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Job Description

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) has a job opportunity for a Maintenance Manager to be located in Macon, GA. The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the safe and effective management and coordination of the maintenance team activities, stores, facilities, and the plant service organization. In addition, the Maintenance Manager will have oversight and ownership of maintenance support for safety issues, overall plant reliability, preventive maintenance, downtime planning and cost management of the direct and period expenses associated with the maintenance and support of the plant. The maintenance organization consists of approximately 8 salaried professionals and over 56 union employees.


Key Responsibilities of the Maintenance Manager:

  • Promoting the continual improvement of plant reliability through measurement and the implementation of maintenance effectiveness and efficiency practices, including preventative and predictive maintenance tools and practices
  • Leading the overall down day planning and execution process to result in optimal equipment performance, maximum output and decreased scrap rate
  • Forecasting and executing a plan for maintenance spend for both direct and period expenses
  • Promoting the plant safety process by leading the process and maintaining a high level of awareness and operating discipline for all plant safety policies
  • Leading and managing the maintenance organization to include hire, training and development, performance management, discipline, termination and providing guidance to employees in interpretation of plant and company policies and the union contract
  • Promoting good employee relations by interacting with employees frequently, discussing and assisting in the resolution of problems or complaints
  • Working with the Engineering and Capital Manager to create a plant capital budget process at Marietta which will ensure coordinated contact is made with corporate engineers with regards to capital budgeting issues
  • Recommending and providing leadership support to the implementation of new process improvement projects related to safety, plant reliability, process effectiveness and cost
  • Staying abreast of technical developments and advances in appropriate fields, with specific focus on preventative and predictive maintenance tools that drive plant reliability
  • Promoting excellence in housekeeping to achieve level 2 and 3 housekeeping, using tools such as Lean and 5S
  • Providing general direction and performance requirements for use of outside contractors and service representatives as well as utilizing such services in the most cost-efficient manner within the parameters of their contracts
  • Managing stores, general building, grounds issues and providing directions to the stores and grounds services supervisor


Required Qualifications for the Maintenance Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of supervisory/leadership experience
  • In-depth experience with preventative and predictive maintenance, planning, reliability and maintenance budgeting
  • Knowledge of process improvement methodologies such as Lean, 5S and Six Sigma
  • Proficiency in the use of information systems including Microsoft Office applications


Desired Qualifications for the Maintenance Manager:

  • Experience working in a unionized environment

About the Location (Macon, GA)

Our Macon Plant, one of six Armstrong ceiling plants, employs approximately 435 people working on rotating shifts, 24/7, in the manufacture and shipment of acoustical ceiling tile to Armstrong's customers.  Located approximately 85 miles south of Atlanta, the Macon facility has 33 acres under one roof, or 1.5 million square feet of floor space.  It is the largest ceiling tile factory in the world.  The operations are complex, automated, use the latest modern management technology, and manufacture a wide range of commercial and residential ceiling products.


Macon, also known as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World", is in the heart of Georgia and marks a historical crossroads in the south. The city carries with it a rich cultural heritage while creating a strong vision for the future. Macon offers the amenities of a small friendly city with the advantages of a growing community.


Why Armstrong?

Established in 1860, Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a multi-billion dollar global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong serves both the residential and commercial markets operating plants and distribution centers in eight countries with over 9,000 employees worldwide.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs.


How to Apply:

Armstrong is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets. Apply online at http://careers.armstrong.com/

Req ID: [[id]]

Job: Manufacturing
Primary Location: Macon, Georgia
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10% 


Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong 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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