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Pattern Maker

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Operations (T2 Operations)

Buena Park, CA, US, 90620

Work Designation:  Onsite

Salary Range: $ 59,773.00 - $89,659.00 



Position Summary:

The Pattern Maker is responsible to create accurate patterns for prototypes and revisions for bulk production of premium consumer backpacks, bags, and luggage, built in North America. This role will also provide support in making pattern templates, ensuring accuracy of dimensions and fitness, along with Tech Pack preparation.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Create patterns for commercialization of consumer products, both manually and with auto-CAD software.
  • Translate design sketches and/or samples into pattern creation or manipulation.
  • Make templates and simple jigs for sewing operations production.
  • Prepare Tech Packs and production operations-oriented product Bible.
  • Assist in cutting fabrics/accessories/materials for use in product development.
  • Design ideal production markers to optimize textile yields.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 3+ years of experience pattern making for backpacks/bags.
  • A deep operational understanding of bag/backpack construction, fabrics, and manufacturing processes.
  • Experience using Auto-CAD.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with leather bags, luggage, and/or upholstery pattern making.
  • Strong creative and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work well with cross-function teams.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and positive attitude.
  • Ability to work effectively both on the shop floor and office environments. Must be detail oriented, especially regarding aesthetics and functionality
  • Sense of urgency and comfort working within tight deadlines.

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you’re excited by the possibilities that come along with working at Exemplis! With us, TEAM comes first.  We bring integrity, passion, and excellence to work each day.  Being part of our team means living our core values and thriving in an environment of constant innovation and positive change. 
In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

  • Competitive Salary: Our salary formula is a national benchmark that adjusts to your cost of living, job duties, years of experience, skill set, and education. 
  • Bonus: This position qualifies for a bonus.
  • Health Insurance: We offer a variety of health insurance options (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for all of our team members. Eligible the first month following your start date. 
  • 401(k): We match 100% up to 3% and then 50% of the next 2% deferred. 
  • Time Off: Taking time off to recharge is a must whether it is for your personal health or vacation; paid time off starts accruing day 1!
  • Observed Holidays: 10 company observed holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
  • Employee Discounts across all of our product lines.
  • Hit our Numbers Lunch: When we hit out monthly milestones, we all celebrate! 
  • Tuition Scholarships: Partnership with UMASS Global for 10%-20% off tuition for you and/or your family. 

About Us:

It all started in a small warehouse in California with just three employees, a fax machine and a bell that rang out every time a chair came down the conveyor belt. Over 25 years later, we’re the #1 manufacturer of task chairs in the U.S. and continue to lead, innovate and disrupt across an array of industries.

We are proud to be a part of Exemplis and its growing family of brands, which includes Timbuk2, X-Chair, Mavix, HealthyBack, Edloe Finch, and Albany Park.

Exemplis has headquarters, offices and retail stores across the U.S. (plus a variety of remote work opportunities). Learn more and apply today.

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state, and local laws. Read our full statement on our careers page.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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