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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Scientist Job

DATE: Jun 8, 2021

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Science 

Primary location: LancasterPennsylvania 

Relocation offered: Yes 

Employment status: Full-Time 

Travel: 20%  



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 Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Scientist, you will be responsible for being an expert in air quality and will collaborate with other teams at AWI in the development of air quality solutions, the assessment of air purification technologies in the market, and generating intellectual property and marketing content related with indoor air quality. You will also assist in AWI’s Healthy Spaces objective of broadening the scientific and practical understanding of how indoor air quality impacts human health and wellness. In addition, you work closely and collaborate with design and product teams to develop and implement innovative air quality solutions with the AWI Healthy Spaces Product Portfolio. 


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:

  • Developing technology programs with internal and external resources and partners
  • Developing and implementing test plans and conducting and managing testing to validate new technologies
  • Performing engineering analysis to select the optimum design
  • Installing and monitoring test units and documenting and reporting test results
  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge of controlling indoor air quality, filtration of particulates, ventilation, bio-aerosols, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), and viruses
  • Conducting technology scoping workshops which result in 3-5+ year technology roadmaps
  • Providing IAQ technical guidance, coaching, and mentoring to Engineering/Technology teams
  • Representing AWI in industry organizations including American Society for Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Life Sciences
  • 5+ years of experience in measurement and analysis of indoor air quality in commercial buildings
  • Experience implementing and testing solutions that impact indoor air quality
  • Experience analyzing and assessing building airflow and ventilation
  • Demonstrated presentation skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Member of ASHRAE, Member of ASHRAE Technical Committees


What will make you successful:

  • Willingness to take on hands-on installation and construction work as needed
  • Solid grasp of indoor air quality design and renovation strategies in commercial buildings
  • Understanding of codes and standards for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Indoor environmental Quality (IEQ) including ASHRAE, WELL, Fitwell, and LEED
  • Deep Knowledge of impact of HVAC air cleaning technologies on IAQ
  • Experience with developing and applying filtration media, ventilation products, and filter elements
  • Experience with application of various components used in HVAC systems
  • Familiarity with HVAC system functions, heat transfer, airflow, and ventilation
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and filter manufacturing technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in commercializing IAQ technologies
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Comfortable with presenting information and responding to challenging questions
  • Hands-on experience with various types of HVAC systems
  • Experience working on projects related to air purification technologies



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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