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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 market leader of innovative thermal management and pneumatic comfort technologies for the automotive industry we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary 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.

Test Technician




You will work on innovative thermal management technologies in heated and cooled seat systems for a broad range of OEM’s. The Test Technician will provide technical knowledge through completion of test set-ups, execution, data collection and report completion.  The Test Technician position at the Gentherm Technical Center can not only support the completion of validation plans but to enhance and streamline day to day testing processes.



  • Follow the direction of the lead test engineer, test engineer and/or test lab leader.
  • Responsible for test instrumentation set-up, testing, and teardown. Instrumentation may include usage of environmental chambers DAQ equipment, TC instrumentation, airflow, and noise equipment.
  • Operate lab equipment which includes thermal chambers and DAQ equipment to execute tests and record test data according to test procedure, work instruction and test specifications to produce reliable and precise data following the test request management process.
  • Setup and operate DUT, perform functional and durability testing according to test plan.
  • Bring testing and/or laboratory concerns to the attention of laboratory management.
  • Ensure proper paperwork, test data, and testing outputs are recorded and submitted to the test engineer.
  • Lead and complete continuous improvement projects within work area to improve efficiency of test setups.
  • Conduct testing in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements adherence to internal lab procedures.





  • 3+ years’ automotive test experience
  • Experience with data acquisition, power supplies, oscilloscopes, monitoring equipment, and measurement tools.



TRAVEL: <10%



  • 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



  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to 10 hours per day
  • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis
  • Will exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push or pull on a routine basis
  • Will lift, push or pull up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects repetitively on a frequent basis
  • 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required
  • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures
  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis
  • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on a routine basis
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; safety shoes steel toe or other ASTM standard), gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket/vest or apron and arm guards)

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:  8599
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jan 30, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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