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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.

Advanced Development Engineer, Testing and Calibration




In this position, the new team member will join our dynamic engineering team working to create Gentherm’s revolutionary new ClimateSenseTM system. This position allows our Engineers to be on the cutting edge of EV development and Climate Control technology. You will play a critical role in managing the development and validation of the system at the vehicle level. Your key responsibilities will be to work with our Software and Controls teams to integrate, calibrate and validate the innovative controls system that is being developed to drive the CliamteSenseTM system. The Engineer will help deliver core technology, as well as OEM customer lead development projects. While working on Gentherm’s newest innovative product, success for this position will be completing the validation of the ClimateSenseTM control systems and developing strong customer relationships supporting the acquisition of the first production intent projects.



  • Coordinate and lead vehicle level testing and system level control integration
  • Collect and analyze vehicle data to drive improved product design, system function and control
  • Develop vehicle validation plans and specifications
  • Develop test procedures for calibration and controls development
  • Work as a member of the team to develop and implement a complex vehicle thermal system
  • Work as a member of the team to establish functional attributes and requirements of the system, subsystem and components
  • Interpret customer specifications, develop and validate vehicle test strategies to support the vehicle level development process
  • Develop DFMEA, DVP&R documentation as required to support customer programs
  • Provide direction to suppliers as required to achieve the required deliverables
  • Manage technical interface with customers as needed to insure the proper integration of the ClimateSenseTM system
  • Identify new and innovative solutions that meet strategic objectives. Support development of product roadmaps, strategies, and requirements




  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Mechanical or Electrical.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in system level integration, testing, and control is required.
  • Control theory and application.
  • Knowledge of statistics and data analysis.
  • Experience with electro-mechanical and/or Thermal systems.
  • Team player with strong communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Experience working at automotive OEM.
  • Experience with automotive Thermal or HVAC systems.
  • Experience with prototyping tools for control development, e.g. LabView or Simulink.
  • CAN tool experience, e.g.: Vector CANalyzer, CANape, New Eagle – Raptor.
  • Familiar with Agile Management tools such as Jira or Jazz.
  • Fluent in German language.



TRAVEL: Up to 25%, Local & Global




  • 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:  7525

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jun 8, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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