ASSOCIATE APPAREL TECHNICAL DESIGNER

Malakye.com
Dixon, CA 95620, USA
Posted 28 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Manufacturing,Retail
Job Description

At KUIU, we are committed to crafting the lightest, most advanced mountain hunting clothing and equipment on earth. We live it. We breath it. And as part of the KUIU product team, you obsess over it. The Associate Apparel Technical Designer supports the apparel product team through the creation of product specifications, fit, pattern, and product analysis, and communication with vendor/factory in accordance with our customer’s needs and company standards for quality, fit consistency & functionality while maintaining a positive working relationship with internal and external partners. Detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to be flexible and manage a large workload. They report to the Senior Technical Designer and assist in creating technical packages, measuring/analyzing garments, communicating construction corrections, & maintaining the pattern library. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the timely commercialization of apparel products from initial development through TOP, ensuring products meet company standards fit, performance, construction, and aesthetics.
  • Assist with documenting garment measurements, tolerances, grade rules, construction details, and additional technical requirements using KUIU’s defined format for tech pack creation.
  • Responsible for measuring and evaluating construction on samples through written documentation, visual images, technical sketches, and minor pattern adjustments as needed to communicate detailed sample corrections.
  • Be able to identify pattern balance, fit, and quality issues, and clearly communicate instructions to resolve each issue by collaborating with technical counterparts at vendor/factory.
  • Schedules fit sessions on live models. Participates in fit sessions, taking notes, and taking photos for other team members.
  • Assists with maintaining grading consistency across styles and fit between product categories.
  • Tracks and manages workflow while adhering to development and commercialization trackers, calendars, and processes to ensure on-time development and production
  • Support product wear testing throughout development
  • Articulates brand standards to all parties, agents, and manufacturers
  • Leverages technical knowledge and leadership support to brainstorm, troubleshoot and resolve issues that require an innovative approach
  • Updates and maintains sample, interlining and pattern libraries, on-body fit standards, fit model castings, and fit model database.
  • Works closely and collaborates with the technical design, product development, and design teams to ensure processes are meeting internal documentation standards.
  • Drives construction innovation and continuing improvement.
  • Other projects as needed.
  • Domestic and overseas travel, as needed

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is preferred
  • 3+ years of apparel technical design preferred
  • Competent with Microsoft Suite, Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of Flat Patterning, OptiTex 2D, Gerber/Accumark, or Lectra pattern software a plus.
  • Needs to work well independently, possess keen attention to detail, have excellent follow through skills and be pro-active.
  • Should be quick, collaborative and creative. Need to be able to thrive in a deadline driven environment.
  • Have ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at once and be deadline oriented.
  • Must have strong communication skills (verbal and written) and work well within a team environment

Perks

Heath benefits including Vision/Dental, 401k with employer match, Life Insurance, PTO, FSA

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