Maintenance Manager Job

DATE: Apr 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 “$120,000 to $145,000” 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. 

Our ceilings manufacturing plant in Macon, Georgia is seeking a Maintenance Manager with solid leadership skills, in depth experience with planning and preventative maintenance, and commitment to ongoing process improvement to lead the maintenance organization in a unionized environment. This position is responsible for the safe and effective management and coordination of the maintenance team activities, stores, facilities, and the plant service organization. In addition, this position has oversight and ownership of maintenance support for safety issues, overall plant reliability, preventive maintenance, downtime planning and cost management of the direct and period expenses associated with the maintenance and support of the plant. The maintenance organization consists of approximately 9 salaried professionals and over 59 union employees


What’s in it for you!

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


What you’ll do

  • Promote the continual improvement of Plant Reliability, through measurement and the implementation of maintenance effectiveness and maintenance efficiency practices including preventative and predictive Maintenance tools and practices.
  • Lead the overall down day planning and execution process to result in optimal equipment performance, maximum output and decreased scrap rate.
  • Forecast and execute plan for maintenance spend for both direct and period expenses. 
  • Promote the Plant Safety Process by leading the process and maintaining a high level of awareness and operating discipline for all plant safety policies.
  • Lead and manage the maintenance organization to include hire, training and development, performance management, discipline, termination and provide guidance to employees in interpretation of Plant and Company policies and the Union contract. 
  • Work to promote good employee relations by interacting with employees frequently and discussing and assisting in the resolution problems or complaints.
  • Work with the Engineering and Capital manager to create Plant Capital Budget process at Macon to ensure coordinated contact is made with corporate engineers with regards to capital budgeting issues.
  • Recommend and provide leadership support to the implementation of new process improvement projects related to safety, Plant Reliability, process effectiveness, and cost.
  • Stay abreast of technical developments and advances in appropriate fields, with specific focus on preventative and predictive maintenance tools that drive plant reliability. 
  • Promote excellence in housekeeping to achieve Level 2 and 3 housekeeping, using tools such as Lean and 5S.
  • Provide general direction and performance requirements for use of outside contractors and service representatives as well as utilizing such services in the most cost efficient manner within the parameters of the contract.
  • Management of stores, general building, and grounds issues, providing directions to the stores and grounds services supervisor.


What will make you successful

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited college / university. 
  • In depth experience with preventative and predictive maintenance, planning, reliability and maintenance budgeting.
  • Knowledge of process improvement methodologies such as Lean, 5S and Six Sigma experience. 
  • Strong commitment to safety and good housekeeping. 
  • Proficiency in the use of information systems including MS Office applications and SAP


What will make you stand out

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • At least 5 years supervisory/leadership experience in a unionized manufacturing environment.
  • TPM & PDM experience


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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