Production Technician

Location: Monticello, Iowa
Date Posted: 09-26-2017
Production Technicians Needed to Work for Polo Custom Products in Monticello, Iowa!
At Polo, we make lives better by manufacturing products for the medical, fire & safety, industrial, and government defense markets. You can make your career better by joining us! 
About Polo Custom Products
Polo Custom Products has been in business since 1947, designing and manufacturing products right here in the U.S.A.! Our culture of continuous improvement and financial solvency ensure that you can have a career for years to come.
We offer many competitive benefits…
  • Competitive pay - $9.50/hour to $14.50/hour depending on experience such as prior manufacturing work, Forklift use, etc.
  • Retire Well - 401-k with company match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Enjoy Your Holidays - Eight paid holidays
  • Get More Money - Overtime pay
  • Take Care of Yourself and Family - Healthcare (medical, dental, Flex spending)
  • See Well – Vision program, including Safety Glasses
  • Be Well – “WellBeing” program provides free annual Biometric Screening, Flu shots, prizes, and awards
  • Money While Learning - Paid new associate training
  • Improve Yourself - Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,000/year
  • Be safe in a clean, air conditioned work environment
  • Have Fun! Our great culture is friendly and community oriented!
Here is what you will do…
  1. Operate production machinery, such as a Sewing Machine, Cutter, Press, Screen Printer, etc. to produce high quality products in the required timeframe.
  2. Inspect visually for defects according to Quality Systems Manual and floor inspection procedure and notifies production support if problems occur.
  3. Serve as a positive role model consistent with Polo Custom Product’s corporate culture.
  4. Collaborate with team members and Supervisor to help team achieve goals.
  5. Prepare and tag production parts in process.
  6. Use shop aids (e.g., templates, micrometers, etc.) for random inspection. 
  7. Record accurate counts and rejects of daily production onto paper forms or the ShopTrak system.
  8. Rotate throughout the department/team as necessary to achieve the objective.
  9. Install raw materials (e.g., zippers, solvents, buckles, etc.) manually during the production process.
  10. Monitor daily shipments to meet established production requirements.
  11. Provide cost saving suggestions and ideas to improve production and eliminate waste.

Here is what you will need to qualify…
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Experience in manufacturing environment helpful but not required.

Here are the skills we are looking for…
  1. Ability to recognize error patterns and problems
  2. Ability to stay focused and diligent
  3. Being dependable and punctual
  4. Ability to read and understand job instructions
  5. Ability to accurately use measuring devices
  6. Clear speaking and oral skills
  7. Effective Teamwork
  8. Physical dexterity to operate machinery
  9. Flexible and adaptable to help team meet needs
  10. Knowledge of basic math
Due to government regulations, candidates are required to apply directly through our website. Please visit and click on the Careers link at the top of the page to complete an application, or call us at (319) 465-5435. 
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