• Technical Apparel Developer Intern

    Company
    Xenith, LLC
    Location
    US-MI-Detroit
  • Who We Are

    We are a team of designers and engineers, players and parents, dreamers and doers. We care about athletes’ success in sport and life, and are uncompromising when it comes to our protective gear’s design, fit, feel and performance. Every helmet we make achieves top safety ratings, so every athlete takes the field with the confidence to play at their best.

    Our athlete-centric philosophy doesn’t stop at safety. We design for needs that transcend protection, pushing the boundaries of fit, feel, comfort, durability, performance and style. We stay ahead of the game with a tireless work ethic and nonstop drive to innovate for football’s fast-changing landscape.

    What You'll Do/Need

    The Technical Apparel Developer Intern supports the development of team apparel/accessories/soft goods. Their primary responsibilities are to assist in the development of styles from prototype through approved production sample.

     

    Responsibilities 

    • Assist in the development of specification packages from development through to fit approval
    • Manage prototype intake and measure and evaluate factory samples in comparison to product specifications and construction
    • Assist as needed in fit sessions by capturing fit notes and taking digital images
    • Coordinate fit weekly sessions, schedule fit models and create fit session agendas as needed
    • Assist with the organization of files, samples and tracking to ensure all information is up to date
    • Collaborate with Developer to understand design concept, consumer, target price, fit and finish for each style in the product range
    • Assist in maintaining product specifications including technical illustrations, bills of materials, prototypes and construction details
    • Work with Developers to maintain seasonal information, trim binders and material library
    • Initiate and approve lab dips while maintaining fabric and trim library
    • Maintain organization of prototypes, size set samples and reference samples library

    Requirements 

    • Bachelor’s degree in fashion design or apparel-related field and/or equivalent years of experience
    • Basic knowledge of product development, pattern making, draping, and technical design
    • Basic sewing and garment construction knowledge
    • Well-developed computer skills including experience with the Microsoft Office suite and Illustrator
    • Basic level knowledge of product line management and computer pattern making systems
    • Ability to work in a fast-apced ever-changing environment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to communicate with all levels including management
    • Outstanding organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and attention to detail
    • Passion for sports and desire to be a part of a fast-paced and exciting work environment

    What’ll Make You Special

    • Previous internship experience in the apparel industry
    • Experience with Optitex, Garber Accumark or similar, or have an understanding of these systems

     

    What You'll Get

    • Excellent benefits package that includes a 401(k) match, dental and vision insurance, and much more
    • Opportunities to participate in professional development programs, including personal empowerment coaching, leadership training and ongoing personal growth training
    • Other incentives, contests and rewards, including chances to win trips, event tickets, cash prizes and more

    Why We’re Different

     

    Meet the anti-corporate culture of Xenith, where there’s no daunting hierarchy, “boss” is a four-letter word, and if you work hard, you’re the one who will reap the rewards, both personally and professionally. More than any other place you’ll work, we’re dedicated to honing your skills, helping you grow and making sure you have plenty of fun while you’re at it.

     

    Xenith is an equal opportunity employer.

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