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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 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.

Resident Engineer




Electrical Engineering position with responsibility for supporting, developing and launching electronic systems into production for our automotive customers.  This position is the primary and technical liaison between Gentherm, and the customer’s technical staff located in Ford Dearborn Building 5. This is an exceptional opportunity for a new graduate or early career Engineer, looking to gain experience working with internal and external engineering experts to create and deliver extraordinary solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life, by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.





  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • Ability to prepare complex written reports and other documents
  • Good communication and business relation skills




  • Knowledge of Ford SDS System Design Specification and GPDS (Global Product Development System)
  • Ford WERS knowledge (World Engineering Release System)
  • Demonstrated competence in the development of electrical and /or electromechanical systems
  • Working knowledge of automotive specifications for electromechanical systems
  • Basic management skills, including planning and organization, decision making, problem solving, and project management
  • Experience using C and Assembly language in embedded programming
  • Broad skills in electrical engineering
  • Thermal Management experience



  • Technical liaison with customer by determining requirements for product applications, including performance, physical requirements, testing, documentation and warranty.
  • Communicate customer requirements to Gentherm product team.
  • Support PMT (Program Module Team) and electrical PAT (Program Activity Team) meetings
  • Maintain open issues list
  • Prepare technical documentation, reports as needed for communication.
  • Support program management reviews
  • Prototype sign-off
  • Support benchmarking activities
  • Verify correct component and functionality
  • WERS (Worldwide Engineering Release System) support to create concerns/notices
  • Perform/support in-vehicle & breadboard activities
  • Other duties may be assigned



TRAVEL: Up to 100%, Local continental US.



  • 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:  8763
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Mar 15, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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