Join the WRKSHP Team in DTLA as making ambassador for adidas working with product teams to create high-quality prototypes and samples.  Fabricate and assemble materials and components using various types of machinery and hand tools; including machines for cutting, sanding, buffing, sewing, and lasting.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Construct and assemble footwear samples and prototypes using various methods, processes, materials, and machinery
  • Maintain inventory of in-house physical Last Library
  • Photo documentation of creation process
  • Assist Project Mangament in archive of all project specifications and call out for improvement.
  • Assist in all creation phases; from sample construction and assembly, to model and mold making
  • Maintain full stock all chemicals, materials and supplies needed for creation of footwear samples & prototypes
  • Perform minor maintenance and repair on shop machinery and equipment
  • Assist in all Heath & Safety initiatives in WRKSHP Assembly Room, taking direction from & HSEE Mangaer & Sr. Mangager of FTWR Creation


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of shoemaking process required
  • Knowledge of 3D printing materializations and how they are applied in sample and prototype shoemaking
  • Ability to stitch footwear uppers, in accordance with manufacturing best practices
  • Ability to solve practical problems and manage a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
  • Ability to work with solvents, chemicals, polyurethane, epoxy, and silicone
  • Ability to identify design issues and offer solutions to improve functionality and manufacturability of product.
  • Ability to work independently under a deadline on several projects simultaneously with minimal input.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot errors with mechanical equipment
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a shop environment and be comfortable working with industrial machinery
  • Ability to speak effectively and make presentations before small groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Microsoft Office skills


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Associates degree in related field and/or equivalent high school diploma
  • Two to four years of experience in shoemaking or related field.
  • Experience working in a shop environment using a variety of tools and machinery.



  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at adidas means championing individual uniqueness and cultivating a culture of belonging in which everyone can create at their best.  We embrace diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce that reflects our consumers and communities.
  • adidas offers robust and progressive medical, including HSA (Health Savings Account) with employer funding or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) options, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, adoption, with surrogate and fertility support, short and long-term disability, and basic life and AD&D insurance, which can be supplemented with employee-paid coverage. Employees are able to enroll in adidas’ 401k plan and Stock Purchase Plan with employer match. Full-time employees are eligible for education assistance and generous Leave policies including 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Employees are eligible to earn an annual bonus based on both company and personal performance. Employees accrue prorated flexible time off in the amount .4388 hours per day that increases with years of service,   eleven paid holidays throughout the calendar year and Service Time Off during milestone years.
  • The anticipated low and high end of the base pay range for this position is $63,000.00-$103,000.00. Actual salary will be based on various factors, such as a candidate’s experience, qualifications, skills and competencies, proficiency for the role.
  • We officially returned to office in a hybrid work environment, working 3 days in office and 2 days remote.  The working location of this position is Los Angeles CA
  • Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Shoemaker

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Los Angeles
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  497080
Date:  Jun 2, 2023