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Reliability Engineer – Hydrogen Fueling Systems

You’re passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special. You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects. The pace doesn’t scare you - it excites you. Quality and integrity matter to you.

We feel exactly the same way.

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As a Reliability Engineer focusing on mechanical systems, you will:

  • Design reliability into hydrogen refueling infrastructure and Hyla-branded fueling stations.
  • Collaborate with a world-class team of operations staff and subject matter experts (SMEs) to solve technical problems.
  • Serve as the reliability risk expert to the Hyla operations team and as Nikola’s SME on reliability specifications when dealing with vendors, partners, and customers.
  • Manage change and work orders to improve current product reliability and ensure that lessons learned are applied to future product specifications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience with high pressure systems and rotating mechanical equipment and an interest in reliability.
  • Experience facilitating FMEA sessions, leading cross functional teams and facilitating root cause analysis.
  • Knowledge of degradation of mechanical & structural components, physics of failure, mechanics of materials, fracture mechanics and mechanical design, Highly Accelerated Testing methods, and governing equations for different failure mechanisms.
  • Desire to influence supplier selection to provide clear guidance on reliability requirements.
  • Desire to contribute to a respectful, fun, inclusive, and inspiring team culture


  • Experience in reliability testing and developing new testing methods.
  • Proficiency in reliability statistics, including Weibull Analysis, and statistical software such as JMP or ReliaSoft.
  • Expertise in accelerated-life-test development methods for components.
  • Working knowledge of vibration analysis, metallic and plastic part design, and manufacturing processes.
  • Proficiency in CAD software and failure analysis techniques.


Nikola Corporation is globally transforming the transportation industry. As a designer and manufacturer of zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles, electric vehicle drivetrains, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and hydrogen station infrastructure, Nikola is driven to revolutionize the economic and environmental impact of commerce as we know it today. Nikola Corporation is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.


EEO Statement: Nikola Corporation™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.