Product Design & Development Internship

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Saratoga Horseworks, Ltd.
57 Edson St
Amsterdam, NY
Posted: January 11 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Paid

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Description

Custom Sewn Products, the contract manufacturing division of Saratoga Horseworks, Ltd, is a leading manufacturer of American made products sold to a wide range of markets such as equine, pet products, scuba diving, musical instrument accessories, personal flotation devices, surfing, flexible hyperbaric chambers, and more. Custom Sewn Products is offering full time Design and Product Development Internships for students or recent graduates seeking experience in the design and manufacture of sewn products. The right candidate will use the latest version of Optitex design software to develop products and entire product lines for various clients. From the product’s initial stages to its completion, this intern will gain valuable hands on experience in all areas of the product development cycle. This is a full time, paid internship with the opportunity to turn into a permanent position.

Applicants can send a resume and cover letter to dani@horseworks.com with a subject line of “Product Design & Development Intern” to be considered for this position. Hard copies can be mailed to:
Saratoga Horseworks Ltd.
P.O. Box 549
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Responsibilities

Responsibilities & Learning Objectives
• Sit in on customer meetings and telecoms to establish design criteria for new upcoming products
• Design a diverse range of products using the latest version of Optitex design software
• Learn how fabric choices can affect the look and function of a product
• Learn how non apparel products interface with the human form
• Create samples of new product designs
• Review product designs with clients and make subsequent revision changes
• Grading patterns as required
• Marker making for actual production runs
• Quality control of current production, including in process testing of production pieces to operation specifications
• Testing new product prototypes
• Utilize ultrasonic bonding, hot air welding, and RF welding of textiles to produce water, or air tight textile assemblies or garments
• Use of computer guided cutting machines and traditional cutting techniques
• Apply lean manufacturing principles
• Record the production process for new products or process improvements for existing products
• Coordinate with marketing in order to successfully introduce new products or product redesigns to the market

Requirements

Requirements:
To be considered for this opportunity candidates should already have the following minimum skills:
• Course or work experience with computer aided design of textile products
• Above average sewing skills
• Good mathematics ability
• A willingness to confidently interact with all levels of management and customers
• Be open to the idea that textile and fashion education can be applied to areas outside of fashion
• Good work ethic and habits

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