R&D engineer cell F/M

Kaiserslautern CDI

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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 create an R&D center and new state-of-the art facility in France (New Aquitaine), with gigafactories to be built in Hauts de France and Germany.

We need a range of skilled and agile people to bring our vision to life, especially in the areas of industrialization, mechanical design, testing/prototyping and any other function of a new-born company. If you’re looking to take your career further than you imagined, if you’re passionate about creating cleaner transport, we’d like to hear from you.

Job description

Main missions, Objectives and KPIs related :

-         Conception, building, organization and operation of laboratory in KL according to QM Standards suitable for RD and Production for the materials and processes related to separator, electrolyte and cell manufacturing

-         Prepare laboratory capability to execute incoming and intermediate process materials for R&D purposes and as a quality assurance service to production for the materials and intermediate products for separator and electrolyte as well as other cell components

-         Support the production mainly for separator and electrolyte related activities and cell manufacturing topics as well as the know-how transfer from pilot plant

-         Establishment of a defects catalog for detection of anomalies electrolyte and separator as well as other cell components including their optical inspection in production

-         Responsible for upscaling and production introduction of further technologies concerning electrolyte and separator as well as other cell components

-         Responsible for cell building in Application Engineering Center for small lab test cells

-         Collaborate and exchange information with the ACC sites and groups in relation to Chemistry at all TRL levels for cell related topics as well as for separator and electrolyte

-         Technical exchange with material and component suppliers for the components necessary for the manufacturing of cells with focus on separator and electrolyte

-         Ensure the fulfillment of all legal and ACC HSE requirement for all chemicals and materials necessary for cell manufacturing at the RD Center Kaiserslautern as well as their handling within the RD premises and eventually their disposal

-         Contact point for forward looking assessment of chemical regulations with relevance to cell components including separator and electrolyte in ACC KL

-         Travel to mainly European destinations

-         Actively share best practice experience, suggestions for overall process improvements at ACC


Knowledge / Know how

Electrolyte and/or separator for Lithium ion batteries.

In depth understanding of cell production and cell performance


Several years of preferably industrial Li ion battery cell experience


Completed University degree or equivalent, e.g. chemistry or materials sciences

Read, write and speak English and German fluently

Key behaviours

Full identification with ACC mission and values

Customer orientation

Positive, energetic, robust nature, team spirited

Proactive and independent solution seeker

Ability to perform under strict time constraints

Highest sensitivity to ensure and implement health, safety and environmental protection procedures

Some extra skills which make the difference

Experience with automotive development processes and QM systems

French language skills

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