Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Nanjing


Lead textile and leather (includes seat trim, seat foam, thread, headliner, visor, moon roof sun shade, pillar fabrics, steering wheel, seat belt webbing, IP/door trim/console/armrest/headrest textile & leather materials) materials engineering in support of Ford China programs;
Work closely with studio Color & Materials Designers in pre-screening of automotive seating fabrics for new programs; manage construction approvals by program milestones;
Advise the selection of new technology materials to the Design & Release/ Studio/ Purchasing community;
Deliver Materials Approvals and Color Durability Approvals to programs per program timing.
Review and signoff on engineering drawings per program timing;
Assist in the resolution of assembly, manufacturing, durability & field issues;
Support Vehicle Interior Environmental Quality (VIEQ) activity for Ford China programs;
Represent Ford Asia Pacific region in global textile and leather materials tech team;
Develop and update Material/ Performance Specifications, Approved Source Lists & Ford Laboratory Test Methods with Global Materials Engineering Team;
Deliver materials expertise training to the Design & Release community;

3 to 5 years’ experience in textile, vinyl, PU or leather area;
Requires good knowledge of automotive textile, vinyl, leather materials;
Excellent English / Mandarin Chinese communication skills, verbal and written required;
Technical understanding of international material and testing standards (ISO, ASTM, SAE, etc.) required;
Proven problem solving skills;
Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with teams from different cultural & educational backgrounds;
Ability to prioritize projects and manage time effectively;
Ability to identify improvement opportunities and lead the implementation of improvements;

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