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KONE, Inc Elevator Construction / Modernization Superintendent in Trumbull, Connecticut

Founded in 1910, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life and make our world’s cities better places to live. We are a global leader that provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization that add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through our innovative solutions, we strive to make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable. Our operations in over 60 countries around the world has helped us achieve our position as an innovation and sustainability leader with repeated recognitions by Forbes, Corporate Knights for clean capitalism and others.

At KONE, our customers come from all walks of life, and we are committed to a culture that welcomes everyone. We have the courage to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because we believe diversity drives innovation. We pride ourselves on our family-centric culture and guiding principles that serve as the foundation of who we are and how we do business. In addition to our passion for safety and innovation, our culture is strengthened by our values of care, customer, collaboration and courage which connects us closer to the customers and communities we serve and makes us a great place to work. In addition to providing competitive salaries , learning & developmental opportunities and an environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect - we also offer world-class benefits such as a matching 401K, pension plan, comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family, as well as paid holidays and paid time off.

We are looking for a combo Modernization / Installation Superintendent who would be responsible for the profitable respective business line operations of our Trumbull, CT Branch Territory. This includes the direct supervision of all related Construction / 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 and construction. 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.

  • Inspect modernizations and 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 and installation jobs.

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


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