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KONE, Inc Modernization Superintendent in Detroit, Michigan

KONE, founded in 1910, is one of the largest, award-winning elevator companies in the world and our offering for employees is as competitive as our offering for customers. Not only do we provide highly competitive salaries, company vehicles for specific roles, and world-class benefits for our salaried employees - we also pride ourselves on our culture and principles. Innovation, sustainability, collaboration and ethical business practices are just some of the pillars that we use to define our own success. Come join our family in KONE Americas to be a part of something big!

We are looking for a Modernization Superintendent who would be responsible for the profitable operation of our Detroit Branch Office Modernization Business. This includes the direct supervision of all related Modernization activity, union and non-union personnel, as well as accomplishing goals for Quality and customer satisfaction.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct and supervise workers concerned with all modernization. Assure crews are on the job and productive.

  • Manage profitability of all jobs and insure the profitable installation of all modernization installation contracts of vertical transportation equipment in accordance with the KONE Inc.

  • Review bid documents and survey job requirements on upcoming bids with salespersons, as well as prepare required schedules prior to bidding, and after securing, a project.

  • Provide assistance during the approval process of reviewing layouts for accuracy and keep up to date crew projections of workload and required manpower needs and capabilities.

  • Assure job site is ready for the modernization activity before sending employees and materials to the job site. Keep abreast of the building progress and inform SAS of changes in equipment delivery requirements, adjust delivery and project schedules as required and submit information to Customer.

  • Order and schedule delivery of branch-supplied material and services.

  • Train and advise staff of job expectations.

  • Learn and implement KONE Project Management and best practices for Modernization Department.

  • Inspect modernization installations prior to turning over to customer for final acceptance. Confirm KONE quality audit standards.

  • Administer KONE safety program on all Modernization job sites.

  • Monitor and update job progress program for proper progress billing on modernization jobs.

  • Develop a thorough understanding of all Branch Modernization operations procedures and reporting systems to manage an efficient and profitable department.

Education:

  • Four-year college level education with degree in a technical/management discipline or equivalent industry work experience.

Experience:

  • 5+ years' experience in construction, modernization, maintenance or repair within the elevator/escalator or related industry.

  • Familiarity with electrical mechanical and hydraulic systems as applied in industry transportation and/or conveyance systems.

  • Experience or ability to learn PC database, spreadsheet, scheduling, project management, communication and word processing applications.

Specific Knowledge, Skills & Behaviors:

  • Willing and able to travel with occasional extended over night stay. Automobile drivers license and frequent day travel required within Branch office jurisdictional area.

  • Good leadership, management, organizational, written, verbal communication and customer skills.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business and technical procedures or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures.

  • Ability to read construction drawings, layouts and electrical, hydraulic schematics.

  • Ability to effectively present business information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customer, and the general public.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, couch, or crawl; and talk, hear or see. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

At KONE, we are focused on creating an innovative and collaborative working culture where we value the contribution of each individual. Employee engagement is a key focus area for us and we encourage participation and the sharing of information and ideas. Sustainability is an integral part of our culture and the daily practice. We follow ethical business practices and we seek to develop a culture of working together where co-workers trust and respect each other and good performance is recognized. In being a great place to work, we are proud to offer a range of experiences and opportunities that will help you to achieve your career and personal goals and enable you to live a healthy and balanced life.

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Did you know KONE moves over one billion people every day? In 2019, we had annual net sales of EUR 10 billion. We employ over 60,000 driven professionals in over 60 countries worldwide joined together by a shared vision. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, it is our mission to improve the flow of urban life.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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