Job Posting

Prototype Technician

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: English
Minimum Education: High School
Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Sewing Machine Operators (9451)
NOC Job Title: Sample Sewer
Expires in 4 days
Expires: 2021-11-30
Last Updated: 2021-10-14

Job Number: 702091

Job Location(s)

7525 Lowland Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
V5J 5L1, Canada

Job Description


We are looking for a highly skilled sample maker to join our Prototype team at Mustang Survival. The purpose of this position is both to generate concept samples quickly and accurately to support the product development process, and also to partner with the design and development team by working with them to troubleshoot potential construction issues and generate new and better solutions to product construction. The prototype technician would be handling a range of garments from relatively simple knits and wovens to more complex, technical waterproof breathable apparel, and may also be asked to support with bags and equipment from time to time. Mustang Survival offers a competitive salary and benefits package, a fantastic working environment, as well as an opportunity for personal and professional growth.


  • Operate an industrial sewing machine (Single Needle, Serging, Binding Folders) or other machinery (Bartacker, Regular Programmable, and Flip-flop) to assemble
    garments according to the appropriate methods and techniques for each product
  • Operate other machinery commonly used in build of technical garments, such as hot air taping machine, heat presses, etc.
  • Ensure proper operation of the sewing machine by cleaning, refilling oil, changing needles, detecting bobbin-winding problems, and testing the machine
  • Perform hand sewing or machine sewing on repairs as required
  • Ensure quality requirements are met based on instructions/specification/training
  • Maintain accurate record of construction & pattern issues throughout product assembly, to be communicated to design team during or immediately after assembly process
  • Support all sewing and taping relative operations, and when required cross-training for other operations to support prototyping
  • Maintain a clean and safe immediate workspace
  • Follow all Safety Regulations and reports all hazards, injuries, and accidents to the supervisor immediately


  • 5+ years’ experience in an industrial sewing/manufacturing environment
  • Written and verbal communication ability needed to provide feedback on construction/pattern issues and improvement suggestions on sewn prototypes
  • Ability to read and comprehend basic verbal and written English instruction; such as following testing requirements and quality control
  • Extensive garment manufacturing skills and knowledge, with the ability to handle various fabrics and sewing operations at an efficient and accurate level
  • Ability to operate a computer and access e-mail communication
  • Good work ethic, honest, patient, reliable and careful
  • Ability to work in a self-sufficient environment
  • Ability to adapt in a continuously changing environment
  • Strong team player, positive attitude and growth mindset
  • A positive attitude and growth mindset

How to Apply