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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




As part of our Advanced engineering group, you will play an important role in our focused growth Strategy by researching, designing, and developing exciting new thermal comfort systems. This is done by utilizing and building on our core technologies and competencies including Thermophysiology, software and electronics, simulation, thermal engines and system integration. This position will be focused on experimental development of thermal comfort hardware systems into automotive seating and interiors.  You will be part of an outstanding technical team which is revolutionizing automotive occupant comfort, with high efficiency systems that will play a critical role in the future of automotive electrification.  



  • Support development of new thermal comfort technology into automotive interiors.
  • Develop system and component geometry, utilizing CAD and Simulation tools to help meet system thermal requirements.  
  • Conduct real world experiments on prototype components and systems, analyze the data and report your findings.
  • Determine best approach to solving technical issues based on data driven principles.
  • Ensure functional and safe prototypes through testing and experimentation. 
  • Provide mechanical design support to advanced development team members. 
  • Research new technology and design related documentation for new and existing products. 





  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Physics 
  • Working knowledge of CAD and Simulation Tools (SolidWorks Preferred)
  • Strong communication skills and presentation skills 
  • Experience in data acquisition and data analysis. For example: minimum of 5 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering




  • Air Flow Measurements and Analysis 
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Experience solving thermal transfer problems
  • Experience with tools like LabVIEW and Python



TRAVEL: Up to 20% 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:  8600

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Nov 24, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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