Grader

Location
Los Angeles, California
Posted
06 Jul 2021
Closes
06 Aug 2021
Hours
Full Time

SUMMARY

The Grader is responsible for using the approved base size specs to create a range of final sizes for Production.  The grader will increase or decrease the Tukatech pattern pieces for Domestic styles and will create specs to guide our Import manufacturing partners as they produce garments. This individual will work on both Domestic and Import styles and collaborate hand in hand with our Patternmakers and Technical Designers.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Fit Tech to establish and adjust company standard grade rules
  • Use Tukatech to grade Domestic base size patterns to a range of other sizes
  • Identify issues with the base sized patterns and target specs. Review any discrepancies with the patternmaker
  • Ensure size and fit consistency for all garments
  • Create full size run graded specs for Import styles
  • Communicate final specs with overseas factories, answer any questions the vendor may have
  • Maintain a work log and track all completed work

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, flexible in changing direction as needed
  • Proficient in Tukatech as well as MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Candidate must be highly organized and able to prioritize with a sense of urgency
  • Candidate must be a team player, willing and able to work cross-functionally with multiple departments
  • Dynamic problem solving and project management skills
  • Must have proven knowledge of garment specs including points of measurement and grading techniques
  • Must have a thorough understanding of patterns, grade rules, and garment engineering

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 5 years’ technical experience in grading
  • Experience working with Plus Sizes is desirable
  • Able to work and think independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent follow-through and attention to detail

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