Fruit of the Loom

Product Engineer

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Description/Job Summary

Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. & leading international basic apparel company, has an immediate opening for a Product Engineer corporate headquarters in Bowling Green, KY.
The Product Engineer will manage new and existing products starting with the handoff from design to production ready status. This person is responsible for the loading of the specifications for the garment through development and during the product life cycle. The Product Engineer also manages the fit/pattern analyses and development of appropriate construction methods and measurement specification


  • Manage the development of new prototypes for the assigned product categories. Work with designers and pattern makers to ensure the product is developed to meet the desired design, consumer and financial targets.
  • Supply the Manufacturing and Sourcing teams with the required development information; PDM packets, fabric requirements, trims, and general packing instructions.
  • Responsible for managing the pattern and fitting process. Review all samples submitted for prototypes, size sets, pre-production and top of productions. Comment and communicate any issues by approving or rejecting samples.
  • Manage information required to start production including style packets, samples and packaging samples. Follow up with any changes and/or updates on the assigned product lines.
  • Coordinate product competitive analysis required for internal use and account presentations. The focus of the analysis is on product, fabric and construction. Present competitive analysis to internal departments.

Required Experience

  • 5+ years of related product engineering experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Industrial Engineering, or equivalent work experience in a related field
  • Requires strong knowledge of sewing techniques, pattern construction, fitting, grading, and costing in the apparel and equipment industry for commercial mass production.
  • Proficient PC skills; Microsoft Office, Illustrator
  • Knowledge of manufacturing is preferred


We offer competitive pay & benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, & disability insurance, vacation, holidays and 401 k.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protect veteran status, disability or any other protected status.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
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It is the policy of the Company to employ personnel entirely on the individual’s qualifications. Selections are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, pregnancy, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic characteristics, or any other protected status or any other category protected by federal, state of local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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