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30 Years and Growing in Battle Creek

Highly advanced, innovative, clean, collaborative – all are key elements of DENSO manufacturing facilities. At DENSO’s thermal manufacturing facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, we are committed to a culture of continuous improvement in our processes and our people. Join us, as we develop and produce technology that makes the world a safer place for everyone.


We offer excellent career opportunities in a variety of roles at our Battle Creek facility.
Positions may include:

Direct Hire Production | Lead Production Operator | Machine Technician | Team Leader | Industrial Electrician | Industrial Machine Repair | Tool & Die Maker | Process Engineer | Quality Engineer | Engineering Intern/Co-Op


Stable, long-term employment is one of DENSO’s core values. We are proud to have a 30-year history in Battle Creek with no involuntary layoffs.


  • Tuition assistance for college degree programs
  • Production associate training and promotions via DENSO EDGE program
  • Management path options, ranging from production subleader to executive levels
  • Technical career growth options, from lead production associate to machine technician to our selection process for skilled trades apprenticeships


Your DENSO benefits are designed to offer you and your family access to total wellness resources such as:

  • Low-premium health and prescription insurance for associate and family
  • Dental benefits – two Delta Dental program options
  • Affordable vision insurance
  • Award-winning 401(k) with up to 4% company match and 3% annual company contribution
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Paid time off, starting at 13 days per year
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Options for spouse, child and additional life insurance
  • Social activities and company-sponsored events like our summer picnic, children’s holiday party and other fun outings
  • Comprehensive employee assistance program, including mental health benefits

Our Campus

DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. is Battle Creek’s largest employer, bringing together more than 2,500 associates to serve our customers each day. Our 100+-acre facility is a bustling campus, featuring several manufacturing, warehouse, training and laboratory buildings. We work hard to make managing life easier with a wide variety of campus services, such as:

  • DENSO Family Health Center & Pharmacy, offering high-quality primary care, physical therapy and discounted prescriptions to associates and their families
  • Full-service cafeteria serving three meals a day
  • Recreation Center open 24/7 to associates and their family members
  • On-site branch of Omni Credit Union
  • Southwest Michigan Employer Resource Network Success Coach for managing through work, life and financial challenges
  • Discount list for money-saving offers on new cars, local housing and professional services throughout West Michigan
  • Company-provided work shirts or uniforms (depending on position), and semi-annual DENSO wearables sale


Where we craft and sell products is more than a workplace. This is our home. That's why DENSO dedicates time, talent and resources to local causes throughout southwest Michigan to improve education, safety, environment, road safety and other local needs.

  • Our work-time volunteer program invites every DENSO Battle Creek associate to volunteer eight hours of paid time annually to support local non-profits.
  • We hold donation drives for partners to meet local needs, from school supplies and canned food to diapers and gently-used safety shoes.
  • Environmental actions include Adopt-a-Highway, Krazy for the Kazoo River Clean Up and Battle Creek Children's Water Festival, plus our own native plant and butterfly garden on campus.
  • Annual campaign support for United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo has been a DENSO tradition since 1986. We were recently honored with the United Way Heritage Award for how we’ve built giving into our culture for more than three decades.
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" to "South Michigan Food Bank

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