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Assistant HR Manager Job

DATE: Nov 26, 2022

LOCATION: Pensacola, Florida, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Pensacola, Florida 
Relocation offered: Yes 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 5% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “ $63,170.00 to $108,040.00” per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors


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.

 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. 

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has a job opportunity for an Assistant Human Resources Manager to be located in Pensacola, FL.  The position reports to the site Human Resources Manager and is responsible for overseeing employee training, the skill certification process and labor contract administration.


Key Responsibilities of the Assistant Human Resources Manager:

  • Responsible for site compliance for federal, state and local employment law including ADA, FMLA, AAP and EEO
  • Managing Training-Certification process and continued improvement of the process
  • Identifying local, state, federal grants for training 
  • Coordinating proper and consistent application of the negotiated labor agreement including;
    • Assist in the investigation and proper disposition of grievances
    • Improvement of labor relations through the effective management of the labor relations issues list (small issues to medium scope projects)
  • Continuously improving the hiring process for both hourly and salary positions
    • Development of successful orientation and assimilation of all new employees.
    • Own the probationary process for hourly employees
    • Assist managers in on-boarding processes for new salaried employees       
  • Assisting in the case management of work related injury cases to ensure proper care is provided through the plants' Nurse Case Manager and coordinating all Workers Comp payments through 3rd party administrator
  • Assisting in the supervision of the plant security workforce
  • Leading the Plant Wellness Committee - developing, coordinating, and executing yearly Wellness Operating Plan
  • Salaried and hourly timekeeping site administrator
  • Event planning as needed


Required Qualifications:

  • College degree in business related curriculum or Certification in Professional Human Resource Management
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Effective facilitation of teams or groups
  • Basic project management and execution
  • Ability to use computer programs and processes (Excel, Word, SAP, etc.)
  • Basic data collection and analysis capabilities


Desired Qualifications for the Human Resources Specialist:

  • 3+ years of HR experience
  • 3+ years manufacturing experience
  • Basic Process Improvement Awareness required; Trailblazing, Lean Manufacturing, Green Belt experience desired
  • HRIS or IT related experience
  • Collective bargaining experience



Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Hot in the factory in the summer months; cold in the winter months. 
  • Moving equipment, conveyors, presses
  • Fork trucks moving around the factory floor
  • Platforms, stairs and ladders on and around equipment. 
  • At times, hours need to be adjusted to support the needs of the operations to resolve problems, conduct investigations, and support process improvement efforts.


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 2,800 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 (Pensacola FL)

Our Pensacola Plant, one of twelve Armstrong plants in North America, employs 200+ people working on rotating shifts, 24/7, in the manufacture and shipment of acoustical ceiling tile to Armstrong's customers worldwide. The Pensacola Plant was originally built in 1929 to produce insulating building material.  

Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle. Pensacola is a seaport on Pensacola Bay, which is protected by 52 miles of sugar white barrier islands on the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A large United States Naval Air Station, the first in the United States, is located southwest of the city and is the home of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Pensacola is nicknamed "The City of Five Flags", due to the five governments that have ruled it during its history. Other nicknames include "World's Whitest Beaches" (due to the white sand of Florida panhandle beaches), "Cradle of Naval Aviation", "Western Gate to the Sunshine State", "America's First Settlement", "Emerald Coast" and "Red Snapper Capital of the World".

Armstrong World Industries was named #5 in the 2019 top 20 Most Generous Workplaces by the United Way of West Florida.



Armstrong 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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