Kennedy Valve -2nd Shift Foundry Maintenance Supervisor

Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Kennedy Valve
Salary Range


Kennedy Valve Co. is a subsidiary of McWane Inc. 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.


Kennedy Valve offers great wages, stability, and benefits packages:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Prorated vacation for the first year of employment.
  • Twelve paid Holidays
  • Retirement 401k- with company match
  • Educational Reimbursement after one year
  • Competitive Medical Benefits/Cost


Under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager, assist with maintenance planning, training, safety, special projects, and scheduling work. This position requires supervising and coordinating work of employees within the maintenance department that repair, maintain the building/facility, and production machinery/equipment in the facility.



  • Work directly with Foundry Manager, and Maintenance Manager.
  • Make appropriate recommendations for corrective actions based on hazards, procedural discrepancies, deterioration of equipment, schedule maintenance activities, update PM’s for efficiency and improvements.
  • Consult with Production Operations to resolve production needs and maintenance support.
  • Plan daily and weekly activities of maintenance department.
  • Coordinate emergency repairs and monitor maintenance parts, and materials as needed for emergency repairs.
  • Develop long range preventative, routine maintenance, and training plans for employees.
  • Industrial maintenance repair and high voltage electrical along with PLC programming.

  • Perform the following audit types: Parts Audits, PM Audits
  • Job Planning to include cost summaries, parts requisitions, equipment modification and outside contractor support as needed.
  • Supervise and implement safety and housekeeping practices including hazardous waste disposal.
  • Directly involved in new hire process for department, coaching employees, and multifaceted field.


Five to Seven years supervisory experience or five years maintenance experience in a Foundry preferred.

Certification or technical degree in related area preferred.


  • Attention to detail through high-reaching goal setting and productive project management.
  • Firm foundation of trust through excellent verbal and written communication
  • Projects a consistent, reliable presence that inspires calm and confidence in our team members.
  • Sound technical, leadership and problem-solving skills.


  • Standing for long periods of time, walking throughout the facility, ability to lift 50lbs as required.

Work Environment

  • Exposed to elements, such as cold, heat, noise, dust, odors, fumes, etc.
  • Work time is spent on the manufacturing floor and in a managerial office.
  • Potential for alternating rotation of 1st and 2nd shifts.
  • Minimal travel requirements to other McWane facilities and suppliers.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an extensive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

Kennedy Valve Co. is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and reserve the right to perform substance abuse testing. McWane is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


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