Machine Technician


DENSO is a global Fortune 500 company and an advanced mobility supplier and manufacturer. We develop technology and components for nearly every make and model on the road today.

At DENSO, we believe technology can help solve some of society's greatest challenges. Our broad product portfolio includes mobility, electrification, powertrain, and electronic systems. With manufacturing at our core, we have 170,000 employees across 221 facilities in 35 countries who engineer, design and manufacture advanced technologies that directly change how the world moves.

Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, we spend 9.9% of global consolidated sales on research & development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. In North America, we're headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and we employ 27,000+ in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, we employ 17,700 across 41 sites in 14 states, including the District of Columbia.

Primary Responsibilities (but not limited to):
  • Maintain the equipment by total preventative maintenance (TPM) standards
  • Schedule monthly TPM activities
  • Lead and direct associates during TPM activities
  • Find abnormal machine problems as well as finding the root cause of the problem
  • Repair minor items, safely operate and maintain machines by mass production criteria (quality, cost, delivery), and stabilize the machines' working parameters
  • Verify product quality and find machine quality problems, identify and adjust the machine to correct using root cause analysis and assisting with production needs as necessary
  • Communicate with support areas
  • Track, plot and implement countermeasures for downtime trends
  • Train associates on complex and robotic machines

  • Pay Rate: $24.30/hr with increase to $27.50/hr after the completion of training
  • Shift Premiums for 2nd ($2/hr) and 3rd ($1/hr) shifts
  • Benefits include: medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401K with company match, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, paid time off, and more
  • Employees and eligible dependents receive access to the DENSO Family Health Center, Pharmacy & Recreation Center

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School graduate or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience of mechanical systems experience (obtained by running mass production equipment in a manufacturing environment) including efficient machine operation, performing preventative maintenance, understanding production ratios, applying lock out tag out, and 5S in daily activities, deep understanding of product quality and documentation, and experience in Kaizen
  • Must be able to pass a validated, timed hands-on mechanical aptitude assessment and a mathematics and mechanical aptitude test
  • Must be able to read and interpret manuals and perform basic math with a calculator.
  • Must be able to read, compute, interpret, construct and maintain charts, records, log books and graphs
  • Must demonstrate proper use of basic hand tools and measurement devices
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Must have general knowledge of safety procedures and standards (preferably TS16949 and ISO14000)

Ideal Associate Must Possess:
  • Strong work ethic
  • Eye for safety and quality
  • Ability to take ownership over individual responsibilities
  • Drive to keep up with fast paced production requirements
  • Positive team orientation
  • Desire to accept constructive criticism and utilize feedback for future growth
  • Punctual mentality with a strong attendance history

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Repetitive lifting of 35 pounds
  • Bending and twisting
  • Repetitive gripping with hands
  • Ability to work overtime


DENSO is an advanced mobility supplier and global Fortune 500 company. Here, we innovate, create and make things to change how the world moves. We develop technology and components for major automakers worldwide, which you can find on nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today.

At our core, DENSO wants to make the world a better place. And, we have the ability to do so using our broad product portfolio, which spans mobility electronics, thermal systems, electrification systems, powertrain systems, sensors & semiconductors, and non-automotive businesses.

We’re far reaching: Globally headquartered in Japan, we have 170K+ employees across 221 facilities in 35 countries across the globe. Here in North America, our headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan. Last year, we had $47.6 billion in global consolidated revenue with North America contributing $10.9 billion.