Cut Sew Pattern Maker

HNI Corporation
Catawba, NC 28609, USA
Posted 23 days ago
Other51-4062.00: PatternmakersMetal and Plastic

HBF, an industry leader in workplace furnishings and a top brand in the HNI Corporation enterprise, is in search of a Pattern Maker to join our team in Hickory, NC!

Primary Purpose: Utilize sketches, samples of articles, and specifications of designs, to create digital upholstery patterns.  Develop upholstery related patterns and other tools to assist production in the implementation of new styles and modifications to existing styles.

Some of the essential aspects of the position include:

  • Create digital upholstery patterns with markers for CNC fabric cutters for all products using materials (such as fabric, leather, vinyl, etc.) to achieve final design approval within product launch timeframe.
  • Support the training and development of new style introductions to the production area by creating sewing instructions.
  • Create and cut hand patterns for the leather cutters to support manufacturing.
  • Work as ateamwith other manufacturing departments to evaluate/ review new concepts and further generate ideas to make a smooth transition into production.
  • Make adjustments to existing patterns as needed based on production demands.
  • Assist with cutting and sewing functions in the development of the new upholstery patterns.
  • Verify dimensions and specifications for all new patterns.

What it takes:

  • Upholstery Product Development experience
  • Experience with Gerber software systems; creating prototype patterns, production patterns, and creating markers.
  • Working knowledge of cutting and sewing operations
  • High-End Contract Seating experience preferred.
  • Follow direction while displaying cooperative and positive behavior with co-workers.
  • Strong math and reading skills, to read prints, and schematics.
  • Working knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong problem-solving skills and efficient management of time and resources
  • Ability to work independently, and complete work on schedule in a face paced production environment.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Why HNI Corporation?

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments.  Theworkplace furnishings segmentis a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands.  Theresidential building products segmentis the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories.

As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked byIndustry Weekmagazine as one of the “Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World”, byFortunemagazine as “The Most Admired Company” in the furniture industry; and named byChief ExecutiveMagazine as one of the world’s best companies for leadership development.

HBF is a leader in beautifully designed, exquisitely crafted and exceptionally constructed products. These products represent the finest in contemporary design, reflecting the essence of current culture while evoking a timeless, transcendent appeal. To realize this vision, HBF works with luminaries in the visual arts....those whose expansive talents are woven into a tapestry of uncommon design. These rare and gifted individuals delight in collaboration with HBF, as our singular capabilities bring their creations to life. And so entwined, our products inspire.

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