CAD Manager Job

DATE: May 11, 2024

LOCATION: Johnstown, Ohio, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Johnstown, Ohio 
Relocation offered: Yes 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: <10% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$85,000 to $110,000” per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

​What does it mean to work at Steel Ceilings, a subsidiary of 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 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. 


Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the CAD Manager supports Manufacturing Technical Coordinators by providing design assistance, training, and guidance as needed.  This position will review architectural designs and work collaboratively with Architectural Specialties (AS) Metals network engineering teams to develop fabrication, forming, assembly, and installation strategies for custom projects and well as assist in the coordination of timely delivery.  This position reviews the accuracy of CAD drawings verifying that they meet customer requirements and manufacturing capabilities and ensures drawings comply with the approved scope.


What’s in it for you!

  • Be a trusted partner to the business
  • Networking and Relationship Building
  • Ability to be innovative and strategic
  • Dedicated training and development to help you grow in your role and beyond
  • Collaboration and an open friendly team environment.


What you’ll do

  • Assists Manufacturing Technical Coordinators with shop drawings, trains new and existing coordinators.
  • Troubleshoots and quality checks submittal drawings created by Manufacturing Technical Coordinators prior to the drawings being submitted to the customer/Project Manager to ensure adherence to customer design intent, system limitation requirements, manufacturing capabilities and optimized cost effectiveness.
  • Develops and implements change management with the AS Metals network for manufacturing drawings for plants and works collaboratively with metals network to align strategies and procedures to support production teams.
  • Leverages experience and knowledge of the product line to provide design solutions for internal and external customers.
  • Collaborates with other team members to present viable design alternatives when needed.
  • Collaborates with other team members to rapidly create and evaluate prototype solutions to design problems.
  • Reviews drawings for compliance to approved scope.
  • Reviews drawings for conformance to company standards.
  • Participates in setting standards for existing and new product lines.
  • Communicates with Project Manager to answer questions and clarify information needed.
  • Works with AS Installation Teams when appropriate to review and validate installation strategies.
  • Assists in the facilitation of fabrication of prototypes and first article verification while maintaining smooth production within the plant.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Direct Supervision of 1-2 Manufacturing Technical Coordinators 

Travel:  Minimal; less than 5%


What will make you successful

  • Extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor and/or SolidWorks is required, (Autodesk Inventor preferred)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the construction of standard and custom products.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Leadership skills and effective people skills.
  • Possesses advanced organizational skills. 
  • Proficient at decision-making. 
  • Able to develop and deliver presentations. 
  • Demonstrates solid verbal and written communication skills. 

What will make you stand out

  • Experience leading a CAD team
  • Bachelor’s or associate degree with an emphasis on architecture, mechanical design or closely related field
  • Experience in manufacturing environment

Physical 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  1. Office Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. No PPE is required.
  2. 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.  Required PPE includes hard hat (when required), safety glasses, earplugs, steel toe/composite boots, and fall protection.


Why should you join Steel Ceilings, a subsidiary of 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 North America.


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 (Johnstown OH)

Steel Ceilings, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), is one of fifteen AWI plants in North America. Our Johnstown plant in Central Ohio is located a mere 30 minutes from the capital of Ohio, Columbus, a major metropolitan area. Known for its quaint "small-town America" vibe, its proximity to Columbus, the 15th largest city in the US, provides the best of both worlds. In addition to the numerous golfing opportunities that Johnstown can boast about. There are car cruise-ins, concerts, bike path trails, theatrical performances, street festivals, and antique fairs hosted in the area year-round.


Steel Ceilings, a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, 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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