Trim Engineer


Coventry, GB

Country/Region:  United Kingdom
Job Function:  Engineering
Requisition ID:  34658
Employment Type:  Salary

Trim Engineer

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 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


Role overview:


The role of the trim engineer is to coordinate the development of the trim covers manage the trim technician activities, providing guidance ensuring adherence to the project timeline, feasibility, and product cost targets.  Key aspect of the role is to provide day to day technical guidance on engineering solutions and guarantee all engineering documentation is concisely documented to required audit / industry standards. Guarantee that the product is complaint, innovative (where required), robust and feasible for production assembly and methods.


Key Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge:


  • Completed technical studies preferably in the field of textile technology or several years of professional experience
  • Work experience in the automotive industry is an advantage
  • Good Automotive Seating Trim Cover knowledge (Woven, Non-Woven, Leather, PVC, PU)
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing / production processes of Seating Trim materials (Woven, Non-Woven, Leather, PVC, PU)
  • Experience / knowledge in Seating Trim Cover production. Knowledge of sewing and construction processes
  • Basic understanding of extruded plastics (Polypropylene)
  • Basic understanding of Plastic injection molding processes
  • Experience in quality processes is desirable
  • Proactivity and innovative thinking
  • High degree of self-organization and willingness to make decisions independently


As well as an attractive salary we offer:


  • Group Personal Pension with AVIVA 
  • Hybrid Working (3+2) (non-contractual)
  • 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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