Rab Garment Technologist

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Technical team of a highly successful and fast moving outdoor brand. Rab is one of the UK’s premier outdoor clothing and equipment brands with strong international growth 

We are looking for an experienced Garment Technologist who can bring their experience, skills and personal qualities to a committed and enthusiastic product team.

You will work closely with the Design team to develop product and with our manufacturing partners and QC function in Asia to ensure accurate delivery.


Key Responsibilities: 

        Work with overseas factories to develop product through to production

        Assist with fit process and grading 

        Prepare and maintain accurate technical specifications 

        Work with factories to ensure Quality Standards are in place before start of production

        Make sure that our standards are delivered through manufacturing stages

        Carry out AQL and QC inspections

        Continually review product quality


        Highly enthusiastic, with a ‘can-do’ attitude 

        Resourceful and resilient

        Very high attention to detail 

        Organised and efficient

        Ideally a personal interest in outdoor performance clothing

        Ability to accept and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organization skills

        Ability to re-design processes according to the business need Strong IT skills (e-mail, MS office)


Education and Experience: 

        Degree or equivalent in Fashion or Textiles

        In-depth knowledge of all aspects of product construction 

        Excellent organisational skills to manage the approval process with suppliers in line with the critical path

        Hands-on factory experience and knowledge of manufacturing

        Excellent communication skills 

        Strong knowledge of the fitting process & grading

        Experience of reviewing test reports and good understanding of performance standards

        Experience working for a brand or retailer

        A full understanding of AQL inspections and reporting