Kennedy Valve - Assembler

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, and benefits packages!


Starting Wages- $26.53 and up, based on position.

Hourly Pay Differentials 2nd shift $.70.

Longevity Pay $.10 cents each hour for every 2 years worked with a cap at $1.20.

Trainers Pay $1.00 each hour for assigned training.   

Paid Sick Leave-

  • 80 hours of Paid Sick Leave (PSL) prorated based on start date.
  • Sell back any unused PSL at the end of year.

Twelve paid Holidays

Paid Vacation

Healthcare starting at $273 per month. 

Company Paid life Insurance.

Company Paid Sickness and Accident Insurance

Retirement 401k-.75 per hour for hours worked placed in a 401k for you by the Company.

  • An additional 50% company match on 4% employee contribution.
  • Overtime after 8 hours in a day





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 use pneumatic equipment to assemble finished goods and the coinciding trim/accessory parts. The Assembler will  use/operate pneumatic equipment, basic hand tools, and/or direct physical labor in the assembly processes. The Assembler is required to clean the work area as necessary and must work the first and/ or second shift.




  • Places parts in specified relationship to each other.
  • Perform quality checks on product and parts.
  • Maintain production equipment and machinery.
  • Use/operate pneumatic equipment, basic hand tools, and/or direct physical labor in the assembly processes.
  • Bolts or otherwise fastens parts together.
  • Operate machinery and heavy equipment, such as forklifts.
  • Operate equipment to perform fitting or fastening operations on assembly line.
  • Works at different workstations as production needs require.
  • Works online where tasks vary as different models of same article are scheduled for production.
  • Package finished product and prepared for shipment.



  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Ability to read, write, conduct basic arithmetic.
  • Previous six (6) months to one (1) year of heavy manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Experience using impact gear and/ or other pneumatic tools.


  • Ability to tolerate standing, walking, dust, fumes, and noise.
  • Standing for extended periods of time, walking throughout the facility, ability to lift 50lbs as required.
  • Physical job analysis can be provided.



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 exhaustive 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, state, or local law.


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 a drug-free workplace and reserves the right to perform substance abuse testing as needed. Kennedy Valve is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. Kennedy Valve 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 (IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (IA - gender identity), (CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


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