Trim Developer


Coventry, GB

Country/Region:  United Kingdom
Job Function:  Engineering
Requisition ID:  34659
Employment Type:  Salary

Trim Developer

Coventry - UK


Company Overview


Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of more than 165,000 talented employees in 37 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at, or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation


Position Overview


The role of the Trim Developer is to develop the trim cover to the customers Design     Intent, STO, aligned to the program cost, timing and given Plant feasibility.

Work closely with the Trim Engineer and JIT team, support internal customer reviews, verify trim content aligns to Master Pattern drawing and BOM’s. Guarantee that the product is complaint, innovative (where required), robust and feasible for production assembly and methods.


Main Responsibilities :



  • Trim develop cover aligned to Design Intent and STO, hang on parts allied to Master Pattern BOM and lamination strategy. Outstanding Craftsmanship with no feasibility issues.
  • All customer requests to deviate away from initial program assumptions to be initiated only when prior agreement given by Trim Engineer any deviation to be clearly defined on CDS sheet for downstream stakeholders. 
  • Prepare drawing (marks ups) for all internal designed parts, HOP’s.
  • Generate Mylar master patterns, with clear annotation, measured sew points, fabric direction, aligned to apposing patterns.
  • Fully competent in PDS to update patterns.
  • Fully competent in using all industrial sewing machines, become skilled in all aspects of sewing, joining, twining, decking, and piping.
  • Time management




Key Skills and Qualifications:


  • Ability to work in a cross functional team across multiple programs.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work within tight timelines.
  • Good knowledge of materials and their characteristics.
  • Good work ethic.
  • Take ownership of all tasks.
  • Provide solutions to design feasibility issues.


As well as an attractive salary we offer:


  • Group Personal Pension with AVIVA 
  • Core hours working  (non-contractual)
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life Cover 3 x Basic Salary (Expression of wishes form required)
  • AXA PPP Private Medical Insurance
  • EV Salary Sacrifice


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resumes for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

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