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AS Design Estimator Job

DATE: Apr 13, 2021

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Engineering 

Primary location: LancasterPennsylvania 

Relocation offered: No 

Employment status: Full-Time 

Travel: 5%  


Location: Lancaster, PA. A great central location in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.


As our Design Estimator, you are an integral part of the Architectural Specialties project management team working with external customers (contractors, distributors) to prepare estimates by studying plans and specifications for custom metal, wood, fiberglass and other specialties items for specific projects.


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 2,500 employees and a manufacturing network of twelve facilities.


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.


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, product discount programs and many more.
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe. 
  • 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. 


What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing the daily RFQ’s (request for quote) from the general field, contractors and distributors meeting service lead time requirements
  • Understanding and using One Quote, Metal and Wood Excel Worksheets to quote projects
  • Working with vendors and in-house resources to establish cost and price, obtain quotes and negotiating prices
  • Collaborating closely with team members on targeted projects including supporting Coordinators on submittal documents
  • Working collaboratively with Customer Service team as required on standard or semi standard products
  • Providing sales team and customers with technical support for projects and product requests  
  • Working with Project Managers to develop a plan to win project


What will make you successful:

  • Associates Degree in a business, engineering or related field OR high school diploma and experience in construction or project design estimation in lieu of degree
  • Microsoft Excel and Word proficiency
  • Basic math skills
  • Prior experience in customer facing activities


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • OnCenter experience
  • Installing and/or estimating ceiling systems experience



Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and we value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodation statement: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us 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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