Columbia Sportswear Company Technical Designer, Equipment

Columbia Sportswear Company Portland , OR 97228

Posted 3 months ago

ColumbiaSportswear Company is a portfolio of Brands for active lives. From our flagship

Columbia Brand to Mountain Hardwear, prAna and even the SOREL Brand.we are allabout making products that get people closer to their passions.

So if you have a passion for all things active, we might have the right rolefor you. If you crave adventure, innovation, quality and best of all fun,this is where you belong. If you're already reaching for your resume good.Apply for a career with Columbia Sportswear Company today.


  • Responsiblefor creating the development process and technical aspects of assigned equipmentproducts by collaborating closely with cross functional partners in design andproduct development to ensure design integrity, quality, color, and targetprice are met/maintained and that products are developed within establishedtimelines.

  • Collaborate with Equipment Designer to procure critical design information related to the technical development requirements of a style or product including; material, trim, color direction and style intent.

  • Provideaccurate equipment (bags and packs) technical illustrations and constructiondetails. Ensure critical computer data for seasonal styles and the PDM (productdata management) process.

  • Apply color to technical sketches as directed for seasonalcad books and sales tools. Communicate category related product information tointernal departments.

  • Participate as a team member in creating, tracking,organizing, and proofing product related information. Keep computer filesorganized and updated for access by team members.

  • Ensure bill of materials, specification, measurements andconstruction comments are maintained, accurate and communicated to appropriatedownstream partners.

  • Ensure color details are entered and accurate in PDM system.

  • Shepherdprototype creation from initial specification creation through first and secondprototype to approval.

  • Attend protoreview sessions for assigned products to make necessary notations for sketchupdates as a result of review sessions.

  • Review factory prototypes for accuracy, quality and function. This includes updating tech sketches or detail sketches as needed. Communicate findings to the appropriate persons including, Design/Merchandising, Sourcing and the LO Merchandising team and make necessary notations for sketch updates.

  • Partner withcross-functional team on sales sample evaluation.

  • Assist in proofing seasonal catalogs for sketch and coloraccuracy.

  • Work with manager and team members to ensure that calendardeadlines are met to reach company goals.

  • Participate in team meetings, staff meetings, and othermeetings as needed to assure strong communication on all process and productrelated issues.


  • College degree or equivalent with course work in industrial or product design, manufacturing, or related experience.

  • 1 to 3 years work experience in design, product development, or related field OR equivalent work experience in the product industry.

  • Experience with outdoor industry preferred.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

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