Production Supervisor Job

DATE: Oct 4, 2023

LOCATION: Johnstown, Ohio, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Johnstown, Ohio 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time , Evening Shift 3PM -1:15AM 
Travel: 10% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “65,000 to 97,000” 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. 

As a Production Supervisor, you will be responsible for effective coordination and supervision of production activities at the Johnstown plant. A successful candidate will provide management, coordination, and continuous improvement for all aspects of manufacturing, including safety culture, quality processes, schedule adherence, manpower, and product development initiatives. You will be accountable for meeting objectives in the areas of safety, quality, deliveryand cost.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.



  • Maintaining safety awareness through active employee engagement and positive reinforcement
  • Drive good housekeeping to ensure a clean and safe work environment, striving for 5S
  • Timely reporting of all near misses and first aid events, encouraging good catches, risk assessments, and root cause elimination



  • Ensure quality and compliance of product to technical specifications and requirements
  • Audit quality systems to ensure compliance to prescribed
  • Collaborate with Quality to communicate customer feedback to the workforce, implement corrective actions, and improve overall plant quality systems
  • Co-own NCR process



  • Provide overall supervision for Johnstown’s manufacturing processes
  • Managing performance of production employees by providing performance feedback, guidance, and hands-on support
  • Administer discipline and positive feedback where necessary and appropriate
  • Collaborate with Logistics and Operations to manage daily scheduling and sequencing of product workflow for plant value streams
  • Use of Kronos workforce management to assign schedules, approve time-off, and ensure correct time allocation to jobs



  • Recommend quality and operational efficiency improvements
  • Implement Lean manufacturing principles
  • Collaborating with Facility and Maintenance Supervisor to develop and improve preventive maintenance on machinery



Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervisory Responsibility for 2nd shift Operations (3 PM -1:15 AM) with carry-over as necessary
  • Manage work of all 2nd shift, hourly associates, shifting labor between work cells as demand and shipments dictate




  • 10% or less travel required



  • Ability backfill Fabrication Manager
  • Knowledge of Turret, Brake, Punch, and Stamping Presses a plus
  • Previous experience with software such as Excel, Word, SAP, Kronos
  • Thorough knowledge of plant business system processes, such as raw material flow, project planning, production work cells
  • Working knowledge of process improvement methods
  • Technical knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, DMAIC, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and 8 Step Problem-Solving desired


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.



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. 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 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 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 50 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 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.


  1. 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.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, technical degree, or equivalent experience in first-line supervision with an emphasis on process improvement
  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Leadership Experience 


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in a Metal Fabrication Environment
  • Experience in a highly custom job shop environment
  • Bilingual English/Spanish



Certificates, Licenses, Registrations




  • See Professional (Grade 7-14) competencies                     


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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