Trim Technologist

  • Job Reference: AW4320
  • Date Posted: 17 December 2018
  • 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:

Job Description

Our client is a leading outdoor clothing and equipment retailer with outlets throughout Australasia and is now the 8th biggest outdoor brand in the world. They are currently looking for Trim Technologist to join their team in Christchurch. 

Trim Technologist - The Role:

  • Reporting to the Textile R&D and Responsible Materials Manager
  • Supporting the development of new ideas and trends for trims/finishes/prints/technologies
  • Collaborating with the design, product management teams and suppliers to develop innovations
  • Supporting the trim material development process so that all trims are developed to meet or exceed quality standards
  • Maintaining the trim library, seasonal development tracker, swatch books, trim specification sheets and PLM records
  • Identifying and resolving any technical issues that may affect bulk production
  • Supporting the trim testing process so that initial testing of trims with suppliers and field testing is undertaken
  • 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.

Trim Technologist - The Candidate: 

  • Degree / Diploma in Industrial Engineering, Textile Clothing, Textile Sciences or similar discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience
  • Strong knowledge of performance Textiles and understanding of Yarns, Fabric Manufacturing & Chemical Processing
  • Knowledge of plastic, metal, wood, composites and other hard goods
  • Strong understanding of International Standards ASTM, ISO and others
  • Strong understanding of 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 

Trim 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.