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Sewer/Patternmaker / Softgoods

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R & D Associate, Sewer/Patternmaker

**Must have Adobe Creative Suite skills!!

• Works directly with design/management on design and development of complex soft goods products by converting ideas into 3D soft good prototypes.

• Develops initial patterns and models with special attention given to the aesthetics, cost, quality, safety, and play value.

• Responsible for simplifying construction methods to improve reproducibility.

• Inspects all prototypes and patterns to insure that they are accurate, ready for production, and on schedule prior to releasing to engineering team.

• Provide technical advice and share best practices with other technicians to save time and money and to increase productivity.

• Maintain reference file for all soft goods projects to insure correct patterns are available for company presentations.

• Assist the engineers and designers with creating cost efficient alternatives to meet price targets.

• Responsible for ensuring complete discretion when maintaining and handling confidential information.

• Assists supervisor with planning and preparation of projects by coordinating and preparing available information as required.

• Strong working knowledge of industrial sewing machines (i.e., Zig Zag, Button hole, Serger, Binder and Heat transfer machine).

• Strong pattern making skills.

• Familiarity with Vellum/Gerber Programs

• Strong analytical skills.

• Ability to coordinate multiple projects while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.

• Mature judgment and strong organizational skills.

• Ability to interpret and respond to input from multiple sources.

• Proficiency with CAD softwares; also Adobe Illustrator.

• Strong knowledge of PCs and software including MS Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook.

• 3-5 years related experience.

• Exemplary attendance and job performance


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