safely store hydrogen during transit and act as modular fuel tanks that load directly onto aircraft. We are also developing powertrain conversion kits to retrofit existing airplanes and enable new airplanes to fly on hydrogen. Founded by former executives from Airbus, United Technologies, Google, and DARPA, and backed by investors such as Playground Global, Tencent, Toyota, GE, JetBlue, and Airbus, we are convinced that hydrogen is the best and only scalable solution to truly decarbonize aviation, and we want to bring it to market decades sooner—by 2025.

We strive for a workplace that is open, friendly, and fun, while valuing focus, urgency, camaraderie, and maverick behavior in accomplishing our mission. We recognize that people have a diverse set of preferences for work conditions and hours that optimize their overall productivity and wellness, and both our cloud-based IT setup and flexible work policy reflect this. However, because we are building physical products, most roles will require working at our facility at Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles or at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in Toulouse most of the time.

Our compensation and benefits package promotes transparency, equitability, and long-term employee well-being, while rewarding individual and team performance. This includes a significant variable pay component in the cash compensation, equity participation for all employees, 100% coverage of healthcare costs, and dog-friendly offices. As a young company, we are continually expanding our benefits, striving to provide our employees with the support they need to be their best both in and outside of the office. In the next few months, we are rolling out childcare support, catered meals, green mobility support, and private pilot (PPL) training—and we’re always open to feedback on what’s most important to you! 

We know that no two candidates are the same, and we want to give you the opportunity to present yourself in the best way possible. Don’t hesitate to let us know how we can support a great recruitment process for you—whether that includes off-hours interview scheduling, captioning/transcription services, or other accommodations. We value diversity in all its forms, and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, especially if you share in our mission to decarbonize air travel.

Please note that for the health and safety of our employees, we require all employees to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations as recommended by the CDC (or a valid exemption).

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