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Process Engineer Job

DATE: May 10, 2023

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 $123,140.00” per year.  
Individual pay is based on 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. 

Job Output  

The Process Engineer supports the value stream/plant by providing hands-on technical support, project management, and process improvement leadership so that the plant meets its manufacturing goals and continuously improves beyond best practices in safety, quality, cost, and effectiveness. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 


  • Serve as Project leader primarily for medium to large-scope projects including cost reduction, new product development, and process improvement.  
  • On the line observation of issues, project leader for key improvement projects, work with other functions to troubleshoot issues. 
  • As an “owner of the business” investigate improvement opportunities and initiate manufacturing process improvement projects through the proper channels.  
  • Be an advocate for the Quality Systems and the customer. 
  • Share the practical knowledge of science and technology at all levels of the manufacturing organization for improved plant performance. 
  • Lead cross-functional teams to achieve improvement objectives. 
  • Assist with and at times lead RCFA investigations to determine the root cause of process failures related to material usage or process control. 
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in applying process improvement tools such as 8-step problem solving, Lean, Six Sigma, Design of Experiments, and statistical process control and use these tools to identify and improve plant performance.  
  • Monitor and audit process control initiatives. 
  • Continuously coach the production operators in the use of process control techniques, methodologies, and equipment capabilities.  
  • Support plant safety process by actively engaging in safety audits and risk assessments. 
  • Create and revise raw material specifications as needed to meet Value Stream and end-user customer requirements. 
  • Provides support to all aspects of the Value Stream process including integrated projects. 




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 


  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organization skills. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Ability to understand and use various computer software programs. 
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills. 
  • Ability to interact with colleagues at various levels of management. 
  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 



Education and/or Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science 
  • 3+ Years’ of technical experience in a Manufacturing environment 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.


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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