Quality Control Manager - Monday-Friday / 8:00am - 4:30pm / Pay based on experience

    • Job Tracking ID: 512885-807812
    • Job Location: Des Moines , IA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 11, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: February 10, 2022
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Job Description:


Work with the head of Quality to proactively lead the quality system efforts at Katecho through monitoring of production operations, personnel management, and adherence to and administration of the ISO 13485 and FDA Title 21 Part 820, QSR. Effectively lead and supervise the Quality Department personnel working in the manufacturing areas at Katecho.



  1. Lead a team of people by example in the areas of work performance, work quality, dependability, and communication.
  2. Proactively work on continuous improvement of the quality system through monitoring of production operations, personnel management, and adherence to and administration of the ISO 13485 and FDA, Title 21 Part 820, QSR.
    1. Work with other departments to determine the root cause and solve problems involved with product quality.
  3. Supervise the Quality Department personnel reporting to this position in the following areas (working with Human Resources):
    1. Staffing
    2. Development and training
    3. Rewarding, reviewing, and disciplining
  4. Proactively work and communicate with all departments at Katecho in the area of quality with the goal of continuous improvement.
  5. Supervise all Quality Department Inspection Staff, Receiving Staff, and Test Lab Staff personnel on production floor area. (Heat seal, Sampling and Receiving). Ensure efficient utilization of personnel.
  6. Ensure product is inspected in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with Katecho quality standards, ISO 13485 and FDA, Title 21 Part 820, QSR.
  7. Expedite workflow.
  8. Makes decisions regarding inspection and inspection plans.
  9. Other duties and functions may be added to the above job description as required by leadership.

Experience and Skills:



1. Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of five years of manufacturing supervision or management experience. Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.
  • Training and/or experience in manufacturing systems with an emphasis on production flow and trouble-shooting.
  • ASQ & Green Belt certifications completed within 1 year of employment preferred.
  • Some Lean manufacturing implementation experiences or knowledge preferred.

2. Leadership Ability

  • Able to lead and influence other employees in the areas of work performance, work quality, dependability and company loyalty.
  • Able to direct and train employees.
  • Honest and of high integrity.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple tasks in order of importance.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

3. Reasoning Ability

  • Able to solve practical problems with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

4. Language/Communication Skills

  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, reports, technical procedures, and/or government regulations. Able to read and write English.
  • Able to write reports, business correspondence as well as internal procedures and instructions.
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, managers and employees.


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

PTO: 3 weeks/yr; @10 years - 4 weeks/yr