Share this Job

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.





Functions as primarily a design and development position with total responsibility for developing and launching into production heated, cooled, and vented based systems 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
  • Organize manufacturing and industrial engineering related documentation for new and existing products
  • Attend, support, and participate in engineering development meetings, 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
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the automotive industry
  • Working knowledge of FMEA’s, DVP&R
  • Working knowledge and ability with Auto-Cad and drawing releases
  • CAD experience using any of the following packages:
  • IDEAS, Catia, Pro-E, UniGraphics
  • Strong communication and business relations skills



  • Experience with automotive interiors
  • Knowledgeable of the APQP process
  • Automotive project management experience
  • Thermal Management experience
  • Proven record of accomplishment with product development that launched into high volume production
  • Working knowledge of test procedures and data analysis
  • General knowledge on product manufacturing of similar products



TRAVEL: Position will require domestic and international 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



ll 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:  8406

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Aug 4, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Thermal Engineering, PLM, Manufacturing Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Drafting, Engineering, Management