Freelance Knitwear Garment Technologist

£32000 - £45000 per annum
04 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
Ruth Crook
Job Type
My Client is looking for an established Knitwear Technologist to come in and support in a busy period.

My client is looking for someone with specialist Knitwear knowledge you will be covering both Men's and Women's. As a Technologist, you will work with knitwear vendors to control all fit and execution, whilst providing the technical support to the Product Development and Design teams.

Garment Technologist - The Role:
*Creating and maintaining the Size and fitting standards library.
*Maintain the consistency of fit, models size, how to measure guides and mannequin standards to maintain the Brand fit.
*Own and manage pre-production fittings; establishing the fit calendar, booking models undertake risk analysis upon technically challenging products, whilst maintaining the product design aesthetic requirement/s and creation of tech packs within PLM.
*To attend prototype fittings, providing technical support to Design and Product development.
*Own the specific technical elements of the PLM Tech Pack; creating and managing the construction details with the aid of CADs and management of size charts and grading.
*Management of the critical path process, ensuring approval of product for the required production date.
*Research and development of product fit and construction method.
*When required, to support by travelling with Design and Production to Vendors etc.
*Providing a liaison with Vendors on all aspects of fit, construction, technical and quality related issues.
*Vendor appraisal, management and feedback, CSR awareness.

Garment Technologist - The Candidate:
*Extensive experience as a Garment Technologist.
*Specialist Knitwear knowledge of construction & manufacturing methods.
*PLM/PDM experience, MS Office skills and Adobe illustrator.
*Expertise in patterns, grading and fits.
*Ability to influence & manage situations.