Vehicle trimmers make, install, repair, replace or modify the seats, upholstery, roof and door linings, interior trim and floor coverings of a vehicle. They work on cars, trucks, vintage vehicles, buses, caravans, trains, aircraft and boats.
Duties & Tasks
Vehicle trimmers may perform the following tasks:remove old coverings or fittings from vehicles and take new measurements
select, measure and cut out pieces of fabric, vinyl or leather using shears or electric cutting tools
sew pieces together using industrial sewing machines
fit trim in vehicles
repair and manufacture seat covers
refit, align and check window winding mechanisms, door locks and other interior parts
waterproof and dustproof vehicles using weather strips and draught sealers
manufacture work according to drawings and sketches.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good hand-eye coordination
able to work neatly and accurately
able to solve problems
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
normal colour vision.