Garment Technician | Sydney

Posted on 11-Jan-2018
Application Close Date: 01-Feb-2018
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Design & Production
Australian Resident
Position Reference:
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We are looking for speed, accuracy, and fabric and fitting experience in this role. With a key requirement being tech pack production, past pattern-making exposure will also be helpful. Bringing a real passion for getting fits right and consistent, your expertise will also see you advise options on construction and cost effectiveness as well. This opportunity will also see you grow and maintain a block library. Join us to be a global market leader as our brands change the perception of fashion.


Your New Career

You will support designers in translating concepts to technical specifications to produce samples for costing, you will also provide guidance on product design feasibility. Being a go-to about garment specifications, you will manage fit sessions providing insight into correct sizing and sampling. A core focus of this role is to also create and manage garment specification packs including product and technical detail sent to manufacturers and suppliers. 


We are a fast paced, high volume fashion environment – additional duties include:

  • Proactively contributing to fit sessions
  • Meeting critical path deadlines


Must Haves:

  • You are an experienced Garment Technician with at least 4 years' experience within a fashion brands or apparel supplier environments
  • You additionally possess experience with Menswear and Womenswear specifically – able to demonstrate knowledge of garment construction, fabric, fit, shape.
  • You have sound knowledge of fabrications and suitability to translate into different apparel products
  • You are a team player – engaging, able to work across departments, communicating effectively and building relationships
  • You show initiative –  with strong time management, you also thrive in a fast-paced, high volume setting
  • You have strong communication skills – able to clearly articulate fits and commentary to offshore suppliers


Your New Destination

Working in a fast paced, high-volume fashion environment you will gain an insight into how to create great product ranges that align to the brands' customer profile. Joining Rivers is being part of an inspirational team who are creative, engaging, and who come from all walks of life. A collaborative environment and open plan office in Alexandria, our buying teams are upbeat and outgoing, they are also go-getters passionate about shaping the future of iconic Australian brand, Rivers. 


Rivers are part of Specialty Fashion Group - an ASX leading, specialty apparel retailer with over 1,000 stores and 7,000 Team Members across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & the USA. Through our fantastic brands our purpose is to be a global market leader that changes the perception of fashion. SFG are all about game changers who are customer centric. If this is you get in contact with our talent team who are waiting to connect with you!