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Associate Technical Designer

at L. L. Bean, Inc. in Freeport, Maine, United States

Job Description

We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.

L.L.Bean is currently searching for an Associate Technical Designer to join our Supply Chain team located in Freeport, Maine.

Position Purpose: Under minimal supervision works with department leadership to set and align product lines to commercialized standards. Responsibilities include measuring samples, evaluating samples for quality construction and ensuring consistency within specification guidelines. Takes lead role in planning and preparing samples for fit sessions. Assists in fit sessions. Creates product specifications that are accurate and approved within corporate timeline. Responsible for producing first patterns from concepts provided by Design organization, which accurately reflect design intent and achieve correct silhouette and fit Responsibilities: Conducts analysis of specifications to identify inconsistencies ensuring garments are manufactured according to the standards of quality, fit, and construction.

+ Creates initial and final specifications package.

+ Prepare and publish specifications and technical drawings in design/development system.

+ Maintains integrity of data within design/development system utilizing established processes.

+ Ensure corporate timelines are met.

+ Works in conjunction with leaders to develop technical standards for assigned apparel lines.

Request prototypes and fit samples based on design.

+ Evaluate and track samples through commercialization process.

+ Maintain tracking documents and analyze tracking documents.

Takes lead role in planning and preparing samples for fit sessions; participates in fit sessions .

+ Prioritize sessions based on corporate timelines.

+ Measure and evaluate samples for fit and construction.

+ Takes digital photos, downloads & formats into Excel spreadsheet.

+ Communicates pattern, construction, and fit changes and corrections as instructed.

Review catalog copy mechanicals to ensure sizing and description accuracy.

+ Make fit recommendations for catalog copy.

Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures, reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership, and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors, evaluate risk, and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels. Education Level: 2-Year Associates Degree Years of Experience: 3+ years Skills and Qualifications:

+ Knowledge of apparel or accessory garment construction, terminology and fit

+ Knowledge of pattern making/draping and grading

+ Excellent communication skills

+ Excellent computer skills including CAD or PDM (Product Data Management)

+ Strong analytical skills

+ Solid technical drawing skills

+ Good understanding of the L.L.Bean customer

+ Good attention to detail

+ Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator required

+ Experience with CLO 3D preferred

+ Ability to lift/carry 20lbs. on a regular basis

If you care about the outdoors, joining L.L.Bean is a great way to feel good about what you do. Our benefits package makes a good thing even better, with programs and perks designed to support your health and financial goals. Plus, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and re-charging outside are all part of the plan. Because, when it comes to the outside-we’re all in. Visit llbeancareers.com to learn more. Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better. Over a century ago, company founder Leon Leonwood Bean set out to make a boot to keep hunters’ feet warm and dry. Today, we continue to follow the trail he blazed, adding new paths to help more people discover the outdoors, whether it’s the thrill of sea kayaking, the quiet of early morning fishing or the vigor of a challenging climb. Of course, we remain true to L.L.’s core values, and are committed to quality, service, and putting the outside, inside everything we make. So join us, adventure awaits…

Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better.

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Job Posting: JC193066545

Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

Updated On: Oct 18, 2021