Production Technologist


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Production Technologist, Vilshenko


London, United Kingdom




Production & Technical



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Vilshenko is looking for a Prodcution Technologist with previous experience to join our team in London. Salary depending on experience and job description as follow:

1.  To manage and follow the production critical path for the fit and pattern amendments of PP samples.

To arrange production fit meetings in line with critical path with designers and pattern cutters.

Attend production fit meetings, contribute and provide technical comments, record any confirmed amendments to the fit and finish of a garment.

Prepare clear written notes and photographs for the pattern cutter confirming amendments to be made to the pattern and time lines required for completion.

Use technical knowledge to discuss pattern amendments/ queries if needed with the pattern cutter

Prioritise weekly pattern cutters work schedule, assessing which styles need to be processed first.

Update production assistant with any changes to BOM or ratings so these can be updated correctly in Zedonk.   

2.   Prepare PP comments and packs.

Check availability of sampling fabrics and other components to make PP packs if not making from bulk production.

Prepare the PP pack, sending correct fabrics and components, sample and pattern·     

Provide any technical and make details which will assist in making the PP sample correctly ( taped measurements / finishes etc . )     

Assist suppliers with any queries they may have in the making of the PP sample.     

Chase PP sample back from suppliers to ensure samples are returned promptly.  

3.   Approval of PP sample

Using the tech pack to record and enter information on the SMS sample when required and the PP sample

Measure and fit the PP sample

Enter measurements and confirm approved measurements, provide clear comments and graded specification chart for production.

If sample is not approved, discuss with the production manager / pattern cutter to ensure further amendments are made as quickly as possible to keep to critical path.

Feed back to the supplier the status, if further PP samples are needed and expected timings.   

4.   Managing the grading of patterns.

Mange the grading process, organise the storage of card and digitised graded sets

Ensure all patterns are graded to the sizes and format requested and distributed to the relevant suppliers either manually or via email.

Liase with the grader to prioritise and ensure all patterns are returned in the correct timings.

Help resolve any grading problems with suppliers who are not able to open files successfully or difficulties with understanding patterns, providing missing information and variants. 

5.    Quality control during manufacture and final production.

Liaise with the factories during the manufacturing process to resolve any quality/ measurement issues.

Help to resolve any production problems, shortages of fabrics and trims.

Visit factories to quality control production, to check on line production and develop good working relationships to ensure the manufacturing processes is managed well.

Request shipment samples from offshore factories prior to shipment of bulk production.

To measure / fit and approve shipment samples.

To record the final measurements and comments on the tech packs for all production styles.

 To ensure any rejected garments are altered and amended to the required standard.   

To communicate quality standards to all suppliers.

Liaise with the allocation team to ensure that production is distributed on time.

Ensure production is delivered on time to critical path. 

The Ideal Candidate

Desirable Skills

Good knowledge of fabric qualities and compositions.A good understanding of pattern and garment construction.Ability to train and advise juniors.Ability to negotiate and resolve problemsPrepared to travel.

Essential skills

Good communicator – to be able to work with designer, patterns cutters sales etc.Good IT skills.Highly organised. Ability to problem solve complex technical problems.Have excellent knowledge of the standards of production required for luxury brands and styles.

About Us

Vilshenko is the eponymous line of Olga Vilshenko founded in 2011, a peerless designer who’s formative years were steeped in craftsmanship. Hailing from the Ural region of Russia, this talented artisan designer received an early education in producing bespoke articles of clothing in response to the austere conformity in the then communist regime.

Having honed her skills at the Institute of Fashion and Art in Moscow and London’s Istituto Marangoni. Vilshenko has a unique aesthetic, marrying classic construction, minimalist silhouettes and rich detailing.  Olga Vilshenko now splits her time between these two capital cities, maintaining a studio in each.

With four ready-to-wear collections a year, Vilshenko is sold in over fifteen countries. Olga Vilshenko also operates an Atelier in Moscow creating bespoke pieces for private clients.