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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

Prototype Technician





Assists in the design, development and build within the product creation process. Interfaces with all engineering personnel to assist in the design, development of climate-controlled seats and components (Seat heaters, VTB, SWH).



•     Builds prototype seat assemblies, seat stands, and seat trim modifications

•     Fabrication of harness assemblies

•     Monitors and adheres to prototype procedures

•     Responsible for collecting and organizing all necessary build data to support prototype    

       inputs and outputs

•     Utilizes documentation such as assembly drawings, bill of material, product flow charts and work instructions to assemble product

•     Performs various tasks such as crimping and soldering

•     Responsible for positioning parts and subassemblies by use of templates •    



Documents actions by completing work reports and quality forms

•     Meets all quality, quantity and manufacturing practices

•     Responsible for performing sewing duties

•     Reports or summarizes labor hours

•     Assists and maintains predetermined inventory levels of all prototype components

•     Conduct basic equipment cleaning and maintenance

•     Perform ultrasonic welding tasks, Lamination

•     Troubleshoot, repair and modify developmental components, parts, and equipment





  • 1-3 years of position related experience
  • Ability to read and work from CAD Drawings and Engineering sketches
  • Understanding of callipers, rulers and other basic measuring equipment required
  • Prior experience with electrical wire crimping/ termination and soldering preferred
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles preferred




  • College graduate technologist/ technician



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results






All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  7811

Farmington Hills, MI, US, 48331

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jan 1, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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