• Temporary Technical Designer

    Temporary Full-Time
    Posted Date
    1 week ago(1/14/2019 11:41 AM)
  • Overview

    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.


    Temporary Technical Designer for LBA (Luggage, Bags, and Accessories)

    The Temporary Technical Designer will report to the Technical Services Manager and will have frequent contact with vendors and employees throughout the organization. This position is an integral part of the Production department and will be responsible for communicating clearly all necessary information to a wide variety of departments and vendors in order to produce a high quality garment for production and to our customer, plus other duties as assigned. Must be an excellent team player, and deadline driven.


    • Ability to build technical sketches in Illustrator a must.
    • Measure and prepare product from sample maker and factory for review. Review all details, noting what is not correct in order to review with LBA team. Ability to see the areas of construction that need improvement for production, costing, and quality standards. 
    • Identify, document and clearly communicate all necessary information from reviews between departments and factories for pattern, spec, and construction changes using pattern diagrams, photos, or directly working with departments involved for change. This is to be done in a timely manner in order to maintain deadlines for factories.
    • Help to establish standards for construction, costing and design, building a standards book for departments to reference. Send standard books out to factories as needed.
    • Develop and review priorities on the line flow chart from development through production with product manager. Work with other departments to ensure chart is up to date. Help to ensure all deadlines are being met across departments.
    • Ability to proactively trouble shoot and problem solve.
    • Help maintain cutwork for patternmakers, prepare cut packages for sample makers, ensuring all necessary trims and findings are included.
    • Work closely with patternmaker and sample maker to ensure clear understanding of how to correctly construct the product, passing on seam allowances information, and finish details of product.
    • Help maintain flow of all pre production protos with factory and patternmakers. Verify execution is correct as requested for all design details and construction issues.
    • Experience in patternmaking and construction a must. Knowledge or ability to use Gerber/ Accumark computer pattern system a plus. Willingness to be trained on Gerber in order to assist and grow in pattern development with LBA product.
    • Work closely with local factory, along with outside factories as needed.
    • Follow current market trends, especially in regards to LBA product, construction engineering, and styling to continue to grow within the role as a technical designer.


    • This candidate will be an independent thinker and an excellent team player, with the ability to proactively problem solve.
    • Yunique PLM experience a plus
    • Microsoft Office, Excel, Illustrator a must.
    • 5 + years experience, preferably in LBA product.
    • Experience in product engineering a plus
    • Gerber, Accumark pattern system experience helpful but not necessary.
    • College degree from fashion program with technical/ patternmaking emphasis.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills to establish priorities to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
    • Sewing and construction skills essential.



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met of any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform those essential functions.


    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
    • Regularly sit and stand
    • Use hands, fingers, and arms to use computers and other office equipment
    • Use hands, fingers, and arms to lift, squeeze, pinch, grab products/items/supplies
    • Reach up, across, or down to retrieve products and supplies
    • See, talk, and hear
    • Occasionally required to move or lift up to 20 pounds






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