Tooling Support Engineer - Bordeaux

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Long-term contract
Localisation Bordeaux, France
Posted on 05-07-2024

ACC - Automotive Cells Company

ACC’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable and affordable mobility for all, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions through producing batteries in Europe.

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The company's mission is to design eco-responsible products and services aligned with the needs of the ecological transformation.

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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.

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.

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

We are also very proud of our 2023 CSR Report :

Accelerating sustainable mobility for all.

The Tooling Support engineer has a solid experience and skills in tool design and life management, thought out to secure and support our engineering and manufacturing environment.

He works closely with the complete organization and each equipment suppliers to achieve his tasks.

Main missions, Objectives and KPIs related

-          Establish a clear and structured portfolio of tooling in place at each manufacturing site.

-          Manage tooling versions through projects life.

-          Formalize equipment MBOM with a focus on tooling.

-          Pilot new tooling requirements, driven by products change or modification as well as process improvements.

-          Design tooling directly when possible, or involve and supervise 3rd party.

-          During new industrial projects, with inputs from the industrial engineers, analyse the process flow of our manufacturing lines to identify the needs in tooling, and participate in the RFQ definition.

-          Qualify new tooling solutions before implementation in our existing factories or future manufacturing lines.

-          Write new tooling technical specifications in respect of the industrial constraint and the technical requirement. Review and validate the specification with a cross-functional team. Then share the specification with potential equipment supplier during a Request For Quotation process and analyse the suppliers technical solutions to select, in collaboration with purchasing team, the best solution in term of total cost of ownership, schedule and technical proposal.

-          Lead the selected suppliers during realization of the purchased tooling in order to respect the objectives of safety, quality, cost, performance and leadtime. Following the different equipment realization phases: design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning.

-          Perform tooling checks at supplier if relevant, and pilot the reception at ACC (sampling or 100%).

-          Deploy solution and good practice in all ACC battery manufacturing plants, with tooling installation, ensure setup, (initial calibration), operational training, documentation.

-          Establish regular follow up and continuous improvement routines.

-          Support tooling implementation in systems such as Sharepoint or PLM/teamcenter.

Technical perimeters:

1.       Electrical treatment = processes of electrolyte filling, soaking, breathing, leak test, final sealing and welding, electrical formation (chemical transformation of the cells under specific current and temperature conditions) and electrical control of the cells (grading, voltage, internal resistance, auto-discharge…)

Knowledge / Know how

  • Master with tooling design and related system implementation in an industrial environment.
  • 2D and 3D design knowhow.
  • Product life and Data management.
  • Manufacturing environment, automotive technical awareness to be quick and efficient to adapt.


5 to 10 years of experience in product life management


  • Bachelor of Sciences in Data engineering or general engineering
  • English is mantadory
  • French & German optional.

Key behaviours

  • team spirit, high-organized,
  • Capacity of being concise and clear (spoken and written)
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills to provide optimal solutions
  • Able to work independently and start from scratch, high autonomy

Some extra skills which make the difference

  • Previous experience in gigafactories or Energy storage systems
  • Process awareness: technical knowledge related to electrical treatment.
  • For this job, ACC is hiring a Mentor, who enjoy sharing his knowledge and expertise, and also merge them with new ideas coming from the team.

Why join us?
Our Advantages and Perks: new premises, parking spaces reserved for carpoolers, possibility of recharging your electric car on reserved spaces in our parking lot.

Other perks and advantages include : Company restaurant, meal and also vegetables/fruits baskets delivery service. Janitorial services, telecommuting, complementary retirement plan (subject to a salary threshold), additionnal & seniority leaves, well-being workshops, osteopathy sessions.

You will also benefit from access to our Sports & Culture association, conferences, and also sports, holidays and culture subsidy.

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