Aether Apparel
Date Posted: 12/6/2016

Technical Designer.- Aether Apparel

  • Company: Aether Apparel
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Required Exp: 5 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

***Clarification : This is NOT an Apparel Design position. This position is for a Technical Designer - A Technical Designer conducts fittings, creates and update specs, applies grading, communicates regarding fit with factories etc. If this sounds like you please read on. ***

A newly created role is open at Aether Apparel for a Technical Designer. The role is full-time freelance and paid at an hourly rate. This position has the potential to move to a salaried position with benefits for the right candidate.

Aether launched in 2008 and has built its reputation on beautifully executed outdoor apparel. Aether offers both men’s and women’s collections, which include outerwear, active wear, lifestyle basics, and accessories. In addition to innovative technical product, Aether has carefully carved out a special niche in the market with an editorial website, unique retail presentations, and a hands-on approach to customer service. In short, we strive to be special in everything we do.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Working in close collaboration with the Senior Technical Designer and Design Director on all product
- Maintaining consistent fit across the product categories
- Evaluating samples for workmanship and accuracy of execution per tech pack
- Creating initial specs, using fit blocks, reference samples and photos
- Leading fittings for assigned categories, from proto stage through to final production approval. Evaluates prototypes on the fit model, interprets how to correct fit issues.
- Evaluating factory patterns and making / communicating corrections to improve fit
- Communicating clear, concise sample evaluations, and fielding factory inquiries
- Assisting in the drafting /proofreading of the Standards Manual, which outlines standardized construction / tagging / packing methods and processes.
- Assist with a variety of administrative duties and special projects as needed.

Job Requirements

- Exceptional organizational skills required, as well as the ability to self-prioritize workflow based on calendar deadlines in a fast-paced
- Has the ability to problem solve and communicate effectively with teammates
- Remains open to other’s ideas and shares expertise with others; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; asks for and offers help when needed; acts with diplomacy
- Knowledge of the Apparel Industry including pattern making and construction, with an understanding of apparel production processes and calendar timelines
- Knowledge of garment constructions, manufacturing methods, textiles, and interlinings, and how they interact with the cutting and sewing of a garment
- Meets and strives to increase productivity standards; completes tasks correctly and on time; uses time efficiently; aligns work with strategic goals; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; displays orientation to profitability
- Demonstrates willingness to go above and beyond
- Drive to continually develop technical knowledge; Open to feedback to identify potential learning opportunities and work with Senior Technical Designer to learn and improve.

Language Skills:
- Exceptional written and verbal English communication skills are required.
- Effective communication with offshore vendors in Asia

Mathematical Skills:
- Ability to use a measuring tape to accurately measure garments
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers, fractions and percentages is required
- Ability to convert fractions to decimals

Computer/ Software Skills:
- Proficient with Mac hardware/ operating system
- Proficient in Microsoft office (excel, word) and Adobe Illustrator/ Photoshop required
- Ability to type and utilize 10-key

Education and Experience:
- 5 years experience as a technical designer (pattern making skills; hands-on experience with outerwear is helpful)
- Bachelor’s/ Associate's degree in Fashion Design / Patternmaking / Technical Design / Apparel Manufacturing or equivalent apparel industry-specific work experience required

To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary history/requirements and be sure to let us know you found this job on Malakye!

Perks

People

Ben Barnes

Manager, AETHERsf
Aether Apparel

Sam Han

Director of Sales and Merchandising
Aether Apparel

Justine Kousonsavath

Pre-Production/Production Assistant
Aether Apparel
Date Posted: 12/6/2016

Technical Designer.- Aether Apparel

  • Company: Aether Apparel
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Los Angeles, CA
  • Required Exp:5 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

***Clarification : This is NOT an Apparel Design position. This position is for a Technical Designer - A Technical Designer conducts fittings, creates and update specs, applies grading, communicates regarding fit with factories etc. If this sounds like you please read on. ***

A newly created role is open at Aether Apparel for a Technical Designer. The role is full-time freelance and paid at an hourly rate. This position has the potential to move to a salaried position with benefits for the right candidate.

Aether launched in 2008 and has built its reputation on beautifully executed outdoor apparel. Aether offers both men’s and women’s collections, which include outerwear, active wear, lifestyle basics, and accessories. In addition to innovative technical product, Aether has carefully carved out a special niche in the market with an editorial website, unique retail presentations, and a hands-on approach to customer service. In short, we strive to be special in everything we do.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Working in close collaboration with the Senior Technical Designer and Design Director on all product
- Maintaining consistent fit across the product categories
- Evaluating samples for workmanship and accuracy of execution per tech pack
- Creating initial specs, using fit blocks, reference samples and photos
- Leading fittings for assigned categories, from proto stage through to final production approval. Evaluates prototypes on the fit model, interprets how to correct fit issues.
- Evaluating factory patterns and making / communicating corrections to improve fit
- Communicating clear, concise sample evaluations, and fielding factory inquiries
- Assisting in the drafting /proofreading of the Standards Manual, which outlines standardized construction / tagging / packing methods and processes.
- Assist with a variety of administrative duties and special projects as needed.

Job Requirements

- Exceptional organizational skills required, as well as the ability to self-prioritize workflow based on calendar deadlines in a fast-paced
- Has the ability to problem solve and communicate effectively with teammates
- Remains open to other’s ideas and shares expertise with others; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; asks for and offers help when needed; acts with diplomacy
- Knowledge of the Apparel Industry including pattern making and construction, with an understanding of apparel production processes and calendar timelines
- Knowledge of garment constructions, manufacturing methods, textiles, and interlinings, and how they interact with the cutting and sewing of a garment
- Meets and strives to increase productivity standards; completes tasks correctly and on time; uses time efficiently; aligns work with strategic goals; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; displays orientation to profitability
- Demonstrates willingness to go above and beyond
- Drive to continually develop technical knowledge; Open to feedback to identify potential learning opportunities and work with Senior Technical Designer to learn and improve.

Language Skills:
- Exceptional written and verbal English communication skills are required.
- Effective communication with offshore vendors in Asia

Mathematical Skills:
- Ability to use a measuring tape to accurately measure garments
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers, fractions and percentages is required
- Ability to convert fractions to decimals

Computer/ Software Skills:
- Proficient with Mac hardware/ operating system
- Proficient in Microsoft office (excel, word) and Adobe Illustrator/ Photoshop required
- Ability to type and utilize 10-key

Education and Experience:
- 5 years experience as a technical designer (pattern making skills; hands-on experience with outerwear is helpful)
- Bachelor’s/ Associate's degree in Fashion Design / Patternmaking / Technical Design / Apparel Manufacturing or equivalent apparel industry-specific work experience required

To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary history/requirements and be sure to let us know you found this job on Malakye!

Perks

Date Posted: 12/6/2016

Technical Designer.- Aether Apparel

  • Company: Aether Apparel
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Los Angeles, CA
  • Required Exp:5 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available