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Apparel Pattern Maker

Location:Cincinnati, All States
Salary Range:DOE
Benefits:Full Benefits
Employment Type:Full Time
Apparel Pattern Maker

Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading uniform manufacturer that outfits public service industries in the Flying Cross and Vertx brands, has an opening for a Pattern Maker at its office in Cincinnati, Ohio. Relocation assistance available.

The Pattern Maker will develop and create computerized patterns for manufacture of different garment types. The individual will interpret the design requirement specifications and create patterns to specifications and adjust for fit and proper construction, while ensuring design and style are maintained through the process and samples are provided on schedule. This person would have Tailored Clothing experience in Men’s and Women’s tops and bottoms.
Duties:Responsibilities & Duties:

• Finalize Production Patterns with all attributes – Grading, Alterations, Size Codes.
• Knowledge to create product models with component identifications as specified.
• Perform any or all pattern corrections necessary as a result of fit/wear test.
• Develop and maintain a large library of patterns to use for Samples through Production.
• Ability to develop Fit standards for multiple product categories.
• Final grading and finished dimension charts for both Product Development and Production Patterns.
• Provide technical advice as well as dictate fit comments to the Product Development Staff.
• Identify potential production, quality or cost issues and make appropriate recommendations while maintaining design and fit intent.
• Provide written instructions on all sewing operations to ensure proper construction/ executions on all Samples/Production.
• Effectively communicate fit intent, balance, and construction to Sample makers.
• Collaborate with Product Development Staff, Quality Control, other Pattern Makers, and Management as necessary to solve any production issues related to patterns or garment construction.
• Research new ideas and technologies that could be used to improve the company’s ability to develop and produce products.
Qualifications:Desired Skills and Experience:

• 10+ Years of Pattern making experience.
• 3-5 Years of experience in Gerber Accumark System.
• Must be able to interpret and apply Grade Rules to wide variety of styles.
• Knowledge of garment construction and the ability to develop methods to achieve the proper finishing techniques.
• Must be able to Measurements and Quality Inspect of all pre-production samples submitted by factories.
• Must understand deadlines and be prepared to do what is necessary to meet required, which may require working extra hours.
• Must be able to interpret garment design intent and create solutions for a diverse product line.
• Have a solid understanding of pattern making and techniques used in pattern making based on fabric construction. Must be able to understand how the fabric behavior will affect the overall garment fit and appearance.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Team player and able to collaborate cross-functionally to ensure deadlines are met.

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