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Quality and Lab Technician Job

Date: Feb 21, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida, US, 32505

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Quality
Primary Location: Pensacola, Florida
Relocation Offered: No 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 5%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is currently seeking a Quality & Lab Technician to join our quality team in Pensacola, FL. Under the supervision of the Quality Customer Focus Specialist, the Quality & Lab Technician will mainly be responsible participating in and executing the assigned plant Quality Systems and preforming laboratory functions such as testing and performing analysis of raw materials and ceiling products


Note: The chosen candidate may be required to work some overtime including weekends


Responsibilities of the Quality & Lab Technician:

  • Perform and maintain Fireguard containment process and Gauge Tracking System involving certification, repair process, and record maintenance
  • Maintain production testing equipment used for quality checks
  • Preform raw material testing and IPQA/PLIA compliance testing process
  • Execute and maintain UL compliance product testing and audits
  • Coordinate plant visits with Underwriters' Laboratories inspector
  • Perform Morning Board review process at FMS finishing line
  • Assist with product Trend Review audits
  • Coordinate shipment of plant trial test materials including completion and submission all the appropriate paperwork
  • Track and perform data entry of Certificate of Analysis (COA)
  • Perform color matching for product special colors
  • Assist with plant project work involving production run trails
  • Support training production operators in understanding quality procedures


Required Qualifications and Education of the Quality & Lab Technician:

  • GED or High School Diploma


Preferred Qualifications of the Quality & Lab Technician:

  • Prior experience in quality processes in a manufacturing environment within last five years
  • College coursework in Chemistry or Engineering
  • Data analysis in Excel
  • Computer skill level to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer
  • Ability to use measurement instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators
  • Proficiency with color measurement equipment
  • Competency with using power saws to cut ceiling samples other
  • Prior experience using Armstrong software such as SAP, GSM, QDC, GagePack and Infinity


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We 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.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Pensacola, FL)

Our Pensacola Plant, one of nine Armstrong plants, employs 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 sea port 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".


Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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