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Sitka Fit Technician Victoria BC Office

Feb 16, 2012

Author: MIke P

Company: Sitka, HeaOffice Victoria, BC Position: Fit Technician

Sitka was born from the west coast of Canada where the mighty Sitka Spruce calls home. Like the Sitka  Spruce gravitates to  the ocean and flourishes, so  too  does the Sitka Brand. We are a brand of like-­‐minded  individuals that are inspired by the ocean and its  surrounding environment. Sitka collaborates  with artists,  surfers, skaters  and all those that  share the same passions to produce an active lifestyle brand that  is true  to our  roots.

 For more info  on Sitka  visit our website: www.sitka.ca

 Sitka is looking for a qualified individual to join to join our team as a Fit Technician.  This position  will  require you to work closely with the Design and Development team to  control products through production  ensuring construction, fit, quality standards, manufacturing capabilities and costs are met in accordance with  Sitka’s strategy and goals.  The role requires the production of technical design specifications and graded  production charts. The  Fit Technician must ensure  that all colour, fabric and trim components used are  approved and meet costing goals. The Fit Technician  must also  ensure the critical path and timeline is  updated with accuracy and consistency, and communicated to  external partners.     

 Please note that this job  is only open  to those who meet qualifications. 

Main  Duties:          

• Update size specification sheets with accuracy  

• Ensure technical drawings are complete and accurate        

• Provide timely, clear and thorough fit comments on prototypes,salesperson samples and PP samples            

• Create and  revise garment size specifications for use at production factories, liaison office and internally            

• Provide technical expertise to factory pattern makers and  merchandisers during seasonal on-­‐site development  trips  

• Facilitate problem solving and address issues in a timely manner     

• Communicate with the Production Manager regarding the seasons timeline  

• Work with Design and Production Manager to ensure that all seasonal components and color codes are determined and assigned on a timely basis  

• Work closely with other product and design team members (Sourcing, development and design) to achieve

• Work with Graphics Designer and Tech Designer to execute graphic development process for assigned styles seasonal goals of on-­‐time delivery zero quality defects an profitability     

 

Delivery/Quality Performance    

• Ensure that the function  helps to exceed stated production  and quality performance goals

• Ensure that quality is a  key focus throughout commercialization process, i.e., construction, component

decisions etc.     

Academic/Educational Requirements    

• University degree or College diploma required, preferably in fashion or textiles

Required Skills/Experience    

• Minimum of 2 years of apparel or  textile industry experience

• Experience traveling and working with suppliers outside of North America, preferably Asia    

• Strong  knowledge of x-­‐functional  team accountabilities and requirements preferred, including design, sourcing, merchandising and quality  assurance

• Strong understanding of various construction  methods and general pattern making methods is a must

• Strong IT skills (Microsoft Office applications and Outlook a must,  as well as excellent use  of  Illustrator)     

• Knowledge of industry testing standards and reports    

• Strong organizational skills and attention to  detail    

• Strong ability to communicate clearly and objectively

• Must have ability to multi-­‐task  effectively

• Knowledge of factory processes, equipment, techniques, etc.

• Knowledge of product creation process

  

Qualified applicants may send their CV and salary expectations to Leanne Wilkinson at  leanne@sitka.ca.  We  appreciate all interest in the position, but only  shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Thank you for your  interest in a  career with Sitka.

  

Closing  date for applications: April 10, 2012.

   


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