Fabric Technologist

  • Job Reference: AW4496
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2019
  • Recruiter: u&i Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive remuneration package DOE
  • Sector: Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Angela Wilkinson
  • Email: angelaw@uandirecruitment.co.uk

Job Description

Our client is a leading outdoor clothing and equipment retailer with outlets throughout Australasia. They have been steadily growing over the last 30 years and now have an opportunity for a talented Fabric Technologist to join their Product Operations team in New Zealand. 

Fabric Technologist - The Role:

  • Reporting to the Materials Development Manager
  • You will be responsible for ensuring all bulk material approvals at least meet the required quality standards 
  • Identifying and resolving any technical issues that may affect bulk production
  • Managing to the fabric & trims testing lab and contributing to the quality assurance process
  • Managing supply base and building strong relationships with key suppliers
  • Supporting the compliance process to ensure that all due diligence testing and certificates of compliance are received for all products that have a legislated mandatory requirement, particularly for sale in markets outside AY/NZ.
  • Ensure corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives are met 

Fabric Technologist - The Candidate: 

  • Degree / Diploma in Textile Clothing, Textile Sciences or similar discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience
  • Strong knowledge of performance Textiles, Yarns, Fabric Manufacturing & Chemical Processing
  • Knowledge of testing for plastic, metal, wood, composites and other hard goods
  • Strong understanding of International Standards ASTM, ISO and others and global compliance requirements CPSIA, Prop 65, REACH etc
  • Good level of computer literacy
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to undertake regular international travel to Asia, of required
  • An affinity for outdoor pursuits would be ideal

Fabric Technologist - The Package:

  • Competitive remuneration package DOE 
  • Staff discount
  • Relocation 

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted
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