Designer And Patternmaker Job Description Sample
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As a Pattern Maker, you will work collaboratively with the Integrated Product and Production teams to create innovative patterns under the direction of the Design team. You will interpret design intent, create prototype, sample and production patterns, ensuring that methods and documentation are consistent with known factory methods and processes. You will help bring design ideas to life while working in the MHW design team.
Work closely with design to establish standard fit by product category and end use to ensure product size and fit consistency.
In collaboration with the designers and the product developers within each category, you will establish and document product construction standards and illustrated technical specifications for the entire product line.
Communicate with design team, sewers, product developers, and factory partners to create strong relationships.
Troubleshoot any potential problems with patterns and fabrics and communicate these with the design and development teams.
Manage flow of information related to fit process (track samples, update tech log, communicate with factory counterparts).
Ability to fit and correct garments in fitting, and translate correction to patterns and comments.
Organized sample and patterns to be easily referenced.
Ensure an accurate garment is developed to meets design's aesthetic.
Be able to communicate verbal and written accurately and in timely manners with other departments, factory and vendors.
Oversee the design from concept through to final production.
5+ years of patternmaking experience.
Proficient in PC application.
Ability to work from pattern blocks or from sketches.
Knowledge of Computerized Pattern.
Knowledge of fabrics, gauge, construction.
Excellent skills of pattern making, sketching, measurement.
Strong knowledge of overseas production and apparel industry.
Ability to prioritize work based on delivery schedule.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.
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Patternmaker - Direct Hire Authority
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
Total salary varies depending on location of position
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Conditions of employment:
1.) Some positions may be deemed drug testing designated positions and require participation in random drug testing.
2.) Incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.
3.) Appointment may be contingent upon passing a physical examination.
4.) Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance.
5.) May be required to drive a motor vehicle. A valid driver's license may be required for the position.
6.) Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
7.) Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.
8.) Employee must maintain current certifications depending on series.
9.) PCS or moving costs may be paid for approved positions, dependent upon Organizational needs and authorization.
10.) Recruitment incentives or bonuses may be available for approved positions.
There may be additional conditions and/or requirements as determined by the position being filled.
EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; for additional information refer to the FWS qualifications link above.
Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for all trade and labor occupations, you must meet any minimum experience or training requirements per OPM qualifications standards and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements.
You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
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Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.
Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1.Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2.Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
The Kasper Group, a fashion retailer, has an excellent opportunity for an Associate Patternmaker for the Anne Klein Division. The Associate Patternmaker will work with the Design and Production teams. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Compare patterns between in-house and overseas patterns with sample and check grading if necessary
Plot out computer patterns for cutting and update cutters
Assist Patternmakers so that they can focus on producing patterns
Prepare a cutter's must (reference tool that contains a list of garment pieces/components, trims and garment construction information to make the garment) for cutter and sample makers.
Prioritize workload based on Design and calendar dates
Work regularly with Designers, sample cutters and sample makers
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Computer Patternmaking course(s)
Gading and Marker Making a must
Minimum 3 years work experience handling various types of garments and fabrics.
Knowledge of Tech Design is a plus
Knowledge utilizing Gerber CAD Systems is a plus
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Title: Junior patternmaker
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Junior Pattern Maker interest notification to H&M in Stockholm
H&M is looking for driven Junior pattern makers who want to broaden their horizons and grow with an exciting and successful company.
Fashion and quality for the best price in a sustainable way, this is what H&M stands for. If you are interested in growing with one of the world's largest fashion companies this is the opportunity for you. We work in a fast pace environment with new challenges and exciting projects all the time.
Working as a Junior pattern maker at H&M means you will assist the pattern cutter in a team of buyers and designers to create our collections. This work will present you with many possibilities to grow and learn new things.
To assist Pattern Maker with:
- amendments on patterns.
- making measurement charts.
- helping out at fits sessions following the product from 1st sample to production.
- sending measurement and fit report in the order follow up system.
- help to check product quality is kept up to standard.
3,5 years of pattern making and sewing or similar work experience.
Speak and write fluent English.
Knowledge of Lectra or any other computerized pattern making program (this is only a plus and it should not put you off from applying as we have internal training).
Knowledge of Ilustrator program.
Great energy and drive, always work towards improving the product.
Team player but still the ability to work on their own initiative.
Open minded and positive attitude.
Have a great sense of fashion and style, keeping yourself up to date with the latest trends.
Accuracy and the ability to find new ways of improving existing technical details and fit.
Organizational skills, work well under pressure and ability to prioritize workload.
To identify and analyze problems, and propose solutions.
To be cost conscious.
Location is H&M Buying Office in Stockholm, Sweden.
We are looking forward to receive your application!
We are looking forward to receive your application!
NOTE! This is not an application to any actual/specific position.
Technical Designer - Foundations And Apparel
Technical Designer - Foundations and Apparel Brand: Soma Intimates
Category: Apparel Technical Designer
Fort Myers, FL
If you have Intimates experience, please read on! It is an exciting time to join the Soma team and we look forward to sharing more!
This position is primarily responsible for ensuring that quality fit, desired appearance, and company quality standards are met and maintained, including managing all aspects of technical garment specification development and technical fit comment as appropriate by Brand. Works closely with Senior/Manager Technical Design to enhance and evolve processes and procedures as business evolves; broaden technical knowledge and expertise, while continually striving to elevate the quality of the product.
Collaborate with designers and merchants to determine fit and aesthetic details.
Utilize software, digital photos, and technical sketches as a tool of communicating to global vendor partners.
Conduct weekly production fittings and attend weekly calendar meetings to gain cross functional alignment as needed.
Approve fit, and construction of garments within the development and production timelines, under the direction of design and merchandising teams. Issues standard grade rules in preparation for bulk production.
Interface with Product Development & Design and Sourcing teams to ensure all deadlines are met.
Make appropriate recommendations in collaboration with peer teams on matters pertaining to specs, pattern, construction methods and techniques to improve fit, balance, and overall quality of the garment.
Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design or Certification in Apparel Manufacturing, Design, Patternmaking or equivalent.
5+ years experience in the apparel Industry including patternmaking and construction experience with full knowledge of total production timeline.
Extensive knowledge in patternmaking including grading, construction and fit.
Knowledge of construction standards and manufacturing methods.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Organizational skills and ability to multi task.
Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office (preferred experience with computer pattern programs)
Senior Technical Designer - Donna Karan Wovens
DKNY, A division of GIII Apparel Group, is currently seeking a Senior Technical Designer to join its team based in New York City!
Reporting into the VP of Technical Design, the Senior Technical Designer will partner with the Technical Design team and patternmakers in live fittings. They will create tech packs from development stage and maintain through production stage. In addition, they will be involved in fitting and communicating the fit comments overseas.
Conduct fittings on live models to determine fit corrections
Determine corrections to achieve fit by manipulating pattern or flat technical sketches
Oversee initial sample specifications from design sketch. Establish close partnership with Design in order to facilitate the interpretation of Design concepts
Meet weekly with Production Team regarding the sample approval status in order to maintain company time/action calendars
Interact on a daily basis with agents/vendors to problem solve all issues related to garment engineering
Manage & develop staff of Technical Designers and/or Assistant Technical Designers in all technical, administrative, and work flow skills
4 Year College Degree: Preferred with training in Technical Design & Patternmaking
6 + years in the apparel industry in technical design and/or pattern making
Must have live model fit experience
Must have extensive knowledge of patternmaking & garment construction
Ability to work in high volume department and interact with multiple cross-functions
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Must have team lead experience
Ability to travel overseas to factories to troubleshoot & expedite production when needed
Technical Bra Designer
Own fit communication with overseas factories
Edit bra specs, mold foam pad specs, and grading from manufacturer
Work directly with overseas patternmaker to improve and develop our fit
Measure and QC all samples from fit to TOP
Run fittings and communicate changes to the manufacturer
Review, comment, and track all approvals for specs, cups, and fabrics
Hold manufacturer accountable to T&A Calendar
Own special fit project: including fit studies, wear testing, and fit videos
3-5 years in product development or technical design with a focus on bras
Experience working with and traveling to Asia
Must have a deep understanding of bra fit, fabrications, and techniques
Tech savvy with at least an intermediate skill set in Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive, and Excel
A passion for startups and the desire to learn more about ecommerce
Able to organize and prioritize workload with direct report to meet deadlines
Comprehensive health benefits
Quarterly product allotment
Wellness benefits including in-office massage and chiropractor visits
ThirdLove is a fast-growing intimates brand designing bras with real women in mind. Instead of using standard industry measurements, we developed proprietary half-cup sizes based on thousands of real women's measurements. For us, it's not just about the bra — it's about how you feel in it.
We're a growing team of designers, operations experts, mobile and web engineers, and marketers in San Francisco's Design District. Through our combined expertise and passion, we strive every day to deliver elegant design and brilliant solutions to difficult-to-solve problems.
Our culture is entrepreneurial and dynamic, with a passionate dedication to creating beautiful products and great user experiences. We are funded by a long list of tier 1 VCs, celebrity angels, and strategic investors. Just a few ThirdLove perks include lunches, fun team outings, a fully stocked organic kitchen, health care, equity and, to top it all off, in-office chiropractic!
Please note before submitting an application: as a company, we take hiring very seriously. Interviewing with ThirdLove may include video and phone interviews, written projects, and/or on-site interviews. Although we are unable to follow-up with each and every applicant, we do our best to run a thorough process for candidates with whom we identify a potential fit.
ThirdLove is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetics, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Technical Designer - Missy Plus (Bottoms)
Our team puts our emphasis on the customer, accommodating her in any way we can! Fit is our focus, and we're going to do what it takes to make sure she feels beautiful in our product. This individual will own all aspects of Technical Design for Missy Plus, with a focus on Bottoms.
This position is responsible for creating Kohl's private label apparel merchandise technical specifications in Missy Plus. Works closely with other Technical Designers, Product Managers and Designers in the complete development of apparel, ensuring consistency in our garment quality and fit while meeting set deadlines. Should work closely with supervisor.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Fit & Construction Execution (from Development & Production)
Complete accurate technical packages that adhere to Kohl's testing, construction & quality standards.
Develop comprehensive graded specs (WebPDM).
Develop signature construction standards.
Ensure appropriate product testing for performance standards.
Research trends and conduct fit comparisons to business partners based on findings.
Help establish Kohl's construction standards for vendor to follow and monitor adherence.
Fit Sessions and Symposiums Facilitation
Adhere to development and fit approval process - concentrating on fit, styling, and construction.
Lead fit sessions using live model/body form to assess fit, proportion, and overall styling of garments; inspect construction/workmanship.
Provide detailed evaluation for each fit sample which may include pattern corrections, sketches, photos and fit comments to Kohl's agents/vendors.
Bachelor's Degree in Design or Patternmaking / Apparel Manufacturing.
Minimum three/four years of technical design/construction/patternmaking/design experience.
Required knowledge, skills and ability to fit and interpret fit. Experience leading fit sessions and the ability to communicate ideas and to answer questions appropriately
Must have Missy Plus Technical Design experience. Preferred experience in Missy Plus-size Bottoms.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
In depth knowledge of textiles, construction, and patternmaking/grading/sizing.
Proven computer skills and experience using Gerber WebPDM and Adobe Illustrator or similar on-line specification package and sketching program.
This describes general information about the position however should not be considered comprehensive. Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or descriptions at any time. This is not an employment contract.
Assistant Technical Designer
The Assistant Technical Designer is responsible for providing support to the Technical Team. Perform other duties as assigned.
Prepare samples for Fitting: measure samples and enter measurements in PLM.
Provide support in fit sessions- adhering to fit protocol and assist in driving the fit approval process.
Update and maintain seasonal pattern/block library.
Create fit comparison charts.
Adhere to Brand Calendar & support Technical Design Team to ensure seasonal deadlines are met.
Create & maintain weekly fit schedule; Book fit models & maintain fit Model budget.
Track fit samples, maintain seasonal tracking chart and participate in Production Meetings.
Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality.
- College Degree in related field of study.
- 1-3 years of experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills to support a Team environment.
Skilled at openly communicating in a Team environment with all Business Partners.
Strong analytical skills.
Detail oriented with strong organizational & time management skills.
Ability to proactively trouble shoot & problem solve.
Knowledge of patternmaking and garment construction a plus.
Knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and Adobe Illustrator.
Knowledge of PLM, PDM or related program a plus.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs.
This job description is not all inclusive. Macy's Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Senior Technical Designer (Contract) (565-067)
FULLBEAUTY Brands™ is the most trusted, comprehensive resource for plus-size women and men seeking fashion inspiration, style advice, and clothing tailored to their individual needs. Proprietary brands under the FULLBEAUTY Brands umbrella include: Woman Within®, Roaman's®, Jessica London®, Ellos®, swimsuitsforall®, KingSize®, Brylane Home® and fullbeauty.com®, an online marketplace offering a curated collection of the finest brands and thousands of products – the premier fashion and lifestyle destination for women sizes 12+.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Senior Technical Designer manages the sample process from development through to production fit approval. Collaborates with merchandising, sourcing, and design to ensure that design intent, fit relevancy, technical fit, quality, and delivery are achieved and upheld. Protects brand integrity by delivering fit consistency and following construction standards for the product category. Demonstrates the company's values and practices by maintaining effective collaborative relationships across teams, both internally and externally. Reports into Technical Design Manager.
Insure that all incoming development and fit samples are accurately logged and tracked on a daily basis; manage workflow to ensure seasonal deadlines are met
Insure that all incoming development and fit samples are accurately logged and tracked on a daily basis
Translate design concept as communicated by merchandising/design into development technical packages that include core sample size specs and photography specs as well as construction standards.
Proactively recommend changes from original styling to fit into price points as well as to improve the style, construction, end use of item, and to avoid production problems.
Schedule and lead fit sessions and communicate changes to achieve final fit and construction to meet brand requirements
Issue tech packs for fit and production including detailed garment construction, points of measure, clearly executed technical sketches for pattern corrections, and accurate graded specs.
Determine packaging and labeling requirements taking into account the presentation of the product as well as the operational aspects of the process and upload to Bill of Materials on tech packs
Take ownership for final technical fit and style by partnering with merchandising, design, and sourcing
Troubleshoot more difficult styles' points of grading, changing grade rule as necessary after discussion with area manager.
Work with product managers/designers to correct photo sample fit, if necessary.
Maintain strong email communication, with our agents and vendors by answering emails on a daily basis, ensuring that their questions thoroughly answered, and taking extra initiative as needed to bring resolution to any issues regarding the tech pack issued
Advise counterparts in both direct and indirect offices how to resolve fit and/or production issues.
Issue dispositions for resolution of failed audits and quality issues with warehouse QA department.
Analyze returns and power reviews data, share findings/analysis with cross functional team members, and implement a corrective action plan as needed.
Adhere to the corporate standard operating procedures for the Technical Design department.
Foster a teamwork environment through involvement with subordinates and cross-functional areas; to help other areas as needed.
Travel overseas to train our agents and suppliers in our fit and construction requirements.
Work on special projects as assigned
Travel both internationally and domestically as needed
Minimum 5 to 7 years' experience in Technical Design, Pattern making, Apparel manufacturing, or Fashion design
AAS Degree in Pattern making, Fashion Design or equivalent industry experience
Thorough knowledge of garment manufacturing process
Computer skills: Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point; Web PDM, PLM and Adobe Illustrator
Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as problem solving skill set
Excellent time management and organization skills as well as an innovative and creative mindset
Ability to develop fit specifications, complete size grading, construction details and a technical sketch from a prototype sample, photograph, or design sketch
Strong knowledge of both knit and woven fabrics and their different draping properties.
Hands-on patternmaking skills a plus
Flexible/adaptable to function effectively and efficiently in a fast paced, demanding workload environment
FULLBEAUTY Brands™ offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package, a fun work environment, a generous merchandise discount and realistic growth potential. We value a culture of inclusion and diversity within our workforce. We are committed to maintaining a workplace free from prohibited employment conduct, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and any other characteristic protected by law. FULLBEAUTY Brands™ is an equal opportunity employer, M/F.
Job LocationNew York, New York, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular
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