Employment Opportunities

Technical Designer at Saratoga Horseworks / Custom Sewn Products

Custom Sewn Products, the contract manufacturing division of Saratoga Horseworks, Ltd, is a leading manufacturer of American made products sold in a wide range of markets such as equine, pet products, scuba diving, musical instrument accessories, personal flotation devices, flexible hyperbaric chambers, and more. Our diverse range of contract customers rely on our ability to produce quality products and satisfy the unique design requirements for their non-apparel products.  Custom Sewn Products has a full time employment opportunity for a skilled and creative Technical Designer / Product Development Technician. This position is located at our manufacturing facility in Amsterdam NY.

Located in scenic upstate NY Custom Sewn Products is an easy commute from historic Saratoga Springs, and the Albany area. Our location offers our staff access to many outdoor sports, cultural activities, and night life. Our compensation package includes competitive salary, health insurance, retirement plan, and continuing education reimbursement, paid vacation / holidays, and relocation assistance.

Position Responsibilities

  • Sit in on customer meetings and telecoms to establish design criteria for new upcoming products, or product revisions.
  • Design a diverse range of products using the latest version of Optitex 3D design software
  • Select and source new materials
  • Produce and present virtual and physical samples of new product designs
  • Review product designs with clients and make subsequent revision changes
  • Grading patterns as required
  • Marker making
  • Testing new product prototypes
  • Apply lean manufacturing principles to the production process
  • Record the production process for new products or process improvements for existing products
  • Produce and maintain tech packs of all products
  • Coordinate with marketing to successfully introduce new products or product redesigns to the market


To be considered for this opportunity candidates should already have the following minimum skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical design field
  • Minimum of one year sewn products manufacturing experience
  • College course or work experience with computer aided design of textile products preferably with Optitex 3D
  • Above average sewing skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good math skills
  • Ability to confidently interact with all levels of management, production, and customers
  • Good work ethic and habits

Additional beneficial skills:

  • Bi lingual Spanish / English
  • Certified Scuba Diver

Applicants should apply with resume, links to online portfolio and cover letter. Application materials may be emailed to mike@horseworks.com or mailed to:

Custom Sewn Products

Saratoga Horseworks, LTD

PO Box 549

Amsterdam NY 12010