Location: Portland, OR, Oregon, United States 
Job ID: 75445 

We Elevate... Quality of urban life


Our elevators, escalators, and moving walks safely transport more than two billion of us up and down buildings and across transportation hubs every day. As part of the Schindler team, you’ll discover meaningful work that enhances quality of life for communities, and contribute to making places more accessible, inclusive, and sustainable for all. By joining us, you don’t just become part of our success story; you help shape the future and continue our rich legacy that started back in 1874.


Join us as a

Field Supt FSDP EI


Your main responsibilities

The Field Superintendent Development Program (FSDP) provides recent college graduates and early-career professionals with practical field experience as well as structured training with the goal of providing Schindler with a solid bench of Field Superintendents, a key role for the organization. This program provides the participants with immediate and practical field experience in order to better understand the products Schindler offers, as well as the support provided to a wide variety of customers.


The FSDP Participant will partake in an 18-month on-the-job program, which involves learning about the management of the installation, maintenance and repair of passenger and freight elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters and moving sidewalks under the direction of a mentor Field Superintendent. The program is divided into four distinct “phases” with specific learning objectives set for each phase. 


In addition to hands-on experience, the FSDP offers structured training and curriculum with modules focusing on safety, product orientation, resource planning, technician development and financial acumen. The curriculum is administered over the course of multi-year direct onsite training, periodic cohort sessions as well as 3rd party specialized modules.



Phase Overview and Descriptions


Phase 1 - Orientation (approx. 4 months):

  • Participate in roughly 15 different training topics to gain an overall understanding of the business
  • Understand the basics of the Field Superintendent role and how it fits into Schindler’s other departments
  • Conduct “ride-alongs” with local Superintendents to interact with technicians onsite.


Phase 2 - Practical Application (approx. 3 months):

  • FSDP will be granted a temporary union card to work under the direction of an Elevator Union Mechanic
  • Work onsite assisting with elevator and/or escalator service/repair or installations dependent on business line function
  • Improve practical knowledge of safety procedures, hazard recognition and utilization of Personal Protective Equipment


Phase 3 – Technical Audit & Compliance Training (approx. 5 months):

  • Meet the local area Field Quality Excellence team to job shadow and gain better understanding of their function
  • Acquire focused knowledge surrounding auditing, testing, installation and maintenance safety and code compliance


Phase 4 – Supervisory Training (approx. 5 - 6 months):

  • Manage limited workforce in controlled local environment to gain hands-on management experience
  • Performance Evaluations provided by Branch & Area management team
  • Consider placement opportunities upon graduation of program based on national vacancies and FSDP graduate skill set

What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or other relevant field of study
  • Candidates must be open to potential relocation (company-assisted) to other locations within the territory/area upon completion of program.
  • Prior work experience or internships in construction, design or related industry a plus
  • Previous leadership experience is highly desirable
  • Strong customer service, organizational and communication skills
  • Affinity for understanding technical/mechanical systems



What’s in it for you?

  • Fully vested 401k match, up to 7% of total compensation.
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans - Effective from first day of hire.
  • 3 weeks’ vacation which increases with tenure, 7 sick days, 3 floating holidays and 8 Company Observed Holidays.
  • Tuition Reimbursement - Eligible after 6 months of service.
  • Parental Leave – 100% base pay for 6 consecutive weeks within first year of a child’s birth or adoption.
  • A wide range of development opportunities to boost your professional and leadership growth.

We Elevate… Your Career


Become part of our team, help us enhance quality of life and drive innovation while raising the bar for safety and sustainability. We value your diverse skills and perspectives as together we shape the sustainable cities of today and tomorrow.

Are you ready to embark on a new journey? Join #TeamSchindler! 
Discover more on our career website.


At Schindler Group we value inclusion and diversity, and practice equity to create equal opportunities for all. We endeavor that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, ethnic background, color, religious affiliation, union affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, nationality, genetics and health, disability or veteran status.


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