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Production Associate - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Shifts Available! Starting pay at $21.78+ an hour! Job

DATE: Nov 25, 2021

LOCATION: Hilliard, Ohio, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Production Associate 1-1  
Internal ID: [[id]]
Job: Production
Primary Location: Hilliard, Ohio
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Pay Grade: GRD_040 


Want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a global 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 global leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that can improve how we all live, work, learn, heal and feel. 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.


Shift example:

1st Shift: Monday - Friday - 7am-3pm; Overtime (as needed) before  the shift, 5am-3pm

1st Shift: Monday - Thursday 8am-6pm; Overtime (as needed) Friday 8am-6pm

2nd Shift: Monday - Thursday 2:45pm-12:45am; Overtime (as needed) Friday 2:45pm-12:45am

3rd Shift: Monday night - Friday morning 9pm-7am; Overtime (as needed) Sunday night - Monday morning 9pm-7am


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.


Benefits offered by Armstrong World Industries


Armstrong is proud to offer a starting rate of pay of $19.89 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.


Armstrong's Pay Scale:

Level 1 - $21.78 

Level 2 - $23.80*

Level 3 - $26.12*

Level 4 - $29.29*

Level 4.5 - $30.72**

Level 5 - $32.80**

Level 6 - $34.58**

*To obtain Level 2, 3, and 4 the employee must go through our progression system.

**To obtain a leadership position which is a Level 4.5, 5, 6 the employee must go through the internal interview process.


Plus a .50 cent shift differential for 2nd shift and a $1.00 shift differential for 3rd shift.


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

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