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Quality Engineer Job

DATE: Jul 23, 2022

LOCATION: Newark, Ohio, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Newark, Ohio
Relocation offered: Yes
Employment status: Full-Time
Travel: No
Non-compete: No

The estimated base salary range for this role is $74,000 to $95,000 per year.
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors


​What does it mean to work at Tectum, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

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. 

 

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Support plant safety with active participation in safety audits and risk assessments
  • Ensuring compliance of product attributes to technical specifications and requirements
  • Lead process optimization, root cause analysis and driving scientific and engineering principles into a rapidly changing industrial manufacturing facility
  • Using data to analyze and investigate process difficulties as well as making at-the-line observations to detect and analyze sources of trouble
  • Determining and following through on immediate corrective measures where possible
  • Planning and conducting factory tests to follow through on any of the preceding activities
  • Writing test plans, observing test runs, directing experimental process adjustments during tests, evaluating test results, writing reports, and recommending and initiating subsequent action to be taken
  • Serving as project leader, manager and 'doer' of medium to large scope projects including cost reduction, quality improvements, new product development, energy utilization, and process improvement
  • Driving practical knowledge of science and technology into all levels of the manufacturing organization for improved plant performance and quality
  • Working with production operators, production leaders and other technical support staff in hands-on troubleshooting of technical problems
  • Providing technical expertise and leadership in applying process improvement tools such as Lean Manufacturing principles, Six Sigma, design of experiments and statistical process control and use these tools to identify and improve plant performance
  • Investigating improvement opportunities and initiating critical manufacturing process improvement projects
  • Continually coach production operators in the use of process control techniques
  • Create, refine, educate and implement standard work and process adherence throughout the workforce
  • Drive to root cause resolution of customer complaints for any product quality issues, implement corrective actions with production teams
  • Implement product quality improvements, by completing root cause analysis leveraging scientific and engineering principles
  • Creating and maintaining data collection systems
  • Continually expand product and supplier relationships in an effort to gain sustainable competitive advantage
  • Monitor daily operations to find improvement opportunities

 

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science or related technical discipline from an accredited college or university
  • 0-2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven computer skills including proficiency with:
    • Microsoft Office and advanced excel
  • Self-starter with a strong ability to multi-task and juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to work in an industrial environment (i.e. Ability to wear required PPE, work in a dusty, hot, non-climate controlled environment; with stairs, frequent walking, standing and occasional lifting of material)

  

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • 3-5 years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in VBA code, writing and troubleshooting
  • Statistical analysis program experience such as Minitab
  • Previous experience with the application of Six Sigma, DMAIC and/or Lean methodologies
  • Customer interaction experience including customer visits, customer complaints, claims management, etc.
  • Experience leading a Quality Management System

 

Why should you join Tectum, Inc., a subsidiary of 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 (Newark OH)

Tectum, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), is one of fifteen Armstrong plants in North America. Our Tectum manufacturing plant 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.

 

Tectum Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, 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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