Armstrong World Industries Value Stream Engineer Job in Pensacola, Florida

*Value Stream Engineer *

Job: Production

Primary Location: Pensacola, Florida

Other Locations:

Employment Status: Full-Time

Travel: 5%

Want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a global 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 global leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that can improve how we all live, work, learn, heal and feel. 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 Value Stream Engineer to be located at our Pensacola, FL plant. Reporting to the Value Stream Manager, the Value Stream Engineer is assigned to a Value Stream and is responsible for providing management, coordination and continuous improvement of the manufacturing process, including, but not limited to: cost targets, schedule adherence, quality processes, manufacturing process capability, maintenance integration, product development initiatives, and overall support to the first-line supervisors of varying operations. The Value Stream Engineer is primarily responsible for the value-adding process.

Key Responsibilities of the Value Stream Engineer:

  • Executing projects with Value Stream teams

  • Facilitating daily Gemba walks within assigned Value Stream

  • Coaching production operators in the use of process control techniques, methodologies, and equipment capabilities

  • Countermeasure follow-up, facilitating Root Cause Failure Analyses and completing special cause analyses

  • Coordinating activities around major shutdowns and holiday periods

  • Coordinating daily maintenance activities in the operation

  • Integrating maintenance work and production work around down days, including prioritizing work and scheduling production activities

  • Integrating operations with production planning, raw material flow, inventory, packaging, quality of material, and GIP

  • Coordinating new product development (NPD) activities in the operation

  • Engaging outside resources to drive results in operations

  • Developing, improving, documenting and deploying coordination processes and associated performance metrics

  • Updating Standard Operating Procedures, specifications, troubleshooting guides and other process documentation

  • Developing and improving internal plant communication processes between operations, maintenance, lab, logistics, and the Armstrong Building Products Technology team

  • Developing and improving manpower utilization processes

  • Driving improvements in operations through effective down day planning and execution

  • Coordinating maintenance activities and improvement projects

  • Acting as a Relief Value Stream Manager as needed

Required Qualifications for the Value Stream Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline

  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Working technical knowledge of the following manufacturing technologies: Lean Manufacturing, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC), Six Sigma, Kaizen

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, Minitab

  • Thorough knowledge of plant processes such as work order process, raw material flow, project planning, production, down day planning, work rules, and union contracts

  • Ability to pull and work with data sets from multiple sources including Data Historian, Infinity, Access, and SAP to identify opportunities and accurately assess situations

Desired Qualifications for the Value Stream Engineer:

  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Previous supervisory and technical experience in a manufacturing environment

About the Location (Pensacola, FL)

Our Pensacola Plant, one of six Armstrong ceiling plants, employs approximately 280 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 was the first European-inhabited settlement in United States. Rich in culture and history, Pensacola is a sun drenched destination offering outdoor activities and adventure and 52 miles of untouched beaches.

Why Armstrong?

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. With over 3,700 employees and fiscal 2015 revenues from ceiling operations in excess of $1.2 billion, AWI operates from a global manufacturing network of 24 facilities, including 9 plants dedicated to its WAVE joint venture.

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.

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.

Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance

  • Long term disability coverage

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Product discount programs.

*Equal Opportunity Employer: *Armstrong World Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.

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 Armstrong employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

Armstrong will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong employees, or to Armstrong’s resume database will be considered Armstrong property. Armstrong will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong 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.

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