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Tempur Pedic is searching for a Pattern Designer for our design team. This position will be located in our state of the art R&D department in Duffield, Virginia. This is an opportunity to be part of a creative team with an excellent work environment, representing an innovative brand.

Essential duties:
  • Review measurements, research specification information to develop quality patterns.
  • Enter measurement information into system to design prototype.
  • Prototypes reviewed by multiple departments, working as a team making recommendations and completing the revisions on prototype until the Design Department gives final approval.
  • Recommend better product development ideas to reduce cost and improve efficiency building product.
  • Provide production vendor with complete information needed to execute first approval (i.e. spec, pattern, sample, etc).
  • Up scaling specifications and running in new products at the suppliers, to enable suppliers to make all standard sizes or sizes specified for the specific product. Delivering Gerber patterns and specifications to the supplier.
  • Supporting the Designer in making grading rules for new products.
  • Running projects that are changes on existing production or that are combining known components with known designs
  • Keep developing the design/development process to get a faster and more efficient process.
  • Support function for Designers and Cover Launch Manager in making prototypes, master covers and covers that support the work on the specifications.
  • Supports Technology Team and Accessories Engineer for prototyping products other than mattresses
  • Works with Cover Designers and Design Manager to provide quality grade samples/prototypes
  • Must be able to collaborate on a multifaceted team of professionals, including, scientists, designers, engineers, and project managers.

Qualifications include:
  • Strong sewing skills (prefer industrial sewing machine experience)
  • Pattern making skills including flat pattern method and draping are required.
  • Communication & writing skills are very important to write assembly instructions and negotiate design and material details.
  • Computer skills are needed: Microsoft Excel & Word, Corel Draw or Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator.
  • CAD software experience helpful: AutoCAD, CATIA, or other 2D/3D software, Gerber and Canvas preferred.
  • 2 years’ work experience in a manufacturing environment with pattern making
  • Experience in home goods, apparel design or upholstery
  • Extended education in pattern design
  • Hand and machine cutting is required

About Tempur Sealy International, Inc.:

Iconic brands. Storied history. Industry-leading innovation.

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is the world's largest bedding provider. The company develops, manufactures and markets mattresses, adjustable bases, pillows and other sleep and relaxation products. Combining a proud history and groundbreaking innovation, the company holds some of the most highly recognized brands in the industry.

Tempur Sealy is proud to be an E.O.E/AAP employer.

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