Job: Design for U.S. Army

(Note-I rarely post apparel design jobs but this one caught my eye. I used to want to work in government intelligence and I did my master’s in smart textiles so I thought I’d give this one some page space.)

CLOTHING DESIGNER FOR MILITARY
US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center
Location: Massachusetts

The US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, located at the US Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, MA under the Army’s RD&E Command, seeks self-motivated and results-oriented individuals to join our Design, Pattern and Prototype Team (DPPT). DPPT is responsible for the design and fabrication of clothing and clothing related prototypes: protective, combat, dress and military apparel systems.

We have the dedicated mission to maximize the Warrior’s survivability, sustainability, mobility, combat effectiveness and quality of life by treating the Soldier as a System. Situated near the birthplace of the Nation’s Army, the Natick Soldier RD&E Center is also the birthplace of the Soldier as a System concept.

Incumbent of this position will perform the role of project officer on the Advanced Personal Protection System Program. This program is run for the Department of Homeland Security, and is focused on delivering near term solutions to technical challenges faced by DHS Operational elements (Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Transportation Security, etc). This program will manage the development of integrated personal protective systems that will be worn by Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement officers to protect themselves from multiple hazards such as chemical, biological, ballistic, and thermal threats.

Job Description:
Responsibilities include planning and conducting clothing design projects involving the design and development of experimental military clothing ensembles and master patterns, production patterns, grading system, graded patterns, and prototype design and fabrication in support of military clothing, equipment items or systems.

Specific Skills:
Ability to work in a team environment.

Experience working with Gerber Accumark Version 8 (PDS), V-Sticher, Accuscan, Adobe Illustrator Web PDM, marker making and specialty machinery: i.e., embroidery, ultrasonic, and seam sealing.

Knowledge of garment construction, men’s and women’s sizing, custom fitting, fabrication methods, production methods and fabric layout.

Experience in pattern manipulation inclusive of sizing/grading, designing/creating and modification.
Attention to detail, initiative, teamwork, and a creative imagination

How to Apply:
To officially apply for this position, you must apply through the Army’s Resume Builder. To do this, click here and click on Employment, then Build a Resume and follow the instructions.

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