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Marietta, PA, US

Plant, HR Manager, Information Systems, HR, Plant Manager, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Technology


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Job Description :

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, Inc. (AWI) has a job opportunity for a Plant Human Resources (HR) Manager to be located in Marietta, PA. The Plant HR Manager will be responsible for partnering with the Plant Manager to ensure HR strategies and initiatives are tightly linked to the objectives and key challenges of the facility and the business.  Additionally, the Plant HR Manager has responsibility for a unionized 350 employee plant and is a true generalist role with responsibility for staffing, development, employee relations, labor relations, training, employee activities and compliance.  


Key Responsibilities of the Plant HR Manager:

  • Leading and directing plant HR activities to support the achievement of plant performance metrics in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Employee Morale
  • Driving the execution of key plant HR initiatives and processes to enable continuous improvement in the areas of organization effectiveness, staffing, employee relations, performance management, training and development, benefits, employment practices and compliance
  • Supporting organization change and continuous improvement efforts (such as Lean) and collaborate with plant leadership to ensure successful change management approaches through effective planning and analysis, communication of change initiatives, full and active leadership support and employee involvement
  • Coaching and developing plant leadership team members providing HR guidance and input on operational plans and decisions, and maintaining a forward looking staffing plan
  • Maintaining regular touch point meetings with individual leadership team members and front-line supervisors
  • Supporting and developing effective performance management and employee development systems for the salaried and production workforce
  • Developing and driving initiatives to foster employee engagement
  • Tracking and analyzing plant HR metrics to determine root cause and develop and execute action plans to address problem areas
  • Developing and implementing Human Resource strategies and techniques for improvement that provide support to the plant mission, critical issues and goals
  • Administering the collective bargaining agreement, oversee grievance process and all aspects of labor relations activity
  • Driving clear communication to all employees regarding change management in areas of programs and policies
  • Engaging in practical and rational employee relations including investigations, discipline, coaching and counseling to employees
  • Actively demonstrating leadership in areas of employee safety and health. Partnering with EHS on workers compensation claims management.


Required Qualifications for the Plant HR Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or a related field
  • 5+ years of progressive human resources experience in a multi-shift, unionized, manufacturing environment including leadership of HR associates
  • Proven knowledge of principles and processes related to recruitment, selection, training, compensation employee and labor relations, and HR information systems
  • Strong knowledge of applicable employment and labor laws
  • Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and business strategy
  • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps in support of the plant strategy
  • Ability to engage, inspire, and influence people
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong communications and presentations skills
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement methodologies


Desired Qualifications for the Plant HR Manager:

  • MBA or MA/MS in applicable field of study
  • PHR or SPHR certification


Why Armstrong?


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.

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: AWI 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.


Armstrong will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed Armstrong 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 Armstrong's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other Armstrong employee is authorized to bind Armstrong to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to Armstrong, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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