Under Armour, Inc. Sewer in Baltimore, Maryland
Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.
The Lighthouse is Under Armour’s state-of-the-art Design and Innovation lab located in Port Covington, Baltimore. This is where we make athletes better by creating and building our latest apparel innovations using advanced design, materials, techniques, and equipment. The Innovation Sewing Technician will play a key role in building UA’s apparel prototypes, test samples, and small-scale production.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for assembling garments according to the design sketches and create prototype samples by performing all manual and machine sewing applications.
Position requires the technician to sew a variety of products for various categories, including outerwear, compression, bras, and much more.
Execute component and/or complete sewing operations within a team/modular approach to provide full garment prototypes from a pattern.
Perform embellishment operations including heat seals, pad printing, patches, and embroidery as needed.
Analyze manufacturing “sew-ability” and provide feedback for increased efficiency, reduced cost, improved quality, and/or adds innovative features.
Execute “mock ups” or partial garments to show construction methods.
Take part in repetitive production assembly operations when needed.
Operates all types of assembly machines equipped with manual and automatic components, Human Machine Interfaces, PLC and other programmable devices.
Maintains work area, machine, and equipment, using broom, rags, and cleaning compounds to keep from damaging fabric throughout the sewing process.
Perform autonomous maintenance functions to keep equipment operating in optimal conditions.
Collaborates with Technical Designers, Designers, Engineers, Mechanics and Managers
Proactively engages in the prevention, identification, and control of hazards and risks leading to occupational accidents, occupational diseases, and fires and explosions.
This list is not comprehensive and other duties will be assigned…as an innovation center, an open mind and flexibility to support our business and stakeholders is critical to our success.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education And / Or Experience
High School Diploma, GED (General Education Degree) or equivalent and at least 2 years of related, industrial sewing experience.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated mastery of sewing techniques using industrial (high-speed) equipment.
Experience in the sports apparel industry preferred.
Experience working safely with manufacturing-based technology.
Must be able to function well in a team environment
Ability to follow detailed instructions.
Ability to think critically.
Quality of work must meet UA standards.
Good time management skills and able to manage time to handle multiple priorities
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical documents and procedures.
Ability to read and write emails and other business correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, etc.
Ability to communicate with all team members.
English is the primary language of communication within the Lighthouse.
At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.