Technical Designer
American Apparel - Los Angeles, CA

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Located in Downtown Los Angeles, American Apparel is the largest vertically integrated clothing manufacturer and retailer in the United States. As an international brand, American Apparel manages all aspects of its business under one roof, which enables us to stay competitive, while avoiding exploitive labor tactics. It is this that also allows us to constantly discover new ways of doing business differently and to give back to those who keep our companys success blooming: our workforce. We take pride in being leaders of an industrial efficiency. This structure of efficiency ensures American Apparels competitive edge in the open global market. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Major Responsibilities
  • Responsible to develop technical packages and evaluate garments for technical specifications, consistent fit, and proper construction and finish.
  • Work closely with Pattern Makers, Sample Makers, and Product Director on technical construction and or fit issues and track garment progress for the division.
  • Assist in organizing and prioritizing workload to meet deadlines, partnering with other Technical Designers and Pattern Makers as needed.
  • Adhere to established fit and construction standards by producing accurate specification packages including: sketch details, base size specifications, grade measurements, construction, labeling, and packaging details.
  • Prepares, rewrites, and edits copy to improve readability of the Tech Pack.
  • Verifies trims, fabric and measurements using standard reference sources.
  • Responsible for updating Tech Packs.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum 3-5 years assistant technical design experience in knits and/or wovens.
  • Degree in Apparel Design, Product Development or related field.
  • Must possess a strong understanding of garment construction, fit standards, patternmaking, grading, and specification packages.

    Skills Required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and accurately with Product Development team and other divisions throughout the firm.
  • Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop required
  • Knowledge of TukaTech would be a plus

    Benefits
    Besides offering some of the highest salaries in the apparel industry, we offer the following benefits to all of our employees, sewers and administrators alike, as a matter of policy:
  • Personal time-off
  • Affordable healthcare for employees and their families
  • Company-subsidized lunches
  • On-site masseurs
  • Free parking and subsidized bus passes

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