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Pattern Developer

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Title: Pattern Developer/Technical Designer
Job Number: C-12-19
Job Location: Corporate Office, 220 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Job Description:
The Pattern Developer / Technical Designer will collaborate with Pendleton's design and pattern development team to interpret design sketches into manufacturable graded patterns and technical specifications for sample and production ready garments, meeting both the aesthetic need as well as adhering to Pendleton fit, construction, and quality standards.

  • Develop initial patterns or tech packs for assigned styles, following thru with fits, revisions, and comments including target garment measurements until style is commercialized for production and meets PWM quality standards.
  • Work with other Development Team members to meet or exceed development schedule timeline to insure on time development as measured by calendar and development dashboard.
  • Collaborate with other members of the garment development team on pattern and construction methodology to achieve consistent aesthetic, fit, and construction to support QA standards.
  • Grade fit approved patterns on styles and prepare patterns for production, noting and documenting necessary seam and process allowances into patterns as necessary.
  • Analyze and recognize problematic garment styling to reduce issues in production and work to lower or minimize overall product cost.
  • Understand Grading concepts and Grade rules and apply in development of new product grade rules in collaboration with other members of the pattern development/commercialization team as necessary.
  • Work on special projects as assigned.
  • Consistently demonstrate strong human relations skills and professionalism to resolve conflicts and contribute to a positive work environment.

  • Skills and Qualifications:
  • 5 years experience and training in both flat and electronic pattern making and grading, preferably in Gerber PDS Accumark electronic patterning system.
  • Experience in building of technical specifications in a development and production environment.
  • Understanding of garment draping.
  • Excellent human relations skills, including listening and speaking.
  • Proficient in use of Illustrator software.

  • Other:
  • Standing, sitting, for up to 8 hours a day.
  • Additional computer skills including familiarity with Excel, Outlook, and Word.

  • We are an equal opportunity employer. We will contact only those applicants who best meet our requirements.

    Where to send Employment Application:
    FAX to 1-503-535-5827
    - or -
    mail to:
    Human Resources
    Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc.
    P O Box 3030
    Portland, OR 97208-3030
    - or -
    Hand deliver to:
    Pendleton Woolen Mills
    220 NW Broadway
    Portland, Oregon
    - or -
    Scan completed application / resumé and email pdf to: Julie Strand

    How to Apply:
    Download and print an application form. Complete the form and send with resumé using your choice of "Where to send Employment Application" as noted in this posting. Click here to download an application form. This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    To have an application sent to you:
    - Call 503.226.4801 and ask for Human Resources
    - Fax your request to 503.535.5827
    - Email your request to Application Request for a pdf version.

    We do not accept resumés or applications for positions not listed on our site. No agency or recruiter referrals, please.