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VF Corporation Sample Maker in Nashville, Tennessee

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Workwear Outfitters has a strong legacy of building innovative and authentic market-right products and is a leading supplier of work apparel and footwear for diverse occupations in industries such as automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, government, food services, telecommunications, hospitality, and many more. Workwear Outfitters is based in Nashville, Tennessee with over $800 million in sales and we employ more than 5,800 people in facilities spanning the globe.

Brands under the Workwear Outfitters umbrella include Red Kap®, Bulwark®, Image Authority®, Kodiak®, Terra®, Walls®, Liberty ®, Work Authority®, Workrite® Fire Service, Chef Designs®, and Horace Small®. Workwear Outfitters is also the exclusive licensee for Dickies® apparel in the B2B channel.

Our Purpose: “We champion and empower workers who make our world work better”

What You Will Do as a Sample Maker

Under guidance from the Pattern Services Manager, this position is responsible for the execution of prototype garments produced in the sample department. This includes monitoring both the quality and scheduled completion dates which are critical to meet merchandising expectations. 

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Responsible for constructing sample garments. 

  • Receives tech packs and identifies trim and findings. 

  • Cuts and assembles sample quality garments according to specified requirements provided. 

  • Reviews garments for general appearance and deviations. 

  • Report completion of garment to sample coordinator.

  • Assists with normal machine maintenance and/or request additional maintenance from mechanics. 

Skills for Success

  • High School diploma

  • Production sewing experience with an overall understanding of industrial sewing machines

  • Extensive knowledge of product development standards

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Requires interpretation of written specifications

  • Good communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of employees

  • Requires a general understanding of available product features offered

  • Sewing experience in a variety of styles and constructions

  • Must be adaptable to changes in both internal and external customer demands and expectations.

  • Requires physical sewing and cutting responsibilities that require sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.