Prototype Technician - Cut & Sew


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  R&D/Engineering

Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for a Prototype Technician - Cut & Sew located at their Auburn Hills Corporate Offices.  


If you have experience with Cut & Sew for prototypes, then this position might be right for you! 


Job Responsibilities:    

  • Supports Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing Departments with measuring, and analysis of components as needed
  • Supervise the Cut & Sew process 
  • Mentor and train other colleagues on Cut & Sew process
  • Ensure that sewn components and assemblies meet quality/dimensional requirements called out on drawings
  • Works with Engineering in the development of new textile materials for sunroofs and convertible systems
  • Determine project needs based on design and engineering requirements
  • Operate typical Cut & Sew equipment as needed
  • Ensure that the equipment in the Cut & Sew area is in working condition and properly maintained and calibrated
  • Write or edit Gerber programs 
  • Forecast long term needs for all Cut and Sew activities; such as new technology and methods
  • Assembly and measurement of prototype and production parts
  • Follow IATF 16949 procedures
  • Look for continuous improvement ideas through REAP & MCR
  • Is committed to working within the 5S philosophy


 Education & Experience:  

  • Associates Degree/ Skilled Trades Certification and/or combination of related experience
  • 8+ years of experience in sewing related field for prototype or automotive products
  • Ability to make sewn products form 2D and 3D drawings
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems, provide solutions, and complete projects from start to finish
  • Excellent math skills required
  • Ability to lift and carry weights greater than 35 lbs
  • Good verbal, written and documentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail required





Webasto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against  race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit