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Otis Elevator Company New Equipment Superintendent in URBANDALE, Iowa

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New Equipment Superintendent

Do you have leadership experience in the elevator industry? Are you looking for an opportunity to grow an already thriving branch operation? If so, this job is for you!

The Des Moines, Iowa branch of Otis Elevator Company is searching for a highly motivated and assertive New Equipment Superintendent to lead to and oversee the installation of equipment as well as employee selection, training and safety for all assigned projects.

Otis is the world leader in reliable, efficient and technologically advanced elevators, escalators and people-moving systems. Our revolutionary Gen2® elevators, energy-saving ReGen™ drives and NCE “green” escalator have clearly set the industry standard for innovation, safety and performance. More than 2.4 million Otis elevators and escalators are currently in operation throughout 200 different countries. We are proud to have a global team of 60,000 employees that continues to rise to the challenges of a fast-moving company. Together, the people of Otis are creating new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. So just imagine where we can take you!

Job Responsibilities:

The New Equipment Superintendent will have direct responsibility for the Iowa new equipment business, including field operations, customer satisfaction and overall general business management. The successful candidate will be instrumental in aggressively growing the profitability to meet or exceed business objectives along with fostering a team building environment.

  • Directing the performance of new elevator installations

  • Oversee the ordering and scheduling of all construction jobs in the market

  • Meeting performance targets including safety, financial and quality

  • Must be able to develop and maintain positive, cooperative, team-oriented relationships with co-workers, supervisors, managers, clients and others in contact with the job

  • Maintaining customer quality assurance; emphasis on safety, managing the expenditure of labor, materials and other assets

  • Communicate directly with multiple representatives of the general contractors, owners, architects and designers, also State and Local authorities and regulatory agencies concerning project design, preparations, and scheduling of installation for the equipment

  • Improving efficiencies, overseeing crew development and performance to estimate

  • Knowledge of the principals of cost estimating, scheduling and contract administration is preferred

  • Ability to accurately interpret construction contractual documents and contract modifications to determine cost of such change, highly desired

  • Accurately analyze situations and assist in developing contingencies for estimates

  • Candidate should be versed in contract writing and administration, and will perform customary construction process duties that include managing billing, consultant and contractors’ payments, processing RFIs and optimizing change order opportunities, as well as maximizing project cash coverage

  • Candidates should also have demonstrated good business decision making in previous positions and must be a team player


  • 5+ years of elevator industry experience required

  • Management experience preferred

  • Candidate must demonstrate solid leadership, effective team building, strong communication and presentations skills to effectively develop relationships with internal customers and external customers

  • Assertive, goal-oriented individual who is a team player able to motivate team and hold individuals accountable to schedules, quality and safety expectation

  • Must have demonstrated good business decision making and organization ability from previous positions

  • Strong financial acumen

  • Must have strong computer skills and ability to manage multiple priorities


  • High School diploma required

  • Bachelor’s degree desired

Otis is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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