Share this Job

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.





The Lead Engineer will provide technical, day-to-day direction to a team of engineers. Act as the customer technical interface and provide project direction to ensure all tasks remain on time and in budget.  The Lead Engineer has full responsibility for all routines related with test work in the Environmental and EMC areas. The responsibilities of this position impact test accreditations, efficiency, accuracy, and quality of Gentherm products.  In addition to assessing product performance and meeting customer deadlines, this position provides the opportunity to provide technical solutions, and mentorship of team members. The Lead Engineer will strive to provide excellent technical services to both internal and external customers through applied principles and concepts.



  • Lead complex assignments often requiring development of new or improved products, processes, and techniques.
  • Lead feasibility assessments and soundness of proposed engineering tests, products, or equipment.
  • Participate in new test development work and implement intelligent tools for continuous improvement
  • Recommend, design, and build new test equipment as required for performing tests
  • Address technical difficulties from team members and support finding a solution and schedule related training
  • Review, authorize, and maintain lab documents (WIs, JIs, templates, etc...) in Confluence/ PDM and follow up with the outcome of any established procedures. Authority to release global documents in Confluence/Jira
  • Ensure productive communication with the customer and direct supervisor
  • Ensure successful delivery of the tasks and ensuring team competence
  • Take initiative in solving complex problems, and requires ongoing collaboration across project or process stakeholders



  • Support A2LA and OEMs accreditation according to ISO 17025
  • Support internal and external audits including but not limited to preparation, customer feedback, deviation/findings follow up and corrective actions etc.
  • Follow Specification/Procedure and Validation plan to collect and report findings
  • Develop validation plans when necessary
    • Execute functionality test on samples and record data with corresponding parameters.
    • Operates lab equipment and instruments, execute test and record test data according to test procedure, work instruction and test specifications in order to produce reliable and precise data following the work instruction of test request management.
    • Provide on-time test status updates
    • Responds to test results and provide opinions and interpretations when required
    • Support equipment calibration and maintenance




  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering or related engineering field
  • OR a minimum of 8 years of automotive electronics test experience in lieu of a degree
  • Strong and effective communication skills



  • ISO17025 knowledge
  • Capability to understand C programming language
  • LabVIEW experience on equipment control
  • Excel VBA experience on data analyzing and processing
  • Python experience on measurement software development and data algorithm



TRAVEL: Less than 10%  


LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBLITIES: Lead, guide Engineering Team. Customer technical interface.





  • 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:  7962

Farmington Hills, MI, US, 48331

Country/Region:  US
Published:  May 18, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Engineering Manager, Medical, Electronics Engineer, Thermal Engineering, Engineer, Engineering, Healthcare