Environmental Specialist Job

DATE: May 1, 2024

LOCATION: Macon, Georgia, United States, 31213

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Macon, Georgia 
Relocation offered: Yes 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: <10% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$75,000 to $100,000” 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. 

Reporting to the EHS Manager, the Environmental Specialist will be responsible for leading environmental compliance and driving key sustainability initiatives in the manufacturing setting.  As a direct report to the EHS Manager, this team member also plays a key role in contributing to Safety compliance and risk reduction.  Additionally, the EHS Specialist must adhere to our guiding principles of integrity, commitment, and excellence.


What’s in it for you!

  • Be a trusted partner to the business
  • Networking and Relationship Building
  • Ability to be innovative and strategic
  • Manage Safety projects and initiatives
  • Dedicated training and development to help you grow in your role and beyond
  • Collaboration and an open friendly team environment.


What you’ll be doing

  • Serve as primary point of contact and SME for environmental concerns; provide immediate guidance for a 24/7 manufacturing operation
  • Prepare and submit regulatory filings required by local, state, and federal agencies including EPA and GA EPD
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with Corporate EHS staff, contract consultants, and regulatory agencies
  • Ensure site maintains environmental compliance (Air, Water, Waste) including management of Title V Air, NPDES Storm Water, RCRA Waste Generation, NESHAP, and NSPS
  • Establish sustainable processes in conjunction with Operations
  • Complete internal reporting requirements in a timely manner
  • Manage the Wastewater Treatment function
  • Support the EHS Team with 20% Safety support function; serve as back-up for EHS Manager
  • Attend daily site meetings to present Environmental data and request resources as needed
  • Establish and maintain regulatory files in accordance with corporate guidelines
  • Produce effective routine plant communication and training
  • Identify and execute Environmental and Sustainability improvement opportunities


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises a team of four direct reports


What will make you successful

  • B.S. in Environmental (or related) field
  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Knowledge of and experience with compliance as detailed above
  • Ability to work effectively within a diverse Manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to meet Key Performance Indicators and other Performance Objectives
  • Solid document management and recordkeeping approach with ability to leverage technology to support process improvements, accuracy, and efficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to work with production operations in support of compliance and improvement
  • Successful leadership of a small team
  • Proficient computer skills to support compliance reports and plant communication (Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Teams, QCS, AutoCad, regulatory sites)
  • Substantial experience in managing Consultants in support of compliance

What will make you stand out

  • Previous experience working with a unionized work force
  • Previous experience with Workers Compensation




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 (Macon GA)

Our Macon Plant, one of twelve Armstrong plants in North America, employs over 400 people working on rotating shifts, 24/7, in the manufacture and shipment of acoustical ceiling tile to Armstrong's customers.  Located approximately 85 miles south of Atlanta, the Macon facility has 33 acres under one roof, or 1.5 million square feet of floor space.  It is the largest ceiling tile factory in the world.  The operations are complex, automated, use the latest modern management technology, and manufacture a wide range of commercial and residential ceiling products.

Macon, also known as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World", is in the heart of Georgia and marks a historical crossroads in the south. The city carries with it a rich cultural heritage while creating a strong vision for the future. Macon offers the amenities of a small friendly city with the advantages of a growing community.



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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