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Associate Technical Designer

Company: Jobleads
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Located in Irvine, California, 5.11 is the fastest-growing and most well-known brand of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of tactical professionals and technical enthusiasts worldwide. With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create products that exceed rigorous standards and has allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those who always have to be ready. Our purpose-built gear has developed strong consumer demand, creating a direct-to-consumer business that is now our largest growth engine. 5.11 products can be purchased online, through authorized dealers and retailers, as well as at 5.11 company-owned retail stores. Our long-term vision is to build an iconic global brand rooted in innovating purpose-built gear for the most demand missions, inspiring the world to always be ready. POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Technical Designer is responsible for supporting the Technical Design team in all product categories from initial TP creation, through final production hand-off, in accordance with our end-user needs, and corporate standards for quality, fit consistency & functionality.Highly organized, detailed and action orientated, with the ability to be flexible and help manage a large workload in a fast-paced environment while maintaining consistent fit standards. They help create blocks; style specific patterns & manage the pattern library. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for assisting in the timely commercialization of apparel products, ensuring products meet company standards for construction, performance, fit, function, and aesthetics Assisting in the creation of tech packs inclusive of design sketches, technical illustrations and construction details, measurements, grade rules, and BOM review for threads and interlinings Prepare for fittings by measuring and inspecting garments Participate in fit sessions on live models, recording comments and taking photos for other team members and evaluate garments on body forms Evaluate product to determine compliance of specs, balance, construction, quality, and fit intent Assist in identifying potential production and quality issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity Review of samples for fit, balance, measurement, grades, construction accuracy and quality to appropriate recipients Clearly and effectively communicate expectations, needs and timelines to cross-functional partners. factories and agents Assist in accurate record keeping for ISO compliance and reference Articulate brand standards to all parties, agents, and final manufacturers Track and manage workflow while adhering to development and commercialization trackers, calendars, and processes to ensure on-time development and production Support product's wear testing throughout development and production stages Leverage technical knowledge and leadership support to troubleshoot and resolve issues that may require an innovative approach Benchmark our fit and quality standards against key competitors to ensure best in class fit and construction Drive continual improvement and innovation, sponsor newness Support special projects and goals related to product category or department objectives Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Apparel, Pattern Making, Textile Science or related degree / certificate from an accredited program 1-3 years' experience as an Assistant Designer, Assistant Technical Designer or 1 st Patternmaker Working experience in executing all levels of development process with a solid understanding of the apparel development process in a manufacturing environment Experience in developing and managing multiple product categories simultaneously Strong written and verbal skills with the ability to clearly communicate technical information via Technical Specification packages, emails, phone calls and face to face Exceptional technical sketching ability with strong attention to detail Ability to accurately correct and execute 2-D pattern correction An understanding of / or interest to learn how to apply grade rules to measurement grade sheet and patterns. Extensive computer experience including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suites - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDM/ PLM software Proficiency in Adobe Suites - Illustrator and Photoshop, and 2D Pattern software (Optitex preferred) Knowledge of Clo-3D a plus Factory or Sample room working experience a plus ETHOS: At 5.11 Tactical, everyone has the opportunity to be a leader and perform in an exceptional manner. We strive to uphold our Ethos which defines our culture - Trusted, Responsive, Accountable and Committed. Strive to create trust in everything we do, starting with self-trust and relationship trust. We work on the components of integrity, intent, capability and results. ResponsiveListen to the needs of our end-user Professionals, then develop, produce and deliver solutions to their problems. Each of us chooses to be a leader and takes charge of what is within our circle of influence. AccountableSeek to achieve results with a bias for action. We like to compete and be measured against the most demanding standards to ensure our continued success. Overcome obstacles to accomplish our goals and support our team members when challenges arise. We complete commitments and seek to "over-deliver" relative to expectations. 5.11 practice is to hire at age 18 and older Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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