• 2nd Shift Maintenance Supervisor

    Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Kennedy Valve
  • Overview

    Kennedy Valve is a gray and ductile iron foundry and computerized machining and assembly operation. We supply fire hydrants and valves to the water works and fire suppression industries. We have been manufacturing these products in Elmira, New York, for over 125 years. We have the following opportunity for candidates interested in the stability and growth record of Kennedy Valve.



    The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the day to day operations over his assigned shift. Responsibilities include managing projects, preventative maintenance activities, employee relations, upholding relevant policies and procedures, maintaining and improving safety standards, and communications with management regarding activities and issues identified in the department. Overtime is required and a commitment to project completion in times of need is essential.


    Supervise approximately 20 union maintenance employees

    Coordinate jobs based on preventive maintenance, production needs, and improvements

    Maintain consistent operation of equipment and facilities on shift

    Assure all safety procedures are followed

    Assure required communications and training takes place through employee huddles

    Track time and attendance, department changes, probationary periods

    Assure team has tools, instructions, and manpower for projects

    Assist Manager in planning and implementing shutdowns

    Assist in grievance proceedings when required

    Conformance to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and standards.


    Excellent working knowledge of electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics

    Two years supervisory experience or five years maintenance experience in a Foundry

    Certification or technical degree in related area preferred


    Assertiveness for leadership

    Ability to build a culture for teamwork, work well with employees and management

    A sense of urgency for correction and prevention of problems

    Attention to detail for documentation and paperwork


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