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Manufacturing Engineer Job

DATE: Nov 19, 2020

LOCATION: Macon, Georgia, US, 31213

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Process Improvement
Primary Location: Macon, Georgia
Relocation Offered: Yes 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 5%


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!



Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer role located at our Macon, GA facility. This position reports to the Value Stream Manager and is assigned to a Value Stream and is responsible for providing management, coordination and continuous improvement of the manufacturing process, including, but not limited to: cost targets, schedule adherence, quality processes, manufacturing process capability, maintenance integration, product development initiatives, and overall support to the First Line Supervisors of an operation.  This position is primarily responsible for the value-adding process.


Key Responsibilities:


First-Line (day to day) Responsibilities:

  • Execute projects from the Value Stream teams.
  • Facilitate the daily GEMBAs within the Value Stream.
  • Coach the production operators in the use of process control techniques, methodologies, and equipment capabilities.
  • Countermeasure follow-up, facilitate RCFAs and complete of special cause analysis
  • Coordinate activities around major shutdowns and holiday periods
  • Coordinate daily maintenance activities in the operation
  • Integrate maintenance work and production work around Downdays including prioritizing the work and scheduling production activities
  • Integrate operations with production planning, raw material flow, inventory, packaging, quality of material and GIP.
  • Coordinate new product development (NPD) activities in the operation
  • Engage outside resources to drive results in operations
  • Perform a variety of tasks to assure the proper supervision of the assigned operational area as needed


Improvement Responsibilities:

  • Develop, improve, document and deploy coordinating processes and associated performance metrics
  • Update SOPs, specifications, troubleshooting guides and other process documentation
  • Develop and improve internal plant communication processes between operations, maintenance, lab, logistics, and ABPT
  • Develop and improve manpower utilization processes
  • Drive improvements in operations through effective Downday planning and execution
  • Coordinate Maintenance activities and improvement projects
  • Manage the completion of RCFA’s in the operation


Key Skills:

  • Project Management and organizational skills
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the work of others
  • Effective Written and Verbal Communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of plant business system processes such as: work order process, raw material flow, project planning, production, Downday planning, work rules, or union contract
  • Integration skills to leverage operations, maintenance staff support, internal and external suppliers
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point, Mini Tab, etc.
  • Ability to act as a Relief Value Stream Manager
  • Have working technical knowledge of the following manufacturing technologies:
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Six Sigma
  • Kaizen
  • Ability to pull and work with data sets from multiple sources including Data Historian, Infinity, Access, SAP, and other plant systems to identify opportunities and accurately assess situations.



  • Required: High school diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree



  • Required: 5 + years in manufacturing w/Supervisory or Leadership experience
  • Preferred: 10+ years in manufacturing with Supervisory experience and technical experience


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 (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.



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.

Nearest Major Market: Macon

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