Katecho Production Supervisor (D2) - Th - Sa, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa

Production Supervisor (D2) - Th - Sa, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

+ + Job Tracking ID: 512885-620717

  • Job Location: Des Moines, IA

  • Job Level: Management

  • Level of Education: High School/GED

    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: May 11, 2018

  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years

  • Starting Date: May 18, 2018

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Job Description:

Job Title






Reports To

Production Manager

Direct Reports


FLSA Status



Coordinates activities of workers in the Production Department in the areas of staffing, material requirements, documentation, productivity, quality, safety, and training. Ensures product is completed to schedule and company procedures.


  • Lead the employees of the production area by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty.

  • Complete the following as applicable to area of supervision:

  • Ensure correct materials are present

  • Schedule employees

  • Expedite work flow

  • Assist employees with work process problems related to product assembly and quality

  • Assist Quality Leads with changeovers, including, but not limited to first article verifications

  • Maintain 5S in Dept

  • Train production employees in production processes, determining and assessing level of skill, in order to accommodate the fluctuation in production demands. Maintains knowledge of personnel trained in skilled areas, i.e., leads out seals.

  • Develop work instructions and request documentation changes as required.

  • Monitor the completion of necessary production and quality control documentation.

  • Partner with Human Resources to resolve minor employee conflicts or policy infractions. Refer major issues to Manager, Director or Human Resources for resolution.

  • Ensure the production department follows quality policies, human resource policies, safety policies, and manufacturing rules and guidelines.

  • Communicate and work together with other departments as required.

  • Responsible for attaining daily production goals in assembly cells, updating daily throughput each hour.

  • Identify and present improvement ideas for quality and efficiency, implements as directed, with a strong understanding of the level of quality that is expected. We produce lifesaving medical devices!


  • Act as a representative of management in meetings as required.
  1. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required.


  • Develop work instructions and request documentation.

Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience or equivalent.

  • Manufacturing experience a plus

  • Ability to lead and influence others by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty.

  • Ability to direct and train employees.

  • Ability to communicate and work with other people.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple tasks in order of importance.

  • Problem solving abilities relating to production duties and working with people.

  • Honest and of high integrity.

  • Able to read and write English.

  • Good work attendance and dependability.

  • If working nights or shifts with minimal supervision, must pass a criminal background check.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and walk. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to grasp, finger or handle objects, reach with hands and arms, stoop, talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or exert force from 25 up to 75 pounds. Push and/or pull up to 300 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color determination. Able to perform physical labor on a continual basis.


Large open production area with multiple production lines and associated machinery and fixturing.


PPO/HMO Health, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life options, LTD/STD options, 401(k)

PTO: 1st year: 2-week/year (72-hrs); 2 – 9 years: 3-weeks/yr (108 hrs); 10 + years: 4-weeks/yr (144 hrs) *36 hrs/yr Carryover