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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 - BTM




As an Electronics Engineer at Gentherm’s Engineering BTM group, you play a key role in developing new technologies such as Cell Connecting Boards (CCBs) that use innovative proprietary flex circuits for monitoring temperature and voltage of electric vehicles and flexible heaters electric vehicles and medical applications.  



General Responsibilities:


  • Technical lead for further develop of innovative proprietary flexible circuits and heaters; Responsible development of new concepts, response to customer Request for Quotes (RFQs) and development of design guidelines for future designs.
  • Ability to read and understand complex interrelated engineering specifications.
  • Ability to create compliance matrixes for customer specifications to ensure Gentherm meets the specification or clearly identifies the gaps and potential actions.
  • Knowledge, experience and expertise to train the Applications team. 




  • Embrace global organization and a culture of diversity and inclusiveness
  • Create, implement and support new and innovative ideas that deliver business results
  • Act as a Change Agent, driving and embracing change. Leading by example.


Electronics Engineer Day to Day Responsibilities:


  • Create compliance matrixes (trace matrix) for complex cell connecting board and heater customer specifications to ensure Gentherm meets the specification or clearly identify the gaps and potential actions for Gentherm to meet the functional requirements and user experience.
  • Develop circuits for flexible cell connecting boards and heaters to customer functional specifications using Altium software.
  • Perform circuit layout of flex circuit cell connecting boards and heaters to the IPC610 standard using Altium software. Optimize the layout for Gentherm’s proprietary Mechanical Structuring Process for manufacture of flex circuits.
  • Optimize the circuit layout for process parameters for soldering to copper, aluminum and nickel-copper flex circuits to meet the IPC610 standard by working with the Advanced Manufacturing team and suppliers while utilizing Altium software.
  • Develop new technologies and concepts for wireless communication of Li-Ion cell data to the cloud and subsequent reduction of the data to increase cell life and reduce warranty.
  • Support development of new concepts for flexible circuit Cell Connecting Board (CCB) systems that monitor electric vehicle battery pack voltage and temperature. 
  • Support development of new concepts for electric vehicle battery pack flexible heaters to a schedule base on customer RFQs.
  • Support development of new concepts for flexible heaters for Medical applications to a schedule base on development schedules.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • 5 years of relevant experience in circuit design
  • Ability to create and sustain relationships throughout the organization enabling productive partnerships.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities by urgency and key deliverable dates
  • Demonstrates a “can-do” mindset




  • Experience in copper or aluminum chemically etched flexible circuits.
  • Experience in chemically etched flexible heaters.
  • Experience in development of specification compliance matrix or trace matrix.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and oral forms with all levels of the organization.


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">TRAVEL: <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Up to 25%



  • 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.

Custom Field 1:  7432

Northville, MI, US, 48167 Odelzhausen, BY, DE, 85235

Country/Region:  US
Date:  Nov 6, 2020

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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