Apparel-Softgoods Technical Designer

Crye Precision LLC
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeManufacturing
The Opportunity

We’re expanding and as our business grows and our product range broadens, we’ve found it necessary to make significant investments in our organization. Similarly, we’re investing in our people and are looking for someone who’s personally supportive of our customers and equally driven to deliver exceptional products for our market.

We’re seeking an experienced Technical Designer to transition new products from development into production. Unlike almost all commercial apparel development, both our design office and our factory are here in Brooklyn, and our Tech Designers work hands-on and in great detail with the manufacturing team and the production floor. This is a full time, in-office position that reports directly to the Director of Product Development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Working with designers, patternmakers and sample makers to fully document styles through the creation of tech packs and associated product deliverables
  • Developing, specifying and troubleshooting construction methods and techniques, and documenting them in technical illustrations
  • Build complete measurement tables with tolerances, considering factors such as sewing and wash shrinkage
  • Specifying all materials used across all sizes and colorways of a given style
  • Documenting orders of operation to be used by sample makers and Production staff
  • Correcting existing design documents via the document change order (DCO) process
  • Reviewing documents of tech design teammates for accuracy and completeness as needed
  • Collaborating in product fittings
  • Continually improving documentation and construction details based on customer and Production feedback

Required Experience & Qualifications

- 4 years minimum established experience in technical design for apparel or soft goods products

- Relevant Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience

- Extreme attention to detail and an ability to oversee transfer of complete design packages through to production

- Fluency in Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office (especially Excel), working knowledge of Gerber Accumark or similar software

- Detailed understanding of patternmaking and garment construction

Additional Valuable Skills

- Extensive experience with PLM systems

- Knowledge of textile sourcing, specifying and testing

- Fluency in Gerber Accumark, for pattern making and/or marker making

- Experience working directly with the factory floor on manufacturing strategies, workflow improvements, and fabrication troubleshooting

- Development experience in outdoor apparel or soft goods, or first responder apparel or equipment

- past sample making or similar hands-on sewing experience

The Company

Crye Precision has been designing and manufacturing apparel and equipment for America's fighting forces as well as domestic and international law enforcement groups for over 20 years. We work hard to provide smart, high-performance, long-wearing gear for people who demand the best. We design, engineer, and manufacture all of our products here in the USA and have assembled a great team of over 200 dedicated individuals at our headquarters in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard to fulfill that mission.

Crye Precision LLC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, criminal history or any other protected class under federal, state or local law (“Protected Class”). Furthermore, Crye Precision shall not discriminate against any employee based on his/her Protected Class. All individuals will be considered for the position provided they can perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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