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Job Description :

Job: Design
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No

Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%

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 World Industries has a great opportunity for an Associate Designer at our corporate headquarters in Lancaster, PA within our Product Design Group to support our dynamic team and work collaboratively to develop inspiring ceiling solutions for our customers.  This designer will contribute to a variety of programs, from early stage research and ideation, through concept and product development, and all the way to production and commercialization.  This role requires a motivated design thinker that can inspire others, generate new to the world concepts, and then bring them to life by collaborating with cross-functional partners.


To be successful as a key member of this team, you must utilize design thinking, enjoy collaborating, and influence business partners in a compelling style.  As well as, have the talent to clearly articulate your ideas through concept sketching, 2D and 3D computer modeling, and with physical prototyping and installation mockups.


Key responsibilities include:

-       Collaborate with internal team members in brainstorming solutions and other design focused activities in support of broader business initiatives

-       Develop creative concepts while ensuring solutions are aligned with business strategy, customer insights, and manufacturing capability

-       Actively participate in customer research, benchmarking activities, and ideation sessions

-       Support design and development activities for new ceiling system products, including new innovations, product line extensions, and existing system enhancements

-       Lead the application of design engineering best practices in developing 3D CAD models and creating/maintaining product specification drawings

-       Provide creative talent to energize project teams, advocate good design, visualize solutions, and be an enabler of new technologies

-       Provide hands-on support to build sample components and lead the physical assembly of prototype installations


Required Qualifications:

-       Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design

-       1-3 years of design experience including research, concept development, materials application and mechanical development

-       Passion for integrating design and technology with a desire to experiment and explore new ideas

-       Ability to synthesize customer insights, technology, and design trends into unique and meaningful solutions for the organization

-       Proactive leadership skills and the ability to identify design opportunities that can impact the business

-       Effective communication skills along with the ability to influence and collaborate with process partners in delivering great design solutions

-       A strong portfolio of diverse work that demonstrates innovative solutions, creative thinking, and attention to detail

-       Proficient with Microsoft Office

-       Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite

-       Experience with solid modeling using parametric 3D CAD software

-       Hands on skills in prototyping and building large scale mockup installations


Desired Qualifications:

-       Experience using Autodesk Inventor software

-       Experience with AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop

-       Experience with architect specified installed product

-       Experience designing sheet metal, solid wood, and veneer components

-       Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in the production of precision technical drawings, models, and documentation.


Application Details:

Please include samples of your work or a website link along with your application. 



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 (Lancaster, PA):

Located 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, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.


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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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