Prototype Engineer Apparel - 12 month LTD 1

Portland | United States | Product Development

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation

Supports the 2D & 3D garment creation process for innovative apparel prototypes in collaboration with Creation Center teams (Design, Marketing, Brand Operations), Sourcing and T1. Creates virtual / physical samples (prototypes) with attention to production feasibility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supports the development and grading of innovative and fit critical model patterns in cooperation with x-functional partners
  • Sews proto samples and mock up’s according to input from Design, Pattern and Development teams
  • Trains and consults x-functional teams on pattern creation process and sewing
  • Ensures close cooperation and communication with the respective interfaces regarding all inquiries concerning sewing, workmanship, application and treatment
  • Tests new garment constructions on quality, production feasibility in cooperation with                                           the Product Testing, Quality Team and x- functional teams
  • Supports direct Line Manager on creating training documents, manuals and budget plans
  • Connect 3D technologies if applicable and relevant for the development process
  • Mentors and coaches other team members
  • Coordinates projects and workshops with Sample Studio team members

 Key Relationships 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge in pattern creation and grading with the ability to provide effective and cost efficient pattern solutions and an understanding of apparel construction, material construction and properties related to fit
  • Understands and considers relationship between pattern/ material/ manufacturing
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate designs on model level in regards to pattern execution/engineering
  • Team player/communicator with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects under multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, motivate or mentor others and a proven skill at problem solving and innovation
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Advanced knowledge in 3D applications ( V-Stitcher, Clo3D)
  • Advanced skills in Gerber or similar 2D CAD applications
  • Advanced IT skills (Illustrator, MS Office)
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required

 Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  1. Technical college/fashion school training in pattern making / grading, “Meisterbrief” or equivalent education
  2. Apprenticeship as a tailor/ dressmaker or industrial clothes manufacturer (“Gesellenausbildung”/”Meisterbrief”/Bekleidungstechniker/Bekleidungsingenieur) OR 5 years experience in sewing
  3. Ideally 1-2 years related work experience in garment industry in comparable role
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The Facts

Jobtitle Prototype Engineer Apparel - 12 month LTD 1
Team Product Development
Brand adidas
Location Portland
Location United States
Number 199399
Position Type Limited Duration
Date Jul-23, 2019
Relocation no

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