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Associate Technical Designer

Dick's Sporting Goods k

Coraopolis, PA

Jan 15
Job Description

The Associate Technical Designer is responsible for all Technical Design functions for a segment of our private brand apparel with supervision from a Technical Designer. He/She will follow the technical design process with consideration to integrity of design, fit, garment construction and manufacturing processes needed to achieve cost and delivery standards.

• Interpret the designer's vision and create clear Technical Tech Packs from Proto stage to approval with detail sketches and measurement specifications that keep the integrity of design.

• Assist in the development of block pattern and technical specifications standards by brand/classification.

• Follow brand Matrix standards set in place to ensure spec integrity across all categories of product.

• Purchase competitor's samples, measure samples, and document specs onto competitive review forms. 

• Assist in analyzing the data and presenting the information to Design, Product Management and Merchandising if necessary.

• Measure and prepare samples for fittings to ensure timely fit sessions and on time delivery from first proto sample to 'Top of Production' approval. 

• Conducts fit session with Technical Designer present.  

• Analyze all changes needed to the garment and translate this information concisely into the technical package. 

• Assist in pattern corrections for each specific style.

• Learn how to evaluate graded nests against our grade rules tables. 

• Tracks arrival of samples; organizes and maintains garments in the sample room as well as filing information and hard copy patterns; prioritize garments with Technical Designer.  Keep tracking reports updated. 

• Ensure that all time and action calendar deadlines are met 

• Measure models weekly

• Communicates and partners with design. Sourcing team, and manufacturer to protect integrity of set specifications. 

• Work on more cost effective methods of garment construction with help from Technical Designer.  Attend all milestone meetings.  Attend weekly brand meetings as needed.



• Bachelor's Degree- Apparel/Textiles OR equivalent industry experience

• 3-5 Years' experience in basic Technical Design

• Must be proficient with Excel, Microsoft and Adobe Illustrator

• Must be proficient with PDS pattern making system

Dick's Sporting Goods

DICK’S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 when an 18 year-old Dick Stack was working at an Army surplus store in Binghamton, New York. An avid fisherman, Dick was approached by the store owner to come up with a list of products needed to get into the fishing tackle business. After Dick presented his suggestions, the owner told him he was a dumb kid and had no idea what he was doing. Dick was upset and promptly quit. He went to his grandmother’s house where he spent a lot of time as a kid and told her what had happened. Dick’s grandmother asked how much it would cost to build the store himself. Dick said it would cost $300. His grandmother then went to the cookie jar where she kept her life savings and gave him $300 and told him “do it yourself.” Dick used that money and his relentless work-ethic to open a bait-and-tackle shop in Binghamton. By 1958, he expanded his product line to include much of what you’ll find at DICK’S Sporting Goods today. Ed Stack, Dick’s son, is the current CEO and Chairman of DICK’S Sporting Goods. He and his siblings bought the store from their father and are responsible for taking two stores and growing the chain to over 500 stores. Dick’s family continues to offer the finest quality products at competitive prices, backed by the best service anywhere. Like you, we have a real passion for sports. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for both Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.

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