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Innovation Engineer

Company: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Location: lancaster
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job: Innovation/Prod Design/NPD

Primary location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Relocation offered: No

Employment status: Full-Time

Travel: 15%

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 restaurants.

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 will receive:

* 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 organization.

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 design.

Preferred qualifications:

* 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!

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