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.
Personal requirements for a Vehicle Trimmer
- 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.
Duties & Tasks of a Vehicle Trimmer
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.
A marine upholsterer install or repair the upholstery on boats with appropriately resilient materials.