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Apparel Quality Control (QC) Specialist

Company: Uniform Advantage
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT UA/UNIFORM ADVANTAGE BRANDSFor over 35 years, UA Brands has been synonymous with fashion-forward specialty apparel for the medical and culinary professions.We are proud to support our valued customers - true heroes giving back with every shift. Our culture includes a long history of philanthropy and community support. Our strong values and unique culture are built on collaborating not merely as coworkers, but as family and friends. From the beginning, we provide candidates an authentic look into how UA Brands embraces their skills and perspectives, all in ways that continue to set us apart.ABOUT THE ROLEThis is a great opportunity to join a growing, global organization. The Quality Control Specialist is responsible for assuring that all UA Brands apparel meets or exceeds the brands' and customers' quality expectations. Systematic responsibility to facilitate quality and compliance-related issues or concerns. Responsible for evaluating PP/TOP samples and maintaining the PP/TOP library.WHAT YOU'LL DOReview and approve PPS (pre-production samples) from owned and sourced production suppliers. Meet milestone and service level agreement turn-times on these sample reviews. Issue clear and concise reports as to the status of the sample submitted to maintain production timelinesPerform all in-house fabric and garment testing for production as well as development. Execute material colorfastness testing according to the latest laboratory standards. Translate test results into recommendationsReport findings in a concise manner to leaders of quality, production, sourcing, design, and merchandising as well as suppliersFollow sampling plan to determine inspection quantity and the maximum number of defects maintaining the company standard AQL. Follow policies, principles, and standards within UA, including company fit, grading, measuring, construction, quality, and tolerance standardsAssist in conducting and reporting on random garment shipment sample reviews to continue the evolution of the quality lens in owned and sourced production suppliersResponsible for Managing and Maintaining PP/TOP (Garments) and bulk fabric submits libraryCollaborate with the product team, production, and outside vendors daily to develop business practices that ensure consistency and quality in a timely mannerWHAT YOU'LL BRINGBS/BA Degree - Apparel/Textile technology, Product Development in apparel production within the fashion industryKnowledge of garment construction and how to evaluate a garmentAnalysis of garment construction, manufacturing methods, and quality control proceduresDemonstrated technical experience and expertise working with overseas mills, suppliers, and manufacturersUnderstanding how to measureAbility to perform all physical fabric and garment testsKnowledge of laboratory colorfastness testing, dyeing processes, and the corresponding AATCC and ASTM standards as well as OKO Tex100 and ISO standardsComputer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Knowledge of (past use of) PLM systemsAbility to multi-task, proactively troubleshoot issues, independently problem solve and work effectively as a teamExtremely detail-oriented with excellent follow up skills; deadline-drivenProven experience building working relationships with cross-functional teamsWHERE YOU'LL WORK OFFICE-BASED - Fort Lauderdale HeadquartersJust a short distance from the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beaches - our home base of South Florida is a perfect reflection of our customer population and culturally rich and diverse team. These onsite, business-critical roles are the backbone of our success. Join other team members in the spacious Quad for lunch, take a break in the Jumpstart Java, our gourmet coffee bar or enjoy the wellness equipment and our other ongoing wellness activities.PLENTY OF BENEFITS TOOUA BRANDS offers a full range of benefits allowing you the opportunity to customize a benefits package that addresses both your health and financial needs.Medical and Pharmacy CoverageDental and Vision CoverageLife/AD InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program - self-care and support for life's everyday challengesExtensive 401(k) plan with company matching - Save for your futureShort & Long Term Disability - Company PaidAccident, Hospital Care and Critical Illness Insurance - Protect your IncomeAuto and Home InsuranceLegal Insurance and ID Theft ProtectionNationwide Pet InsuranceHoliday PayPaid Time Off - Life BalanceVolunteer Time Off - Make an ImpactEmployee Discount ProgramReferral Program - Get paid to work with FriendsFree Parking at the Downtown Corporate OfficeRegular Social Activities and Events - Mandatory FunSee moreof the benefits we offerUA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUITY EMPLOYERAs an employee of any UA Brands division, you will be part of an established and dynamic organization. We believe that success starts from within, and we are seeking individuals who thrive in an environment that encourages and supports self-management.To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at UA Brands will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. UA Brands does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. UA Brands will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.We area Drug-Free Workplace.

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