Technical Designer Associate Job Description

Technical Designer Associate Job Description

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Technical designer associate provides guidance to technicians on fit issues, construction methods, QC solutions/ execution, system difficulties, and pattern development.

Technical Designer Associate Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Creates technical specification packages in PLM to standardize block measurements and construction requirements of a brand
Communicate with vendors regarding fit, specs, grading issues and construction
Evaluates fit and construction of samples from 1st Proto to Production
Reviews Fit / Proto samples for workmanship and enters comments in PLM for vendors
Generate and send fit and construction corrections accurately to factory
Represent the Company interest of universal and consistent fit and proper construction
Running and assist in live model fittings with Designers & Director of Technical Design to evaluate the fit and communicate with the vendor
Update tracking log reports for all brands
Check-in & measure all PP/Fit/Proto samples received
Provides technical support to vendors to ensure garment is accurate for production

Technical Designer Associate Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Technical Designer Associate

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the technical designer associate job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Design, Technical, Fashion Design, Manufacturing, Apparel Design, Fashion, Construction, Associates, Interpretation, Textiles

Skills for Technical Designer Associate

Desired skills for technical designer associate include:

Garment construction
Electronic pattern software
Explorer
Fabrics
Gerber Accumark 8.5
Industrial clothing manufacturing techniques
Internal trims
Pattern design
Pattern making
Construction and fit

Desired experience for technical designer associate includes:

Take fit notes during fitting
Interact with MPR team on daily and weekly basis to manage the sample approval status in order to maintain company time/action calendar
Interact with PDS team to associate the corrected pattern with appropriate technical package
Communicate to all agents/vendors and factories regarding contents of tech pack, corrections to samples and patterns
Development of initial sample specifications from original samples and/or design sketch
Assist in conducting fittings on live models and help to determine fit corrections based on New York and Company brand standards

Technical Designer Associate Examples

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Technical Designer Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a technical designer associate. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for technical designer associate
  • Represent the voice of the customer for fit and garment construction in meetings and written communication
  • Updated tech packs to stay on top of Design sketch revisions, construction details and specs following Proto/ Line Review notes
  • Analyze handbags to determine compliance of spec, construction, and intent
  • Make appropriate construction adjustments with factories as required to ensure integrity of design-approved prototypes while monitoring quality and targeted price
  • Execute tech packs from concept to PP/TOP of assigned and additional product classifications as directed
  • Daily communications with vendors
  • Daily communications with designers/ merchandisers / PD to insure product is developed as correctly
  • Log in of all incoming samples
  • Measure samples
  • Filing and storage of all styles
Qualifications for technical designer associate
  • Knowledge and skill in garment fit with the ability to propose solutions to vendors and design
  • Knowledge and skill in garment fit expertise
  • General knowledge of apparel production process
  • Proficient in Web PLM, Illustrator
  • Complete tech packs, templates and block patterns
  • Conduct fit sessions for prototype/ stock fit samples according to RL Standards
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Technical Designer Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a technical designer associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for technical designer associate
  • Gain clear direction and consensus of design aesthetic, fit intent and construction, while maintaining corporate standards
  • Evaluate garment to ensure global compliance of spec and construction
  • Effectively communicate fit intent, construction and fit/balance issues to vendors via fit notes, diagrams, digital photos or directly onto pattern
  • Work with supervisor to gain clear direction and consensus of design aesthetic, fit intent and construction, while maintaining corporate standards and meeting deadlines
  • Updated Weekly Task list for all workload to keep to 10 day turnaround time, and schedule fittings accordingly
  • Develop clear and comprehensive tech packages for development.Measure and enter specs in the t/p prior to fitting
  • Organize and track all in and outgoing samples for department
  • Daily organization and upkeep of Fit Comments and Technical Records from 1st Proto Sample through Bulk Production
  • Interface with Technical Design Team to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Involve partners in the resolution of problems as necessary
Qualifications for technical designer associate
  • Communicate with Polo offices, vendors and factories
  • Update seasonal recap charts for manager
  • Follow consistent size and fit standards, grade rules and tolerances, construction and quality standards, standard pattern blocks and tech pack templates
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, balance creativity with technical capability, and interpret design sketches for tech packs
  • 3 - 5 years experience in technical design of apparel
  • Approve protos and stock garments in timely manner to Time & Action Calendar
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Technical Designer Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a technical designer associate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for technical designer associate
  • Communicate with all vendors/agents regarding questions of fit, specs, pattern, trims and construction
  • Serves as contact with Internal plant locations to resolve sewing, construction and pattern issues
  • Collaborate with supervisor for continued training on pattern making
  • Complete and maintain tech packs, templates and block patterns library
  • Schedule fit model(s) for fitting and send out fit invites to cross functional teams
  • Communicate with pd team for proto, ms & pps status
  • Update weekly task list of all workload to keep to 10day turnaround time, and schedule fittings accordingly
  • Communicate to vendors / factories for corrections and approvals
  • Assist in the sample development process and ensure seasonal deadlines are met
  • Partner with Product Manager
Qualifications for technical designer associate
  • Communicate with overseas offices, vendors and factories
  • 2-3 years of experience in garment construction, measurement, and patternmaking abilities
  • Ability to spec garments
  • Knowledge of garment construction and washing processes
  • 2-3 years of formal Technical Design and Patternmaking knowledge
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Illustrator, and able to learn new systems
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Technical Designer Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technical designer associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for technical designer associate
  • Identifies construction issues and partners with Manager in cases where standards are not met or where deviations are suggested
  • Revise and create technical sketches in Adobe Illustrator
  • Compare samples against product specifications for construction, measurement, and overall appearance
  • Work in pattern software tool to evaluate patterns for fit and grading
  • Translate fit session outcomes to improve product fit and quality of construction
  • Develop product technical specification packages to communicate requirements for fit and construction from cencept through to bulk production
  • Estabilish, monitor and maintain fit, construction and workmanship standards for your product category and ensure consistency across all vendor and factory bases
  • Complete tech packs, template and block patterns
  • Assistant in preparation for line review
  • Collaborate in fit sessions
Qualifications for technical designer associate
  • Strong communication and ability to work in a team environment
  • Minimum 0-2 years experience in Technical Design/Patternmaking field
  • Skill in creating technical specification packages
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to various apparel categories, brands, sizes
  • Ability to organize time effectively to multi-task and meet various, strict deadline dates
  • Skill in working with a team
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Technical Designer Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of technical designer associate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for technical designer associate
  • Review all sample levels with the ability to identify and communicate improvements of quality and construction issues to cross function team members
  • Support department, as led by supervisor, while learning key product area
  • Effectively communicate design’s fit intent
  • Prepare samples for fittings, participate in fit sessions, and take notes
  • Identify and communicate basic quality and costing issues
  • Work with supervisor to meet seasonal deadlines
  • Demonstrate accountability for work commitments
  • Foster open communication and team environment with all business partners
  • Coordinate with Design on priorities for development
  • Responsible for writing fit comments
Qualifications for technical designer associate
  • Contribute technical knowledge to help Design, Merchandising and Production partners build category assortment plans that fit with established cost structure(s), based on garment construction, fabric costing and consumption
  • College/Bachelors Degree in Fashion/Apparel Design (emphasis on pattern making and fit)
  • A minimum 3-5 years of experience in technical design positions either in women’s fashion apparel retailing or manufacturing industry leaders, plus size experience preferred
  • College Degree emphasizing Apparel Design and/or Engineering, Textiles & Clothing
  • Work with the design team to develop initial specs for Men's Sportswear line (Knits, Jackets, ) each new season
  • Lead and conduct fittings for production communicating all pattern corrections to vendors

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