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.

Product Engineer, Pneumatics




  • Functions as primarily a design and development position with total responsibility for developing and launching into production seat comfort systems including lumbar and massage designs for our customers



  • Ensure that product is designed within various industry quality standards according to applicable specification in a safe, cost efficient and timely manner while following the APQP process
  • Act as a technical liaison between customer and project management
  • Initiate, review, and release design FMEA’s, DVP&R, BOM, and drawings
  • Attend, support, and participate in engineering development meetings and program launches with the customer
  • Assist in the establishment of system requirements and specifications using correct engineering and technical disciplines
  • Assure that project timing, performance, and cost targets are met
  • Develop designs based off customer requirements and specifications
  • Establish a design review team, lead design reviews, and audit design progress through product life cycle
  • Assure product testing is completed, analyzed, and that results are documented and communicated
  • Support production and quality departments with design related issues through product validation
  • Lead product improvement and cost reduction efforts through the product life cycle
  • Continuously improve existing product design and internal processes to increase customer satisfaction
  • Involved from concept inception through production launch of components and assemblies.
  • Arrange, conduct, and supervise testing to prove the design is viable
  • Assure that full validation test cycle is conducted to prove that the part design meets design specification
  • Support of Project Management process, providing documentation and cross functional involvement through product launch
  • Other duties as assigned





  • Experience with OEM or Tier 1 automotive part design, seating design, and development a plus
  • Ability to read and comprehend basic engineering drawings, tooling prints, and product and test specifications
  • Able to interpret e-mail communication and prioritize assigned tasks
  • Experience in design, development, and manufacturing of automotive products
  • Detailed familiarity with automotive product development and project monitoring tools, including DFMEA, PFMEA, PPAP, APQP
  • Ability to successfully interface with customers, associates, and the community
  • Experience with Engineering problem solving techniques
  • Four-year Engineering degree




  • Direct CAD experience and demonstrated CAD capabilities in NX and/or CATIA V5
  • Experience with GD&T and tolerance stack analysis
  • Strong familiarity with plastics, injection molding capabilities, and assembly and test processes
  • Experience with injection molding methods and equipment
  • Experience with simulation tools (such as FEA, CFD etc.)



  • 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:  9258
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Mar 21, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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