Production Associate - Direct Hire (2nd Shift Only)


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.

DENSO Manufacturing Michigan Inc. has Production Associate positions available in multiple shifts.

Primary Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Assembly of automotive parts

  • Visual inspection

  • Operates electric air-driver

  • Completes daily reports

  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment

  • Receive training to run any and all aspects of the production line when necessary

  • Perform all work safely, following all safety procedures

  • Identify and resolves problems

  • Support Kaizen (continuous improvement) activities, train new team members, take all steps necessary to meet the customer's needs

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Repetitive lifting of 35 pounds

  • Bending

  • Twisting

  • Repetitive gripping with hands

  • Standing for prolonged hours (8-12 hours)

  • Ability to work overtime including potentially weekend overtime

  • Comfortable working in an environment with temperature extreme and loud noises


  • Based on experience and skill, starting pay from $17.25 to $18.25 an hour plus overtime(including premium for 2nd shift and assembly area)

  • Benefits include Medical, Dental, Prescription,Vision & 401K

  • Access to DENSO Family Health Center / Pharmacy & Recreation Center

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Experience working in manufacturing environment

  • Ability to pass a hands-on dexterity assessment if selected for final assembly area

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