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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.

Simulation Engineer




Simulations Engineer is a position in the Simulations Team that will work along with dynamic engineering teams in Gentherm’s Advanced Research and Development and Applications Engineering groups. You will be responsible to support various fast paced engineering projects and lead the development of innovative CAE methods right from ideation and creation of new concepts and methodologies across all technical business units.



  • Performing thermal systems analysis of new products under development in Gentherm Advanced Engineering group and supporting existing programs. 
  • Modeling flow, heat transfer for various pre-development and production components and porous media using commercially available software Ansys CFX, Fluent, Star-CCM+ (knows atleast one) and TAITherm (required).
  • Research and develop new simulation models based on data from test lab.
  • Testing thermal systems, writing test procedures and analyzing test data. 
  • Performing human comfort modeling in automobile with detailed understanding of Berkeley Model.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or similar
  • Several years of experience in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Advanced knowledge of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics
  • Proficiency in CAD design using 3D CAD software Solidworks, Siemens NX, CATIA, Design Modeler or Spaceclaim.
  • Proficiency analyzing thermal systems using commercial software packages
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with Siemens STAR CCM+
  • Ability to write technical documents, draft patents and articles if necessary



  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or similar
  • Experience in using TAITherm or similar tools in thermal calculations
  • Ability to plan, organize and conduct wind tunnel testing to gather data and generate test reports
  • Experience with automotive cabin thermal engineering and comfort considerations



  • TRAVEL: Less than 5%



  • 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:  7490

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Feb 15, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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