Production Lead II (D1) - Monday-Wednesday / 7am-7pm, starting at $16/hr

    • Job Tracking ID: 512885-793710
    • Job Location: Des Moines, IA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 13, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


Responsibilities include leading department employees to complete assigned duties in a timely manner while working safely as an effective member of the team.  Leads must have good math skills, an attention for detail and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. The Lead must also insure accurate completion of associated documents and records. Requires the ability to direct and train employees as well as monitor multiple processes simultaneously. 



  1. Lead a team of people by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and communication.
  2. Lead employees and provide direction to complete required tasks.
    1. Follow applicable procedures, instructions, engineering drawings and training.
    2. Train employees according to departmental training requirements.
    3. Monitor employees in their jobs and assist as necessary.  Assign their job as needed.
    4. Answer employee questions involved with the Lead’s respective area.
  3. Interface with supervision and/or management to ensure assigned duties are completed accurately.  This may include interfacing with employees in other departments.
  4. Work as an effective member of the team.
  5. 5.                  Ensure area is clean, organized and well maintained.
  6. Complete all documents and records required.
  7. Identify non-conforming product, as necessary.
  8. Approved timesheets for employees assigned to their line. 
  9. Proficiency at setting up the line for new production run.
  10. Close out work orders.
  11. Submit Maintenance requests, as needed.
  12. Monitor hourly production output, and make adjustments as necessary to meet our goals. 
  13. Improve 5S, especially regarding cleanliness and organization of work cell. 
  14. Assist Production leads in the cell on changeovers doing finished product pallet signs in IQMS, rabbit tests on station 12 or other equipment requiring rabbit test. 
  15. Work with supervisor or manager to work out skills required in the production and cross train new employees to cover the needs.
  16. Set up and print lot codes, maintain full control of the cell including assemblers, reject labels and label accounting.
  17. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required.



  1. Train lower level employees in the Lead’s respective area.
  2. Assign employees to jobs in the respective area.
  3. Interface with other departments as necessary.
  4. Work on continuously improving the organization and function of the Department by suggesting procedural improvements.

Experience and Skills:


  1. High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Able to lead and influence others by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and communication.
  3. Able to read and understand the product criteria on engineering drawings.
  4. Able to direct and train employees.
  5. Able to supervise multiple activities or jobs simultaneously in an accurate manner.
  6. Able to work and communicate well with others.
  7. Able to read and write English.
  8. Good work attendance and dependability.
  9. Knowledge of various controls and procedures such as error rates, shortages, and cycle counting.  Adherence to D.O.T, HAZMAT, international, and domestic shipping regulations.
  10. Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  11. Must be able to pass a 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, walk, sit and operate a computer. The employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, finger or handle objects and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.  This employee must occasionally lift and /or exert force from 25 up to 75 pounds.  Push and/or pull up to 300 pounds. 



Majority of time spent working in the storeroom or on the production floor.


Benefits: PPO/HMO Health, Dental, Vision, FSA, STD/LTD, Life Options, 401(k)

PTO: at hire: 1 week/yr (36 hours); 1-9years: 2 weeks/yr (72 hours); 10+ years: 3 weeks/yr (108 hours)