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Technical Designer

Job title: Technical Designer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Vernon, CA
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 403456
Contact name: Erica Wilson
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Responsibilities

? Tech Designer contact for our Performance and Swim department.
? Direct contact with vendors for all technical design aspects of style lifecycle, including but not limited to: initial development measurements, advise correct construction methods, update/maintain our pattern and fit library, provide complete and easily understandable fit comments, and finalize approved grade rules for production.
? Over time will develop fit library to be used as a reference guide for company standards.
? Inspect all samples received from proto stage to TOP samples in a timely manner.
? Responsible for tracking style measurements, thoroughly analyze each sample submitted to provide fit comments/approved grade rules and maintain/update the department's pattern library.
? Review construction and quality of submitted for each sample to ensure samples follow proper construction for each style.
? Ability to communicate fit and balance issues via easily understandable written and/or visual methods. Major plus if you have pattern experience in Gerber.
? Execute fit comments in a timely manner to ensure the fit sample review process stays on time with production timelines.
? Cross-examine sample against style Tech Pack and against previous fit samples to ensure comments have been corrected.
? Document clear and precise notes during line review and fitting.
? Update Tech Packs with most current information for BOM, construction templates, and measurements.
? Collaborate with cross-functioning teams to gain clear direction of fit intent.
? Maintain professional and timely email correspondence with domestic & overseas vendors
? Identify potential production, quality, and costing issues and make appropriate recommendations.
? Track and manage workflow and workload for your own product to ensure product areas are maintained with a cross-functional team.

Required Skills
? Strong understanding of Technical Design umbrella with specialization in Performance Activewear: construction, fit, pattern making, fabric relation to design intent, and overall improving quality of a garment while maintaining cost.
? Minimum 5-7 years of experience as an apparel Technical Designer with 3-5 years in
Performance and Swim.
? Must be able to make advise fit corrections on pattern pieces via Flat and CAD Pattern
Making (Bonus if experience in Gerber but other CAD applications are acknowledged).
? Established knowledge of proper fit and pattern adjustments.
? Proven understanding of complex fabrications/construction experienced in Active and
Swim including but not limited to seamless, cut & sew knit, and cut & sew woven
? Ability to lead live fittings and evaluate overall fit with understanding to make necessary fit/pattern corrections to achieve the desired fit.
? Desire to learn and grow individual skills in Technical Design and surrounding departments.
? Full understanding of developing thorough Tech Packs including but not limited to: BOM, measurement sheets, construction information, and final grade rules.
? Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint), Adobe
Illustrator, and Google Suite.
? Plus, if you have experience in a PLM software.
? Ability to identify apparel flaws quickly and effectively and/or possible production issues.
? Team-oriented; ability to excel in a team-based structure.
? Strong communication skills (Verbal and Written) and organizational skills
? Self-starter, multi-task oriented and the ability to resolve issues in a timely fashion.
? Understanding how to prioritize workload based on urgencies/dates provided.
? Organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
 

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