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Kennedy Valve is located in Elmira, NY. Since 1877, Kennedy Valve has been committed to being a safe workplace for team members, providing high-quality products to our customers and being a good neighbor in the community where we operate.


Kennedy Valve is a proud member of the McWane, Inc. family of companies.


McWane’s role as one of the world’s leading suppliers of waterworks products is based on the fulfillment of our responsibilities to our team members, our communities and our customers.
We realize that a diverse workforce is a strong workforce. By valuing individual differences and recruiting team members with diverse backgrounds and skills, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity, McWane employs the industry’s most knowledgeable people in the areas of production, manufacturing and management. By leveraging our team members' insights and experiences throughout our organization, we better serve our customers and create innovation in markets where our products are used.

 

As McWane’s founder, J. R. McWane, said “The glory of business is not to make money out of it alone, but to make progress in it, to develop men and women and methods and products, to improve the state of the art.”

 

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Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
SUMMARY Kennedy Valve is currently seeking a professional, self-motivated individual to fill the role of Foundry Pattern Shop Specialist.  This position reports to the Foundry Manager and has daily team interactions within the Foundry Departments.  Top level priority of the Specialist is to do repairs, mounting, light pattern making, gating, and drawing interpretations as well as act as a catalyst for process improvement.  The Specialist works closely with the Foundry Manager and the Foundry Quality Engineer to address repairs, scrap, and new tooling. 
Requisition ID
2021-4086
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
Kennedy Valve Co. 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.   WHY KENNEDY VALVE? Kennedy Valve offers great wages, stability, work/life balance and benefits packages: - Starting Wage- $24.49 - Paid Sick Leave- - 80 hours of Paid Sick Leave (PSL) after one year of service - 12 PSL hours during probation - Pro-rated amount of PSL for first year of service, after probation. No less than 20 hours depending on start date - Sell back of any unused PSL at end of year - Vacation- One week after one year/two weeks at two years/Vacation sell back at end of year for unused time - Two paid Floating Holidays and nine paid Holidays - Great Family Medical Benefits-$203 monthly - Retirement 401k-.25 per hour for hours worked placed in a 401k for you by the Company - Additional 50% company match on 4% employee contribution - Educational Reimbursement after one year - Stability-Over 100 years in the community - Overtime after 8 hours in a day   Is Kennedy Valve for you? - Are you looking for a company you can grow with? - Are you a solid individual contributor with a team mentality? - Do you have a proven record of success?   APPLY NOW!
Requisition ID
2021-4100
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
Kennedy Valve Co. 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.   WHY KENNEDY VALVE? Kennedy Valve offers great wages, stability, work/life balance and benefits packages: - Starting Wage- $25.95 - Paid Sick Leave- - 80 hours of Paid Sick Leave (PSL) after one year of service - 12 PSL hours during probation - Pro-rated amount of PSL for first year of service, after probation. No less than 20 hours depending on start date - Sell back of any unused PSL at end of year - Vacation- One week after one year/two weeks at two years/Vacation sell back at end of year for unused time - Two paid Floating Holidays and nine paid Holidays - Great Family Medical Benefits-$203 monthly - Retirement 401k-.25 per hour for hours worked placed in a 401k for you by the Company - Additional 50% company match on 4% employee contribution - Educational Reimbursement after one year - Stability-Over 100 years in the community - Overtime after 8 hours in a day   Is Kennedy Valve for you? - Are you looking for a company you can grow with? - Are you a solid individual contributor with a team mentality? - Do you have a proven record of success?   APPLY NOW!
Requisition ID
2021-4079
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
Kennedy Valve Co. 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.   WHY KENNEDY VALVE? Kennedy Valve offers great wages, stability, work/life balance and benefits packages:   - Competitive Salary - Two weeks’ Vacation prorated for the first year of employment  - Two paid Floating Holidays and nine paid Holidays - Retirement 401k- 50% company match on 4% employee contribution - Educational Reimbursement after one year - Competitive Medical Benefits/Cost
Requisition ID
2021-4084
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
SUMMARY Kennedy Valve is currently seeking a professional, self-motivated individual to fill the role of Foundry Scheduler/No Bake Supervisor.  This position reports to the Foundry Manager and has daily team interactions within the Foundry Departments.  Top level priority of the Foundry Supervisor is to lead their team by managing their own words and behaviors, setting an example that engages employees, and own the Scheduling  process that leads to safely producing quality castings and on time delivery to our customers.  The Foundry Supervisor works closely with the Foundry Manager to direct the day to day activities of the No Bake area up to 4 hourly employees.  The Foundry supervisor will also be responsible for support in other departments to fill in when needed.  
Requisition ID
2021-3932
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
  Kennedy Valve Co. 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.   WHY KENNEDY VALVE? Kennedy Valve offers great wages, stability, work/life balance and benefits packages: - Starting Wages- $21.03 and up, based on position - First shift available in certain positions - Paid Sick Leave- - 80 hours of Paid Sick Leave (PSL) after one year of service - 12 PSL hours during probation - Pro-rated amount of PSL for first year of service, after probation. No less than 20 hours depending on start date - Sell back of any unused PSL at end of year - Vacation- One week after one year/two weeks at two years/Vacation sell back at end of year for unused time - Two paid Floating Holidays and nine paid Holidays - Great Family Medical Benefits-$203 monthly - Retirement 401k-.25 per hour for hours worked placed in a 401k for you by the Company - Additional 50% company match on 4% employee contribution - Educational Reimbursement after one year - Stability-Over 100 years in the community - Overtime after 8 hours in a day   Is Kennedy Valve for you? - Do you enjoy physical labor? - Are you looking for a company you can grow with? - Are you a solid individual contributor with a team mentality? - Do you have a proven record of commitment and success in school/jobs?  APPLY NOW!   SUMMARY This is a  physically demanding position and often requires repetitive lifting of smaller product (up to 50 lbs), assisted lifting of heavier product, standing for extended periods, walking within cell, maneuvering for bending, twisting and lifting arms overhead. Standard safety gear is required,safety boots, ear plugs, safety glasses and other as determined.Environment can be cold based on activity in plant (overhead doors opening) and very hot depending on outside temperature, and equipment operations.    
Requisition ID
2021-3947
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
Kennedy Valve Co. 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.   WHY KENNEDY VALVE? Kennedy Valve offers great wages, stability, work/life balance and benefits packages:   - Competitive Salary - Two weeks’ Vacation prorated for the first year of employment  - Two paid Floating Holidays and nine paid Holidays - Retirement 401k- 50% company match on 4% employee contribution - Educational Reimbursement after one year - Competitive Medical Benefits/Cost   SUMMARY The Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for providing medical treatment, case management, and support of occupational health programs to the organization; works with medical providers; oversees workers compensation cases; works with attorneys and Occupational Medical professionals to assure program requirements. Works as liaison to management on issues and oversees injury documentation and case management. Represents Company when necessary in hearings and union arbitrations regarding medical protocol and company practices.
Requisition ID
2021-4209
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
Kennedy Valve Co. 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.   WHY KENNEDY VALVE? Kennedy Valve offers great wages, stability, work/life balance and benefits packages:   - Paid Sick Leave- - 40 hours of Paid Sick Leave (PSL) Sell back of any unused PSL at end of year - Vacation- Prorated Two weeks - Two paid Floating Holidays and nine paid Holidays - Retirement 401k - Additional 50% company match on 4% employee contribution - Educational Reimbursement after one year - Stability-Over 100 years in the community   This position is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the inventory levels of parts and components needed for production. Daily interaction with the Foundry Manager, Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Supervisors to provide support to production. Coordinate inventory of parts needed for designated projects and machine maintenance.  
Requisition ID
2021-4207
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
SUMMARY The Network/Computer Support Technician position is a technical, hands on position, responsible for daily operations, equipment, and efficient resources in accordance with cost, quality, and delivery specifications. Provide technical support for software and hardware systems that supply end users with tools to enhance their productivity and effectiveness to support business applications.  
Requisition ID
2021-4150
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
Kennedy Valve Co. 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.   WHY KENNEDY VALVE? Kennedy Valve offers great wages, stability, work/life balance and benefits packages: - Starting Wages- $21.03 and up, based on position - First shift available in certain positions - Paid Sick Leave- - 80 hours of Paid Sick Leave (PSL) after one year of service - 12 PSL hours during probation - Pro-rated amount of PSL for first year of service, after probation. No less than 20 hours depending on start date - Sell back of any unused PSL at end of year - Vacation- One week after one year/two weeks at two years/Vacation sell back at end of year for unused time - Two paid Floating Holidays and nine paid Holidays - Great Family Medical Benefits-$203 monthly - Retirement 401k-.25 per hour for hours worked placed in a 401k for you by the Company - Additional 50% company match on 4% employee contribution - Educational Reimbursement after one year - Stability-Over 100 years in the community - Overtime after 8 hours in a day   Is Kennedy Valve for you? - Do you enjoy physical labor? - Are you looking for a company you can grow with? - Are you a solid individual contributor with a team mentality? - Do you have a proven record of commitment and success in school/jobs?   APPLY NOW!     JOB SUMMARY An Assembler is a physically demanding position and often requires repetitive lifting of smaller product (up to 50 lbs.), assisted lifting of heavier product, standing for extended periods, walking within cell, maneuvering for bending, twisting, and lifting arms overhead. Assembly of the finished product (i.e., hydrants and valves) and the coinciding trim/accessory parts. An Assembler is responsible for assembling components of valves and hydrants. Assemblers utilize pneumatic equipment to assembly finished goods and the coinciding trim/accessory parts. The Assembler must be able to use/operate pneumatic equipment, basic hand tools, and/or direct physical labor in the assembly processes. The Assembler is required to clean work area as necessary and must work 1st and/ or 2nd shift.  
Requisition ID
2021-3967
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
Ready to explore living in new places while working for a great company? Do you desire to drive your own success but want to do it with a company that will develop you and has a proven record? We offer competitive pay, great benefits, a business truck, educational reimbursement, stability and so much more. Do not waste another day. Start your career with Kennedy Valve/McWane Inc. Apply now!   Kennedy Valve is a gray and ductile iron foundry and computerized machining and assembly operation. We have supplied fire hydrants and valves to the water works and fire suppression industries for over 100 years in Elmira, NY.     SUMMARY The Territory Sales Manager-Trainee is a preparatory position to allow transition to field placement into an existing sales territory. Prior to learning the business and being assigned to a territory, you will work within the Inside Sales Department learning the core of the sales business as well as work positions on the plant floor to assure understanding and appreciation for the product you will represent. This may last six months to one year. Once assigned to a territory the Territory Manager is responsible for all aspects of Sales, Marketing and Account Management of all accounts within the assigned territory. In general, the Territory Manager is the face of Kennedy Valve and works as a liaison between the end users and the company on all related matters. 
Requisition ID
2021-3957
Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
The Engineering Technician is responsible for providing mechanical engineering related support and expertise to produce accurate and detailed CAD generated drawings.   This position requires continuous and close involvement between product engineering, sales and customer requirements.   The Engineering Technician will have the task of developing drawings that are suitable to customer needs and in line with current manufacturing processes.  An equally important part of this role is the continuous and direct involvement with shop floor operations including physical assembly and testing products as needed.  Being involved with repeat engineering functions with respect to current product modifications is essential.    
Requisition ID
2021-4008