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Production Supervisor Job

DATE: Jun 2, 2021

LOCATION: Marietta, Pennsylvania, US, 17547

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Manufacturing
Primary Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No 
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!


The Production Supervisor is responsible for the design and implementation of raw material and manufacturing systems that enables continuous process improvement within the Flexline Operation to achieve performance targets in the areas of Safety, Scrap, Quality, Downtime, Productivity and Cost Control.  The incumbent will have the technical expertise to initiate and lead significant process improvement activities, including, but not limited to, changes involving raw material utilization, mechanical, electrical, chemical and human elements.  The ideal candidate will have leadership abilities to assist the Value Stream Manager in acting as a catalyst and leader for significant organizational transformation. 


Reporting to the Value Stream Manager, this position requires well-developed professional skills, business knowledge and an awareness of the Fabrication and Specials manufacturing process.  Assignments are of significant scope and complexity and frequently involve production machinery, processes, procedures, systems, and policies that have a significant impact on plant profitability. While driving change, you will interact with Plant Supervisors, including Maintenance, Production, QA, Engineering and the Lab. 


What you'll be doing:

  • Safety: Your personal safety and the safety of your crew is your #1 priority. Display a commitment to all parts of the AWI Safety System. Keep yourself and your crew 100% compliant in all required safety training. Follow all plant safety rules-you set the example for your crew. Execute the Accident and Environmental Reporting Procedure as needed. Notify appropriate management personnel regarding any incidents and accidents. Develop and administer action plans for high risk employees.
  • Quality: Ensure all material shipped to customers meet quality specifications. Hold your crew accountable for making quality product. Ensure standard settings and standard operating procedures are being used/followed. Ensure process checks, board inspections and whiteboard and manufacturing system entries are being completed. Follow-up on scrap RCFA's (root cause failure analysis) and quality hold events to ensure they are complete.
  • Volume: Plan ahead and set the next shift up for success.  Ensure operator maintenance is completed on time. Follow-up on downtime RCFA's to ensure they are complete. Identify and implement maintenance and process improvement ideas.
  • Cost: Schedule your crew to minimize overall cost to the department. Be efficient during no material downtime. Manage crew training and ensure cross training and skill depth of associates.
  • People: Know your people, their strengths and weaknesses. Recognize their strengths, develop them beyond their weaknesses. Set high expectations and hold people accountable to meeting those expectations. Track employee incidents and issues, coach/mentor your employees, follow-up on and resolve issues that your people identify to you. Establish periodic one on one feedback sessions with the operators


What will make you successful:

  • Three (3) years of relevant technical, manufacturing or operation experience in ceilings manufacturing industry or similar continuous manufacturing operation.
  • Ability to work rotating shift work including night and weekends.
  • Prior supervisory experience.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in technical field (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering), business, or related field or commensurate experience
  • Knowledge and practical experience applying Lean Manufacturing or process improvement principles to enable organizational transformation.
  • Proven ability to implement and audit systems to drive the utilization of technical and support systems to achieve manufacturing results.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation).
  • Prior work experience in a union environment.


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 (Marietta, PA)

Located 15 miles from the corporate headquarters in Lancaster, PA, Marietta has over 300 employees and is one of eleven Armstrong plants in North America. Sitting on the northeast bank of the Susquehanna River, it is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. The area offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



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.

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