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Restoration Department Assistant

Restoration Department Assistant

Regular Full-Time
Product Development
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In 1897 C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with tools and apparel strong enough for the toughest spots on earth. More than 100 years later, Filson remains committed to providing pioneers of all fields around the world with unfailing goods made from the highest quality materials available.


Filson recognizes that it takes a world-class team to make a world-class product. As we build on the Filson legacy of American craftsmanship, we are looking for individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.

Restoration Department Assistant
The Restoration Department Assistant will report to the Director of Product Development and will have frequent contact with employees throughout the organization. This position is an integral part of the FRD development process. Candidates should be natural leaders with a strong outgoing, open, positive, engaging personality. This person should be willing, and comfortable, presenting in front of press, tour groups, and able to drive business through brand communication with new customers. In addition, this position will be supporting the FRD department as needed.


• Engage customers/people in conversation to educate, and introduce, them to the FRD
• Passion/eye for vintage aesthetic and repair styles
• Basic Patternmaking
• Leather cutting, finishing
• Prepping fabric and leather for production
• Pattern cutting from limited, vintage materials
• Must know how to sew from start to finish, working in a timely manner to meet deadlines
• Know how to work variety of sewing/operating machines
• Disassemble bags and prepare for production
• Passion/eye for vintage aesthetic and repair styles
• Artistic sensibilities/strong eye for color, design
• Ability to proactively trouble shoot and problem solve
• Understand how to effectively follow calendar dates and how to organize workload to meet dates
• Support head FRD Coordinator as needed
• Other duties as assigned



• Minimum 1 years sewing experience (single needle, walking foot, Camatron, bar track)
• Strong skills in time management, problem solving, trouble shooting
• Creative and artistic ability
• Proficiency with the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Strong aptitude to learn computer applications
• Workspace is in a highly visible location and must be able to answer customer questions in a manner that reflects the Filson spirit.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.


*Please include a portfolio or samples of your work.



• Ability to sit or stand for extended period of times.
• Ability to repetitively push, pull, pinch, grab, reach, twist, push pedal with foot, squeeze with hands.
• Exposure to dust/dirt/used materials.
• Able to lift up to 25 lbs.


Note: This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Filson is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are totally inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated.


With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.



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