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Rochester Hills, MI, US, 48309

Manufacturing Applications Engineer


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




As a member of the Global Engineering team, the Global Application Engineer will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of leather finishing processes - most notably in the design feature processing and post finishing processes. The processes creating these design features will include at a minimum leather perforation, HF Welding debossing / embossing, CNC sewing, Laser marking, embroidery with others currently under development.


The Role:

  • Direct “hands on” Product, Process, and Equipment Development for new unreleased designs of leather Seating components
  • Develop and rollout of innovative programs for CNC processing equipment Globally
  • Opportunity to become Company Expert of design featured processes
  • Guide and development of plant personnel on proper technique and usage of processing equipment 
  • Development and Implement of industry leading vision inspection and process monitoring systems to ensure quality and productivity goals are achieved
  • Complete program integration from design concept to program launch
  • Ensure Global process standardization while focusing on continuous improvement activities
    Your Qualifications:
  • BS Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Industrial or Automation Engineering
  • Minimum of 3-5 years work experience.  Proven ability to be engaged and perform across the entire spectrum of a program/project.  Preferred experience in leather processing with emphasis on Perforation, lamination, quilting.
  • Experience with CAD design preferably with tool/fixtures & floor plan development
  • Open creative/innovative mind set
  • Ability to work with all levels and functions of a manufacturing organization
  • Ability to travel Globally as required for research of technologies and program implementation


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


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit