Sample Sewer

Blue Force Gear, Inc. - Pooler, GA

Full-timeEstimated: $38,000 - $53,000 a year
EducationSkills

Blue Force Gear is proud to design and manufacture the world’s lightest and most cutting edge military equipment – all made here in the USA! We have a dedicated team committed to the mission of our nation’s armed service, law enforcement, prepared citizen, and sporting enthusiast. Also important to our company culture is the spirit of “Always Better” – a quest for constant improvement both in the workplace and in your personal lives. In order to enhance our long term growth, we are looking for a creative, detail-oriented Sample Sewer to work in our Product Development department! This position is responsible for contributing to product innovation by sewing and pattern making for high quality prototype, fit, and production samples.

Responsibilities:

  • Discusses design briefs with designers, and converts their original models/designs/drawings of products into patterns of separate parts that can be laid out on a length of fabric and assembled into first article prototypes
  • Assists designers in designing and developing presentation boards
  • Draws details on outlined parts to indicate where parts are to be joined, as well as the positions of pleats, pockets, buttonholes, and other features, using computers or drafting instruments
  • Marks samples and finished patterns with information such as garment size, section, style, identification, and sewing instructions.
  • Draws outlines of pattern parts by adapting or copying existing patterns, or by drafting new patterns
  • Positions and cuts out master or sample patterns, using scissors and knives, or prints out copies of patterns, using plotter
  • Assists in the construction and assembly of short run manufacturing projects and sample sewing
  • Aides in the construction of prototypes and/or new designs
  • Participates in the initial phase of small-quantity production (Low Rate Initial Production) of gear
  • Converts from a finished product to patterns for reproduction
  • Organizes project folders
  • Maintains quality standards

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • GED or HS diploma preferred
  • Minimum 2 years industrial sewing and pattern making experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in producing items in any of the following areas preferred:
  • Luggage
  • Upholstery
  • Outdoor Apparel (outerwear)
  • Strong technical sewing ability required
  • Experience with Straight stitch walking foot, bartack, lockstitch, etc. required
  • Strong knowledge of latest material bonding techniques including RF and Ultrasonic welding, gluing, and similar techniques
  • Strong problem-solving skills as it pertains to prototype development and construction
  • Ability to create patterns from finished products
  • Technical flat sketches

Competencies and Skills:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Self-motivated
  • Must be team oriented
  • Must develop the mindset of continuous evaluation/improvement
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong Attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Blue Force Gear is an Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • industrial sewing and pattern making: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)