Quality Supervisor - 3 Day Work Week - Thurs-Sat - Pay Based on Experience

    • Job Tracking ID: 512885-820318
    • Job Location: Des Moines, IA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 27, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


3 day work week to assist with a better work-life balance!

Available shift: Thursday-Saturday (Days) 7am-7pm.

Climate Controlled Facility!


Coordinates activities of workers in the Quality Department in the areas of staffing, material requirements, documentation, productivity, safety, and training. Works with the Quality Control Manager to proactively lead the quality system efforts at Katecho through monitoring of production operations, and adherence to and administration of the ISO 13485 and FDA, Title 21 Part 820, QSR SOP directives.


  1. Lead the employees of the quality area by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty.
  2. Work on continuous improvement of the quality system through monitoring of production operations, personnel management, and adherence to and administration of the Katecho QMS standards within ISO 13485 and FDA, Title 21 Part 820, QSR guidelines.
    1. Work with other departments to determine the root cause and solve problems involved with product quality.
  3. Effectively lead and assist the Quality Department personnel working in the manufacturing areas of Katecho to include receiving, converting, gel, print, and assembly.
  4. Expedite workflow.
  5. Insure product is inspected in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with Katecho quality standards, ISO 13485 and FDA, Title 21 Part 820, QSR.
  6. Train quality employees reporting to Supervisor.
  7. Develop work instructions and request documentation changes as required.
  8. Monitor the completion of necessary documentation.
  9. Work with the following employee issues according to company policy and in conjunction with Human Resources:
    1. Issue employee reviews according to guidelines.
    2. Track employee attendance.
    3. Resolve both minor and major employee conflicts.
    4. Issue employee discipline, both informal and formal.
  10. Ensure the department follows quality policies, human resource policies, safety policies, and manufacturing rules and guidelines.
  11. Communicate and work together with other departments as required.
  12. Enforces decisions regarding inspection and inspection plans.
  13. Notifies QC Manager of any defective product that may have gotten past their area of concern or of any changes that might be to the detrimental to the Company or Customer.
  14. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required.


  1. Develop work instructions and request documentation.
  2. Shut down manufacturing processes or quarantine product for reasons pertaining to quality.
  3. Request the use of necessary resources to complete prototyping.

Experience and Skills:


  1. Minimum of two years of supervisory experience or equivalent. Training and/or experience in manufacturing systems with an emphasis on production flow and troubleshooting.
  2. Ability to lead and influence others by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty.
  3. Ability to direct and train employees.
  4. Ability to communicate and work with other people.
  5. Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple tasks in order of importance.
  6. Problem solving abilities relating to production duties and working with people.
  7. Honest and of high integrity.
  8. Able to read and write English.
  9. Good work attendance and dependability.
  10. 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 sit, walk and stand. 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 occasionally lift and/or exert force from 25 pounds 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 measuring equipment.


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

PTO: 3 weeks/yr; @10 years, 4 weeks/yr.