LaCrosse Footwear
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.



This position is primarily responsible for the creation of new footwear pattern designs, while ensuring the manufacturability of the concept within the Danner factory and aiding in final commercialization of new product lines. Qualified candidates will address sustaining engineering issues relating to patterns, processes, and components while consulting with Manufacturing Engineers on production line impact.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Other duties may be assigned.):

  • Translates conceptual footwear design ideas into product prototypes.
  • Ability to build patterns from conceptual state, including creating of upper construction and knowledge of a variety of bottoming construction technologies.
  • Continually reviews existing patterns and recommends manufacturability improvements.
  • Responsible for sample creation and tracking through the factory setting.
  • Aids in creation of bill of material for all new product introductions.
  • Demonstrated ability to grade patterns and performing dye breaks.
  • Experience in creating manufacturing support tools.
  • Prior experience with inspection of footwear materials, especially a background with leather.
  • Experience with 3D design & 3D printing.
  • Attention to detail and a discerning eye for quality.



  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Bachelor's degree in Apparel Design, Engineering, or equivalent with 5+ years' work experience in the footwear industry as a Pattern Engineer. Additional work experience in lieu of a degree may be acceptable.
  • Proficient in Windows Suite of software.
  • Working knowledge of ProCAM patterning software preferred.
  • Working knowledge of 3D Design and 3D Printing software preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be willing to conduct oneself in accordance with Company's Core Values.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  



To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each of the essential job duties satisfactorily.

The employee frequently is required to use arms, hands and fingers to handle, feel or reach. The sensory requirements for this position include vision, hearing, and touch.



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.



Mix of office environment and factory setting.



This position reports directly to the Sample Manufacturing Manager.


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