Job: Innovation/Prod Design/NPD
Primary location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation offered: No
Employment status: Full-Time
Location: Lancaster, PA. A great central location in South
Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access
to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Washington DC, and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts
and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites,
B&Bs, museums, great shopping, entertainment venues and
As our Innovation Engineer, you will work as part of a
multi-functional, self-directed project team to support technical
process innovation efforts in North America.
This position will work closely with Innovation resources, pilot
plant operations and technical managers, plant engineering and
corporate quality assurance teams, and external vendors to ensure
robust processes are in place to bring new products to market
safely, on time, with excellent quality and support the
organization's productivity and growth mission.
You will also be responsible for providing engineering expertise
and support to TPD project teams.
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 2,500 employees and a manufacturing
network of twelve facilities.
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.
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
* A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription
drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage,
vacation and sick time, product discount programs and many more. *
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your
strengths and interests. * A casual work environment where we have
a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will
also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime
cafe. * 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 you'll be doing:
* Ensure safe work practices and engineering designs are
integrated into all project work. * Owns the technology roadmap for
AWI's new ACOUSTIBUILT product platform that is focused on meeting
strategic targets aligned with its MGPP. * Co-ordinate various
projects on the roadmap that impact production and installation of
AcoustiBuilt. * Work with marketing roles to ensure accurate
installation instructions and technical documents/media are
implemented. * Be proficient in use of the AGILE methodology and
other LEAN tools where applicable. * Utilize a "hands-on" approach
where necessary to advance product and process understand with the
intent to drive to a faster and more robust solution. * Able to
work with broader Technology organization, ISS, manufacturing
plants, suppliers and customers. * Drive innovation in product
development and methods of installation that reduce the time of
installation ultimately lowering the overall costs for our
customers. * Lead development projects that expand current product
capabilities and provide new technical solutions for integrating
superior acoustical performance into interior and exterior ceiling
systems. * Develop novel mechanical and material designs of parts,
assemblies, and systems that comply with industry standards and
regulations while meeting desired acoustic performance targets. *
Support testing though the acoustics laboratory, including test
plan creation, design of fixtures and supporting hardware for
mounting test samples, and testing analysis. * Apply scientific
methods (DOE, Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Analysis, structured
experimentation, product design, scale to commercialization, etc.)
to solve complex problems and further AWI technical competencies in
airborne sound attenuation. * Evaluates and develops manufacturing
processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication,
assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment
vendors; soliciting observations from operators. * Leverage Capital
Engineering, Process Innovation, and Reliability & Maintenance
teams to quickly find and apply the best solutions to technical
challenges. * Follow the Armstrong Project Management Process in
all aspects of the TPD process. * Training and guiding technicians.
* Participate in Lean events to continually improve the
effectiveness of AWI's product development process. * Participate
in AWI Technical Networks and share best practices across the
What will make you successful:
* Bachelor's degree or higher in applied sciences including
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical
Technology, Industrial Engineering, or Applied Physics. * 3+ years
of engineering experience, including 2+ years of experience
conducting acoustical research, consulting, and/or product
* Experience with rapid prototyping machinery including CNC,
laser cutting, 5 axis milling equipment and 3D printing.
Familiarity with Building Information Modeling software. *
Simulation and/or modeling expertise. New Product Development. *
Applying technical knowledge in a manufacturing environment *
Experience with 3D modeling software like AutoCAD LT, SketchUp Pro,
Autodesk Revit etc. * Acoustical modeling, theoretical computation,
and FEA competency a plus. * Experience in applying science
fundamentals to manufacturing processes and/or product
commercialization. * Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously
and in collaborative settings. Excellent verbal and written
communication skills * Intellectual curiosity, creativity,
tenacity, resourcefulness and outstanding problem-solving skills *
Project management experience
Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer and we value diversity at our company.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Accommodation statement: If you need a reasonable accommodation
for any part of the employment process, please contact us 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!