Director of Operations

Baxter, IA posted on November 20

KELTEK   -   Because Safety Is Never Standard


KELTEK is a small company who believes that work shouldn’t just be work.  Our belief is that even though we work hard, we also play hard.  For an exceptional culture, you need exceptional people.  We work hard to create and grow a special culture made up of a team of outstanding people.

We believe in the team approach; each member is equally important and brings something to the company. Title, rank and length of employment aren’t key.  Attitude, work ethic and intelligence are the attributes we value and it shows through our team.  

We believe in living the KELTEK "DREAM":

Do the Right Thing            

Relationships – Dedicated

Expert - Committed

Attitude - Passionate and Positive

Merit Over Entitlement

CURRENT OPPORTUNITY:  Director of Operations

Are you looking for more autonomy to lead your team to success? Do you feel you have exceptional abilities to drive your employees and processes in a company to extraordinary levels?

Our company is the leader in our field with a growing reputation for quality, service and relationships.  We are growing at a rapid pace, which bring challenges of maintaining the highest level of quality, while executing projects quickly with efficiency.  We are adding new staff, revamping training procedures and raising the bar of expectations for our team. If you thrive on this type of growth and challenge, you should look at leadership at KELTEK

You'll be key in overseeing the operational activities of the company. You’ll hire key managers to oversee the service end of operations and be pivotal in executing the launch of a new sales initiative with our warehouse team. You’ll implement tools to measure, change and evolve our operational performance. Two years from now, you will look back and see that you were a key hero to the success of KELTEK and an integral member of the executive team.

 Success Factor Snapshot

  • Within 30 Days - Understand KELTEK structure, Key Customers (top 25) and KELTEK Strategic Plan (1 year, 3 year, 10 year) 
  • Within 60 Days – Identify, create & implement a plan for 3 key areas for efficiency gains for the service side of operations (Tech/Install). 
  • Within 6 Months – Hire and train new shop manager.  Plan to include key success factors and metrics for department.  Develop & implement department metrics and manage teams with output for improved success.  In conjunction with sales, oversee execution of warehouse initiative and develop metrics to monitor success of initiative (within operations).
  • Within 1 Year – Fully running/overseeing all operational aspects of KELTEK.  In conjunction with the department budget(s), develop an operational plan to include forecasting for labor/service revenue and identify opportunities to drive efficiencies through process improvements.  Plan also to include personnel needs for current workload and plan for growth.

Benefits Offered:

KELTEK is pleased to provide the following benefits to our employees:

  • Company Sponsored Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance Policy Provided by Company
  • Basic Long-Term Disability Policy Provided by Company 
  • Voluntary Life, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • 7 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance (Options up to a maximum of $500,000)
  • Optional Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401K Savings Plan with a generous company match
  • Flexible Spending / Cafeteria Account
  • Culture – Fun, rewarding and a bit crazy


KELTEK is a small, fast-growing, profitable reseller/installer of mobile computing solutions, computers, vehicle warning lights, radios, K-9 & prisoner transport units, and on-scene emergency lighting. 

KELTEK offers more than 20 years of experience in sales, installation, service and support of police vehicle equipment, with safety being our number one priority.

We believe in our employees, providing an invigorating and fast paced work environment along with superior products and service for our customers.

If you like growth with challenge, being appreciated and want to enjoy work again, join our team.