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Project Engineer Development Program Job

DATE: Sep 13, 2022

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. 



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 3.0 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 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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