Assistant Garment Technologist/Developer

Mountain Equipment has been making some of the finest mountain clothing in the world since 1961. We believe in what we do; we design, test and build with passion and commitment because we know that our products are depended upon in some of the most demanding conditions on earth.

An outstanding opportunity exists for a Junior Garment Technologist/Developer to join one of the leading mountain brands in Europe and play a key part in the continuing development of our award-winning apparel range.

The successful candidate will be assist in the creation of technical specification of apparel from prototyping stage through to the finished product.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with Senior Garment Tech and design team to create technical specification, considering product brief, supplier capabilities and costing to ensure suitability and performance of product.
  • Work closely with suppliers and designers in the development of samples and finished products.
  • Assist in the resolution of fit issues, grade garments and formulate size specifications.
  • Assist in managing the critical path for each season. Liaise with suppliers and internal teams to ensure weekly updates to CP status.
  • Testing product components to ensure suitability for purpose.
  • Bring ideas and solutions to improve the performance and quality of products.
  • Conduct QC on finished products to ensure all are of suitable standard.

Key skills / attributes

  • Degree level education including Garment Technology/Development or equivalent.
  • A genuine interest in technical performance product and passion for creating products that work.
  • Organizational skills and Innovation-minded .
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing, and a willingness to travel globally.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and a strong team-player.
  • A keen desire to grow and apply knowledge and skills.
  • An active interest in outdoor sports such as hillwalking or mountaineering is an advantage.

This is a full time position based at our head office in Greater Manchester. Salary is negotiable based on experience.

Please send your application and CV to by 17th April 2017.