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Technical Design Intern: Product Integration

Internship Description:
National Safety Apparel is a fourth generation, family owned business that is proud to manufacture innovative safety apparel products in the USA. As a Product Development Intern, you will learn the fundamentals of product development and get hands on experience in apparel manufacturing at our Cleveland, OH headquarters. The primary function of the Product Development team is to collaborate with the Product Team and turn design concepts into reality by ensuring manufacturability and scalability across our various manufacturing locations. The Product Development Intern is responsible for assisting with production setup, maintaining tech packs and patterns, and supporting Manufacturing teams with product lifecycle updates.

·        Learn about apparel manufacturing technology and capabilities.
·        Discover how to turn a new design/product concept into a commercialized product.
·        Learn the basics of apparel CAD software to update garment patterns.
·        Get experience creating and maintaining garment spec/tech packs.
·        Turn design concepts into functional prototypes and ensure production timelines are met.
·        Evaluate prototypes/samples for construction, quality, fit, and accuracy.
·        Collaborate with cross-functional team members on-site to solve potential quality and manufacturing problems.

Training: Provided on the job
Education & Certifications: Bachelor’s degree in apparel design or related field (either in progress or completed), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, Gerber Accumark (or related CAD system) preferred.

Key Competencies:
·        Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy and demanding environment required.
·        Strong skills in organization, prioritization, time management and project management.
·        Attention to detail and accuracy.
·        Knowledgeable in garment construction.
·        Ability to collaborate with internal partners to achieve positive results

National Safety Apparel is an equal opportunity employer.

NOTE: National Safety Apparel requires a background check and drug screen test to be considered for employment.