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Production Associate 1-1 Job

DATE: Jul 5, 2019

LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio, US, 0

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Production
Primary Location: Hilliard, Ohio
Employment Status: Full-Time


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!




Under the direction of the Value Stream Manager with frequent guidance from a Team Leader, this position is to be responsible for performing a variety of tasks critical to executing the safe operation of highly automated manufacturing equipment in accordance with company guidelines and customer requirements. Performance of these tasks is critical to the Safety, Quality, Reliability and Cost of the plant production lines. The plant runs continuously 24 hours a day 5 days a week. Associates can expect to work weekly rotating shifts and are eligible for shift pay and overtime pay. New associates will enter into a 6 month probationary period.


Our Process


The ceiling tile manufacturing process includes running and monitoring machines that cut, size, paint and package ceiling tiles and shipping finished products to customers. Everyone must work at keeping his or her work areas and the plant, orderly, clean and safe. We celebrate safety as our most important work standard. We have well defined safety start up and shut down operations for all equipment and we train all operators on these crucial processes.


What We Expect from Our Employees:


- Total focus on safety

- Ability to work weekly rotating shifts and overtime

- Willingness to continuously improve processes and reduce costs

- Full engagement in your work duties

- Highly collaborative team mindset

- Personal ownership for work and product quality


Overview of the Work:


- Safely start up, operate and shutdown production equipment and periodic lockout / tag-outs to clear line

  jams or machine repairs. Follow all safety policies, procedures and participate in Hilliard safety system.

- Perform basic operator maintenance checks on production equipment to make sure the production line is

  able to make quality product, safely

- Perform quality inspections of products to achieve quality standards, minimize rework and contain non-

  conforming materials

- Read, understand and adhere to daily production schedules

- Make production entries into computer systems

- Ensure good housekeeping standards by keeping assigned work areas and equipment in a clean and   

  orderly manner

- Perform material handling of raw materials, Goods In Process and finished goods, safely

- Perform other related duties as assigned by the production lead or management


Environment and Physical Requirements


- Frequent standing, walking, lifting, bending, reaching, grabbing, pulling, carrying, going up and down  


- Dusty, wet environment that is not climate controlled.

- Exposure to fiberglass and other dusty materials.

- Must be able to lift 60 pounds

- Must be able to rotate through all core positions




To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. 


- High school diploma or GED required additional education a plus

- 2+ years of prior industrial or warehouse experience preferred

- Prior experience with lean/process improvement preferred

- Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in core production roles within 30 days of hire.

- Must be able to earn forklift license and maintain competency with driving a forklift

- Must be able to work overtime as needed

- Must able to work without direct supervision and have an excellent balance between people and the tasks 

  at hand and ability to work and be attentive to a team environment.

- Must be able to work rotating shift schedule


Benefits offered by Armstrong World Industries


Armstrong is proud to offer a starting rate of pay of $18.79 per hour, with additional upside potential including shift differential, annual bonus and career advancement via our pay for skill system. We also offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability,  paid time off for vacation and holidays, product discounts and educational assistance.


We offer competitive pay rates along with opportunities to advance within the company!

Our starting pay is $18.79* per hour.

After our 180 probation period you will then be qualified as a Level 1 and earn $20.58* an hour!

You will also have the opportunity for advancement:

Level 2 earn $22.49*

Level 3 earn $24.68*

Level 4 earn $27.68*

Level 4.5 earn $29.03*

Level 5 earn $30.99*

Level 6 earn $32.67

*You will also receive a shift differential for an additional .50 cents per hour for working our rotating shift or an additional $1.00 per hour for working our overnight shift!


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Hilliard, OH)

Our Hilliard Plant, one of eleven Armstrong plants in North America, employs 100+ people across multiple shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of acoustical ceiling tile.  The Hilliard plant prides itself in placing high priority on safety, quality and exceeding customer expectations.


Located 13 miles west of downtown Columbus, the city of Hilliard is a charming blend of old and new.  Leisure strolls through historic Weaver Park, football games at OSU, thriving businesses and chic boutiques and shops are just some of the many ways that Hilliard caters to both ends of the generation spectrum.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

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