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Inventory Specialist Job

DATE: May 17, 2023

LOCATION: Johnstown, Ohio, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Johnstown, Ohio
Relocation offered: N/A
Employment status: Full-Time
Travel: 5%

Schedule: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM (M-TH) 7:00am-1:00PM (F)
Hourly Rate : $22.00 - $26.00

(Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors).

Sign on Bonus: $2,000 ($500 Earned at 3 months, $500 earned at 6 months, and  $1,000 earned on your completion of 1 year)


What does it mean to work at Armstrong World Industries?  

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 competitive compensation, you will receive: 

A comprehensive 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.


Primary Duty:

  • Commit to and follow the facility mission, vision and values that support the AWI Operating Principles as an individual and team.
  • Attend and participate in all required company training programs.


Inventory Management Duties

  • Conduct weekly inventory cycle counts for raw material and WIP to support production plans.
  • Investigate and work to resolve inventory discrepancies.
  • Ensure all inventory is accurately labeled and all obsolete, expired, or defective inventory is disposed of as directed.
  • Audit daily material usage sheets against production job routers for accuracy and enter into Epicor. 
  • Utilize material handling equipment to transport material between workstations and areas within production area, including pallet jacks, forklift, reach truck, dollies, etc.
  • Work with production through use of coil transfer forms to keep location of coils up to date in Plant ERP system so that on hand quantity and location within the warehouse as well as at outside processors is accurate and readily accessible.
  • Support warehouse housekeeping efforts using Lean 5S principles.
  • Look for areas of opportunity to help automate processes, develop solutions, and gain support from others to complete sustainable change.

Procurement Duties

  • Upon delivery of raw materials to the facility, perform required quality verifications.
  • Once quality verification has been completed, receive PO in Epicor and staple packing slip to PO and provide to Procurement Specialist.
  • Manage the Plant’s cardboard supplier.
  • Place weekly crating material order from Lowes


Environmental, Health, & Safety

  • Follow all Company, OSHA Safety, and EPA Environmental Policies.
  • Demonstrate personal safe behavior and encourage safe behavior in others.
  • Participate in safety related events/trainings/processes.
  • Conform to all company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area.
  • Report any safety/environmental incidents




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Basic computer skills including Excel, & web-based applications to enter data regularly and accurately.
  • Prior inventory management experience preferred.
  • Ability to learn how to use Epicor, the Plant’s current ERP system.
  • Must be flexible and be able to respond with a positive attitude to changing demands and conditions. 
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with many areas of the plant/company during meetings, presentations, and various conversations on and off the floor.
  • Attention to detail and understand/ability to adjust to minor detail changes.
  • Ability to learn how to operate a forklift and other company vehicles.
  • Must possess strong math, analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Must be capable of working independently.
  • Forklift certified preferred, but not required; Must be able to complete forklift certification as specified by company.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.


Physical and Mental Demands


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Plant Environment – This position operates in a manufacturing setting and can be subject to extreme cold and hot temperatures; uneven walking surfaces with cords, tools and other obstacles; intermittent loud noises; and dusty or dirty conditions.  Basic PPE required: safety glasses, earplugs, and steel toe/composite boots. Specific PPE & training will be provided for activities requiring additional accommodation.


Education and/or Experience   


  • High school diploma or GED required.


  •  Manufacturing experience and knowledge Helpful

Steel Ceilings, a subsidiary of AWI, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants receive consideration for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

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