Production Supervisor


The person in this position reports to the Warehouse Manager and is responsible for managing activities in the cover and curtain department.


  • Supervise the work activities and evaluate the performance of employees assigned to covers and curtain fabrication.

  • Interpret and carry out company policy relative to production and supervision goals.

  • Assign work and allocate resources to accomplish company goals. Coordinate work with other company activities.

  • Analyze production problems and recommend or implement solutions.

  • Assess work order requirements to determine needs and priorities and schedule production to meet sales commitments.

  • Read and interpret blueprints and specifications to determine production requirements. Establish work processes and methods needed to produce specified requirements.

  • Set up equipment and processes as needed. Recommend changes in equipment and working conditions to increase production activity.

  • Monitor quality of production output and make adjustments as needed. Meet with vendors to discuss quality issues as needed.

  • Monitor fabric inventory and levels of production supplies and requisition material as required.

  • Keep records of significant activities and events related to overall performance of personnel and equipment. Enforce safety regulations and report safety problems.

  • Interview applicants and make hiring recommendations. Train new employees in all phases of cover and curtain fabrication.

  • Perform production work as needed.

  • Be a contributor to the Strategic Plan Bonus program.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of cover and curtain fabrication methods and fabric characteristics

  • Knowledge of corporate production and inventory control system

  • Knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations

  • Knowledge of corporate policies and procedures related to supervising employees

  • Ability to coordinate complex activities

  • Ability to operate production equipment used in cover fabrication

  • Ability to respond to complex demands

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Must be forklift certified through company related training if needed

  • Ability to operate material handling equipment including forklifts, pallet jacks, banders, hoists and lifting equipment

  • Ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions

  • Computer experience required

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills

  • Knowledge of corporate production and inventory control systems

  • Skilled at interpersonal communication

  • Skilled at problems solving and organizational skills

  • Skilled at interpreting and reading blueprints and engineering specifications

  • Skilled at planning and organizing activities


  • High School Diploma is required. Associates Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.

  • At least 1 year of experience preferred. Must have communication skills appropriate for the job and ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. 

Ability to use Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point. 2D and 3D modeling software experience is preferred. 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to use sound judgement with good mechanical aptitude and deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 20-50 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 will primarily be in an office environment but may be exposed to work in manufacturing or warehouse areas.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but could be louder in the production/warehouse areas.


FarmTek offers commercial greenhouses and accessories, garden supplies, tension fabric buildings, portable garages, barn curtain, livestock and poultry housing, heating and cooling products, electrical and plumbing supplies, building materials, agricultural supplies, and more to help you manage your farm, nursery, business or home. Serving the agriculture industry since 1979.

*Only those individuals that meet the qualifications of the position will be contacted.


To apply, please download and fill out the corresponding forms.

Submit forms and a resume by mail, e-mail or fax to:
Attn: Human Resources FarmTek / Engineering Services & Products Co. 
1440 Field of Dreams Way, Dyersville, IA 52040

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Fax - 563-875-2317
Engineering Services & Products Company is an equal opportunity employer.