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Senior Mechanical Project Engineer Job

DATE: Apr 15, 2021

LOCATION: Pensacola, Florida, US, 32505

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: Pensacola, Florida
Relocation Offered: Yes 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 25%


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) has a job opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Project Engineer. The Senior Mechanical Project Engineer will be responsible for leading and executing projects relating to manufacturing equipment and processes. Additionally, the Senior Mechanical Project Engineer will have the opportunity to work closely with various teams within the organization, including AWI’s manufacturing, Innovation, New Product Development, plant and operations staff, along with outside suppliers. This position will require up to 25% travel depending on the scope and phases of ongoing projects.


Key Responsibilities of the Senior Mechanical Project Engineer:

  • Leading, developing, estimating and executing major capital projects per agreed cost, schedule, and performance
  • Specifying equipment, working with vendors, and designing, procuring and installing assets to build new production lines within existing facilities or new facilities
  • Investigating problems with process and equipment and recommending corrective action
  • Applying sound mechanical principles to all work performed
  • Actively participating as a member of a multifunctional project team executing a variety of capital projects from concept to asset installation and start-up
  • Participating in Lean events to drive rapid process improvements
  • Participating, mentoring and developing mechanical engineers and maintenance personnel on technical and engineering best practices and precision maintenance


Required Qualifications for the Senior Mechanical Project Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment or technical engineering role
  • Ability to lead projects and teams
  • Hands on installation and construction skills
  • Proven ability to communicate and integrate well across organizational functions/units
  • Willingness to travel 25-50% of the time to local and international locations
  • Demonstrated presentation skills


Desired Qualifications for the Senior Mechanical Project Engineer:

  • Direct experience with project planning and execution in a manufacturing environment
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) and/or Professional Engineer (PE) certification
  • Lean Practitioner certification or experience utilizing Lean tools
  • A background in industrial ventilation, fluids, and/or paper mills


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 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 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".

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


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 AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


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.

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