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Industrial Engineer


This position is one of several added in conjunction with our recent move and expansion in Lawrence!  



Lawrence MA-based, 99Degrees Custom was founded in 2013 to transition US manufacturing into an advanced manufacturing industry through speed, agility, technology and a commitment to our region and workforce. We are a US contract manufacturer who produces technical activewear and wearable technologies for the most forward thinking global and high growth brands. We incubate advanced concepts, develop, prototype and sample, and produce in the US with unprecedented speed and agility. We have been recognized with top prizes from MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Competition, MassChallenge and EforAll business accelerators and have been featured on NPR, PRI, MSNBC, and in the Boston Globe.



In order for a US apparel manufacturer to compete in the global supply chain, we must combine unprecedented speed and agility with innovation and technology. We must not just focus on strong operations but we must look to the future to inform how we use semi automation, the engineering design process, and continuous improvement efforts to create new machinery, jigs, assists that will enable new levels of speed, agility, and efficiencies. Our R&D technicians, engineers, and innovation team lead these efforts. This role applies puts your technical expertise to work to prevent waste and increase efficiencies throughout our manufacturing and production processes.



This position is responsible for preventing waste and increasing efficiencies throughout our manufacturing and production processes.  Your suggestions for machine design, production layout and other continuous improvements will propel our future growth.  You will also:

  • Help minimize production issues and costs while ensuring products meet quality and on time delivery targets.

  • Design, develop and maintain manufacturing lines to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and space.

  • Ensure the company complies with all industry standards for safety while meeting design standards and guidelines.

  • Set manufacturing standards through methods analysis.

  • Observe challenges, bottlenecks, and pain points and generate feedback, and multiple perspectives to build buy in and a culture of change.

  • Measure individual operator efficiency against manufacturing standards.

  • Suggest methods, machinery, machine configurations, and line design that could improve throughput, work flow, efficiency, and quality.

  • Work on machine layout and line design for line changeovers.

  • Provide day to day support to Production teams.

  • Track and analyze key production metrics. Suggest investments and improvements. 

  • Support transition to lean manufacturing and module-based Toyota Sewing System (TSS).

  • And any other related task that the supervisor deems to be necessary.



Our ideal candidate will share our vision for the future of apparel manufacturing, will be a champion of our culture and 4 values. We are problem solving, inclusive, collaborative, and evolving. If you are too…


and have the following qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 3-5 years in apparel or footwear manufacturing setting.

  • Creativity to think of new systems, processes, and methods.

  • Math skills to understand complex mathematical analysis, calculus, and math for design and troubleshooting.

  • Mechanical skills to understand mechanical concepts and processes easily, as well as use equipment and tools to generate continuous improvements.

  • Problem-solving to develop new solutions to problems, identify the source of the problem and create and test solutions.

  • Teamwork to understand bottlenecks, pain points, and challenges in order to develop systems and create solutions.

  • Listening skills to understand multiple perspectives and insights from workers, teammates and management.

  • Communication skills to communicate your plans, thoughts, and rationale.

  • Project management to manage time, supplies, personnel and company resources.

  • Bilingual – English and Spanish.


Please send a current resume and letter of interest /cover letter to to be considered for this Industrial Engineer position.


99Degrees Custom is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. 99Degrees Custom strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.


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