Superintendent- Modernization (Chicago) at ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois

Job Description:

The first 3 letters in workplace safety are Y-O-U!

TK Elevator is currently seeking an experienced Superintendent- Modernization in Chicago, IL

Responsible for successfully managing modernization projects and crews so that jobs are completed timely and profitably, and the department continues to grow in volume and meets or exceeds the annual budgetary plan.


  • Supervises modernization field employees by providing direction and training, and communicating company policies, procedures and objectives. Includes hiring, and supervising performance management and progressive discipline.

  • Administers company safety program. Includes performing safety audits as required and when necessary and stressing the importance of safety to all employees.

  • Plans, directs and prioritizes elevator modernization projects and manpower needs; utilizes project management software and other scheduling tools.

  • Uses accounting reports and programs to review job status to identify risk and opportunity. This includes properly reporting fade issues prior to revenue.

  • Manages jobsites from survey through the completion of the modernization process documenting and advising on modernization project progress for work not included. Includes trouble-shooting problems with mechanics, performing quality audits and meeting with customers to review progress.

  • Manages subcontractor schedule and performance on turn-key projects.

  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with owner, elevator consultants, and architects.

  • Identifies, reviews and signs off on change orders, purchase orders, elevator turnover authorizations, accounts receivable, write-offs, credits and other necessary approvals.

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all federal, state and local elevator industry code requirements.

  • Maintains strong familiarity of company Standard Operating Procedures and products by attending company training classes, utilizing the SOP document library, and reviewing factory equipment updates and supplier goods; Interfaces with corporate departments, including the factory, coordination and labor, and consults with the Regional Operations Team.

  • Mediates and resolves complaints and problems of external and internal customers. Includes meeting with local business agents to resolve issues involving union employees.

  • Determines what materials need to be ordered for job completion, and coordinates and arranges for sub-contracting portions of job.

  • Makes weekly crew visits and day one visits to manage safety, site activities and progress of employees and customer; documenting findings.

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

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