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.

CAD Designer (CATIA)




  • Functions as a design position with responsibility to create 3D data, assemblies and prepare technical drawings to support Engineers and Project Managers using 3D software while supporting CAD team development



  • Produce products in 3D and 2D drawings based on customer requirements with input from Product Engineer.
  • Ensure drawings are built per CAD guidelines and specific customer requirements.
  • Complete drawings in timely manner based on agreed CAD requests from Product Engineer.
  • Displace drawings in data management system for Product Engineer review.
  • Produce tool drawings ensuring most efficient usage of materials and minimum manufacturing time.
  • Learn new revisions of software as they are released.
  • Provide feedback to Product Engineers regarding product improvement or modification.
  • Support CAD system maintenance and product configuration control.
  • Participate in design reviews as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by CAD Manager.





  • A diploma or certificate in a 3D software or equivalent technical degree or equivalent technical experience is required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience using Catia is required
  • Minimum of 1 year experience using Teamcenter is required
  • Ability to read and comprehend basic engineering drawings and tooling prints
  • Ability to interpret e-mail communications and prioritize assigned tasks
  • Four-year Engineering degree




  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or NX an asset
  • Experience in design of automotive products
  • Experience with OEM or Tier 1 automotive part design, seating design, and development a plus
  • Experience with GD&T an asset



  • 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 serve 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:  9256
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Mar 21, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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