Technical Advisor

St. John
Irvine, California (US)
23 Nov 2021
23 Dec 2021


The Technical Advisor is responsible for all technical information on prototype salesmen sample, pattern check/counter sample developments. This role reports to the Director of Product Development.

**This role is onsite daily at our Corporate Headquarters located in Irvine, California, USA**



  • Works in partnership with the “creative” design team and Product Engineers in setting up and maintaining styles from inception through Pre-Production.
  • Researches and compiles all material information, creating detailed material spec by color.
  • Partners with pattern makers, knit pattern makers, sample hands and contractor representatives on technical set ups & assembly with the goal to ensure Designers vision while creating production friendly set ups
  • Manages WIP information monitoring sample due dates, production release dates and holds of assigned styles on a daily basis
  • Releases, monitors and troubleshoots manufacturing of prototype, Salesmen samples, Patternchecks/Countersamples.
  • Participates in Pattern Check/Countersamples fittings of assigned styles to get fit & change directive from Product Engineering Management



  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism in communication, attitude and teamwork with customers, peers and management
  • Demonstrates high level of quality work, attendance and appearance
  • Adheres to all Company Policies & Procedures and Safety Regulations
  • Adheres to local, state and federal laws
  • Additional responsibilities assigned by supervisor related to your position/department




  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities



  • Work with Creative Team members, production ( domestic and import) representatives and other Design support departments
  • Interacts with all levels throughout organization including employees and outside vendors & contractors


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The following are the minimum qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.




  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Embraces Change
  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Motivator
  • Negotiating
  • Teamwork




  • Design College education with technical /manufacturing emphasis
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the fashion/design related areas; Women's apparel a high plus
  • Basic knowledge in the area of pattern making and product construction
  • Functional experience managing a design database program like Gallery
  • Efficient computer skills in Microsoft Office programs and a company intranet


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Standing, walking and squatting less than fifty percent of the work shift
  • Required to lift, move and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to read, count and write to accurately complete all documentation and reports
  • Must be able to see, hear and speak in order to communicate with employees and other customers
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Manual dexterity required using hands to finger; handle, feel and type; reach with hands and arms

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