Process Engineer Intern/Co-op Job

DATE: Sep 16, 2023

LOCATION: Hilliard, Ohio, United States, 43026

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Hilliard, Ohio 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 10% 


The estimated base salary range for this role is 41,5000 to 50,500 per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors


​What does it mean to work at Armstrong?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.


 By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

  • A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time and many more. 
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 

Process Engineer Intern

Armstrong Building Products (ABP), a division of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), has a job opportunity for a Process Engineer Intern/coop to be located at our plant in Hilliard, OH. Under the direction of the Technical Services Manager, the Process Engineer Intern/coop will be responsible for providing focused technical support and leadership to the plant Value Streams for the development and implementation of effective systems and continuous process improvement activities that ensure the manufacturing processes perform to their maximum cability in a safe and cost-effective manner.


Key Responsibilities of the Process Engineer Intern:

  • Investigating and executing critical manufacturing process improvement projects
  • Ensuring compliance of product attributes to technical specifications and requirements
  • Process optimization, root cause analysis and driving scientific, engineering, and Lean principles into a fast-paced industrial manufacturing facility
  • Writing the test requests, observing the test runs, directing experimental process adjustments during tests, evaluating test results, writing reports, and recommending and initiating subsequent action to be taken
  • Serving as project leader, manager, and 'doer' of projects including cost reduction, new product development, energy utilization, sustainment and process improvement projects.
  • Driving practical knowledge of science and technology into all levels of the manufacturing organization for improved plant performance
  • Leading cross functional teams to achieve improvement objectives, and monitor daily operations to find improvement opportunities
  • Working with production operators, Team Leads, VSS, VST and other technical support staff in hands on troubleshooting of technical problems
  • Providing technical expertise and leadership in applying process improvement tools such as Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing principles

Required Qualifications of the Process Engineer:

  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Engineering or Science, preferably chemical engineering
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, cumulative and within major
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-starter with a strong ability to multi-task and juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office


Desired Qualifications of the Process Engineer:

  • Previous engineering internship experience
  • Previous manufacturing experience


Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in the US and Canada.

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have 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.

We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the Location (Hilliard OH)

Our Hilliard Plant, one of twelve 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.



Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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