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Production Supervisor 
Job: Production
Primary Location: Pensacola, Florida
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: No

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 Production Supervisor to be located in Pensacola, FL. Reporting to the Value Stream Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for providing management, coordination and continuous improvement of all aspects of the manufacturing process including cost targets, schedule adherence, quality processes, manufacturing process capability, manpower, maintenance integration, and product development initiatives. This position is primarily responsible for the value-adding process.


Key Responsibilities of the Production Supervisor:

  • Ensuring efficient and effective operation of production equipment and processes
  • Employee training and development on roles, responsibilities and accountability
  • Executing projects from Value Stream teams
  • Countermeasure follow-up and completing special causes
  • Coordinating activities around major shutdowns and holiday periods
  • Coordinating daily maintenance activities
  • 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
  • Identifying and planning for manpower requirements, overtime, maintenance required to complete standard and critical work
  • Coordinating new product development (NPD) activities in the operation
  • Providing for any necessary outside resources to drive results in operations
  • Developing, improving, documenting and deploying coordination processes and associated performance metrics
  • 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
  • Managing the completion of Root Cause Failure Analyses


Required Qualifications for the Production Supervisor:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience in first-line supervision in a manufacturing environment, with an emphasis on process improvement 
  • Practical working knowledge of process improvement methods
  • Project management and organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of plant business system processes such as work order process, raw material flow, project planning, production, down day planning, work rules, and union contracts
  • Working technical knowledge of the following manufacturing technologies: Lean Manufacturing, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC), Six Sigma, Kaizen
  • Integration skills to leverage operations, maintenance staff support, internal and external suppliers
  • Proficiency with computer software and systems


Desired Qualifications for Production Supervisor:

  • College degree and/or Technical Degree



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: 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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