Advanced Product Creation Flyknit resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Over 23 years experience in product creation of technical footwear textile and fashion design apparel. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in textile industry. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements. Consistently saved costs while increasing profits. Strengths in troubleshooting and problem solving backed by experience and training in knitting.

  • 23 years of experience in SIRIX, M1 & M1 plus computer programming for Stoll knitting machines.
  • 17 years freelance technical and hardware support for computer software, internet and email programs.
  • Responds quickly to new instructions, situations, methods and procedures.
  • Working with Adobe Illustrator 10 & CS6
  • Demonstrates high level of quality work, attendance and appearance.
  • Eager for challenging projects and able to successfully handle multiple projects at the same time.
  • Excellent customer relationship, analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Hard-worker, quick learner, adapts easily to changing priorities and short deadlines.
  • Works-well under pressure with great attention to detail and requires minimal direction and supervision.
  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism in communication, attitude and teamwork with customers, peers and management.
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and safety regulations also to all local, state and federal Laws.
  • Fluent in English, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and conversational Spanish.
Work History
Sr Knitwear Engineer - Manufacturing Innovation, 11/2021 - 08/2022
Arconic , , Boston, MA
  • Suggested enhancements to product design that would improve user experience.
  • Brainstormed with peers and other members of design team to determine enhancements and product features.
  • Managed multiple projects effectively and in timely manner.
  • Converted project specifications into knit programs and decided on materials/yarns that would be used to create product.
  • Contacted proper stakeholders to share changes to project scope, materials, timelines and resources.
  • Identified knit process steps and created scaled production plan
  • Negotiated with vendors and manufacturers on machine pricing, services and scheduled shipping windows.
  • Monitored stock and ordered spare parts for the machines.
  • Coloreel training completed and applied to knit upper projects.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
Senior Knit Programmer, 04/2021 - 07/2021
St. John Knits , , St Louis, MO
  • Outlined work plans, determined resources, and generated initial production timelines
  • Developed project management roadmap to define project objectives, timelines and milestones.
  • Led and assisted technical projects for clients by meeting and coordinating with client designers and developers.
  • Oversaw large number of projects and supported the programming team with any programming or knitting issues.

Advanced Product Creation - Flyknit, 06/2013 - 01/2020
Teteks Textile Industries , ,
  • Working directly with a team of designers, engineers, developers, category footwear engineers, PLM's, materials and color designers to create a Flyknit shoes.
  • From Brief to RFC working with the team to bring the shoe to live, from sketch to final shoe, following timeline, cost, materials, colors and design look requested.
  • I worked with cleated, women's training, basketball, running and global football category on over 40 projects.
  • List of all the projects I worked at Nike are available upon request.
  • Constantly improving program quality processes for increased efficiency and cost.
  • Worked with overseas Nike partners to understand requirements and provide exceptional quality service.
  • Collaborated with yarn purchasing specialist to understand production requirements and yarn quality standards.
  • Traveled to Asia production factories and product creation centers to introduce and transfer the models ready for production.
  • Support partners worldwide with troubleshooting the program or process issues.
  • Always kept very organized and clean work space.
Senior Knit Design Programmer, 07/1999 - 05/2013
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  • Create programs for Stoll knitting machines, test and run programs on the machines.
  • Work with designers to create first sample (swatch) or prototype using techniques unique to St. John Knits.
  • Responsible for special order program designs for high-profile clients, public figures or the company face (Toni Braxton, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet).
  • Resolves any programming and design issues with other departments.
  • Complete final inspection of other programmers work, make corrections as necessary and release production knitting.
  • Work in partnership with the creative design team,Technical designers, Flat and Knit Pattern Makers, creating the knit program utilizing the approved knit swatches and stitch gauge information.
  • Creating additional trim swatches for assigned styles as needed.
  • Work in partnership with knitting supervisors and knitters to resolve programming or knitting related issues on my own or other programmers styles.
  • Function as technical representative for production with the ability to fix or advise on any technical or program issue while compiling notes to share with the team.
  • Train programmers on new techniques, software updates and style development processes.
  • Creating mini prints for design knit pattern placement from the knit fabric using Adobe illustrator 10 and CS6.
  • Provide technical support and training for entry level programmers.
  • Work with time and weight specialist on potential margin challenges by re-working swatch and program set ups to be more cost effective on my own or other programmers styles.
  • Provide excellent customer service and assistance to all my fellow ST. John employees on a daily basis.
  • Improved quality processes for increased efficiency, cost and effectiveness.
Machinist, 09/1992 - 03/1999
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  • Fabricated parts for various machinery including knitting machines, sewing machines, other textile machines and even parts for the company owned trucks and other vehicles.
  • Received scholarship for specialized training in company's technical program.
  • Operated and maintained up to 3 different lathe machines to fabricate all kinds of metal, plastic or wood products.
  • Manually set up machinery and equipment, mostly lathe, some mill and grinders too.
  • Adhered to all safety protocols and safe work practices to reduce likelihood of injury.
  • Used various machining techniques to produce quality parts.
  • Used manual equipment to perform rough and finishing machining.
  • Always kept work areas clean and neat.
  • Worked directly from blueprints, patterns, sketches and measurement specifications.
  • Interpreted drawings and planed work in proper operational sequence on multi-cut jobs.
  • Consistently exceeded work expectations by utilizing welding techniques, engineering requirements and metallurgy knowledge.
  • Studied blueprints, work instruction, sketches, drawings and manuals to determine dimensions and tolerances accurately.
Network Technology Certificate: , Expected in
Central County Regional Occupational Center - Orange, CA
Computer Systems Certificate: , Expected in
Central Regional Occupational Center - Orange, CA
Microsoft Office Certificate: , Expected in
Coastline Regional Occupational Center - Costa Mesa, CA
  • Awarded best student in class
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Mosa Pijade" Machine Technology Trade High School - Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia,
  • Received machine technology scholarship and immediate employment at the company.

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School Attended

  • Central County Regional Occupational Center
  • Central Regional Occupational Center
  • Coastline Regional Occupational Center
  • Mosa Pijade" Machine Technology Trade High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Sr Knitwear Engineer - Manufacturing Innovation
  • Senior Knit Programmer
  • Advanced Product Creation - Flyknit
  • Senior Knit Design Programmer
  • Machinist


  • Network Technology Certificate
  • Computer Systems Certificate
  • Microsoft Office Certificate
  • High School Diploma

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