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Manufacturing Engineer Job

DATE: Mar 22, 2023

LOCATION: Pensacola, Florida, United States

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 $74,000 to $117,000 per year.  

Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors (salary may be adjusted based on geographic location)

This position reports to the Boardmill Value Stream Manager and is assigned to the Boardmill Value Stream and is responsible for providing management, coordination and continuous improvement of the manufacturing process, including, but not limited to: cost targets, schedule adherence, quality processes, manufacturing process capability, maintenance integration, product development initiatives, and overall support to the First Line Supervisors of an operation. 


Essential Duties and 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 process control team.
  • Countermeasure follow-up, facilitate RCFAs and complete special cause analysis
  • Coordinate activities around major shutdowns and holiday periods
  • Prioritize 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 with other VST initiatives and projects
  • Engage outside resources to drive results in operations
  • Provide daily technical support and troubleshooting as needed to assure initiatives of the operation are met
  • Own the process for standard work, specifications, troubleshooting guides and other process documentation
  • Train operators, craftsmen, supervision, and technical resources on how to develop standard work
  • 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
  • Facilitate the completion of capital projects, with Engineering, to drive results in operations
  • Collaborate with Maintenance to improve equipment reliability using data analysis to optimize preventive and predictive processes
  • Manage the completion of RCFA’s and 8 Step Problem Solving projects in the operation
  • Collaborate with the area Process Engineer to reduce variation and improve control of material streams
  • Other duties may be assigned.



  • Project Management and organizational skills
  • Strong equipment and process troubleshooting 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 Solving
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Six Sigma
  • Kaizen
  • 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.


Education and/or Experience


  • BS in Engineering or Science is preferred.
  • 3+ yrs in manufacturing required.
  • 10+ yrs in manufacturing with supervisory experience and technical experience preferred.

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.


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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