Manufacturing Engineer Job

DATE: Mar 24, 2024

LOCATION: Pensacola, Florida, United States, 32505

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Pensacola, Florida 
Relocation offered: Yes 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: <10% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$80,000 to $100,000” 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. 

What’s in it for you?

  • Ability to network across the company and learn from different departments.
  • Dedicated training and development to help you grow in your role.
  • Collaboration and an open friendly team environment.

What you’ll be doing

First-Line (day to day) Responsibilities:

  • Execute projects from the Value Stream teams.
  • Facilitate the daily GEMBAs within the Value Stream.
  • Coach the production operators in the use of process control techniques, methodologies, and equipment capabilities.
  • Utilize and coach the 8 Step Problem Solving methodology.
  • Lead a multi-functional Downtime reduction and control team.
  • Countermeasure follow-up, facilitate RCFAs and complete special cause analysis
  • Coordinate activities around major shutdowns and holiday periods
  • Coordinate daily maintenance activities in the operation
  • Integrate maintenance work and production work around Downdays including prioritizing the work and scheduling production activities
  • Integrate operations with production planning; raw material flow, inventory, packaging, quality of material and GIP.
  • Coordinate new product development (NPD) activities in the operation
  • Engage outside resources to drive results in operations
  • Perform a variety of tasks to assure the proper supervision of the assigned operational area as needed. 

Improvement Responsibilities:

  • Update Standard Work, specifications, trouble shooting guides and other process documentation
  • Develop and improve internal plant communication processes between operations, maintenance, lab, logistics, and ABPT
  • Develop and improve manpower utilization processes
  • Drive improvements in operations through effective Downday planning and execution
  • Coordinate Maintenance activities and improvement projects
  • Manage the completion of RCFA’s and 8 Step Problem Solving projects in the operation


What will make you successful

  • Project Management and organizational skills
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the work of others
  • Effective Written and Verbal Communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of plant business system processes such as: work order process, raw material flow, project planning, production, Downday planning, work rules, or union contract
  • Integration skills to leverage operations, maintenance staff support, internal and external suppliers
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Planner, Mini Tab, QDC, Data Historian, etc.
  • Have working technical knowledge of the following manufacturing technologies: 8 Step Problem SolvingLean ManufacturingDMAICSix SigmaKaizen
  • Ability to pull and work with data sets from multiple sources including; Data Historian, QDC, Access, SAP, Power BI and other plant systems to identify opportunities and accurately assess situations.
  • BS in Engineering or Science
  • 3 + years in manufacturing


What will make you stand out

  • 5+ years in manufacturing with Supervisory experience and technical experience
  • Experience supervising in a union setting


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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