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Project Engineer Development Program Job

DATE: Oct 16, 2021

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: Yes 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 50%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


We have terrific career opportunities for entry level project engineers who are energetic, technically savvy, and highly motivated to work and succeed in our team-oriented environment. If you are close to graduating or have recently entered the workforce, our engineering training program might be the perfect next step for you!

Project Engineers at Armstrong World Industries support the design and installation of capital equipment and systems in our ceilings manufacturing locations.  As a member of a cross-disciplinary team, you will participate in or lead projects including problem investigation, project requirements gathering, developing solutions, writing scope documents, specifying equipment, preparing appropriation requests and working on all phases of project and equipment installations.  You will work hand-in-hand with the subject matter experts, production managers, and front line operators in improving manufacturing operations.



  • Replacing/adding production capabilities by adding or modifying equipment
  • Troubleshooting production problems
  • Establishing equipment Standard Operating Procedures and maintenance practices to place assets in a precision state
  • Estimating and executing new product and cost improvement projects
  • Modifying equipment and processes to automate manual tasks to improve capacity and/or reduce cost



  • This position is part of AWI's ceiling technology training program
  • Your first 3-6 months begin at our Corporate Headquarters in Lancaster, PA learning about our engineering processes and key technologies used to make ceilings
  • Your next 4-6 months occur at one of our ceiling manufacturing facilities where you will increase your understanding of the company and ceiling technology
  • Upon completion of the development program, you will begin a full-time permanent assignment as either a corporate-based engineer traveling and supporting multiple plants or as a plant engineer at a manufacturing location in Marietta, PA; Hilliard, OH; Newark, OH; Johnstown, OH; Millwood, WV; Marshfield, MO; Macon, GA; or Pensacola, FL.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and CAD experience required
  • Engineering-related internship, Co-Op, research experience or work experience in an industrial environment or manufacturing facility is highly desirable

Skills & Abilities:


  • Demonstrated leadership skills through work, school or extra-curricular activities
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the specific ability to work in teams
  • Capability to build working and professional relationships with other functions
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel and relocate within the United States and internationally
  • Ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions when necessary
  • Unlimited authorization to work in the United States
  • Able to climb ladders and walk catwalks, etc., in order to monitor, direct and validate equipment and installations



Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We 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.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located 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, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

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