Project Engineer Development Program Job

DATE: Sep 17, 2023

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
Relocation offered: Yes 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 20% 
Non-compete: No 


​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. 



Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is seeking a Project Engineer to join our ceiling technology training program at our world headquarters in Lancaster, PA. If you're a recent or upcoming Mechanical Engineering graduate looking to jump start your career, and if you have a keen interest in sustainability and transforming the design and building of spaces fit for the future sustainable spaces, then this role is for you.


What we do


At home, at the office, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, AWI offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


Our purpose is to develop new and sustainable ceiling solutions that make a positive difference in the spaces where we live, work, learn, heal, and play. Consider joining our team as we continue to lead the transformation in the design and building of spaces so that occupants, owners, operators, and communities can thrive.


Ceiling & Wall Solutions (Home)

Ceiling Solutions - Video Library

Our Sustainability Strategy


What’s in it for you?


  • The opportunity to grow your career with the most sustainable and innovative company in the building products industry
  • The opportunity to transform the design and building of spaces, so that occupants, owners, operators, and communities can thrive, today and into the future
  • The ability to make a difference by strengthening local communities and making them vibrant places to live and work by


Position Summary


As Project Engineer, you’ll be accountable for supporting the design and installation of capital equipment and systems in our ceilings manufacturing locations. Your first 3-6 months in this role will 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 will occur at one of our ceiling manufacturing facilities where you will be tasked with increasing your understanding of the company and ceiling technology


Upon completion of the training program, you will begin your full-time, permanent assignment as either a corporate-based engineer traveling and supporting multiple plants, or as a plant engineer based at one of our manufacturing locations.


What You’ll Be Doing


After completing the training period, you will begin leading projects that involve problem investigation, requirements gathering and solutions development, scope documentation, and equipment specification, and more.


You will be expected to provide engineering support throughout all project phases and equipment installations related to improving manufacturing operations, and will learn directly from subject matter experts, production managers, and front-line operators.


Typical projects include, but are not limited to:


  • Replacing and enhancing production capabilities via adding and modifying equipment
  • Leading all activities related to troubleshooting and solving a production problem
  • Ensuring all mechanical assets are in a precision state through establishing equipment SOPs and maintenance practices
  • Estimating and executing new product and cost improvement projects
  • Modifying equipment and processes and automate manual tasks to improve capacity and reduce costs


What Will Make You Successful


  • A track record of leadership through work, school, or extra-curricular activities
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a team-oriented mindset
  • Capability to build and nurture professional relationships
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with a minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Previous AutoCAD experience


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Energetic, team-oriented, technically savvy, and highly motivated
  • An Engineering-related internship, Co-Op, or research role OR related experience within an industrial environment and/or manufacturing facility


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 North America.


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 (Lancaster PA)

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.


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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