DENSO Makes Changes to Hiring Eligibility in Battle Creek, Michigan to Help More People Build Their Careers

  • Hiring eligibility changes aim to create more career opportunities for more people at Battle Creek
  • High school diploma, GED no longer required for production roles; bilingual candidates encouraged to apply; wage increases effective since April
  • DENSO is holding a walk-in job fair for interested candidates on June 15e

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DENSO, a leading mobility provider, has updated hiring criteria and increased wages at its thermal manufacturing facility in Battle Creek, MI. Interested candidates can attend a job fair on June 15, 1-5 p.m. ET, at 1 DENSO Road in Battle Creek to find out how DENSO creates more opportunities for more people. They can also apply online for positions today on the DENSO Careers page.

New hires change in battle stream to understand:

  • High school diplomas or GEDs no longer required for production roles. DENSO will continue to offer GED preparation training.
  • Compensation and placement increased for candidates with 4 years of experience. Experienced manufacturing candidates who have worked in the past four years in manufacturing for no more than two employers are eligible to be hired at the Associate III level.
  • High School Program to Technical Career Program. Recent graduates can now apply for Associate I positions or, if they pass the DENSO Mechanical Assessment, for Senior Associate positions. This shift creates new manufacturing career paths for young professionals.
  • Career growth opportunities for bilingual skills. Bilingual candidates fluent in Burmese, Spanish and French are encouraged to apply for the positions of Senior Partner, Deputy Head and Team Leader.
  • Salary increases, effective since April, for the following roles:

o Production employees: up to $25.75 per hour
o Advanced machine operators: up to $25.75 per hour
o Machine maintenance employees: up to $40.12 per hour

“We made these updates with one clear goal in mind: to create more opportunities for more people in battle stream to start and grow their careers in the manufacturing sector,” said April O’NealDirector of Human Resources North America at DENSO and based in battle stream. “We want people to know that if they have a work ethic and a desire to learn, we will provide resources and support that will help them develop their skills and progress.”

In addition to these changes, employees receive competitive benefits, including medical, dental and vision care, as well as a matching 401(k) program. They also receive top-notch training in safe and clean environments and have access to on-site amenities like technical and health training centers, a pharmacy, credit union, cafeteria and more. New recruits will not only find a job, they will have the opportunity to build their career.

Other walk-in career fairs will be held every Tuesday from 9am-11am and 2-4 p.m. ET.


DENSO is a $45.1 billion global mobility provider that develops advanced technologies and components for nearly every make and model of vehicle on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 198 facilities to produce electrification systems, powertrain and thermal systems, mobility electronics and advanced devices to create jobs that directly change the way whose world moves. The company’s more than 167,000 employees are leading the way to a future of mobility that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents and preserves the environment. Based globally in Kariya, JapanDENSO devoted 9.0% of its worldwide consolidated sales to research and development during the year ending March 31, 2022. For more information about DENSO Global, visit

In North AmericaDENSO is headquartered in Southfield, MIand employs more than 27,000 engineers, researchers and skilled workers at 51 locations across the United States, Canadaand Mexico. In United States DENSO alone employs more than 17,700 employees in 14 states (and the District of Colombia) and 41 slots. During the year ending March 31, 2022DENSO in North America generated $9.5 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion within the company and beyond – a principle that brings together unique perspectives, empowers innovation and drives DENSO forward. Join us and shape not only how the world moves, but also your career: For more information, visit



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