Cost Engineer
Northville, MI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

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.



We are searching for a collaborative and driven Cost Engineer with detailed product and production knowledge to join our team. This position will support and drive a deeper consideration of the design-to-cost approach in the calculation and a more efficient calculation.


  • Provide product cost calculations in close partnership with Product Development and Industrial Engineering including plausibility checks
  • Manage the valuation of technical changes driven by customer requests
  • Responsible for identification and implementation of cost savings potentials during the RFQ-Phase
  • Support Sales, Product Development and Industrial Engineering with cost calculation and analyis of new products and technologies
  • Provide detailed explanations of cost structure of product to customer based on drawings / CAD data from Engineering
  • Manage and coordinate model inputs internally between sales and project managers and related departments (such as purchasing and development)
  • Optimization and updating of the globally used internal calculation system
  • Responsible prepartion of customer Cost-Break-Downs based on internal and external guidelines
  • Initiate and participate in process improvement initiatives.
  • The information is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or closely related field.
  • 2 years costing experience
  • Advanced Excel abilities (Pivot tables, VLookup, etc.)
  • Effective communication skills across a broad spectrum of departments
  • Self-motivated & self-starting


  • 3+ years of position related experience
  • Automotive industry experience
  • Engineering background

  • 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



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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: 7755

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region: US
Published: Oct 23, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Medical, Thermal Engineering, CAD, Engineer, Drafting, Healthcare, Engineering


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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