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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 Thermal Systems 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 our goal to “shift left” by developing hardware system plant models to support the development of control systems and algorithms to optimize system level performance earlier in the development cycle.  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.   



  • Develop multidomain physical system and component plant models, utilizing Simulink/Simscape to determine most effective thermal comfort delivery and support the development of control algorithms..
  • Work in close collaboration with stakeholders including our thermophysiolgy, simulation, and software teams to develop best/standard practices.
  • Ensure that new product related to Advanced climate systems and components are designed within various internal standards according to applicable specification in a safe, cost efficient and timely manner.
  • Provide systems design support to advanced development team members.
  • Initiate, review and release model verification test plans. 
  • Analyze data to ensure simulation and physical testing error is within acceptable tolerances.
  • Ensure functional and safe prototypes through testing and experimentation.
  • Identify achievable project timelines from design phase through production and service.
  • Hands on concept tinkering and test/verification where needed
  • Analyze data to ensure simulation and physical testing error is within acceptable tolerances.



  • Ensure functional and safe prototypes through testing and experimentation.
  • Identify achievable project timelines from design phase through production and service.
  • Attend, support and participate in engineering development meetings with the customer and team.
  • Research new technology, design, manufacturing and industrial engineering related documentation for new and existing products.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Thermal Fluid Systems or other Engineering related discipline
  • Working knowledge of 1D and 3D Simulation Tools (Simulink/ Simscape)
  • 1-3yrs of relevant work experience in thermal system development
  • Good communication and presentation skills





  • Proficiency in CFD, CAD, Data Analysis
  • System-level thermal and fluid flow performance testing
  • Thermal Measurements and Analysis
  • Understanding of human Thermophysiology
  • 1D Thermal Simulation



TRAVEL: Up to 10% Global travel



  • 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:  7681

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Nov 25, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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