Share this Job

Operations Supervisor Job

DATE: Jun 23, 2019

LOCATION: Newark, Ohio, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Facilities/Plant Maintenance
Primary Location: Newark, Ohio
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!


Job Output        

Under the general direction of the Engineering and Maintenance Manager, this position is responsible for:

  • Effective management and overall performance of the maintenance activities for the Tectum facility (Including manufacturing, shipping, warehouse, site building and grounds).
  • Minimization of downtime in the facility in order to keep the plant running at optimal performance levels.  Utilizing preventative maintenance measures, planning and organization of project work, effective scheduling and prioritization of activities to best meet business objectives.
  • On 2nd shift (evening), manage a 4 person Maintenance Crew as well as a production cleanup crew of 6-7 associates.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing direction and leadership to all maintenance personnel and cleanup crew personnel.  Including support for maintenance on all shifts.
  • Ensure the safety of the department as well as machines to ensure the safety of our plant personnel.
  • Drive execution of preventative maintenance activities which can include revisions to current PM’s, developing new PM’s and qualifying PM data.
  • Leads down-day planning process; manages work order planning and scheduling processes.  Estimates the labor, parts, materials, tools and equipment required to perform the work specified.
  • Effective reporting and communication of executed work (PM’s, routine and emergency work orders, contractors).
  • Drive continuous improvement in the areas of equipment and maintenance processes.
  • Development of the skills and abilities of the maintenance staff.
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding established budgets for maintenance. 
  • Support capital project improvement work.
  • Coordinate activities of contractors and manage activities including job performance and compliance with plant safety practice.


Measures of Effectiveness:

  • Safety performance; Lost time injuries, OSHA recordables, Outside care cases, Preventable measures
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Direct maintenance costs
  • % of machine downtime vs uptime
  • Compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Capital Projects:  Scope, schedule and budget.


Organizational Relationships:

Reports to the Engineering and Maintenance Manager

Provides leadership and guidance to maintenance employees.

Works closely with Production Supervisors, Plant Engineers and Process Improvement team members.

Closely collaborates with Operations, Supply Chain, Safety, Finance, Product Development, and HR Department


Education and/or Experience                                                 

At least 5 years of maintenance experience, preferably in a leadership capacity.

Understanding of safe work practices such as LOTO; hot work permits; confined space entry and PPE.

Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel.

Mechanical and Electrical knowledge that would also include the ability to read blueprints and technical instructions or data.

Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Two year technical degree from an accredited college or technical school.


Other Qualifications    

Demonstrated moderate to advanced skills in SAP or related maintenance management system.

Demonstrated skills in working with Microsoft products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Demonstrated experience using Lean manufacturing principles and other process improvement



About the Location (Newark, OH)

Our Tectum manufacturing plant, one of eleven Armstrong plants in North America, employs many people across 2 shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of our Tectum product.   With over 60 years of innovation and experience in reducing noise worldwide, our Tectum plant has the right product for your noise problem.


This position is located in beautiful and historical Newark, Ohio, the county seat of Licking County, 40 miles northeast of Columbus.  We also have another location in nearby Hebron. Licking County has lots to offer.  We have an abundance of parks including Newark Earthworks, the National Historic Landmark where visitors can explore 2,000-year-old geometric earthworks that served as both cathedral and astronomical observatories for the Hopewell Culture.   If you want to stay indoors, The Midland Theatre is a beautiful 1,200-seat theatre offers exciting and affordable family-friendly shows, legendary artists, world-class dance, and intimate stage-door performances.




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: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

Job Segment: Operations Manager, Manager, Engineer, Electrical, Operations, Management, Engineering