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  Garment Technician
Posted Date:11/11/2021
    Job Number: J0000966




Product Development:

  • Review of the design to ensure fit for purpose and is in alignment with The company’s quality standards and brand architecture
  • Creating pattern and spec for new samples in order to issue sample requests to the production team with details of garments, pattern, fabrics and trims required
  • Working closely with the relevant teams to ensure the garments meet any required standards, eg high-visibility or fire retardant
  • Sourcing and ordering trims where needed and corresponding with suppliers for all sample/requirements
  • Ensure detailed briefing in to the suppliers when development sample process commences
  • Detailed analysis of sample submissions to ensure they meet with technical pack requirements, meet required standard for garment presentation and quality of workmanship
  • Lead fit meetings to assess the fit of the sample in line with the block selected, the design brief, the measurement spec and end user requirements.
  • Ensure that the fit of a style is reviewed as it grades into very large sizes and whether the style is still appropriate
  • Adhere to the risk assessment process closing out all identified risks prior to pre-production sample sign off
  • Final sign off of all technical packs and pre-production samples
  • Ensure that governance around tech pack updates and filing are adhered to
  • Working with key stakeholders to achieve the least complex methods which are cost effective and improves efficiencies
  • Keeping accurate records for the set up stage and approval process for gold seal samples and key approval documents/samples
  • Fabric shipping sample approvals and management for easy referencing
  • Ensure that any amendments to construction during product development do not negatively impact price and that any cost savings made are notified to Sourcing to ensure this can be reflected in the price
  • Seek and take advice from suppliers to improve construction methods and reduce cost
  • Working with the product developer and sourcing specialist on new product developments to recommend production methods for easier manufacturing & cost saving options
  • Attending fitting sessions with the product developer & senior patternmaker and making recommendations to ensure the quality and customer expectations are met


Specifications & Pattern Making

  • Use the company’s template to create detailed specifications for new garments to enable suppliers to make accurate samples and bulk production
  • Create garment sketches, size charts, measuring diagrams, construction instructions, logo placement diagrams and other relevant technical details required to create specifications suitable for onshore and offshore use
  • Maintain all garment specs, pattern files, sample list of active and discontinued styles and relating documents for easy access and adhere to Document Management System (DMS)
  • Create fully graded patterns for samples and new product based on the company’s blocks as required
  • Make patterns for special measure customer garments
  • Carry out costings requested by internal customers (Sale/Sourcing Teams) by making mock up patterns for development, yield and costing purposes
  • Implement pattern changes and improvements as required by the customer or internal Teams
  • Maintain all patterns, import and export files
  • Work closely with other teams on new style patterns and when pattern changes occur
  • Offshore spec set up and creation as directed by Category & Product Teams
  • Offshore sample checking against specs and writing sample inspection reports (SIRs) 
  • Liaising with suppliers, checking trims samples and lab dips etc
  • Request/Set up of new raw materials to be set up by Planning Assistant
  • Working knowledge of technical fabrics, standards and compliance (AS NZS 4602.1 & AS NZS 4602.2 , AS NZS 4824.2021, etc)
  • Experienced in CAD Patternmaking and grading
  • Checking and requesting all relevant test reports for fabric & trims
  • Updating specifications at all stages
  • Quality checking & creating sample inspection reports from development sample to top of production sample
  • Building up solid relationships with the key internal & external stakeholders and suppliers
  • Communicating with onshore and/or offshore suppliers for any quality & technical issues and bring solutions for any queries
  • Experienced in using Adobe Illustrator


Critical Path

  • Ensure adherence to critical path timelines
  • Strive for improved timelines to facilitate speed to market
  • Communicate development progress with key stakeholders
  • Solutions focus to minimise roadblocks and improve development speed
  • Deal with quality issues that arise throughout the development process calling in stakeholder support across the business for resolution in a timely manner



·        block/fit/size/grading/fit model/dummy -  alignment  and control

·        Aim to continually share and research for areas of improvement in process, service and product offering

·        Sustainable and environmental practices where commercially possible



Understands, adheres to, and works towards meeting their HSE Responsibilities as advised in the GetSAFE 3.1 HSE Accountabilities, Responsibilities and Authorities Standard


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