Mechanical R&D Technician H/F

The world leader in the design and production of high-tech batteries, Saft (4300 employees worldwide, including 1450 in France spread over 4 sites), has been part of the Total group since 2016. Saft works with a network of global partners and their batteries power equipment in a wide range of sectors, from aerospace and rail to energy and electronics.

Since 2018, Saft has been leading a European alliance to develop the solid-state battery of the future, which means a significant investment in R&D. Well underway, this project needs more Mechanical R&D Technicians who are passionate about working on developing the technology of tomorrow.

Saft needs employees who love to work on a wide range of applications and projects that provide daily challenges.
Batteries play a crucial role in the energy transition; that’s why Saft aims to develop new environmentally friendly solutions and to reduce their carbon footprint.

To support their growth and development, Saft is recruiting Mechanical R&D Technicians, based in Nersac (16) near Angoulême or in Bordeaux (33).

Your tasks will be to:

  • Participate to develop new cells and modules for the solid-state activity in the frame of the development team.
  • Manage project phases in its technical areas
  • Manage mechanical shop area
  • Define the needs necessary for mechanical prototyping phases.

Required profile:
  • Translate user(s) need into functionalities and technical specifications
  • Realize and develop mock-ups and prototypes
  • Analyze and respond to specifications
  • Drawing 2D prints and 3D models as a support
  • Be able to work alone or as a team and report on his activity
  • Learn new methods and procedures
  • Be able to share experiences and practice

With a Mechanical degree or similar, you have at least 5 years of experience on a similar position in the field of large series industrial equipment (automobile, medical…).

You know the basics of Solidworks.

You have a strong appetence for the study of new processes.

In addition to your technical skills, you also demonstrate a strong analysis spirit and adaptability to change, good anticipation skills, a good sense of organization and customer service, a spirit of initiative and a results-oriented approach.

Due to the international environment of the project, travels are to be expected and English proficiency is essential.


Working in a team and in an international environment stimulate you and you are a good communicator? You would like to use your knowledge while gaining experience in the field of energy storage? Don't wait any longer, apply!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.