Pattern Engineer

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted September 30, 2020
Category Product Development
Job Type Full-time


Pattern Engineer
Posted: lululemon athletica

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: $60,000-140,000

Language: English

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Positions Available: 2

NOC Group: 5245

Job Location(s)
1818 Cornwall Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1C7 Canada

Job Description
About this team:

The Product Development team is responsible for the management of multiple product track development projects at all stages from initial concepting, through design, development and up to start of production. As part of this team, we are comprised of Pattern Engineers, Technical Developers, and Product Managers. This team assists in the creation and commercialization of premium performance product ensuring it is performing for the intended end-use through garment fit and construction, and is meeting the required quality standards through lab and wear-testing in accordance with lululemon business goals.

They are strong communicators who value and develop their cross functional relationships. This is a team of high performers who are constantly striving to develop personally and professionally, practicing open feedback in a trusting space. This team knows how to bring fun into their everyday, prioritising team connection and enjoying sweat & creative sessions together.

A day in the life:

• Organize and prioritize daily workload of assigned product

• Develop complete patterns & cutters must (legend) to achieve Design aesthetic, fit, and construction

• Identify, adjust, and correct fit issues that require pattern corrections

• Effectively communicate and advise technical team and cross functional partners on pattern construction

• Collaborate cross-functionally to monitor and maintain fit & construction to ensure brand consistency

• Collaborate with factories as needed for accurate use of pattern development

• Ability to cut and sew muslins for both live fitting and/or fitting on the form

• Ability to fit on a live model

• Participate in fittings as needed to support Technical Developers in maintaining consistent fit

• Strong analytical thinking, written & verbal communication

• Mentor Pattern Engineers & TD team as required


• Patternmaking Degree

• 5 – 8 years minimum industry experience in pattern making (preferably development through production)

• Understanding of fit, balance, garment construction, and fabric reaction

• Strong technical knowledge of performance product and fit (materials/fabric, construction, and body movement)

• Strong team player/collaborator, able to work cross-functionally

• Knowledge of product creation calendar timelines and able to work against deadlines

• Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Illustrator, PLM software, Gerber Pattern Making

• 3D software experience (CLO, Browzwear) is an asset

• Experience with plus size market an asset

• Traveled to and worked with manufacturers across Asia, Americas, and Europe

Must haves:

• Driven by the technical aspect of the product creation process
• Attention to detail, initiative, organization, strong verbal & written communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks & competing priorities
• Comprehensive knowledge of fabric, construction, draping, graphic & dye techniques
• Skilled at technical communication with vendors via pattern diagrams & fit photos
• Expert knowledge of Pattern Grading
• Comprehension of end to end product life cycle

*Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, disability, & RRSP matching and performance based bonus available. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and support in relocation costs for qualified candidates not residing in Vancouver. The employee is eligible for performance based salary increases & bonuses.

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