Armstrong World Industries Plant Electrical Engineer Job in Newark, Ohio

Job: Engineering

Primary Location: Newark, Ohio

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 Ceilings is currently seeking a Plant Electrical Engineer to join our Plant Engineering & Maintenance team in Newark, OH. The Plant Electrical Engineer will mainly be responsible for effectively providing engineering and technical support to the manufacturing operations, identify and execute process improvement and cost reduction initiatives, and handle the selection, design, and installation of capital projects.

Reporting to the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Manager, the Plant Electrical Engineer will work closely with other staff engineers and maintenance to provide engineering and technical expertise to support the manufacturing equipment, maintenance systems, and production processes. Moreover, he or she will play a critical role in our lean efforts as we continuously strive to improve our processes and reduce waste.

Responsibilities of the Plant Electrical Engineer:

  • Safely execute capital projects while ensuring cost, schedule, and performance goals are met and exceeded

  • Serve as technical resource and leader to maintenance department

  • Assist with troubleshooting plant electrical systems and training on PLC's, VFD’s, HMI's, etc.

  • Investigate manufacturing problems within plant and recommend corrective action

  • Consult with production personnel, analyze supporting data, and follow through on recommendations to evaluate their effectiveness

  • Develop detailed design, specifications, and budgetary capital estimates for plant projects

  • Perform software programming and hardware upgrades to all site control systems

  • Replace obsolete equipment, improve performance, and drive down total cost of ownership

  • Manage all site licensing for Rockwell and Wonderware products

  • Participate in Lean efforts such as Kaizen events; place emphasis on creativity before capital investment

  • Identify and execute improvements within plant's maintenance and engineering systems and procedures

  • Represent needs of plant to ABPT project teams and communicate critical issues needing resolution back to the Plant

  • Transfer technical knowledge to other plant personnel and elevate organizational understanding and performance

Required Qualifications and Education of the Plant Electrical Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field

  • 3+ years of electrical engineering experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Industrial process control experience, including: PLC (Allen-Bradley), HMI (Wonderware & PanelView), Variable Frequency Drives, Instrumentation & Controls, 480 VAC power distribution.

  • Industrial networking and data management experience

Preferred Qualifications of the Plant Electrical Engineer:

  • Experience with Rockwell RSLogix 5, 500, 5000 Logix designer PLC software, Rockwell FactoryTalk View Machine Studio software, FactoryTalk Linx Gateway, AB PLC 5, Micrologix, Compactlogix and ControlLogix PLCs, Wonderware suite of programs (Data Historian, InTouch, Archestra, system platform), DeviceNet (RSNetworx) and Ethernet communications

  • Knowledge of tension control systems, Web guiding control systems, Servo Systems, Mixing and batching operations, Vision Systems, Instrument loop diagrams

  • Demonstrated design and layout of control panels and MCC panel schematics

  • SAP, AutoCAD

  • EIT or FE, Professional Engineer

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 (Newark, OH)

Our Tectum manufacturing plant, one of seven Armstrong ceiling plants in North America, employs approximately 100 people across 2 shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of our Tectum product. With over 60 years of innovation and experience in reducing noise worldwide, our Tectum plant has the right product for your noise problem.

This position is located in beautiful and historical Newark, Ohio, the county seat of Licking County, 40 miles northeast of Columbus. Licking County has lots to offer. We have an abundance of parks including Newark Earthworks, the National Historic Landmark where visitors can explore 2,000-year-old geometric earthworks that served as both cathedral and astronomical observatories for the Hopewell Culture. If you want to stay indoors, The Midland Theatre is a beautiful 1,200-seat theatre offers exciting and affordable family-friendly shows, legendary artists, world-class dance, and intimate stage-door performances.

*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.