Life Cycle Assessment Analyst Job

DATE: Apr 13, 2024

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: <10% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$85,000 to $105,000” per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

​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 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. 

This role will require strong technical skills and a passion for improving the environment by addressing the environmental impacts associated with products and manufacturing facilities. The ideal candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced business setting focused on innovation, sustainability, and change and willing to learn, grow, and maintain their expertise as the industry progresses.


What’s in it for you!

  • Ability to network across the company and learn from different departments.
  • Dedicated training and development to help you grow in your role.
  • Collaboration and an open friendly team environment.
  • Being an integral part of AWI’s sustainability efforts


What you’ll do

  • Plans, communicates and executes  Life Cycle Assessments and related projects
  • Perform LCA modeling using leading LCA software packages
  • Develop LCA related tools and training for AWI teams including Innovation and Sustainability
  • Develop product and plant strategies to achieve embodied carbon reduction targets
  • Manage supplier data collection and engagement
  • Develop environmental impact disclosure projects such as EPDs
  • Develop product-level strategies and support the management of multi-year strategic outcomes to achieve Sustainability goals
  • Identify opportunities for impact reductions using a variety of tools including energy generation and efficiency, optimized materials, carbon credit procurement, and supply chain engagement
  • Collaborate with team members cross-functionally to develop material health disclosures and support ESG goals
  • Apply technical knowledge to develop novel front-end innovation and discovery projects that will further sustainability goals
  • Continually educate self on trends and changes related to LCA methodologies, markets, and reporting standards. Provide education on trends to AWI teams


What will make you successful


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental science, sustainability, or another related field required.
  • At least 5 to 7 years of experience in Life Cycle Assessment modeling.
  • Strong knowledge, experience and proficiency in at least one major LCA modeling software such as GaBi, SimaPro and/or OpenLCA
  • Knowledge of leading LCA standards and methodologies, both domestically and internationally
  • Priority will be given to candidates with life cycle assessment modeling experience who are independently driven problem solvers and effective collaborators who can contribute a service-based attitude to the role, day in and day out.
  • Documented experience conducting and managing Life Cycle Assessments
  • Developing disclosures such as EPDs
  • Evaluating material and supply chain hotspots
  • Providing insights that inform strategy and managing related product change
  • Experience with life cycle assessment modeling and with preparing chemical transparency documentation such as Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Declare Labels is preferred.
  • Ability to navigate through complicated and complex data to understand what is essential in moving a project and strategy forward toward completion
  • Ability to effectively manage and organize multiple projects
  • Ability to define and communicate solutions to unstructured problems while being effective at high-level thought and managing relevant details
  • Ability to inspire and educate co-workers and clients with actions, empathy, and knowledge
  • Ability to understand and evaluate manufacturing and product data to identify how and where LCA can supplement and drive unique business value


What will make you stand out

  • Professional certifications such as American Center for Life Cycle Assessment Certified Practitioner (ACLCACP) preferred.
  • LCA modeling experience required and PCR/EPD development experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree in related field.



Physical and Mental Demands


The demands 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:  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 functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones.  Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.


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 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in the US and Canada.

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 (Hilliard OH)

Our Hilliard Plant, one of twelve Armstrong plants in North America, employs 100+ people across multiple shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of acoustical ceiling tile.  The Hilliard plant prides itself in placing high priority on safety, quality and exceeding customer expectations.

Located 13 miles west of downtown Columbus, the city of Hilliard is a charming blend of old and new.  Leisure strolls through historic Weaver Park, football games at OSU, thriving businesses and chic boutiques and shops are just some of the many ways that Hilliard caters to both ends of the generation spectrum.



Armstrong 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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