Coventry, GB

Trim Engineer

Lear For You


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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 lear.com, 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


What we offer you:

  • Background of a strong and successful international company
  • Regular training, development, and support from colleagues
  • Work for well-known automotive brands
  • 25 days annual leave with Bank holidays on top
  • Non-contractual hybrid working model
  • Optional private healthcare