About the Role
The Garment Technicians' role is to carry out a range of technical, investigative, and quality control work on all clothing and textiles, ensuring that products perform to specifications. The Garment Technician will improve production efficiency and quality and liaise with those involved in the production process. Responsible for the setup of all initial tech packs, spec grading, fit notes and all garment fit-related information into Shopify and our IMS in advance of launch. The garment tech is responsible for managing all fit sessions, ensuring timelines are met and comments are processed effectively. You will work closely with the Design and Production team, reporting directly to the Production Manager.
Our ideal candidate possesses:
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role; Garment Technician/Product Developer
- Up to date with industry leading software and technologies (e.g. InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and the Adobe Creative Suite);
- Experience in Pattern making, and Grading is essential
- A genuine awareness and interest in sustainability and sustainable production
- In depth knowledge and experience in fabric testing, textile properties and quality assurance
- Strong interpersonal communication skills, with a proven aptitude for rapport building and working relationships
- Strong organisational skills to adhere to critical path deadlines
- Ability to work in a fast pace environment
- Tech pack and garment spec knowledge is essential
A day in the life of the Garment Technician at Arnhem:
It’s likely you’ll start with a fresh made coffee or Chai in our lunchroom, from here your day might begin in a meeting with our production manager & designers to discuss samples and ideas, Reviewing print strike offs/ lab dips and other submissions with designer and submitting comments to the supplier. As a Garment Tech, you will be considering practical concerns, consistency across all sizes and staying as close as possible to the designer’s vision.
You will have tech packs to create for upcoming collections that have been signed off on. Attention to detail is key to being successful in this role, so you’ll need to be meticulous about spotting things that might have been missed throughout the product development cycle. This could be print not being scaled for larger sizes, or finding ways to cut costs if a design has not met our target cost. As in any job, there are things which can go wrong, and you’ll need to think on your feet to rectify these obstacles.
Next up; a zoom call with the factory where products you’ve worked on are being produced. Part of your role will be ensuring all fit comments are recorded and actioned, inspecting garments once they've been created. It's vital you stay on top of patterns and trend forecasts to make sure the products you’re creating not only represent our values but remain relevant and desirable to our core customers.
After lunch: fittings. You’ll work closely with our head designer and founder to ensure garments fit perfectly, making notes and suggesting improvements along the way. You’ll think about the wash requirements for each garment, how to scale up and down for different sizes and examining the clothing for defects. Translating all of this in your fit comments to the factory.
Your day ends by answering emails and arranging notes from your fit session, setting meetings for the next morning before racing out the door to squeeze a quick lighthouse walk in before the sun sets.
Create technical packs and specification sheets from design sketches, images or samples;
Support the design and production team through all stages of garment product development, from design to manufacture
Lead regular fit meetings to ensure products are meeting Arnhem standards in both fit and function improving any fit issues;
Measure all in-coming samples to ensure they are within tolerance
Regular communication with suppliers with fit comments, bulk grading, quality control
Ensure products developed are fit for purpose and adhere to all quality assurance benchmarks, including consistency of sizing and standard of construction and are achievable within margin expectations
Assist in the management of technical aspects, from sizing to faults;
Create care labels with correct fabrication and licensing/certification numbers
Contribute and give feedback on the selection of suitable fabrics and designs;
Monitor tracking schedule to ensure on-time sample approvals; follow up with suppliers to ensure there are no sample submission delays
Create product SKUs in Trade Gecko (Our Inventory Management System)
Manage the upload process of all fit notes, spec sheets and garment fit information into Shopify
Participate in monthly design handovers
Measure and fit all shipment samples for bulk shipment approval
Conduct quality control checks on bulk deliveries, compile QC reports to submit to suppliers.
Communicate with customer care on returns and quality issues that need to be addressed with suppliers
Why join Arnhem?
- We have a fabulous team of engaging, creative and like-minded individuals
- We aim to empower all of our staff with a focus on individual personal growth and career development opportunities
- We offer generous staff discounts and a uniform allowance
- We firmly believe dogs are welcome in the office
This is a fabulous opportunity to join an innovative and progressive fashion label. If you think you’re the perfect candidate for this role, we would love to hear from you. Apply now!
Arnhem Clothing Pty Ltd is a proud equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.
We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Arnhem Clothing Pty Ltd does not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment or bullying.
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