Industrial Chief Engineer (F/M)


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About  Automotive Cells Company (ACC)

Join us and be a pioneer for a green transport revolution.

Automotive Cells Company (ACC) is one of Europe’s newest and most exciting high-tech companies. Backed by Saft-Total, Stellantis-Opel and Mercedes-Benz, ACC is set to power the future of the automotive industry by innovating in battery technology.
We aim to produce sustainable, affordable, high-capacity, longer-life batteries as a cleaner alternative to current energy sources. We have created an R&D center and new state-of-the art facility in France (New Aquitaine), and we are building gigafactories in Hauts de France, Germany and Italy.

Our job offer is located in our Nersac pilot plant. Our Nersac facility is where our concepts take flight. Here we test our manufacturing processes on a full scale and refine them with a complete production line. In practice, this fosters team spirit, as we are constantly on the lookout for solutions and improvements. Working in our environment also offers the prospect of training and rapid skills upgrading on a product of the future! Working responsibly is firmly anchored in our practices and production processes.

Come and join us in this human and technological adventure!

To find out more about our plant, we invite you to watch this video presentation of Nersac: or our dedicated page on our website https://www.acc-emotion

Our core Values are : Pioneering Spirit, Fast & Agile, Excellence, Greener & Cleaner !

We are also very proud of our 2023 CSR Report :

Job description

Overall job function:

The Industrial Chief Engineer has a solid experience and skills in complete processes line (chemistry, mechanical and electrical scope), in the exclusive field of the Li-B manufacturing.

He manages the technical process changes on the current production lines (product change over, new equipment, process and quality improvement).

Main missions:


  • To Have skills of complete process and equipment for battery (chemistry, mechanical and electrical scope).

  • To define and orientate technical solutions and process design to achieve the performance target of the project.

  • To establish the first lay out of equipment inside the dry out

  • To define all measurement on products needed to characterize if process is answering product requirements

  • To have a knowledge of most impacting parameters on the process (or put in place Design of Experiment to define them)

  • To qualify and optimize the processes and equipment for manufacturing

  • To propose a standardization of the parameters processes, to be more robust in serial production


  • To build the management of the supplier’s design

  • To make technical decisions to ensure the results of the project

  • To build the technical solutions together with the supplier



  • To guarantee the achievement of the performance target (layout, speed, OEE, scrap)

  • To guarantee the robustness and maturity of the design

  • To solve issues and engage improvements for his field

  • In case of deviation, to be able to define the root cause and to propose actions plan

  • To ensure the achievement of the deliverables (on technical scope) for each milestone of the project

  • To ensure the achievement (on technical scope) of the quality gate for all the equipment suppliers

  • To ensure the interfaces between the equipment and the building (dry room)

  • To guarantee the schedule of each supplier



  • To manage the design of new process and equipment for the future project of gigafactories and Pilot Line

  • To manage and support the industrial engineers

  • To manage the suppliers on the convergence to target (performance, OEE, quality, safety, schedule and cost)

  • To manage, orientate the supplier for design process improvement

  • To manage the technical convergence and the KPIs of design maturity

  • To manage running Test and analyze the breakdown of non-performance



  • To ensure the FAT and SAT on time

  • To contribute in the design of building scope accordingly with the equipment installation

  • To assist Equipment Suppliers during the ramp up of manufacturing plants (Pilot Line)

  • To agree with R&D team and Industrial team, process parameters to be applied on equipment and identify immediately any risk in term of cost, quality and delay, in case of new product to be manufactured and anticipate these risks.

  • To analyze the results and if needed, to propose improvements to reach specifications or to be more stable (better yield)



  • To communicate and report about the results of technical convergence and maturity to the Industrial project manager and if needed to Excom members



  • Industrial Chief Engineer: technical knowledge and know how in battery process. Experience to design, orientate process optimization and improvement


  • Huge experience process engineering in cells process (chemistry, mechanical and electrical scope). Experience in LiB manufacturing is mandatory. Already started GigaFactories or Pilot Lines.


  • Bachelor of Sciences in chemical, mechanical or electrical processes

Key behaviours:

  • Well organized and extremely rigorous

  • Strong initiative and fighting spirit

  • Leadership and management of teams and suppliers

  • Adaptability to change and good anticipation skills

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills to provide optimal solutions

Some extra skills which make the difference:

  • Previous experience in Cell Design to Manufacturing

  • For this job, ACC requires strong technical project leader to push the suppliers and the complete technical team to reach the project targets.

Nersac is located 40 minutes from Cognac, and 20 minutes from Angoulême, a city ideally situated 1h43 from Paris, 35mn from Bordeaux by train, and 1h15 from the Atlantic coast!

Angoulême will seduce you with its sunshine, its 800 cultural events a year, including the International Comics Festival, its affordable real estate, and its vast natural spaces ideal for kayaking or hiking!

You can also take advantage of services such as job-search assistance for your spouse, housing assistance, and moving expenses covered by ACC.

For more information:

Our process usually involves 3 interviews: 2 technical and one HR.

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