Technical Designer - Swim - 9 month assignment

Columbia Sportswear Carlsbad, CA

About the Job

The successful temporary Technical Designer, Swim position will end approximately April 2019. We are seeking a talented and experienced Technical Designer with specific experience in the swimwear and activewear industry. You will collaborate with the Senior Technical Designer and Swimwear/Senior Product Developer to execute a swimwear category.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist Senior Technical Designer in fitting session, note taking and executing intended fit
  • Evaluate samples for construction/workmanship/grading to determine if it is necessary to work on pattern correction
  • Communicate fit comments to the factory within 48 to 72 hours after fit session
  • Review and comprehend technical sketches in hand-off meeting with Design
  • Create POM (point of measurement) initial measurement chart after Design hand-off
  • Collaborate with Designer, Developer and Senior Technical Designer
  • Perform additional day to day tasks as directed by the Senior Technical Designer
  • Review size run requests for fit accuracy, grading relevance and product performance feedback

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5-8 years' experience in the apparel industry in technical design
  • Must have knowledge of patternmaking and grading
  • Experience in swimwear and/or cover up or activewear
  • Garment construction, knowledge of bra cups and underwire
  • Knowledge of swimwear/activewear fabrics and trims
  • Must have fit experience on live fit models
  • Able to lead fittings and evaluate fit, and make pattern corrections
  • Must be able to clearly communicate fit comments and corrections to the factory

Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Patternmaker
  • Expertise in swimwear or activewear
  • Knowledge of garment construction/grading ability to understand grade rules
  • Strong knowledge of swimwear/active products, fabric properties, trim details such as welding seam taping, bra cups
  • Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office
  • Full Circle experience a plus


Employee must be able to perform essential functions of position with or without reasonable accommodations.

**Please note: All candidates will be subject to a post-offer background check which may include, depending on position requirements, criminal history, credit history, driving record, employment verification, education and reference check.

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