Altex Technologies

R&D Test Engineer thermal systems (Heat Exchangers, Fuel cell power systems)


Open Position – R&D Test Engineer (thermal systems)


A position is open for an R & D Test Engineer who is capable of testing thermal systems using labview software. Position requires a BS or MS in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or equivalent with 2 to 7 years of experience with thermal, energy, heat exchangers, combustion, fuel reforming, fuel cell or power systems test set up and operation.   The responsibilities will include design, assembly and operation of automated or semi-automated lab scale test set ups that include fluid moving devices, thermal components with varying temperature zones.


Job Functions


Experience and Skills Required


Company Overview and Benefits

Altex Technologies Corporation ( develops and commercializes innovative energy solutions, which are clean, quiet, efficient and cost effective.  Innovations currently being pursued include developing and testing heat and power systems, fuel processors and fuel cell systems, biomass wastes to biofuels processing, low NOx combustors, novel heat exchangers and pollution abatement reactors.  Our clients include U. S. government agencies (e. g. DOE, EPA, DOA, DARPA, Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force), state agencies (California Energy Commission and California Air Resources Board), and many energy and environmental equipment manufacturers throughout the US.  Altex is located in the desirable San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, and provides competitive salaries and benefits.


Altex provides very competitive benefits packages to all full-time employees.  Employees are provided three weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) and ten days of paid holiday.  Our insurance programs cover medical, dental, vision and worker’s compensation and life insurance.  Altex also has a retirement plan that employees are entitled to, after one year of continuous employment with the company.  This program includes a tax deferred retirement account, which the employee controls through a family of mutual funds.  Historically, the company has contributed 5-10% of the employees’ base salary to the employees’ accounts.  In addition, bonus targets are set at the beginning of each yearly review period, which are executed if the staff meets the mutually agreed objectives.  Our interest in the setting of the compensation package is to ensure that the staff is rewarded for making both Altex and themselves a success.


How to Apply


Please send your resume to with Subject R&D Test Engineer