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Order Preparation Specialist, Architectural Specialties Job

DATE: Apr 16, 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 Order Preparation Specialist, you will partner with CAD, Operations, and Supply Chain to ensure quality and schedule are achieved for complex custom projects. This role is an integral part of the Architectural Specialties Operations team.



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:

  • Ensuring that job specific shop drawings meet Armstrong standards for quality and safety and that the product can be manufactured as specified and performs as intended in customer application
  • Managing critical quality documents including drawings, quotes, and correspondence
  • Interpreting customer requirements through the use of customer and internal drawings, specifications, and understanding of product portfolio and supplier capabilities
  • Evaluating the customer’s requirements compared with company’s product specifications
  • Ensuring and maintaining compliance with company and organizational standards
  • Providing technical product expertise when special project issues occur during the shop drawing phase
  • Preparing document set including order forms, details, Final Order Acknowledgement, submittal samples, and manufacturing specifications for customer review and supplier use
  • Building SAP entry
  • Updating status in Newforma
  • Consulting with project management on sourcing of system components
  • Consulting with project CAD technician, project management, and manufacturing to resolve quality, production, and efficiency problems
  • Proactively seeking continuous process development and process improvement opportunities, and bringing same to attention of management and implements as agreed upon
  • Utilizing strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively establish positive working relationships with various groups, across all levels of the company, suppliers, and customers
  • Assisting in development of standard work to ensure quality
  • Mentoring CAD personnel w/ regards to Architectural Specialties order process and product knowledge
  • Assisting with estimating, CAD drawings, CAD peer checks, order entry, and other Architectural Specialties responsibilities as necessary


What will make you successful:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to read architectural/mechanical drawings
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office)
  • Thorough math and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively establish positive working relationships with various groups, across all levels of the company, suppliers, and customers
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage workload and competing priorities to meet business needs
  • Excellent Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities
  • 2 or 4 year technical degree
  • Knowledge of Architectural Specialties ceiling and wall systems
  • Knowledge of WAVE installation systems
  • Knowledge of CAD



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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