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Elk has cultivated a work environment in which our employees are constantly challenged to do their best. Through a creative approach, Elk has created a strong brand identity, and we nurture this quality in others by employing people who share our keen interest in design, our love of nature and simplicity and our commitment to ethical and sustainable business. Just as each piece in our range is carefully created; we seek out individuals to work at Elk who can bring their own life experience and inspired ideas to our company.

In return, Elk offers a unique workplace and conducts induction and product training. We encourage our employees to integrate Elk product into their lives outside of work through offering product discounts. Staff members are informed about Elk products – from the design process, through the materials used-to craftsmanship and traditional skills utilised in making them– and are confident communicating about Elk to others.

Elk supports employees' involvement in activities outside of work, whether it be to study, artistic pursuits or volunteer work.

Have a look behind the scenes, learn the Elk story and meet the people that make up Elk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwc-NSSviTk 

Full Time - Garment Technician

 As a Garment Technician you will be involved in the development stages of all apparel products on a daily basis; checking the fitting, measurements and the workmanship of each garment until sign off to bulk. Your role also includes encouraging our suppliers to become more active in finding the best technical solutions to ensure the best quality before production.

Your key responsibilities will include:

• Establishing and communicating standards relevant to fit, manufacturing and quality to support our company objectives
• Working closely with offshore manufacturers to follow and achieve the critical path from design, sampling, fit, corrections, pre-production and bulk approval
• Supporting the design team through all stages of garment product development from design to manufacture
• Create tech packs - specification sheets, measurements and grades for new styles - garment details, fabric, print, colourways and labelling for offshore production
• Tech pack creation including the ability to generate technical drawings using Adobe Illustrator
• Generation of specifications and gradings
• Measure and QC fit samples
• Conduct internal sample fittings to ensure correct fit/specification requirements have been followed and meet customer expectations
• Offer suggestions and advice on all technical aspects
• Communicate all amendments to offshore manufacturers clearly and concisely
• Risk assessment - identify any potential production and quality issues and offer resolutions, before proceeding to bulk production
• Final QC approval responsibility prior to shipping

Skills required:
• Min. 5 years + similar role developing apparel
• Knowledge of pattern making essential
• Ability to interpret design sketches to create tech packs with exceptional attention to detail
• Intermediate Adobe Illustrator proficiency
• Highly motivated with good organisational skills, and the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
• A strong communicator - written and verbal - between head office and offshore manufacturing and ability to liaise effectively and build key relationships with internal and external suppliers
• A "Can Do" positive attitude is essential - we all pitch in and roll up our sleeves
• Qualification in Fashion Production / Pattern Making / Textile Design / Quality Control or similar
• Strong negotiation skills and the ability to remain level-headed under pressure
• Attention to detail and experience working with excel

Please email your CV and Cover Letter to jobs@elkaccessories.com.au. Applications close Monday the 27th of November. 

Little Collins Store

182 Little Collins St, Melbourne,
Victoria, 3000, Australia

P: +61 3 8609 1247

Trading Hours
Monday to Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Preston Store

395 Plenty Road, Preston,
Victoria, 3072, Australia

P: +61 3 9478 1800

Trading Hours
Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

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395 Plenty Road, Preston,
Victoria, 3072, Australia

P: +61 3 9478 1800
F: +61 3 9478 8864

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed
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customerservice@elkaccessories.com.au P: +61 3 9478 1800 395 Plenty Road, Preston, Victoria 3072, Australia