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Value Stream Specialist, Maintenance Job

DATE: Oct 19, 2021

LOCATION: Marietta, Pennsylvania, United States, 17547

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: 
Primary Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No 
Employment Status: 
Travel: No

 

 

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!

 

 

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 2,500 employees and a manufacturing network of twelve facilities.

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.

 

 

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.

 

The Value Stream Specialist is responsible for the design and implementation of manufacturing & maintenance systems that enables continuous process improvement within designated plant Value Streams 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 material utilization, mechanical, electrical, chemical and human elements.  The ideal candidate will have leadership abilities to assist the Maintenance Manager in acting as a catalyst and leader for significant organizational transformation. 

 

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, this position requires well-developed professional skills, business knowledge and an awareness of the 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 Production, QA, Engineering and the Lab. 

 

What you'll be doing:

  • Utilize technical expertise and leadership skills to identify, initiate and implement significant process improvement activities in support of the assigned Value Stream Transformation.
  • Drive improvements in operations through effective Downday planning and execution.
  • Integrate maintenance work and production work including prioritizing the work and scheduling production activities.
  • Coordinate Maintenance activities and improvement projects.
  • Coordinate activities around major shutdowns and holiday periods.
  • Countermeasure follow-up and completion of special cause investigations to production issues. Identify and correct product quality problems.
  • Investigate problems and requirements of projects; develop and evaluate reasonable alternatives by collecting and evaluating all necessary data.  Help develop plan for solution of problem in light of economic or manufacturing requirements.
  • Manage and improve housekeeping using Lean 5S principles.
  • Provide support to production in areas of manpower planning, maintenance planning, material utilization, etc. 
  • Recommend solutions to maintenance team on items to be included in annual capital and maintenance budgets and provides rough cost estimates on such items.
  • Provide timely communications to Production, Engineering and Maintenance departments regarding production improvements and changes.
  • Integrate operations with production planning; raw material flow, inventory, packaging, quality of material, GIP
  • Coordinate new product development (NPD) activities in the operation
  • Provide systems based experience and thinking to enable the operation to transform from a task-based culture to a systems-based culture using Lean principles as a guide.
  • Ownership of operator training systems and execution
  • Provide on shift technical support (4-crew rotating schedule)
  • Cover occasionally for Supervisor and/or Maintenance Manager vacancies.

 

What will make you successful:

  • High School Diploma plus 5+ years of manufacturing experence or Bachelor's degree in technical field (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering), business, or related field.
  • 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).

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in a continuous manufacturing process. 
  • 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

 

 

 


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